Saturday, December 19, 2009


Apparently, I've been home for a week. Until I moved to southern Ontario for school, I didn't realize how much I love Ottawa, and now I try to make the most of my visits. But really, what have I done? Lots of relaxing, and quite a bit of knitting. Throw in some consumerism, as well, some of the yarny variety. Making the most of it? Not clear, but it's good to have a rest. I'm currently in the throes of packing to jet off on some fun adventures across the Atlantic which I've been looking forward to for months; that part of my holiday won't be particularly restful, methinks.


Anyway, here are the dregs of some lovely Malabrigo Chunky. What's left after I finished my first ever Malabrigo project. (gasp!). I'm probably the last knitter on the planet to make this discovery, but all the rumours are true. It's damn soft. Holy crap. At some point I'll have pictures of the finished product, but once again gift-knitting means it doesn't get an unveiling just yet.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Why I love octopi

Octopus and coconut video

Best thing ever?
Quite possibly.
It's all over facebook now, but it totally made my day.

My octopus obsession is well-documented. I've had Hansi Singh's octopus queued forever, and one day I'll buy this sinister cephalopod shirt.

However, until this point I had never though of octopi as creatures who scuttle.This video changed my mind. Plus, it also proves octopi can be cute, a dubious notion but something I have always maintained. Bahahaha.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Winter Knitty

This snuck up on me!

Things that caught my eye:

Citron: the ubiquitous shawlette, but this one isn't lacy. I can never make up my mind about ruffles/ruching/whatever, but I like this one a lot.

Knotty but Nice: I am a slave to the cable.

Mr. Popper's Penguin: Penguins are awesome. I find myself wondering about the variety of hot water bottle cover patterns out there. Do people actually use hot water bottles? Maybe I should start...

Bitterroot shawl: Oh hello lace! For awhile I thought all these lace shawls looked the same, but I think I'm getting educated and seeing the intricacies more clearly.

Spoke: Neat-looking, but I don't know if I'll ever make it.

Diversion: Wild.

Duet: I like the idea of a convertible hat/neckwarmer.

Things I might actually make in the near future:
Knotty but Nice

And in the far future:

Friday, December 11, 2009

oh hello blogosphere

Neglected Keystrokes - this is cracking me up for some reason so I thought I'd share.

Tomorrow: last class of the semester!

Saturday, December 05, 2009


Another sneak-peek!


That's the blue yarn I finally got wound, even though it was split in a billion pieces. I forgive it, though. It's so beautiful. The subtle colour variations don't really come through in this photograph. Sigh.

After November's obsessive blogging, I need to slow down. I've learned that I'm bad at storing up blog posts - in November, at the end of the day I'd realize I needed a blog post, but I couldn't come up with anything cool to talk about. I need to sit down and blog as soon as an idea strikes me, which isn't every day. Ah well, interesting experiment.