Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Snowflakes, photos and cough

I am sick :( I have a bad cold, and of course I got it just as I was about to enjoy a nice 4-day weekend. Sucks! I don't know yet if I'll be able to go to work tomorrow. Hopefully I will, but I hate being sick at work and I never know if it's better that I go and work or stay home to make sure I don't get everyone else sick.

I've been knitting a little, mostly on the Falling Snow stocking.


It's going slower than I expected, but I'm still hoping to finish it by the end of the month (that's what I call being optimistic).

Also, this is the time of year that I get jealous of everyone who gets to go to Rhinebeck. But this year, I'm not too jealous, because I wouldn't have any money for yarn even if I could go. That's because I got myself an early birthday/Christmas gift.


My first real (as in, not a point-and-shoot) camera! It's definitely nothing fancy (Canon EOS Rebel XS) and all the other models in the store were much fancier and pricier, but since I don't know a thing about photography, I'm happy with it. Now I just need to learn how to use it. It's too bad I'm currently so sick I can't even think about getting out to take pictures.

Friday, October 02, 2009

Habs socks

I still haven't decided what I'm going to make for the October Sockdown on Ravelry. I'm leaning towards a Christmas stocking, though I would need to buy some bulky yarn for that. We'll see.

In the meantime, I cast on for a new pair of socks last night, during the Habs game:


If I had started them last season, I would have called them my "Sock-u Koivu" socks, but since he's no longer in Montreal, I'm naming them "Jaroslav Spasock". My plan is to knit them during Habs game (that's a challenge because I love the yarn so much I want to keep knitting them today!). They're going to be a Christmas gift for my mom's boyfriend (who is like a father to me).

Speaking of Habs, yay for the win against Toronto last night! But I'm so sad about Markov. Apprently, he'll be gone a long time. That can't be good.