Look mom- I'm not white trash!
Yeah... I ended up yapping on the phone and reading blogs, rather than
getting any seaming done last night. I suck.
Tonight, I swear! (Because you can't yap on the phone or look at the
computer during Lost.... I can't wait to see what happens tonight!).
I am so stressing about the the fact that I spent so much money on a car, and will have to spend so much more on insurance and parking permits........
I slept in a bit this morning, which was nice because I was out late last night at a birthday party for my friend Kathleen. She turned thirty. I feel old. I'm turning 33 this year!
Now I remember what I wanted to post about!
So, apparently gas prices were up to $2.00 per litre in some places in Ontario yesterday. Of course, because this is the week I have decided to no longer be a public transit girl. So really, you can blame me and my crappy luck for the humongo increase.
Pigs are ungulates native to Eurasia collectively grouped under the genus Sus within the Suidae family. They have been domesticated and raised as livestock by some peoples for meat (called pork) as well as for leather. Their bristly hairs are also traditionally used for brushes. Wild pigs continue to fill these functions in certain parts of the world.
Pigs are omnivores, which means that they are easy to raise. On a small farm, or in a large household, they can be fed kitchen scraps as part or all of their diet. In the wild, they are foraging animals. Pigs that are allowed to forage may be watched by swineherds. Because of their foraging abilities and excellent sense of smell, they are used to find truffles in many European countries. They are also fattened to be eaten as ham and other types of meat.
A litter of piglets typically contains between 10 and 12 animals. Occasionally, in captivity, pigs may eat their own young.
Knitting is one of several ways to turn thread or yarn into cloth (compare to weaving, crochet). Unlike woven fabric, knitted fabric consists entirely of horizontal parallel courses of yarn. The courses are joined to each other by interlocking loops in which a short loop of one course of yarn is wrapped over the bight of another course. Knitting can be done either by hand, described below, or by machine. In practice, hand knitting is usually begun (or "cast on") by forming a base series of twisted loops of yarn on a knitting needle. A second knitting needle is then used to reach through each loop (or stitch) in succession in order to snag a bight of yarn and pull a length back through the loop. This forms a new stitch. Work can proceed in the round (circular knitting) or by going back and forth in rows. Knitting can also be done by machines, which use a different mechanical system to produce nearly identical results.
Originally a male-only occupation, the first knitting trade guild was started in Paris in 1527. Knitting became a household occupation with the growing popularity of knitted stockings and by the end of the 1600s, one to two million pairs of stockings were exported from Britain to other parts of Europe.
I signed up for another knit-along. Not that I've bought the yarn for the last knit along I signed up for, or do I have the yarn for this one.... but I want to make the sweater, and there's a knit along... so why not! Or is that poor knit along etiquette, signing up for something when you aren't ready to start yet?
Picked up the Fall issue of VK tonight (it's pay week, must spend money!)
Being a girl does NOT rock. I don't understand why we insist on lying to girls (and ourselves) that getting your period is some kind of "gift". If it was a gift, I would be returning it ASAP! It sucks.
Woo Hoo! I had a productive weekend (and it ain't over yet)!
Hi, I'm back. I'm sorry I've been gone so long, I was kidnapped by the evil laziness fairy, blah blah blah, excuses excuses.