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Entries from August 2007

Just Sigg it

August 28th, 2007 3 Comments

Our house has converted to using SIGG bottles and committed to reducing the purchase and consumption of plastic bottles of water. I’ve always just bought bottled water for convenience and to get a new plastic bottle to refill with my own water. They don’t last long, a few refills and they start to degrade. Now [...]



August 27th, 2007 4 Comments

This is how much yarn I had at the end of my bind off. I had no more of that colour of yarn … as you can imagine the words coming out of my mouth at the time of the last 15 or so bind off stitches. I believe I’ll need to use a crochet [...]


Knit Picks Knitting Room » Different Color

August 24th, 2007 1 Comment

Knit Picks Knitting Room » Different Color A very nice graphical guide on a number of different colour yarn join techniques. I’ve seen many instructions for the Russian Join and never was inspired to use it. But this time, these set of really nice photographs have inspired me. On my next joins, I’m going to [...]


Unwind Yarn House

August 23rd, 2007 2 Comments

On a mini trip to Newmarket for the Garlic Festival, we found a yarn store on main street. Unwind Yarn House is a lovely comfortable small store with really friendly staff. They’ve got a great selection of yarns including: Cascade, Blue Sky Alpaca, Dream in Color, Shelfridge Farms, Opal, Trekking, Sublime. For the full list, [...]


The World’s Biggest Stash? at Mochimochi Blog

August 22nd, 2007 No Comments

The World’s Biggest Stash? at Mochimochi Blog[via] My mouth was open for minutes and minutes as I look at the photos over and over. This is a wicked stash!


So I’ll wing it

August 21st, 2007 1 Comment

Yes, I’m beyond behind on MS3. At first, I was right on schedule, but during the weeks of Clue 4, I got distracted, busy, and then went on a little holiday. So, Clue 7 (last clue) has been released and I still haven’t started Clue 5. End of Clue 4: One of the reasons why [...]


a nice line

August 20th, 2007 1 Comment

I haven’t been working on this sweater. I’ve been working my self imposed deadline knitting project. But here’s a look on where I left off about maybe 3 weeks ago. I like nothing better than a nice line: This one seems even straighter in the cable than in stockinette stitch. I’m not sure how this [...]


My Fake-Isle Noro Hat

August 18th, 2007 6 Comments

Finally it’s been blocked and I can deem it a keeper. I believe I have made the perfect hat to match my deep of winter coat. Before I know it, it’ll be middle of January and I’ll be taking Flour out on walks wearing my new hat. This was my first project where I attempted [...]


Food on the Road

August 16th, 2007 2 Comments

No trip of ours is complete without the food shots, and of course, we managed to forget to bring the camera for a few meals… Sarnia: Troy: Grand Rapids: On the road back: And my favorite of them all: I don’t understand why Canada only gets half the products. And in closing, the photoset.


Time out on the road

August 15th, 2007 1 Comment

The final destination was Grand Rapids, but of course, we had to spend a little time detouring on the way. A stop or 6 in Troy, Outlet shopping, yarn shopping, and finally get to Grand Rapids. Road work on the way extended the drive longer than expected. I managed to do some knitting in the [...]


Spending time* with Annie

August 14th, 2007 2 Comments

*In a class. This mini road-trip was spurred on by an email from Annie Modesitt‘s mailing list saying that she was going to be giving classes in Sarnia . I’ve always wanted to take Combination Knitting from her and this was a must do on my list. Sarnia is not too far and who knows [...]


Bad Nightmares

August 9th, 2007 3 Comments

I’ve been too busy trying to catch up on appointments and work and have neglected blog and photos from trip. I hope to get back to the swing of it by this weekend. But just to share the pain, yesterday I went to the dentist again for another cracked tooth to be fixed. It was [...]


On the road

August 6th, 2007 3 Comments

and back. Been off and away for a few days. This is a very unflattering picture, but that’s how it is when you take a photo of yourself. It’s at least representative of the car portion of the trip. (minus the falling asleep…) More photos and trip details later.


Walk Score – How walkable is your house?

August 1st, 2007 3 Comments

Walk Score – How walkable is your house? [via] A fun website. My current address is 53, my parents in the burbs got a higher score than us. But it’s a better established neighbourhood. And my old address in NY, 98 out of 100. I did love living there. Very walkable. Website seems to be [...]