Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Sweetness all around

There is nothing sweeter than a picture of a cupcake is there? Ok maybe eating said cupcake.. If you look over to the right there ----->
Yeah over there where the links are, there is a cupcake blog that I look at daily and have a little sigh of pleasant wishiness (wishiness? Did I just say wishiness? Well yes it looks like I did!) for a cupcake filled day. This is every day mind you. Today it seems especially apt. I got my first Valentines day card not from someone in my family yesterday and can I please just take a mo to thank the lovely and fabulous Dana. I LOVE GODZILLA! How could you know? XOXOXOXOX!

I remember the excitement of holidays like this in school. Who would you get a Valentine from? What would it mean? WOULD I GET CANDY? All the important questions of the universe hinged on a heart shaped mailbox made of construction paper hanging on my desk. Now its much more low key, but the sentiment is still there.

This may run a close second on the cute scale.. how sweet are these babies?

Happy Valentines everybody.. if you don't have a special one in mind you can be mine!

Friday, February 09, 2007

Progress in progress

I finally got around to taking the in progress pics I have been wanting to. Damn, if Chris wasn't so tall this puppy would have been done ages ago. As it is, the ribbing just kept growing and growing. A little longer.. just a little longer! The body is finally done and now I have a sleeve and a half to go. I like sleeves, they are great TV knitting.

I really can't whinge enough about how fabulous the Lorna's Laces is. Honestly, its like the super luxe workhorse of the knitting world. It take a frogging and keeps me blogging (groan). I do have some yarn on the way from Knitpicks that I am planning to make into (gasp) another sweater (gasp) for me. Its their sock weight yarn called Gloss (70% wool, 30% silk) and I thought I'd triple it up to make a decent weight for me. I am too impatient to do a sock weight yarn sweater. It would be beauteous no doubt, but SO FREAKING SLOW. So I did what any good slacker would do, make it bigger so it goes faster. Should be here in a weekish or so (Thanks Dana xoxoxox!) and then I will see if my vision matches the actual yarn. Riiiiiiiiiight. /eyeroll

Now I need to take a few minutes to welcome little Miss Lily April into the world. See, one of my pals sisters was one of the women who needed to be flown to Great Falls Montana for some neo-natal care we (in the richest city in Canada, in the wealthiest province) couldn't provide. A shame that is, but all is well so far and Little Peapod came into this world with lots of strangers cheering for her and making their good wishes work in her favour. For a full account please see:

The Ex Nomad

(or Master Dana/Dana2 as we fondly call her) is the proud aunty, and we have set up a little preemie hat/clothes/donation bin at work thanks to the tireless efforts of Terra. Situations like this make me sad, but mostly mad at our sorry state of health care. But this is another post for another day when I am feeling much more RANTY. Right now, I am pretty ok with most things and I think you can credit this little guy for making me see the lighter side of everything.

I hope the snow stops soon, even though the shovelling is good exercise.. I can really do without it.

Friday, February 02, 2007


Just a wee shout to let you all know...

IT'S HERE!!!!!!

I ordered my new love on Wednesday and what should show up today? ..


Have a nicely caffeinated weekend all. I sure will :)