Saturday, February 24, 2007


Well it's not sunny here but I am on my way to some sun this afternoon. I have planned a rather last minute trip to go see my sister in California for 2 weeks. I leave this afternoon. Between now and when I go I have about 50 things to do do and sadly a proper blog post is not on the list anywhere so this will have to do for now.

I worked all week, we painted the office and last night I taught my last knitting class. The purses are not quiet finished but they just need straps and another kind knitter has volunteered to do that with the girls next week. We also pulled a few moms in and I think that they are hooked as well. Not much knitting has been done but there are felted slippers and scarf photos that will be taken as soon as the sun is up here ( I'll post them from CA). I am off to pack and run errands before I go to the airport where my 8 hours of knitting time will commence.

Monday, February 12, 2007


I was going to go on and on about Winterlude ( as it was something good to write about) but someone beat me to it and rather than say everything she said - you can just go read her post. P and I went and did the touristy thing on Sunday afternoon, we didn't skate but we did enjoy the ice carving. As you can see we have plenty of ice at my house.

Some of it runs the length of my house ( it's hard to see but it is ice on white siding so it was hard to photograph)

Aside from taking pictures of ice I am knitting this, this, a version of this and these and spending the rest of my time thinking about painting rooms in my constantly under reno house and looking for work, something other than supply teaching that is. I am doing that too but not enjoying it and wishing I didn't have to do it at all.

Speaking of things I like to do I have been teaching knitting some kids and their parents at a local bookstore, it's going well. I have also been enjoying some adult knitting company here, here and here, it is not on the website but the next one is the 21st from 7-9ish

Monday, February 5, 2007

nothing to say

It's -39 here with the windchill today, I'd rather be on this beach in South Korea, actually I would rather be on a beach anywhere where the temp. would rise above zero on a daily basis. I don't mind winter but when your damp hair freezes after only 20 seconds outside you know that it is cold.
It's been quiet here in my world lately and thus lack of posts, there is nothing to exciting to say. I am sitting at Bridgehead with this lovely blogger, she's knitting, I'm typing. She is headed to the other side of the world on Sunday and we thought we should see one another before she left. We went here for dinner, it was fabulous.
hmmm what else... there is some secret knitting going on, so I won't say anything about that. I have started a new shawl (specs later) and also have the last few rows on my "berry scarf" in Noro and a sock on the go - along with P's never ending sweater, it will get finished eventually but there is a lot of him and therefore a lot of sweater as well.
I've been teaching more these last few weeks thus have been busy. I still wish that I had something full time but since the chances of getting a classroom in the Ottawa Valley are slim to none I guess I should just be happy that people are calling me to supply teach at all because I know some people who have given up and are working at *Star*bucks.
I made some AMAZING brownies this weekend, you can find the recipe here. If you have a chance look around her blog, her recipes are amazing. We have tried a number of them and are always impressed with the results. The gluten free part is bonus!
See look a whole post and really I haven't said anything at all.