Look what I did yesterday on my lunch!
How cool is that unit? There were 23 of us. Very cool way to raise money. You can read more about it here!
And we had a handsome man in uniform following us in a patrol car making sure we were all safe and stuff. Oh, and there was a bubble machine and noisemakers!
It was a lot of fun. Oh, and I ignored all my projects and cast on a One Skein Wonder in natural wool. I’m gonna give it long sleeves. You know, ’cause it’s summer and hot and I neeeeeed to knit in aran weight wool. Silly girl.
I got a cold. Then I slept on the couch and blew my nose. Bummer.
On a more positive note, I talked to my manager yesterday and I’ve had my contract extended and I’m moving to days! Whoo Hoo! 7:30 – 3:30, thank you very much. Effective Monday, I will be rejoining the human race. At least that’s how it feels.
I’m going back to the couch now, with my juice and my kleenex.
Annie Modesitt’s family is facing some very tough health issues. It would be wonderful if you could help.
Finished a Poppy body:
Received asssistance with above from dedicated dog:
Where I spent my day, also with a helpful dog:
The view from where I spent my day:
First sockpal sock post turning of the heel:
Note: There is no stronger magic than the turning of the heel. I don’t care what anyone says, it’s mathematical magic and just tickles me everytime!
Then, this morning I was reading Mac’s blog and she posted her summer reading list. After I posted mine in her comments it seemed only logical to post it over here too:
- The Meaning of Wife – Anne Kingston
- Lost Cosmonaut – Daniel Kalder
- Summer of My Amazing Luck – Miriam Toews
- Round Ireland with a Fridge – Tony Hawks
- Poor Things – Alasdair Gray
- The Sleep of Reason – Derek Jarrett
- The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid – Bill Bryson
- Arthur & George – Julian Barnes (Whom I seem to have developed a bit of a crush on!)
Sorry, I’m not working today, you’ll have to look up your own links! What’s everyone else reading?
That is all. You may return to your regularly scheduled day.
Yep, that’s right. I got laid off at work. Relax mom, it’s only for three days. I’m back to work on Monday. Which is good, ’cause the spousal unit was looking a bit worried when I told him.
So what does a lady who is free from the encumbrances of labour do with her time? I’ve always wanted to be a lady who lunches, just for a little while though. To that end, I’m having a friend for lunch. Not like Hannibal Lector does however.
Being unemployed for a few days should be good for getting some knitting done though. Closet optimist I tell ya.
My first non-Blogger blog post. Weird. I gotta tell ya though, the font, MUCH bigger over here on wordpress. Does that mean all the old blind chicks blog here? If so, I’ll fit right in. It would seem that the import of the old blog worked well, got all the posts and the comments so that’s a good thing.
I haven’t a clue how to do anything here though so a little reading may be in order. LIke how to put up a pici or something. Hmmmm…
Hey! I did it. That’s the Manos I bought a couple of weeks ago. It makes me think of grapefruits. I have no idea why. I’m going to cast on My So Called Scarf . Very pretty stuff. I made one a couple of years ago but hey, you can never have enough scarves. I’m going to go do some more reading up on this here WordPress thing. Have a good Sunday and happy father’s day to all the daddies. Mine included!
Wow, time does fly when you’re spending it all on Ravelry! Love it. Sign up, wait patiently, you will be invited. I think it took about 3 or 4 weeks from when I signed up until I got my invite. I’m getting all my stuff so very much more organized. I love it.
There was another Sockimus Palimus postcard. Look how pretty!
It’s all fishy and shiny. And the best part…it’s from Seattle. My sockpal is all over the place! East coast, west coast, England. I’m amazed. Do you think they are a pilot? Then, 3 or 4 hours into a long overseas flight they just put that bit ol’ plane into autopilot and knit some socks? That thought appeals to me on so many different levels.
Here’s the back. Bit of a philosopher is my Sockimus Palimus.
Here is my current progress on my sockpal sock. One more pattern repeat and I’m doing the heel flap. My pal likes her socks not so long.
Sorry for the overexposure. Okay, I’m off. I have to make some bird food and bird bread and get a few things done before work. Happy Monday y’all!
Okay, I’ve told you about the stalking socking pal I have. There has been another postcard. The first ones were posted from Manchester NH and Pittsburgh PA, respectively. Then I got this one:
Ummmm, it was posted in Greerford/Windsor, in England! Seriously, this is a getting around kind of sock pal. I am utterly amazed and touched by how cool this is. This must truly be the most traveled sock pal in the world. Every day I can’t wait to check the mail. It is hilarious! I’m looking so forward to “meeting” this person, you can’t imagine.
Friday was Vanessa’s birthday so we took a little trip. We did a very touristy Vancouver thing and caught the seabus over to North Vancouver for a day of shopping, sightseeing, and FOOD. So much food. There was lattes and cakes, stuffed olives, handmade chocolates, fish and chips, stuffed mushroom caps, a little libation (teehee), and then fresh fruit before we headed home. Here are some random images from the day:
This is not the seabus. Just in case you’re wondering.
This is the seabus.
What did you expect for $2.25?
The ride over.
The Lonsdale Quay/market.
A former fishing boat that now seems to be used for tourists and stuff, I’m guessing, based on the fact that it had a hot tub on the back deck.
Vanessa actually went up and touched one of these, we are still not sure if they were real or not. Bleah!
This was a very dapper gentleman we spotted. I have never seen shinier shoes in my life.
We bought this tea at the Blue Teapot
shop. Look what it can do:
Kind of amazing, no? Go check out the Blue Teapot website, they have some other images of it. The tea itself was really mild and ever so slightly aromatic. It is supposed to make me young, have a great liver, and be beautiful. That’s a lot for one little cup of tea, right?
Not really going to discuss this. Let’s just say that the new public toilet at Main Street might not be the greatest success in the world. Bleach!
Have a great day everyone. I’m off to play on Ravelry. I got my invite! Then I want to knit for an hour before work. No overtime today. Yay!