Europe is a country and everyone speaks french here

well, now i don't feel so bad for not knowing england was an island.

special mention to the way jeff foxworthy pronounces "hungary"


socks for mom

mirasol peru 100% hand dyed merino wool: habacho

mom picked out the colors... and i whipped those puppies off the needle like there was no tomorrow.
guess i should get back to working on the wedding blanket. or maybe another pair of socks... hrm.


sunday forest stroll socks

these socks remind me of a lovely stroll in a forest... all of the colours of trees, dirt, babbling brooks.

i'm working away on a pair of socks for mom. pictures coming soon.



I made my first loan at kiva.org today! I am so excited to begin what I hope is the first of many.
The fantastic thing about this is that it is not a charity. It's a small amount to pay but makes a huge difference to the borrower. Once the loan is repaid you can re-loan to a new borrower. And the cycle goes.
i dare you to check it out and not be compelled to join: http://www.kiva.org/app.php


monday night soccer club

knitting content to arrive in a short while...

but in the meantime, i scored my first goal at indoor soccer monday night. we played a double header, and i scored during the second game - which is amazing since i was unable to take any breaks (other than half time) and i was pooped!

the other team said it had be about the best celebration they'd ever seen - like i had won the lotto or something. and i felt like i had.


home improvement

right now we are in the middle of reorganizing some rooms. we're moving the office into what is now the craft room. the old office will become the guest bedroom and a pared down version of the craft room.

on a whim we decided to pain the old craft room which was painted in an awful minty-green colour. off we headed to home depot and out we came with a gallon of primer and a gallon of paint in "horizon blue" from C.I.L.

so far the room is taped and primed. today we'll focus on both coats of paint.

so much for a quick change!

home.... november 15th

jason's shepherd's pie
mmm.... tastes as good as it looks

briggs and little - november 13th

described by one of my friends as my version of mecca:

be still my heart....
the damage.... only two bags full.....

oh deer - november 12th

this is at my aunt and uncle's home... look how close the deer come.

reconnecting in moncton - november 11th

look at all that snow!

here is my friend shannon from high school, and her bf dave. i hadn't seen shannon in about 10 year, and thanks to good ol' facebook, we reconnected. it was such a nice visit - waaaaaay too short! so invited her to come visit me in ottawa. it was great - it felt as though no time had passed (except the obvious changes like being married or having a degree). that's the true test of friendship. 10 years can pass and you wouldn't even know it.
here's jon, also from highschool - also a reconnect from facebook. He helped Kamécha make a snow man. He promptly crumbled once we were all inside.
Tammy's daughter Kamécha. Tammy is Shannon's sister. I can't believe I didn't get a picture of her - wtf!
there were drawing lessons - here is Kaméchas' version of vache. my brother - in't he adorable?
for supper.... chinese food at the buffet in fredericton.

to market, to market... and to amherst - november 10th

saturday morning was market day at boyce's farmers' market
honeycrisp apples... mmmmmm!
woolsmoke woolworks - look at all of those hats! here are her patterns. unfortunately, i couldn't wait, so i bought one. here is the author of the patterns wearing the hat i bought.
and this is a photo of me taken by a local photographer and posted at justfred.ca. it happened so fast i didn't get to snap a picture of her.
the line up for samosas....
heading to amherst.... this is just past moncton. look at that... SNOW!! wait, it gets worse.

my uncles' remote control. he assures me they no longer lose it in the cushions. my father's beer for scale.

see.... worse! bleh.

fredericton - november 9th

first stop, dollarama - where i found this: yes, ladies and gentlemen, they sell pregnancy tests at the dollar store.
we stopped at the local yarn / sewing machine store. i picked up two skeins of habacho to make socks for my mummy. (shade #301)

lunch was indian food at chez riz.... delicious!
a church
a building

one of four frenchy's visited. i brought home a ton of fantastic finds. it took a garbage bag to hold the purchases from the frenchy's in amherst. it took a carboard box to get the finds home. and all of them wearable - i only got one sweater to take apart - 100% cashmere - in pink - 3$. woot!