Thursday, July 31st, 2008
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I’m heading off to the Sault again. I’ve got a copy of The Golden Compass to read, a few papers for my masters and the stats from all that wonderful data you generous folks gave to me!

I’m also printing something else out…

Bubble Printing

I’m finally starting Bubble! I didn’t have any worsted/aran wool to use with this and I’m still trying to stick to my stash diet, so I drove to Value Village yesterday and bought a pullover in a crimson colour. It’s cotton, which I don’t usually like to knit with, but I think it will be ok. I ripped, skeined and washed it last night, and it’s drying as we speak. Hopefully it will be dry in 4 hours when I have to leave!

I’m back to taking photos again, now that my mom is back from Europe (along with her camera). Here are a few I took for you guys:

This is what I did to stave off boredom on the way to Sudbury for The Garden Party. I thought you might like to see this because it was a really easy way to make a nice long skein! I usually spread my legs rather far apart when I’m skeining (see the picture below), but it’s hard to do in a car. But if you’ve got a pair of water bottles, the skein is your oyster.

Skeining Pink

This is what I usually do. I call it “The Strumpet’s Niddy Noddy.” The great thing about this method is that you’re always putting a little bit of tension on the yarn from the weight of your legs, so you get every wrap the same length. You might have to worry about stretching out your yarn if you use this method, but I’m usually skeining from an old stretched-out sweater anyway, so I don’t care.

Skeining King Crimson

Here’s something my mom brought back from Germany! Candy sheep!

Schlaf Schaefchen

And one black sheep!

Black Sheep

I made these cupcake pops for The Garden Party this year. The chocolate was a disaster, but they were a hit! Everyone loved them and were talking to each other about them. As I was walking to the dessert room some lady was like “you have to try these cupcake things! They’re awesome!” Thank you, lady. Not bad for a cake from a mix! (I figured if I’m going to put lots of effort into the presentation, I wouldn’t have time to bake the cake from scratch. And I didn’t, so I’m glad I made that call. Nobody would have noticed, anyway.)

Cupcake Pops

I just came across this in my prep for the trip, and I wanted to include it because I thought it was funny. Methinks I’m going to have to find another copy of this paper.

Holyoak Paper

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