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A Day in Pictures


I hope everyone had a lovely weekend. I know I did.

Friday was pretty low key, I stayed in, did some laundry and knitted on the blanket. And casted off on the blanket and went to bed early.

Saturday, as you all know was World Wide Knit in Public Day.

It was amazing. It was like Christmas, and my birthday all rolled into one. And then dipped into dark chocolate. Yes, it was that good.

I went for breakfast at the Blue Plate Diner, if you haven't had a chance to go I urge you to try it. I've only ever been for breakfast, but the food is great. The atmosphere artsy and the service good for such a busy place.

After breakfast we went to the market, where I bought an adorable little pouch that perfectly fits everything a person needs for a sock in progress:





I also bought some homemade jam. I had a little bit of it on the muffins I made the other day, yummy.



After breakfast and marketing was a quick trip over to Ewe Asked For It. They just happened to have one skein left in the dyelot of Lorna's Laces that I'm using for my Shape It scarf. I decided that since that one skein had been sitting there since I bought the first 2, I really should buy the third.

After Ewe, we popped over to O'Byrnes. For more food and drink. Or in my case, food and Club Soda. Which I love, most people think it's nasty, but I quite like it. In fact..

*hops over to kitchen to retreive bubbly stuff*

I've just noticed I kept saying "we" while talking about Saturday. My morning companians included Kim, Jenni, Rob, Caroline, and my new friend Alicia.

Alicia, I couldn't find you on the Rav, and I'm not sure if I'm spelling your name the right way. Please correct me if I'm wrong!

The O'Byrnes crowd consisted of the above people, with the addition of Heather, Robin, another Kim, and Jacqulyn.

There was much knitting and laughing and attempted conversion of the Muggles.

After O'Byrnes I went home and managed to do a load of laundry, walk my dog and get organized for going to Mom's.

Then I went to dinner with Nikki and her new man. We went for Indian food, which was amazing as always. And yes, I worked on my sock the whole time.



This is the first Kool Aid sock, I'm just working on the heel flap of the second while I wait for the pictures to upload.

Saturday with Mom was really good, I was all bubbly about my day, and took care of her because she'd had a really rough one.

And now we're caught up to this morning.

It started off with a text from my guy. I'd texted him last night, last week was so awful and we hadn't had a chance to talk, so I messaged him and hoped his phone was working. He messaged back this morning and we talked for a bit. He misses me. Which is good, I'd hate to be the only one.

It's really hard being apart from the one person you really want to be with.

For the most part, I don't really notice it. It's always there though, but I can't really describe the feeling. Just a constant sort of missing. But I tune it out, keep myself busy.

Last week was hard though, it occupied most of my thoughts. All I wanted/needed was to be held onto, and as independant as I am, there really is something special about being held onto by a man.

Ok, enough of that sappy girl stuff. Back to my day.

This morning consisted of knitting and Gilmore Girls with my Mom. I ended up with a lot of stuff to bring home, and I really just wanted to be back at my house, so I took a cab and was able to get home in really good time.

It was kind of rainy and the air had sort of a meloncholy feel to it. So I lit candles, 13 of them actually, I used my "cold weather scents". Cinnamon and Vanilla, Apple, and Ginger Lemon Merengue Pie. My house smells like a bakery and I never even turned on the oven!

I put on the kettle for tea, and wrapped myself up in my Cozy:



It's been packed away since I finished it because "it was too nice to use". And then I decided that that was a stupid way to think, so I pulled it out and have been wearing it ever since. Even both times I went walking the dog. It even kept me warm in the rain. Love that wool!!

I haven't done anything resembling housework, or anything overly productive for that matter.

I've spent an hour or more today playing with pencil crayons and the colour sheet with all of the dye colours on it. So far I've got 12 colourways designed. There are two that I probably won't keep. One of the two I just needed to add another colour, and the other just isn't working for me.

No pictures of that though, need to keep my creativity to myself for now!

I finished sewing in the ends on the blanket, and finished the sewing up of the BSJ:



Like I said before, the button bands don't actually touch. Not entirely sure how that happened. But I really like the ICord tie. I just need to get some buttons for the front, just little decorative ones.

It has been a nice, quiet day filled with music, and knitting, and relaxing.

Nikki loaned me a CD of an absolutely phenomenal group called Within Temptation. It's very operatic, but its got a really intense sound. You can see them here:






This next one and the one on top I think are my favorites, but I'm not sure yet:




Other than that, not much happened. I drank coffee and let my dog hang out inside all day.

Oh, and did you hear? I finished the blanket.

Y'know what? I need to say it again. Just a bit louder.

I FINISHED THE BLANKET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



My goal for this week is to finish the second KoolAid sock and the second Brother sock. And the laptop bag. That way I can start my three road trip projects on Friday.

Because I'm going on a vacation!!!!!

Happy Sunday night, see some of you tomorrow at SnB. And yes, I'm bringing the blanket to show everyone who hasn't seen it in for reals yet.

Oh, and think happy yarny thoughts for T, who is stuck at home with a bum knee. Hope you're doing ok over there T!!

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(Anonymous)
Jun. 16th, 2008 02:04 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear you're on the mend. You've been a busy knitter, I can't wait to see the blanket and don't forget to bring the Koolaid socks, too.

No one will notice that the edges of your BSJ don't match cause babies wiggle a lot and besides the kid usually steals the show.

See ya tonight!

J.
(Anonymous)
Jun. 16th, 2008 06:06 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
For the happy yarny thoughts. I'm bored out of my head, but am knitting and interneting and watching crappy tv. It's not all bad.

3 projects for the trip.....which ones???
T.
monkey_butter22
Jun. 17th, 2008 04:31 am (UTC)
Re: Thanks!
Another Cozy (I've taken to wearing mine, I love it!), a ShapeIt Scarf (addictive little buggers they are), and a pair of knee highs. I'm going to use the same HP pattern I did before, just eliminate the ribbing so they don't fall down!
(Anonymous)
Jun. 17th, 2008 03:34 pm (UTC)
I hope you read this before you leave!
Sorry I haven't commented for a while. Just dealing with my own shit. I just love you, you know? That sounds totally weird and no I'm not coming on to you - and not that I don't think you're gorgeous because I so would if I liked women that way and was single - but I digress ... Everytime I read your blog I fell a little piece of me connect with you. I love your honesty and it seems we've shared a few life experiences along the way. Your words give me courage and hope. You are a very special person that I feel close to despite the fact that our relationship is on line despite the fact we live in the same city. But that's going to change! So remember there are others out here that care for you and think you are an angel on this earth. Catknip
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