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Showing posts from August, 2008

11 days of Magical McGill

So my long-awaited-4-day-weekend has arrived, and not a moment too soon. I have not yet fully recovered, but I do believe I'm on the road to recovery. I plan on spending today knitting for my bf of ALMOST 2 YEARS and then heading on over to Denise's for lasagna. I mentioned maybe bringing something for dessert but i'm not sure what to make, and whatever i do choose, i hope it's not a lot of work. Although I think today might be a get things done kind of day, i want to make sure i stay relaxed because this is really my last weekend before the 'most wonderful time of the year.' Ok , Pretty Woman time.

To Market To Market

To Market To Market, To try out the basket Mom weaved.

Yesterday was a LONG day, but it was probably one of the last summer days I'll truly get to enjoy without being stuck in the McGill Bookstore. I got up early, kicked some dirty dishes in the butt, made coffee, tried to finish a jar of jam--which is impossible for me by the way. Jam is one of those foods that you can always scrape just a little more out of the bottom of the jar. Especially St. Dalfour, because the jars are tall and skinny. Then Tristan and I did a trek to Ikea, and when i got there i realized that i was dressed as their mascot in a denim skirt and yellow top. I was a little embarrassed, but it was kind of fun to get into the spirit of the occasion. After 15 mins I had to tinkle and kind of wanted to go home, but we continued on and found some shelves for his closet in the "as is" section. On the way out we grabbed a really great bag of chips, which, after devouring, left me feeling like i had really ea…

Fisherman shrug and Lazy Knitters Lacy Scarf

So i finally finished my fisherman's shrug from the Lion Brand website. I used Bernat Softee Twists %100 acrylic (shhh..don't tell the Lion Brand poeople; i swear i only got it because it was 89 cents a skein at Zellers!) The color is called Thyme Twists, which i just noticed now and decidedly like the sound of it. I also like the looks of it, the second time around. I must admit, this was an educational project, and evidence of that is that the left sleeve is ever so slightly looser than the right sleeve because i decided to knit the second one continental style!

I've been working diligently on my first pair of socks. Yesterday was the first day in a week that i didn't have to take everything out and start over. This isn't so much that the pattern was difficult, or i couldn't get the feeling of holding the double pointed needles as the fact that i was using my little needle holders sock guys on another project, and every day i would find my 3 inch socklet sans…

Charlotte and the lady on the metro

So there i was trucking along on my second sleeve of my neverending fisherman shrug, when some lady on the metro tapped me on the shoulder, took my knitting out of my hands and showed me continental style. I've seen this method on youtube plenty of times, but it really does help to have someone coach you in person. I'm a little excited, and have been practicing using this style, but it seems like i just can't get the tension quite right. I guess this will come with practicing, but i like to see PROGRESS right away. I guess part of my tension problem is that my ginger tabby kitten, CHARLOTTE, is always hanging on my working yarn. And something i haven't read too much about is knitting with kitty saliva slicked yarn. Now that's a challenge.

It's funny because Tristan and I went to La Cabane last night for dinner, (i got moules et frites), and I was saying how i really missed the country and the quiet and that things are so impersonal in the city, then some knitter…

It's not Warts this Time

It all started with an itchy thumb on Tuesday at work. Then an itchy knee at Carlos and Pepe's with Tristan. Then knees, thighs, butt, armpits, elbows, hands and feet that night as we tried to watch Lucky Numbers with John Travolta and Lisa Kudrow. I was covered in these itchy red bumps, some the size of a pimple, some the size of a dime. I went to the clinic the next day where the doctor told me, "Here's some Benadryl, good luck." I tried to convince him I had chickenpox and scabies but he didn't believe me. So i worked the rest of the week and tried to get my apartment ready for my parents, except that my cat destroyed those plans, but that's another post. Sunday I woke up with only one eye, and really really puffy feet. My parents said that's it, we're taking you to a dermatologist. Meanwhile, I had done some research of my own, and diagnosed myself with the following:
chicken poxbed bugsscabiesexemaathletes footcommon warts, plantar warts…