Wednesday, July 21, 2010
What I like the most of my new job is this whole
on call thing. I have 1 or 2 penciled shift but I may get a call here and there to pick up the shift of my colleagues so I manage to collect about 20-25 hours/week which makes my living sufficient. Wouldn't do that for ever but for now I just LOVE it!
The other thing I love the most about my summer is what you see. Getting together with bunch of friends, sun, suncreen, beer and... knitting.
What I like the most about that statement is that, for some reason, people are always surprise to see a 35 years old young lady knitting at unusual places. As far as I can remember, I couldn't be empty handed. It drives Eric NUTS that I carry all kinds of shit everywhere I go (yarn, needles, crochets, polymer clay etc.) but IF I have an urge of doing something, it's there, THe good thing about knitting, unless you make a very large afghan, it doesn't take much place and I can get my stuff out anytime, anywhere!
Just a little anecdote... when I was about 23-24, I use to commute in the Montreal Subway and I use to carry knitting with me. Once, I was shopping at the Gap and I got to the cashier. She started to litterally STARE at me and said in that loud and admirative voice "OMG you're the girl who knits in the Subway! That's F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S!"... I liked being the Knitting girl from the subway...
Friday, July 2, 2010
Oh well... my fUnKy socks are on hold since I couldn't make it to knitting class on Tuesday (forgive me, it was my birthday! hihi) and since it was a Holiday yesterday, the Knit'n'Bitch session was cancelled Wednesday night (and I got called in to work) and yesterday was closed. I'm at the crucial point and I don't want to mess things up so I should be able to make it to Tom's Place tomorrow night and take up on Alana's offer of a girlie cocktail for my belated birthday! Hihihi... yeah for me!
So the semi-organized person that I am and especially because I'm always afraid not having any projects to keep my hands busy, I bought 2 balls of Patons stretch sock yarn + a free pattern for Spiral "TUBE" socks... JEEZ I'm going from tube to REAL socks then back to tube... REGRESSION!!! But the yarn is fun and the pattern too! But I have a new project in mind... Thanks to Kathy AKA TechQuilter for bringing her Mystery socks to last Thursday class. They're beautiful and I would love to have a p!nk pair!
Since my birthday was last Tuesday (yeah, I'm an old fart of 35), my mom place an Amazon order and got me "Joy of Sox" where I fell in love with "takeout for two" from Cathy Caron, I'm so excited to start them. I would like to find cool color (yes, p!nk again and other fUnKy colors). I was lucky enough to had her on Ravelry and we've been exchanging messages for the last few days. She's really fun.
And to stay on a business mode, I started to move my workshop down to my In-laws. I dropped off my form to get a spot on the "Princess promenade" in Kingston taking place July 310 2010. I SERIOUSLY NEED TO IN PRODUCTION MODE!!!
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
I moved to Kingston, Ontario about 2 weeks ago. Got a new “on call” job so I have a lot of time on my hands. I make jewelry but living on the boat doesn’t make it easy for storage and everything so I thought the most space efficient project would be… KNITTING!
I decided to go with a nice pair of socks that would match my nice P!nk Ugg directly coming from Australia. Since I hadn’t knit in a while I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on the yarn so here’s the result! Only problem, I could never really get how to make a heel so I signed up for a knitting class at Wooltyme!
I’m really happy, I just almost finish my 1st sock (will be done tomorrow night at my 2nd lesson) and started the other one.
A special thanks to Anne and Alana for all the help and good support.