28 February 2009

So What! I'm Still A Rock Star!

This has been going around Facebook. I thought I'd post it here as well. Try it! You can get some surprising results.

Make your band's album cover meme:
1 - Go to Wikipedia. Hit “random”or click http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:RandomThe first random Wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.

2 - Go to Quotations Page and select "random quotations"or click http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3The last four or five words of the very last quote on the page is the title of your first album.

3 - Go to Flickr and click on “explore the last seven days”or click http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.flickr.com%2Fexplore%2Finteresting%2F7days&h=371072a9a5a68ef205de89f4938f874eThird picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.
4 - Use Photoshop or similar to put it all together.

16 February 2009

Sunday Night

I finished my day yesterday in a most mellow way. Hey, a rhyme!
The radio was tuned to CBC In The Key of Charles and I was seaming, seaming, seaming at the dining room table. Gregory Charles was in excellent form, spontaneously singing a version of New York State of Mind that could melt chocolate. Meanwhile, my tapestry needle took on a rhythm of its own, moving from stitch to stitch so effortlessly.
I still haven't figured out the rolled neck edge problem but Damn! That's a very nice seam!

15 February 2009

Sunday, Long Weekend

It's been a lovely Sunday and I don't have to work tomorrow! Happy Family Day to Ontarians.
Mind you, I just loathe the decision to name the new statutory holiday for "families". What if you're alone? Do single people really need another event to remind them that somehow their lifestyle is not quite right? The whole thing smacks of conservative political posturing. OK, you can have another holiday but it's to spend with your family. It benefits "working families". It's a "kitchen table" issue. It's about values.
OK, enough ranting. I feel better now.

I spent part of today with some of my knitting family at an impromptu S 'n' B. The talk was free flowing even if the knitting wasn't. Here's Tracey in her kooky and fabulous hood that she whipped up with no pattern. After all that knitting and coffee I ended up knocking on the door of of some other old friends as I passed. I haven't seen them since Christmas and, thankfully, they were home. So there was more talk, with more dear friends. Then it was a trip to my favourite locally run grocery store to stroll along the aisles choosing things from their wide selection of organic and vegetarian stock. Now, I'm waiting for The Daughter and her friend to return from dinner at a nearby restaurant. Then it's a teenage girl sleepover.
This all seems to me to make a pretty sweet Sunday. I'm feeling really happy right now at just how nice a day can be. I'm having major work stress these days but somehow, it doesn't seem to matter so much today.

10 February 2009

Thanks For the New Clothes!

Hey, Secret Pal! I thought you might like to see what some of that great craft paper was used for.
The Daughter made the eminently practical, yet fashionable jacket on the left. Perfect for the office or a stylish lunch.
I, on the other hand, made flashy, impractical wide leg dancing pants out of the red flowered paper. The coordinating gold crop top? Well, I am old enough to remember the disco craze!

01 February 2009

It's An FO Weekend

Glaistig from Knitting New Mittens & Gloves
Designer: Robin Melanson
Yarn: Some unidentified handspun from the stash
Modifications: I knit loose and the yarn was a fair bit heavier than the one called for in the pattern. I removed one pattern repeat to compensate. These cuffs are also much more narrow than the pattern as I was quickly running out of yarn and had to do something!

Plush from Knitting New Mittens & Gloves
Designer: Robin Melanson
Yarn: Patons SWS, 70% Wool, 30% Soy
Modifications: Just used a smaller needle size but that's normal for me.
This is my second knitting of this pattern. These were knit to replace the lost (sniff!) pair.
Can you tell I'm rather obsessed with Robin's book? I also knit a second pair of Filigree last week but didn't bother blogging it as they're exactly the same as the first pair I knit in December.