Friday, February 27, 2009

Fingernail Friday

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Brown Yarn

I brought back some brown yarn from my aunt's stash on my last trip to Italy. I have been trying to decide what to knit with it for the last almost 2 years. I swatched a couple of times, but it just wasn't working. I have finally found a project that works. Noragi from Knit Kimono. Sorry, that first is a Ravelry link. Here is a blurry pic of the knit.
I will not be doing any stripes in it. Although I might make the neckband a diferent colour. Haven't decided yet. Basically, it is knit garter squares and connect.

Hopefully, I will have a nice sweater with this yarn, finally!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


I bought me some cool stuff. Littleknits had the knitting bag I have been lusting over for a while.
It's a Knitube! In Cranberry. That's right. Red. No-one that knows me is surprised I hope? In keeping with the red theme, I also bought some sock yarn
It's Smooshy sock yarn. In Lipstick Lava! Love me some red socks.

Others in the household were also excited by my purchases and wanted to play immediately.
That's right. The box was the most interesting part......keep thinking that.....

Monday, February 23, 2009

With more sleeve

I have been knitting. Very, very slowly......

But a sleeve IS forming. Now if I could just not have to work for a living, this would go so much faster....

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

If Only!

I work in a pharmacy. In a province where you have to get your beer at either the LCBO (Likker control bored of Ontario) or The Beer Store. So why did we get this ad Purolator'd to us?

Although after the battle with the obstreperous customer who was wanting waaaaaaaaaaaay too many Oxycontin, I feel like I need a Bud!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

One for the Good Guys

In my area there has been a man going around the pharmacies and robbing them at threatened gunpoint of Oxycontin. He didn't actually show a gun, but claimed he had one. He has been hitting stores at the rate of about 1 every 2 weeks or so. So this weekend, the police figured he'd be out of pills and sticking up another store. They stationed men strategically around town and waited. Sure enough, the robber held up a pharmacy saturday eveining just before close. The staff watched him leave and then checked out his car so they could give a description to the police. Guess what his geta away vehicle was?

A CAB!!!!

The police quickly set up roadblocks around the area the pharmacy was in and got their man.

So my world is a little safer for the moment. Makes me happy I can tell you!

Monday, February 16, 2009


funny pictures of cats with captions
more animals

Friday, February 13, 2009

Fingernail Friday

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Which is Italian for fog. I felt like I was in my parent's hometown of Novara, Italy on my drive home today. The fog was so thick that my headlights were "whiting out" in the fog. All I could see was cloud. Which reminded me of a story my grandma used to tell. I may have recounted it already, but it was one of my favorites as a child and I never tired of it. So I am going to tell it here (again, if the case may be):

Your grandpa and I were driving home from Milan one night when it was very very foggy. You couldn't see the end of the car hood, never mind the road. Grandpa was afraid he would drive off the road. So he had me roll down my window and put my head out the window and look at the line painted on the side of the road. If he started to stray from the straight and narrow I was to holler out directions..."left, go left....NONONONO ,RIGHT,RIGHT!!!!" and we drove home slowly with me shouting out directions like a madwoman.

My grandma seemed like a very dignified woman. At least to me as a child. So the image of her sticking her head out the window and hollering like that tickled me pink. Still does, come to think of it....

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Slogging Through Sleevage

I finally picked up the stitches for the sleeve on Black Tomato.

So far, so good!


Friday, February 06, 2009

Giving it Your All

Zuzusunshine on Ravelry posted this on one of the threads in the forums and Ifound it very funny. Naturally I thought some of you might too!

What Makes 100%? What does it mean to give MORE than 100%? Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100%? We have all been to those meetings where someone wants you to give over 100%. How about achieving 103%? What makes up 100% in life?
Here’s a little mathematical formula that might help you answer these questions:
If: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
is represented as: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26.
H-A-R-D-W-O-R-K 8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%
K-N-O-W-L-E-D-G-E 11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 = 96%
But ,
A-T-T-I-T-U-D-E 1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100%
B-U-L-L-S-H-I-T 2+21+12+12+19+8+9+20 = 103%
AND, look how far ass kissing will take you.
A-S-S-K-I-S-S-I-N-G 1+19+19+11+9+19+19+9+14+7 = 118%
So, one can conclude with mathematical certainty, that while Hard work and Knowledge will get you close, and Attitude will get you there, its the Bullshit and Ass kissing that will put you over the top.

Thursday, February 05, 2009


I was musing over ideas for posts today while at work. I have no real knitting content to give you. I did want to give you something to amuse youselves with, though. While flipping through a recipe magazine/book from Weight Watchers that was kicking around the store, I found their 'recipe' for bruschetta. I use quotes because they played fast and loose with bruschetta. Their recipe involved low fat mayonnaise (ick) and cream cheese. Also low fat of course. Also ick. I have been making a kick ass bruchetta for years. It is low fat. It is good for you. It is also teh nom.

It is what I call a Classic Italian Recipe. Which basically means a pinch of this and a dollop of that. Feel free to change proportions etc to suit your taste. It is pretty much impossible to eff up.

Here it is:

chop up a couple of Roma (or plum, although any tomato will do in a pinch)
chop up a slice of sweet onion. Small slice.
chop up a clove of garlic (or however many you want)
chiffonade (had to use the fancy cooking word!) (or chop up) a few fresh basil leaves
dash of salt if you want
dash of red wine vinegar.

toss it all into a bowl and mix. Feel free to add more or less of the ingredients till it looks right to you.

Let it sit in the fridge for an hour or 2. Or overnight. (you might need to drain some water if you do,though.)

Toast some baguette rounds. Put a dollop of the mixture on it and enjoy.

I have used toasted bagels instead of baguette. Or use any bread you have lying around. It's all good.

It's healthy, low fat and tastes good. No need for substituting crappy ingredients for good ones.

Take that Weight Watchers!


Sunday, February 01, 2009


Of a million, I think.

I started out by ironing this:

Into this:

Repeat until you run out of steam or can't stand to do more.

Then you seam 4 together

Repeat 15 times. I have done one. 14 to go. Not today, though.


Liar Liar

On friday, the weatherman predicted 1cm of snow overnight. I woke up to this.

Is it spring yet? Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease?