Thursday, June 22, 2006


I usually post to my blog while I'm watching tv.

With the recent discovery of torrents in my households, I've been watching a lot of tv on my computer. This, apparently, is not conducive to blogging.


I still love you.

So.... knitting? Not so much. I've been seaming the ties of my VK wrap top (the New York Sweater). They were knit lengthwise, and then you seam the top to the bottom, and it's taking freaking forever! I'm wondering if icord might have been easier... but maybe too stretchy.

And really, they're awfully big and bulky. I think there's likely a problem with the pattern. First of all, they want you to leave a 5" opening on the side for the ties. 5"! What the heck is with that!
I left it until after I finished the ties.
Then the ties.... You're supposed to cast on 180 stitches... that seems ok.... but to knit 18 rows!? I stopped at 11 and it still looks pretty bulky. I can't see that being a nice tie at the back, can you?

And yes, I did check for errata in the pattern.

Tracey leaves for Edmonton in 9 days. I'm suffering from seperation anxiety already.
I am however, accepting applications for a new best friend (sorry, ONTARIO best friend, Tracey wanted me to point that out).

Monday, June 12, 2006

Laguna is Crack

Or so Erin says.
You know, I totally believe it. I only saw two more episodes this week, but I am totally obsessed with LC and Jason. What's going to happen!? I heard a rumor that they live together in real time (meaning now), but what about her room mate Heidi from the Hills? Thank god MTV Canada is showing it 200 million times a week, so I don't miss anything!

Oh, how I wish I led their lives......

I downloaded season one, so will do some catching up. And since I've totally gone over my bandwidth all ready... I might as well download season 2 also.

Knitting? What's that? Does Kristin do it?

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

i suck at this

i think that around this time last year i seemed to have lost the blogging love and the knitting mojo.... i'm hoping this isn't the same thing. even my mom commented that I hadn't posted in a while, and i thought she didn't read this.

so, what have i been up to? not much. I haven't really been knitting since i finished the headband (which I am still loving).

Lisa has challenged me to another race. Hopefully this will help with the lull in craftiness. If I wasn't so lazy I would give you the links to her and the pattern, but hey, Laguna Beach is on.

Which, by the way, is my new favourite show. Even though MTV has only shown me the same three episodes over and over again since Friday night, when I discovered the beauty of the "real life" 90210 crowd. Watch it, we can discuss it later.

I started playing soccer on sunday nights, which is super fun, but extremely tiring, of course.

My best friend Tracey has sold the house, so joins Gavin in Edmonton in a matter of weeks. I'm starting to feel the separation anxiety already, so I'm trying to spend as much time with her as humanly possible, without it being stalkerish. We had a great night last week, sitting in her backyard, drinking far too much really bad wine (my dad would be disappointed), and solving all the problems of the world. I'm going to miss that. I think I'll need to get a web cam and we can imbibe together on line.

and I got a speeding ticket tonight. speeding tickets suck.