Sunday, April 29, 2007

Another Weekend

On Friday, I came home to a great surprise.
jcasa pouch wrapped

This wonderful little zipper pouch made by Jennifer at JC Handmade.

Jcasa pouch
A little while ago, I won a contest and I got this in the mail much quicker than I expected. Thanks so much, Jennifer! It's the perfect size for all the little loose stitch holders and crochet hooks that swim around in the knitting gadget bag. And the colours, inside and out, make it so cute.
Jcasa Pouch Interior

The rest of the weekend was pretty good, too.

Another Jen (this one from work) and I tried a new place for haircuts Saturday morning. I like how my hair ended up, but I don't think I'll be going back to that particular hairdresser. There were several indications that things weren't going swimmingly:

1. The cut took an hour.

2. Blow drying took another half an hour.

3. I had to point out twice that my hair was (much) longer on the left than on the right.

4. She couldn't figure out how to fix the uneven problem, and had to ask another hairdresser to come over and show her how to fix it.

But all is well, and I'm happy with the end results, thanks mainly to Emergency Backup Hairdresser.

The rest of the day was spent knitting, teaching knitting, watching movies, and playing with a cute kitty.

Good weekend.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Home. Not mine.

There's something about this apartment that I just love.

This was posted in an entry on Apartment Therapy NYC the other day. This is a blog I subscribe to in Bloglines solely for the pictures. There are so many really neat things that people are doing with very small spaces.

I don't know why, but this apartment really looks like a home to me. More than any of the apartments I've lived in myself.

Maybe I should read some of the words in the blog and find a way to make my little space feel more homey.

Monday, April 23, 2007


Meanwhile, originally uploaded by Vaedri1.

Lots has been happening. I have not been writing about it. Part of the reason for my absence is due to my working through an addiction to the old Nintendo games like Boulder Dash and Super Mario Bros., which have been rediscovered on

And another part of the reason has been a general lack of inspiration. Maybe the long, cold, dull, boring, bleak winter finally sucked all of the creativity and words out of me.

As you can see, there has been lots going on. I've met some brand new people in Cody and Emily. I've been to the dog park and frolicked with the beagles and collies and Jindos (oh, my). I've been down to Windsor more than once and celebrated the nearing of the end of chemo for my mum, while trying to help her get through the worst of the neupogen, and laughing with her at her wigs and challenges. I've taught someone to knit (mwa ha ha indeed) and had lots of opptunities to be silly and lazy and taken advantage of all of them.

This past weekend was abso-friggin-lutely amazingly wonderful. It was sunny and warm, and breezy and forced me out the door. I wandered Port Credit, and sat by the river and listened to Cast-On and worked on my real sock attempt, in yarn I like.

This yarn I got from Juno a while back. I'm knitting this using Wendy's toe-up sock pattern. The idea of a knitting a sock from the toe up just seems so logical and orderly that it appeals to the Scottish (cheap) engineer (methodical) in me. I can make the socks as tall as possible, without running out of yarn, and using every last inch.

I came out of the park with the toe of the sock completed, caught up on my podcasts, and the first sunburn of the season.

Winter is dead. Long live spring!