Wednesday, November 15, 2017


The day started out well - I won off of 3/4 of my lottery tickets. Yeah, not actual money, but free tickets are a whole new chance to win!! 
Then I was off on my mission for the day. 

I spend a lot of time pondering the subject matter for my tattoos, then narrowing down the artist that fits the style that I’d like the subject matter to be drawn in. 
Today I went to Ink and Water and Mr Koo did what he does, and he did it in style!! 

My appt had been pushed back a bit, so I went up the road to Long and McQuade  I’ve been contemplating a larger case for my flute as the current one *just* fits, but feels tights with the cleaning wands and hole plugs.

I also bought a few books that only frighten me a little. If it’s not a little scary, it’s not worth doing. 

I am going to try these lip patches. 

Myrelle had the great suggestion of envelope seals, and they do the trick, but l’ll give these a go by way of comparison. 

And not to start a panic, but poppadoms have become scarce!! I stopped at 4 different grocery stores and nothing. Walmart used to stock Pataks poppadoms as a modular item, but nothing. I finally found some at Metro in Orangeville and I’ll be stopping at every Metro I see and buying all that they have. I’ll be a shameless poppadom hoarder. 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017


Still knitting, no fear. I just feel busy and unfortunately blogging takes the hit. 
I have been working, knitting, and fluting, mostly in that order. It’s like the Holy Trinity of my life, with Craig factoring in like a woven thread. 
Tomorrow is going to be an exciting day, but that’s tomorrow’s story. Today, I give you the start of V-neck shaping on the Flat Rib Pullover. I don’t know why I’m feeling like progress had been so slow on this project - probably because it has been, but I can’t pin down exactly where my knitting mojo has gone - but this is an excellent point at which to mark progress and get a surge of momentum! 

 Yes, my little buddy got in on the pic - Petey is truly never far from my side ❤️🐶❤️

Monday, October 23, 2017

That’s Wannietta!

I am who I am, and I’m too old for that to change. 
I have a favorite TeeFury T-shirt, and I’ve been thinking a long time about getting it as a tattoo. Customizeart was visiting Toronto and was guesting at Golden Iron  and I love their new school style, so I grabbed this once in a lifetime opportunity!! I am so pleased with the result! María imbued my T-shirt George Joker with all the mischievous and creepy personality that he could possess. 

It’s not everyone’s style, but it’s me, and now it’s mine forever!! 
It stung like a mofo, but I bore it like a champ and it was worth it. 

Speaking of TeeFury, they had another grab bag sale. I love these, and while it’s a roll of the dice, I totally scored this go-round!!! 

Not a bad one in the bunch!! I’m just giddy with delight!!! 
Then there’s this one. I ordered it as a daily special, and it will be this years Halloween T-shirt. It also glows in the dark!! I know - super creepy!!! 

I am fighting off the cold that a few coworkers have been bringing ‘round, so I’ve been sleeping a lot, which cuts into knitting time. I’m going to spend a few hours tonight knitting on something ... idk what. I’ll post actual knitting pics tomorrow!! 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017


I’m tired, so I’m going to drop a few thousand words in picture format. 
Daphne and Jasmyn came to collect potential yarn, aka fleece. 

We’re looking a whole lot less identical these days 😏

Helen called in her order, and gifted me 4 skeins! I know - a generous gift that idk how I’ll ever repay. Hopefully my joy will be a sufficient down payment. 

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Speckle and Pop

Nothing is an easy decision when it comes to colour choices with me. But I went stash diving, 
which was no simple feat either, and came up with all sorts of Pop!
The left bucket is my Koigu (which produced the winning Pops), and the right bin is my fingering leftovers.

What is that burning in my nose? Oh yes, I had mince the last ghost pepper for the chili re-do without gloves and I guess I’m glad that I didn’t rub my eyes!!!

Back to the Speckle and Pop - colours decided upon and casting on will commence.

Once I decide, it’s full speed ahead. 
Though I’m in the midst of three different full projects, plus a sock, so I have almost too much knitting ... I’m torn about which one to knit on! 

Petey is still a Conehead. We are less patiently waiting for his inflatable collar - he’ll be done with The Allergies by the time it gets here! He’s much more himself personality-wise, Craig noticed it right away on the weekend. 
He’s still pink, but the skin irritation and oozing is much improved. 

Work is fantastic; I am part of a strong, motivated team of women. We rag on each other, but are there for each other for support or encouragment the second life happens. That’s the family that you get to choose.