Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Knitting again at last!

Well, with all the stuff going on around here, I haven't done much knitting latey. But the last few days I have been working to get the Ernie sweater ready to stitch up for this Wednesday, because Wednesdays are knitting nights and I want to make sure I have some experts on hand when I start. Just have to do the second sleeve by then. As well as clean my whole apartment-knitting is at my place this week!
Also, last night my fellow derby coach and I met with a potential new roller girl. She was very nice and will make a fine addition to the team, I think. I can't wait to finally get back on my skates-it's been months and months since I even had them on my feet! Stupid winter and stupid lack of indoor venues=no practicing for us :(
Here's some pics of some recent yarn acquisitions and the ernie sweater in progress.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

My name in the dictionary

Hahahaha Master of eating ravioli, maybe :P ha ha ha ha

Stephanie --

A person who is a master of making ravioli
'How will you be defined in the dictionary?' at QuizGalaxy.com

The Quest for Yarn-in pictures!

Well, since my friend Lisa and I are still unemployed from work, and most of our friends are not, we decided to do a fun little field trip on Wednesday while they were all at work, down to Gaspereau Valley to the yarn shop! Weeeeee!
This is an old textile plant in Windsor that is being turned into condos. Very cool!

That mountain waaaay in the distance is where the Blomidon Look-off is-see pics further down!

The yarn shop! This red barn has animals behind it(see next couple of pics) and there's another barn off to the right(not in the pic) that has all the yarn and wool and fleeces and a dog!!!! Yay!

This way to wool! Lisa is very excited :)

Farm animals! Weee!

Yarn barn! Mmmmmm....yarn.....Lisa is reluctant to leave!

Yarny goodness!

Drool.......bathtub full of brightly dyed fleecy goodness!!! It felt soooooo soft!

Blomidon Look-off! It was so worth the extra driving!

The one pic of me, because *I* hold the camera 99% of the time :P At Blomidon Look-off

If you are ever in Nova Scotia, or you live here-you HAVE to go to Gaspereau Valley Fibers. Seriously. I want to move there :P ha ha ha ha ha ha

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Another zoo pic

One of me and Lisa that was on the boy's camera. I look like a cow in this-but I always think that, so nothing new there. I suppose the empire wasted shirt doesn't do me any favors!
:P ha ha h ah aha ha I want some llamas in my apartment. They're funny :)

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Where have I been? Well, let me tell you!

Okay, so I have been MIA for a while now. A month. I am so sorry :( I kept meaning to update you, dear blog, but I was always busy or too lazy to take pics of my progress-and I do hate to post without pics.
So for weeks now I have been working on some freelance work I picked up, so I have been putting in long long hours. It was totally worth it, though. I got to work on a Tori Amos comic book, and from what I saw, it's going to be great! I can't wait till it comes out.(My job on this was not a glamorous one, dear blog, but I was honored nonetheless).
And along with that, I have also been dreadfully sick lately. Totally my own fault. I took a medication I really shouldn't have and it had some very nasty side effects. I was in the bathroom being sick on either end for days and days and even now, days and days later, I have to be EXTREMELY careful what I eat or I will get sick again. I don't know how long until it's completely out of my system, but for now I have to wait and see.
So all this has left me with very little knitting done-which is horrible :(
But on a plus note-I'm learning how to spin my own yarn! Weeeeee! I suck horribly at it right now, but practice makes perfect!
And now, for some photos, shall we? Yesterday, my boy and I and my best friend went to the zoo!!!!!! Yay!!!!!!!!! We were supposed to rendezvous with his brother and his girlfriend and their family, but we ended up there early and so started off without them. The zoo is such a weird place-for the most part it's exciting and interesting and there's a whole pack of pugs running around and you can go into some of the pens with some llamas and things, but on the other hand it's kind of depressing to see the exotic animals just laying around in small pens :( I will say one thing-I think the Oaklawn Farm Zoo's animals are better off than others I have seen.
Anyways, on to the pictures!!!!!! I took soooo many, but I will try not to put too many up here :P ha ha ha ha ha

My boy petting a llama or something close to it

The lemur on the left is trying to steal food from the one on the right-what a jerk!

Lisa getting mauled by pugs!

A raccoon!!!!

Lisa and a llama-there were soooo many yarn producing animals there....

This camel is literally eating it's own shit. Too gross!!!

The Telus monkeys!!!!!

Lisa wants to steal that goat!

And I wanted to steal this sheep! He looks all soft but surly!!!

Chad didn't have any food for this guy and he got PISSED!

These birds were on the ceiling and we almost didn't notice them! Lucky they didn't poop on us!

This cat was also wandering around, looking for love. Chad petted him for quite a while :P This is Lisa taking a pic of them together :)