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Entries from May 2007

Matchy Matchy

May 31st, 2007 8 Comments

When we last saw the boyfriend socks, they were near completion and just needed to be modelled. Without further ado, here they are on G’s feet: See how nicely they match up? I believe I have redeemed myself.


New York Recommendations: Part 5: Random Favorites

May 31st, 2007 No Comments

This is part five of my New York Recommendations series. The list here is not totally just for tourists. I couldn’t find a great place to list these but they are part of what I love when I lived there. And if you will believe it, I miss these terribly. K-ROCK, my favorite radio station. [...]


You don’t know what you’re missing

May 30th, 2007 No Comments

Until it’s back*. I have been without my ergonomic Kinesis keyboard ever since I left my previous work.(One of the only things I really wanted to take with me from my office.) This keyboard was a godsend, to the company and myself. After-all, I would have never been able to put in those ridiculously long [...]


I finally see some lace!

May 29th, 2007 2 Comments

The transition to your first lace project is very interesting and long.* I had wanted to try it when I’ve been knitting for about 2 years and decided to start my first lace project on an airplane since it was a small project. (Go ahead, feel free to laugh as much as you want. I [...]


New York Recommendations: Part 4: Sights and Museums

May 29th, 2007 1 Comment

This is part four of my New York Recommendations series. Museums/Cultural Museum Mile Metropolitan Museum of Art Truly my favorite place to spend many hot summer days in NY. I’ve never ‘finished’ seeing this museum. It’s just too big to see it all, but I’ve managed to see most of it. Place you have to [...]


Meeting Ms. Stephanie

May 26th, 2007 5 Comments

Where I pose with the Yarn Harlot and my sock met her sock.


New York Recommendations: Part 3: Shopping

May 26th, 2007 2 Comments

This is part three of my New York Recommendations series. Flatiron Lucky Brand One of my favourite lines of Jeans. The shops are fun and casual. Anthropologie Love the clothes here and the shops are entertaining. The place screams lifestyle from top to bottom. Over all is too girly and frilly for my taste, but [...]


Monkey Meeting

May 25th, 2007 2 Comments

Today’s the Canadian Launch of Yarn Harlot’s new book: Stephanie Pearl-McPhee Casts Off: The Yarn Harlot’s Guide to the Land of Knitting. The talk and after party details are on her blog. In a minor panic last night, I realized that I had nothing portable to work on during the reading and the waiting pre-reading. [...]


New York Recommendations: Part 2: Snacking and Tea

May 25th, 2007 2 Comments

This is part two of my New York Recommendations series. Afternoon Tea/Hot Chocolate/Pâtisserie This category is one of the things I really miss living in NY. While there are your coffee shops and pâtisserie in the GTA, I’ve yet to find one on par with those in NY… I’m not even going to compare with [...]


New York Recommendations: Part 1: Restaurants and Food

May 24th, 2007 1 Comment

This is part one of my New York Recommendations series. NY has some of the best restaurants in the world. While I have gone to some of the bigger names, I never did try to get into the hard to get places mostly because the wait list is too long and the prices too high. [...]


What kind of wool are you? quiz

May 23rd, 2007 1 Comment

Found this at craftlover and thought it was fun to try. What kind of yarn are you? You are Shetland Wool. You are a traditional sort who can sometimes be a little on the harsh side. Though you look delicate you are tough as nails and prone to intricacies. Despite your acerbic ways you are [...]


New York Recommendations

May 23rd, 2007 No Comments

I loved living in New York but it’s time to admit that while I’m always a New Yorker at heart, I really only now visit New York as just another tourist. It’s time for the New York Recommendations, the idea of course, is to keep track of what I love, share it with the world [...]


Kitting along

May 19th, 2007 2 Comments

This piece will take a LONG time to do. Here’s the latest: Peace Out. Enjoy the long weekend. I’m hoping to be doing some stitching and swatching.


Boyfriend Socks Update

May 18th, 2007 No Comments

Lately there’s just not been enough craft updates and photos. Partly because due to emergency flood problems at my parents home, there’s been less progress than usual. But there have been progress. After having to rip up cuff and heel, I’ve remade those portions of the second boyfriend sock in the pair. See the photo [...]


Dates fields for the world

May 18th, 2007 1 Comment

My approach to web design, interior design is about usability. I try every hard to always try to think of ways to make the things around me work better. I read this today regarding the Date field in forms and how different countries format it differently: I used to be a programmer. I know it [...]


Yahoo! Photos Closing

May 16th, 2007 1 Comment

Yahoo! Photos is closing. Not too surprising given their acquisition of Flickr from a while back. [via] While I think it’s a better idea to integrate all the photos to flickr for their customers to try, their current approach is more user centric and will let you decide what you want to do with the [...]


Mother’s Day Park Walk

May 14th, 2007 3 Comments

This was what we found on our walk in High Park on Mother’s Day. First time I’ve ever seen baby birds up close. (Well, not that close…)


Flour’s Trick 2.0

May 11th, 2007 3 Comments

First , there was the balancing a treat on her nose trick. Then we take it up a notch: Balancing a treat on her nose while begging: I’m just so proud, the things she’ll do for food…


Finally my turn to see Yarn Harlot

May 9th, 2007 1 Comment

See the details: Yarn Harlot: No Pressure. My own turn to see Stephanie speak in person. So what if she lives in the same city as me and my friends back in New York has an easier time seeing her speak than myself. well… No more! I’m so there on the 25th.


New Toy

May 8th, 2007 1 Comment

My new toy: Fujifilm finepix F40fd. I wanted a small-enough-to-fit-in-my-purse Point and Shoot camera. So far so good. I’m enjoying it.