Tuesday, January 26, 2010

CAPP Rally

Canadians Against Proroguing Parliament. If you’re not aware, our Prime Minister has decided to stop working for the second time in two years. Which means that we currently have no working government. Long story, just look up some Canadian news and you’ll get the gist, I just don’t feel like elaborating here and now. In any case, there was a Rally on the Hill on Saturday, and I went. I’m glad I did, I feel proud that I did, and what an event it was.

Anti Prorogue Rally-29

There were so many people with flags and signs, including the one on a hockey stick. Win.

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Elizabeth May spoke, leader of the Green Party.

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Michael Ignatieff spoke, leader of the Liberal Party.

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Jack Layton spoke, leader of the New Democratic Party.

I will now admit to a little bit of Fangirl Squee, because all these people were only about 20 feet in front of me. I somehow managed to squeeze my way right up to the front and sat in between two camera tripods. It was great. Cold, but great.

There was also one really amazing guy with an awesome sign.

Anti Prorogue Rally-6

More pictures (as always) on my Flickr.

-Cheers folks!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


A very late Christmas present was gifted tonight. I loved it, and might, perhaps at 2:30 in the morning one day, I might have realized that the thing fit on my head.


I also may have had a little too much fun. More photos are on my Flickr.

I’ve been working on a plain sock because the show I’m doing this Friday and Saturday is apparently very boring, so I’d need something to keep me from poking my eyes out with sticks. Stilwell is.. still plodding along. Tom Baker’s socks are stalled for some reason, even though tall thick socks would be wonderful this season. Finally I’ve cast on a neckwarmer for a previous co-worker. Lots to work on, and far too much time.

-Cheers folks!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

In Which I become Obsessed

So I cast on for a very simple kerchief on the 10th. I have become sort of enthralled with lace patterns as well as shawls and kerchiefs. I’m doing Bridgewater from Jared Flood’s “Made In Brooklyn” for the Ravelympics in black lace after all, doesn’t that spell out obsession right there? Anyways, I wanted something simple, quick, and easily wearable. So I dove into my stash (albeit not too deeply), and pulled out some Cables and Lace Lizard Toes in the Night’s Plutonian Shore color as well as some Lime and Violet Sasquatch Superwash in the Jimmy Stewart color. Two absolutely wonderful colors, and beautiful together. I cast on, and was off to the races.

Well, on the 14th, I had this:

Not-Silk Kerchief

Done, soaked, blocked, ends not woven in though. I’m always slow to get the ends woven in. I love it though. It’s super light and wafty, though a touch on the masculine side, I adore it. Now I want another one. Maybe I’ll see if I have some more feminine colors to do it out of. I do need to finish my sweater, and my Dr Who Socks, and I did cast on an extremely late Christmas present yesterday too. Oh well. It’ll all get done eventually.

In other news, the Canal is open for skating.

Canal Skating Jan15-6

Not many people out on the 14th when it first opened, this was at about 4pm, so not many people were off work yet though I suppose. I didn’t go skating myself, instead I went over the the yarn store and knit on the kerchief. I went out on the 15th though, kind of wish I hadn’t though. Not because I fell, but because the temperature was hovering around 1C above, so things were a touch mushy.

Canal Skating Jan15-10

I’m not a very confident skater, and what with the conditions I was only out for about 15 minutes before I decided to call it quits. With my back the way it is, a fall would not be good.

Canal Skating Jan15-9

You can see in that picture all the mush at the sides especially, but there really wasn’t a good area to be skating. They recommend wearing hockey skates because the tips on figure skates can get caught in the cracks. Well I only have the one pair of skates, which probably need to be sharpened any case. Oh well. I’ll find me a strong lad to hold onto and keep me from falling the next time.

-cheers folks!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Hello New Year

Well, suffice to say that this year is turning out to be awesome already. I don’t know exactly why it’s so awesome already, but it is.

I’ve been to the Atlantic. (See more photos on my Flickr)


I’ve walked along the Canal in the snow.

Rideau Canal (5)

I had an interview today. (Exciting!)

I made chili (and have loads in the freezer).

I cast on a new shawl/kerchief thing.


It’s just been awesome.

-Cheers folks!

PS. Check out Charlie Winston. Who doesn’t love a guy in a waist coast with a beard playing guitar?

Sunday, January 3, 2010

2009 in Review

I did a 365 project, for most of the year. Falling short of my goal by just shy of 50 days.

Moved out from under my parent’s roof, a couple provinces away, and not only survived, but thoroughly enjoy it. (But I love coming home too!)

Got a volunteer position at a fantastic theatre doing sound design. Designed a musical and got signed up for 2 more designing gigs, as well as working many more.

Lived in not one, not two, not even three, but four different places.

Lived with a sum total of 11 different people including family back home.

Bought a DSLR.

Knit my first complete and wearable sweater.

Watched about 41 movies (more or less).

Inducted more and more people into the cult following that is Doctor Who.

Bought a Wii.

Ran/walked 4k daily for a while.

Iced my knee daily for a while due to running/walking 4k daily.

Signed up for my own Cell Phone. A bill under my own name… lost it’s novelty quickly.

Lost touch with old friends.

Got back in touch with old friends.

Made new friends.

Bought a Mac.

Bought my own bed.

Began recording for a Podcast.

Continued editing for a Podcast.

Bought a loaf pan to make meatloaf, made Oatmeal Brown bread and Banana bread too.

Spent Canada Day in the Nation’s Capital.

Spent my birthday away from my family for the first time ever.

Sighed as the clock changed from 11:59.59pm on December 31, 2009. All is good in my life.

-Cheers folks.