Monday, July 14, 2008

FO Alert!

Finished the baby sweater for my BF's niece (ETA August 21st). Currently working on a matching hat and booties. The pattern for the sweater is Daisy by the Yarn Harlot. It's from the Summer 2003 Knitty.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Mission Accomplished (not so ill-fated project)

It was completed....and on time to boot!

I crocheted this caplet for Chris' mom for her birthday. The actual b-day is not until next Saturday, but we had to have her birthday this Saturday cause his parents are going on a 21 day cruise through the Panama Canal. She'll be spending most of her birthday on a plane or boarding a ship.

The pattern I used was Chanson en Crochet from the Interweave Press Wrap Style book, but it is available for free on the Interweave website. I used 4 skeins of Berroco Cotton Twist and a size 6mm crochet hook. I didn't know her fav colour, but she said she loved it! So happy and relieved! This is the first time I have made something for someone in Chris' family.

Here is why this was supposed to be ill-fated: I bought the yarn Tuesday after work and started Tuesday night. Did more Wednesday, Thursday I did 2 rows that I had to frog cause I f*cked it up (damn!). Redid the 2 rows Friday at work, did a boatload more Friday night, then finished, blocked, and sewed on button Saturday.

I am so glad I can crochet. Had I knitted something (which was the original plan), I would have a) still been working on it or b) developed a severe stress injury.

One more FO, woot!

Monday, April 09, 2007

Ill-fated Project

Nad is about to embark on an ill-fated project. She's is seriously thinking of attempting to knit/crochet a shawl/caplet/shoulder-warmer-thingee in less than a week. Let it be known that the aforementioned unnamed object is not on needles yet, and may not be created out of stash yarn!

Here are your options:
1) Press 1 to talk her out of this foulhardy venture, and remind her about the power of a gift certificate
2) Encourage her to carry on! Sleep is overrated anyway, and her co-workers will make sure no planes fall out of the sky, due to overweight engines...
3) Two words: sick days *cough, cough*
4) Curl up in a ball in the corner, rock back and forth, and try to block out those horrid Christmas Eve flashbacks....

There would be more options, but I have to rip apart the stash again in a desparate attempt to find something suitable.....

Tuesday, March 27, 2007


I know, haven't posted in too long but I had to now.....

The Razr is the hardiest cell out there today.

I know, it looks all fragile and thin, especially when you got the pale pink, but here is my story of woe and amazement.

I late January, my Razr up and disappeared. I was at the 'rents when I noticed it wasn't in my purse. I tore about their house, my purse, my car, drove all the way to my apartment and looked there, drove back to their house and looked, and called Fortinos to see if I dropped it there. Nothing. That was a cold Saturday, with an even colder Saturday night, and Sunday.......

Monday I got thee to the Bell store and got myself an new Samsung m500 with my $200 credit. I still had to fork out $100, and Bell later dinged me $35 "upgrade fee" (which they don't TELL you about. Bastards! I called and complained and we worked it out. Still don't like 'em).

I got used to the new phone, it's tiny size, even smaller memory card, and it's cool features, but I stilled pined for my little pink friend (esp. since it sync so nice with my PC. Damn Samsung for not making sync software!).

One day to weekends ago, the parents called. Dad pulled into the driveway and saw a pink cell phone! He didn't know who it belonged to, but my brother told him my tale of way. I said I'd get it Monday. No rush, I thought, it's prolly dead anyway.

My pink friend came home with me last week Monday. I plugged it into the charger to see what would started charging! I got excited. I decided to turn it on and it came on and found the Bell network. I made a call to see what would happen......a Bell automated message telling me to phone them!


It still syncs, takes pics, holds a charge for more than an week, the mic works as it recognizes voice commands, it's ALL there baby!

I thought about keeping it, but aside from the syncing annoyance, it's got more features and I prefer the size. much as I love my pink Razr, I think it will find a new life with a new owner after an eBay auction. I say this now but I could change my mind.........

The Samsung is an awesome phone.......but the pink is so cute........


Monday, January 08, 2007


Here is a question that was brought up by one of my cousins over the holidays (I'm parapharsing a bit 'cause I don't remember the exact wording):

Where did sexy go, and who designated Justin Timberlake to bring it back?

If you have the answer, just throw it in the comments sections. If we put our heads together, we can figure it out.

Happy New Year!

Yes, I know it's a week late, but better late then never.....

So I'm back from Jamaica! It was fun...and hot. I went to spend Christmas with the family, and the added bonus was my cousin got married on December 23rd. The wedding was good, the reception OK, the food poisoning the next day....not good at all. I didn't get it, but I know quite a few people that were suffering. I have a lot of pics of the big day, that (hopefully) I will get around to posting soon. I also have drunken New Year's pics. Well actually, at the time the pics were taken, no one was drunk. In fact only one person got drunk (10+ drinks in 2 hours will do that). Anyway, must post pics!

New Years Resolutions (Don't know why I bother)
  1. Lose weight: just a little, don't want to be all Nicole Ritchie-like
  2. Work out at least 3 nights a week
  4. Go through yarn bins and get rid of stuff that has absolutely no plan, nor any hope of a plan.
  5. Sew more, quilt more
I think that's it. Five is often enough. Oh wait, there is one more:
Post on blog more often

Saturday, November 11, 2006

One Big-Ass update

As I haven't posted in a while, I figure I'll stuff a bunch of items into one post!

1) I went on the TTC Knit-A-Long on October 28th. I was on the North team and we hit AlterKnits (awesome new store at St.Clair W and Oakdale. They even serve food!), Knitomatic (Where Haley was kind enough to give us a goody bag of sock yarn and Reese Peanut butter cups), and Lettuce Knit (where our Sophie went nuts on the Lorna's Laces......again).

As for my swag, I didn't spend too much, just enough. And I bought no "random yarn" (def: yarn that you buy with no project in mind, just cause 'it's pretty' or 'it's on sale'. this yarn usually spends a LOT of time in your stash).

Check out the picks of my coat, Elvis (yes he knits!), and Sophie's mountain on Sophie's blog.

2) Socks are done! YAY my first pair of socks for me. I promise to post a pic later.

3) Work is busy. TOO BUSY. At least I am getting overtime pay so I can cover my aforementioned knit-a-long swag.

4) Just started a shawl to wear to my cousin Trevor's wedding next month. I still have to start sewing the dress (no, I am not knitting a dress. That would be extra stupid crazy).

That's it for now! Off to Queen Street to get rattail cord for my dress (thou shall not go to Romni, thou shall not go to Romni....)

Monday, October 30, 2006

Creativ Festival Goodness

The Creativ Festival was many weekends ago (I know, extra-slow blogger. I try). I went on a Saturday, which is unusual for me. I usually go on a Thursday or Friday night to avoid fabric-snatching old ladies, but I took 2 classes. The first was on machine knitting, which was very good. Makes me want to get a decent knitting machine, but I think I will master the $2-garage-sale Classic Bond first. The second class was continental knitting (I'm a right-handed thrower, like most in these parts). It takes a while to get the tension sorted out, but once you do, knitting is a breeze. Purling, however, leaves something to be desired.

As for the "show" itself: almost no knitting stuff. As usual, quilter's stuff was out in full force. So I loaded up on quilting and sewing stuff, and only got 3 knitting-related items: Addi Turbos (for $12 from Headwaters Wool) and 2 magazines.

OOOOHHHH!! And I was under budget to boot!