Thursday, January 26, 2006


I was looking for something to knit until the Olympics. As I browsed through knitty. I discovered this little gem. I wanted to make it before but forgot about it. I now have a serious problem. I can't decide between this and

this. and this.

Pros and Cons ( I have been reading Bridget Jones's diary and have now found self to be thinking like fictional character).

PRO: Tubey can be worn at work and play
CON: Tubey is very complicated and knitted shrug style, my shrug took 1 week on big needles, I have only 16 days.

PRO: Janda is a much easier pattern
CON: Janda can be worn at work but VERY relaxed so maybe only on days when I have no chance of seeing a patient.

PRO: Hourglass Sweater (orange) is by far the easiest
CON: a little boring but this IS my first sweater.

HOWEVER. I do not have to have the whole top done in the 16 days. I can only do say up to the armpits or in the case of Tubey just the shrug part and if I get more done, BONUS. Decisions Decisions. ANY SUGGESTIONS??????

Monday, January 23, 2006

Tagged by Tsuki

Four Jobs You Have Had In Your Life

Counter help in a bakery
Cashier at Marks and Spencer
Secretary at a temp agency (for the temps, I actually worked there)
Secretary for a Urologist (ewwwww Pee)

Four Movies You Could Watch Over and Over

The Princess Bride (I have "As You Wish" engraved in both of our wedding rings)
Idle Hands (ooooooo disembodied hands)
Can’t Hardly Wait (welcome to the jungle)
Sugar and Spice (5 cheerleaders rob a bank dressed as pregnant betty dolls)

Four TV Shows You Love to Watch

Coronation Street
Deperate Housewives
Prison Break

Four places you have lived

Oakville (there is nothing there)
Toronto and

Four Places You Have Been On Vacation

Margarita Islands

Four Websites You Visit Daily


Four Of Your Favorite Foods

Tim Horton’s French Vanilla Cappucino
Anything Coffee Flavored
Tea (but only orange pekoe, that fancy stuff isn’t tea)

Four Places You Would Rather be Right Now

At home knitting.
Sleeping (we all know how much I love that)
At home with hubby and cats (awww, disgusting ain’t it)
At parents house with parents and cats and possibly hubby

Four favourite books

Mists of Avalon (thank you Kim’s mom)Aztec series
Bridget Jones’s diary 1 and 2
Harry Potter
Outlander series

4 People to tag

Lindsay (okay 5)

Saturday, January 21, 2006


Yay the knitting olympics. It starts on Feb 10 and ends on Feb 26. I have 16 days to complete something that I have never tried before. What have I chosen? The Janda Hoodie from my knitwit book. It's a hoodie without the pouch and my aim is to do at least up to the armpits by Feb 26. This leaves me an out if I can't finish it. I have never knitted a sweater before but it can be done. I know it.

I am a felting genius

My new bag. Sure I could have bought a new one for the same amount of money ... well maybe not it only cost me $25 and 2 weeks of my life. But here it is in all it's glory.

The original plan was to do it in black with blue stripes but dear hubby thought the color combination was too dark and convinced me to go with a blue plus another color. So I made my way over to the Wool Mill on Danforth and the lady there showed me the cranberry which she thought would go very well with the blue. When I got it home, I fell so in love with the color that I just used it throughout and voila. I love it so much.

taking knitting one step too far.

Lindsay (linzknits) found this site. I am not keen on the first photo but they do look good with Jeans.

Monday, January 16, 2006

Oh My

I found this image here

reminds me of Tales of the Riverbank

Friday, January 13, 2006

I know

I know I have been behind in my blogging. I have to download photos from my phone now as we have never had a digital camera. More soon