Tuesday, September 30, 2008

My new week's resolution.

Live your life in such a way
that when your feet hit the floor in the morning,
Satan shudders & says... "Oh shit....she's awake!! "

Friday, September 26, 2008

Just buttons way from FO

This sweater "Sam" from Mission Falls, Wee Knits is missing only buttons before I send it off to keep a friend's new bun warm in the New York winter.

Fenner was nice enough to model it even though she was tired from waking up at 5:30am bless her heart. She may have been tired from coughing so hard she threw up spaghetti all over me.

Poor bun is doing better now but it was a rough night.

Am proud to have finished something as I've been suffering from a killer case of startitis. Eventually you will see some spectacular finished objects, one of which involves a lace pattern written in DANISH.

Did you know an umf is a row?

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Baby gots cheese.

When a girl publishes this irregularly you have to expect big, picture heavy bits. Jason and Fenner are out for a walk so I can have a bit of alone time that isn't my day job.

I was inspired by this woman's efforts to fundraise and joined a team of coworkers, one of whom has had far too much experience surviving this disease.

J and Fenner met me at kilometres 21 and again at 59. This was about 15 minutes after I had to express in a portapotty because my knockers were so engorged - the irony was not lost. I slung her up and we walked and she snacked and was a huge hit for all the walkers behind and ahead of us. The first day of the walk was sunny and manageable.

Like knitting - the last third of the project was a struggle. The second day was rainy and cold until about 500 m from the finish line. The organizers of the Weekend to End Breast Cancer don't release the route and on day 2 Jason and I had a hard time finding each other. It's my biggest complaint about an otherwise incredibly well run event.

I love the challenge of it. 60km (37.2 miles) in two days - even if you're in good shape you are going to feel it. My sister and her partner moved to British Columbia the rest of this month was spent painting our main floor and trying to buy some furniture. We threw a raucous going away party. Fenner is so in love with her cousins.
and as it turns out with Oka cheese! She may look like Jason but the cheese love is all me baby.
She's been giving affection freely these days - hugs and kisses for everyone. Jacquie made her this adorable stuffed bear when she was way too wee to play and now we bring him most places for her to play with.
and finally, courteousy of Jason. At first it was once in a blue moon she would take a few steps. Now it's every day starting on Liz's last day here she walked from one side of our small living room to the other - as if to say "Auntie Liz, do you see what you'll be missing if you move to the other side of the country?"


Monday, September 08, 2008

I think I blacked out.

It's been a ridiculous ridiculous month. I can barely feel my legs, more on that later.

Tour de Fleece can eat my shorts! I know it's late to post but I swear on all that is woolly I finished spinning my prepped stash and had it skeined by 11:45 on the last night.

Mystery Fibre from Wellington Fibre purchased at this year's Knitter's Frolic. It is destined to become a toque and moebius scarf for Fenner's first winter as a kid not a newborn.
More toques! The pink is merino fibre artist ends from various thrummed mitten kits - I blended it and spun it to singles when I was still preggers with Fenner and the green yarn is something from my pre baby days...ie: I can't even remember - I think I got it at the Frolic last year and probably from the Black Lamb.
What's this? A finished object yo'. The pattern is Sheldon from Knitty but this little dude is called Ray-Jay as per his friend Olan's wish. Smart kid that one.
This is Ray-Jay in the beautiful kitchen one of my wonderful Haligonian families. We were out east for a week in August. More on that later....at one point.
Fenner has 4 teeth, walked 5 steps without us holding her, loves playing her pots and is enjoying playing her little upright piano.

Live is too busy.