Thursday, October 26, 2006

No Bliss for me....

Actually, I'm quite torn up about missing Debbie Bliss. I just don't have $65, not with Christmas coming up, and us trying to do it on one salary. We're managing, but sadly there's no room for visiting knitwear designer wine and cheese events! Anyway, Debbie Bliss was the person who got me started knitting again. I hadn't knit since junior high/high school. My SIL had announced her 1st pregnancy (my nephew K, who is now 7 ). And I saw this at Chapters.

Well, I didn't see that. I saw the book with the pattern in. Anyway, I decided to knit this for my unborn nephew. Bear in mind (ha ha) I hadn't knit anything in probably ten years or so, and I'd never knit anything that complicated. Anyway, that outfit has now been worn by my nephew, my niece, and by The Boy (the photo is The Boy in 2003, wearing the outfit) on their first Halloweens. In fact, I think that we might have a new family tradition in the making here, thanks to Debbie Bliss.

Anyway, because he was so cute (he still is, and no, I'm not biased because I carried him in my womb for 10 months and then ended up having to have major abdominal surgery to get him out, and haven't slept for more than 5 hours straight in the three and a half years since), here are some more pics:

Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 16, 2006


Okay, the Yarn Geek tagged KOL as a whole, so that includes me. Here we go, more useless information about me than you ever wanted to know...

Four jobs I’ve had:

* Muffin baker
* photocopier (well, they called it Student Assistant, and it was a federal summer job, but all I seemed to do was photocopy!)
* Scanning Electron Microscopist
* Librarian

Four movies I can watch over and over:

* Local Hero
* Star Wars (Episode 4, the real first episode, Luke and Leia and Han, not that new crap)
* The Sound of Music
* The Little Mermaid (yes, I know, it's part of the evil Disney empire!)

Four places I have lived:

* Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland
* Petionville, Haiti
* Waverley, NS
* Halifax, NS

Four television shows I love to watch:

* Red Dwarf
* Little Bear (Hey, Little Bear is a great role model!)
* Corner Gas
* How not to decorate (or any other show with Colin and Justin)

Four places I have been on vacation:

* The Dominican Republic
* Lots of places in Scotland
* Alberta
* North Carolina

Four of my favorite dishes:

* Mac and cheese (homemade, not KD)
* Roast chicken with roast potatoes
* Butter chicken
* bread, bread, bread, any kind of bread

Four websites I visit daily:

* Bloglines

Four places I would rather be right now:

* The beach
* The Highlands and Islands of Scotland
* outside enjoying this glorious autumn day
* Believe it or not, that's all I can come up with!

Four bloggers I am tagging:

* Anyone who reads this
* Anyone who reads this
* Anyone who reads this
* Anyone who reads this (hopefully there are at least four bloggers who read this!)

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Beach photos...

Just kidding! Turns out we didn't take a single beach picture! In fact, looking at what we took, I think that DH must have had the camera the whole time. We have 92 photos and only 13 of them have nothing to do with cars. And the photo of Don Cherry looks like this:

Yes, I'm ashamed to admit that I took this photo.

On the knitting front, I have now missed Mary Queen of Scots and Lady Jane Grey in the parade of beheaded amigurumi (tell me I spelled that right?) at KOL. I can only hope that they will reappear at some time in the future.