Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Bye bye Petite-Patrie!

We are moving into our NEW HOUSE tomorrow. I'll be sad to leave our current neighbourhood, but I'm excited to discover a new one.

Next time I post, I'll be in NDG!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

One week!

In one week we will finally be in our new home. OUR home. It's so exciting! Last weekend, we took a long walk in our new neighbourhood and I can tell we're going to love it. Especially the big park that is less than a 5 min. walk from our house.

As you can imagine, we are insanely busy right now, which explains the lack of blogging (and the lack of knitting). We're still not all done with packing (it will be done on the weekend) and I've been working lots of overtime too. I'm telling you, I cannot wait to be on vacation!

Last weekend, right before we left to go on our walk, I had the TV on at HGTV but I wasn't really paying attention to it. Then I looked up and saw this:


Knitting on TV! Hehe. It was a show called Kirstie's Homemade Home and she was in a yarn shop learning to knit I guess. I didn't watch much because we had to leave and it looked like it was beginner stuff anyways, but still it was fun to see!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Public service announcement

People, I need your attention.

If you like ice cream, bananas and healthy food, this post will, as it claims, change your life.

OMG. YUM. I will be eating this all summer long!


I added a date cookie in mine, which makes it a little less healthy I guess ;) Oh and if you make it, make sure your bananas are plenty ripe. Mine weren't ripe enough so it probably wasn't as good as it should have been.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

sports + knitting = ♥

Blob status = I finished chart 2 (woohoo!) and am now halfway through chart 3. It's a good thing I love the yarn.

Now you all know I love to knit while watching hockey. Or (American) football. I'm a Habs and Alouettes girl! But I've also learned to love soccer so I'm having lots of fun knitting while watching world cup games.


The thing I like about the world cup is that because Canada doesn't have a team, everyone around me is rooting for a different team. We got Italy, France, Portugal, England, Spain (etc.) supporters at work. It's fun. As for me, I got my t-shirt to show my support:


Grandma would be proud!

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

My life in boxes

My knitting closet is no more. Everything but what I need for my current projects is in boxes.


omg, I am moving in less than four weeks! I'm both exciting and scared (I've never owned a home before)!

I will have to figure out where to put all that knitting stuff in the new house. While our new place will be much bigger than our current appartment, it lacks a bit in storage space. We want to change that, but it won't all happen this year. So I'll have to figure out something.

On the knitting front, I'm still spending all my free time (the little free time I have these days) making the blob grow. It's getting big. I'm almost done with Chart 2, and then I'll have to do Chart 3 and Chart 4 and the edging. They're not big charts but it's still taking me forever. Sometimes I wonder if that shawl will ever end!

Friday, June 04, 2010

The blob

Judging by the comments on my last post, you all seem to want to see the blob, even if it looks identical to the last blob pic.

Well I live to serve. So here you go, taken this morning:


Icarus-in-progress. It's funny how, at the beginning, the project was knitting up so quickly I thought I'd be done in no time. Yeah right. Now that the rows have billions of stitches, I can't ever knit more than one or two a night. I finally started the second chart two nights ago. My goals is to finish the whole thing before the move (though I may have to wait until I'm in the new house to block it). I think I can do that.

And now my question to you, dear blog readers: How do you block your shawls? Do you use blocking wires?

Speaking of which, does anyone know where (if) you can buy blocking wires in Montreal?