Sunday, December 21, 2008

Photo fun

Well, I am certainly still super rusty but L and I shot off some frames so she could update her Ravelry with the new hats she crocheted!
Pattern is from the jan/feb 2009 issue of Crochet Today and is by Regina Rioux Gonzalez. (I'd Rav link it but it doesn't seem to be on there)

Friday, December 19, 2008

I'm back, my dearies!

It's been so very very long since I blogged. I'm sorry for that. Work has kept me busy busy busy and in the last month and a half I have been super sick, super busy and just all all around basket case when it comes to keeping up with everything!
But all that is over now-I am officially unemployed again as of today.
So here's what I am thinking-I am going to start carrying my camera with me and actually taking pics of my projects and things I make and all so hopefully next time I get super busy I will already be trained to keep blogging everything. Because I DO tend to get lazy :P ha ha h ah aha
Hope everyone's x-mas knitting is going good and that you aren't all up on Christmas eve trying to finish!
So far I have made a Calorimetry for a SIL, Vickie Howell's new Mushroom Mitts for another SIL, a hat for my brother, a scarf for my MIL and I am now working on another scarf for my cousin. But that is all! Oh-and finally trying to finish those damn mary jane slippers for my hairdresser that I started waaaaaaay back in June or something! ha ha ha ha ha ha ha Yeah-they are the devil :P

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Halloween pics!

This year my boy and I had our first ever party. EVER. We've only been living together for, oh, 9 years! ha ha ha ha Lots of fun was had by all and the only negatives the whole night were when one of my wine glasses got broken and when my boy decided to shoot bottle rockets off our balcony and the super came up. But other than that-AWESOME!
Here's a tonne of random pics from the night-I had something like 150 of them so I just picked some good ones :P It was Western themed, in case you didn't notice ;) I'm in the pink gingham with the super long fake hair :P

Monday, October 27, 2008

Alice Cooper!

So months and months ago Alice Cooper tickets went on sale. Chad and I have already seen him, but I would go see him every weekend if I could so we told my parents, who are big fans too, and after discussing it they finally decided that sure-they'd like tickets too. At the time, I had NO IDEA that my parents had NEVER been to a concert. So I was insanely excited that night!
The concert was awesome and my parents loved it!

That's my dad and mum in the bottom right(the glasses and the black hat)-dad even had on the alice cooper shirt I got him from the Dirty Diamonds tour I saw last time!

Whew-it has been a while!

I am sorry it has been so very long, my lovelies! It has been a very busy month!
The deadlines at work have been getting shorter, the work has been getting harder and I have been promoted-so now I have way more work that before!
I will try and catch up on my posts in the next few days!

Monday, September 29, 2008


This weekend was Pacafiesta out at Exhibition park in Halifax. I was super excited and even though I am supposed to be on a yarn diet, I decided it doesn't apply to special events. Regardless, I really need to make a huge dent in my stash so that I can get stuff to make Christmas presents-it's coming up on us fast!
So we(Lisa, Chad and I) got out there a little after noon. We ended up JUST missing Meegiemoo, which sucks because we have yet to meet! Julie came over and chatted for a few minutes-I nervously talked her ear off because that is what I do! ha ha ha ha ha ha Also ran into my aunt and cousin who were there because my aunt keeps alpacas over the summer for 4H for Atlantic Canada Alpacas and because she is looking into buying some midget alpacas.
Chad had a lot of fun petting the animals and laughing at all the alpacas making their little humming noises. Lisa didn't buy anything(for SHAME! ha ha ha ha ha) and I bought a bunch of fiber and some yarn.
On to the pics!
Goat! ha ha ha ha ha ha

Chad likes to pet things

What are YOU looking at?

So cute :P

Some spinning! I REEEEAAALLLYYY need a spinning wheel already!

More pettings


Hahaha I love how the llama is smiling-she must like Lisa at lot!

The llama baby!

Giant knitting!

My score-2 bags black and white fiber and some GORGEOUS brown and cream handspun from the Atlantic Canada Alpacas booth. This yarn I am already using and it is the BEST yarn I have knit with so far-100% alpaca

From the Black Lamb booth-2 bags of purple based fiber-one is black and purple the other is purple with some grey-and some hot pink city silk, I think it was.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Photo project

Alright, so you may or may not know that I used to be really heavy into photography. I have a diploma and I spent 2 years meeting models and doing shoots in my spare time. I am obsessed with pin-ups and all that. So anyways, I ended up slowly getting out of it because my hours at work got to be insane and I was starting to have a bit of a melt down when it came to the meeting of the models and all that-I don't do too well in those kind of scenarios-meeting strangers for the first time and working with them and all that. Hell-I'm scared of my damn phone even! ha ha ha ha
So lately I have been really wanting to ease back in to it-more on my own terms. So I have decided to combine my love of knitting with my love of photography. I have enlisted some of my knitting friends to let me experiment with them and their finished objects. Eventually I would like to be doing shots of them with FO's the designed themselves. I've been really into the Rowan and Louisa Harding books(and others) and I LOVE the photos int hem. Gorgeous!!!
So for starters, keeping in mind that I am SUPER rusty and I didn't have my fancy lights with me, here are some pics of my wonderful, gorgeous friend Lisa and her new sweater she made! You can find her project page here on ravelry.

Baby stuff!

Alright, so I spent a good chunk of my knitting time the past month trying to finish up a bunch of baby stuff for my old boss who is now a daddy! Hard to believe since we all went to college together what seems like yesterday!!!!! I know *I* don't feel like I am old enough for a kid!!! ha ha ha ha ha
Anyways, I ended up making a lot-2 hats, 2 baby genius burp clothes from Mason Dixon, 2 wash clothes, a pair of Saarjes Booties and a pinwheel blanket that is definitely baby sized-I just couldn't keep knitting on it-I was losing my MIND!!! ha ha ha ha ha
Here's so pics before I delivered it!

Whew! I am behind!!!

Alright, so the new job has kept me quite busy this past month. Some weeks I don't have too much work and others I have too much. My schedule is still all out of whack, so some days I am exhausted and others not so much, some days I have to go in to work, other days I work from home with varying success. Oh well, I am sure it will straighten itself out soon enough!
Expect many little posts until I catch up!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Trip to Cape Breton-in photos!

Alright, I'm just going to do a running commentary on these-it's easier :P

The Snow Queen dinner in Antigonish! Old school!

Chad enjoys a good onion ring!

My bloody finger....I mean-french frie

As you can see, I was eating VERY healthily

Driving through Cape Breton

Baadeck Yarns! This place blew me away-I had to go back a second time :P

Exterior of the yarn shop!

Chad is not very nice to mrs. Graham Bell!

Seal Island Bridge from the Bras d'Or look off

Chad at the look-off!

Me at the look-off: notice the Ravelry shirt? ;)

Newman came to greet us when we got in!

Another of Newman-he's such a sweetie

Here's our rental car-a Ford Focus. I really liked it.

Yay! I'm in Millville!


What the? This creepy attraction was near Cheticamp

Ring around the Rosie!

Oh no! Lawnmower man!!!!

The Cape Breton Highlands!

Sooo pretty but sooo scary!!!

Ah, the ocean!


My very first moose!!!!! I named him Maurice, because it was on French Mountain!

And that is all. :P
I bought some wicked yarn at that yarn shop that I will try and get pics of this weekend, bought yarny prezzies for my girls and had a fabulous time. I was really hoping I would come back to the city to find out I won the lottery so I could just move there. :(