Felt + Thread + Pin

Monday, September 14th, 2009
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Plumeria

I want to make some Plumerias just like these. My family went to Hawaii a few years ago and we brought one of these plants back with us (don’t worry, they were specifically travel safe, we checked*), because we thought they were so lovely. It’s still growing away, not yet old enough to sprout blooms but I’m hoping it will before I’m 50. Canada is not as bright and hot as Hawaii, but we try!

* One of the great things about travelling in and out of Canada is that our guide to declaration of goods when returning to Canada is called “I Declare,” which must always be intoned as if one is a Southern Belle.

Q R U K

Sunday, September 13th, 2009
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Paul Thurlby Q Paul Thurlby R
Paul Thurlby U Paul Thurlby K

James and the Giant Cyst

Saturday, September 12th, 2009
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Dressing Up Box

These images are quite dreamy, but also comical because it looks like the lady on the left has a giant fleshy cyst on her head which she is riding, James-and-the-giant-peach-style toward Manhattan and all the potential friends therein.

Sweet Tooth

Friday, September 11th, 2009
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Sweet Tooth

I don’t know what the title of this cake is, but I bet you a nathanfillion dollars it’s called Sweet Tooth.

Ice Cream Gyoza

Thursday, September 10th, 2009
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Ice Cream Gyoza

Reblogging this delicious Ice Cream Gyoza idea. Oh man, does that sound delicious or what?

I’ve been slouching a bit on the blogging front, which is entirely the fault of my PhD. But I have a few surprises soon, including a fawning post about my new computer*, a series of posts on my wonderful vacation and a few FOs.

In the meantime, I think I’m going to buy a gyoza press.

Ice Cream Gyoza Press

* My new computer will have the handy feature where I can press a button that actually starts the computer instead of a button that lies and pretends it will start but then doesn’t, and then you have to manually shut it off because the hard drive is spinning but not responding, and then try turning it on again, and then off, and then on, and then off, all the while hoping for a glimpse of that dearest apple icon that means that it is actually doing something, and never seeing it, which I am experiencing at this very moment, and have been for the last 2 hours. All thanks to this guy. I never did get any compensation for the destruction of my computer by Modern Taxi. I reiterate: if you live in Kingston, NEVER use Modern Taxi.

Panda Bread

Friday, August 21st, 2009
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Panda Bread

Panda Bread, via CRAFT. I’ve died and gone to heaven. Hippo bread, anyone?

Bottoms Up

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009
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Bottoms Up

Being a Torontonian is as close as you can get to being Asian while at the same time being a tall, blondish white girl. I love Asian fashion, and my favourite knit bloggers are either Asian themselves or make copious use of Asian style. Of course, there are some down sides to this: I wish I were as rail thin as the bloggers I read, but I’m a bit plumper in the T and A regions. This leads me to many situations where I say “I will knit this sweater that this Asian girl modelled” and then realized that in order to do so, I would have to become a shape shifter. A mammary changeling, if you will.

Well, I am in that situation again. I love the above sweater, but I don’t know if it would look good on a round-eye*. I am also distracted by the 30+ bug bites I got a few days ago at an outdoor concert in Sudbury, land of mosquitoes. Maybe I’ll bookmark it and when I finish my current sweater (soon!), I can put more thought into it. I like the addition of sleeves, too. Hmm… decisions, decisions…

* This is me being edgy. I also plan on taking back the word gaijin.

Back from Europe!

Thursday, August 13th, 2009
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I’ve been in Europe for 3 weeks and I just got back. I’ve had another insane month but I wanted to check in a little bit. This isn’t fibre-related but they are animal- producing- fibre- related: here are some instructions for making rice balls look like sheep!

How to make sheep rice ball

How to make sheep rice ball

Sock Aminals

Saturday, July 11th, 2009
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Sock Giraffe

Check out this cute Sock Giraffe! It’s one of a few sock animal patterns: a Sock Giraffe, Hippo, Turtle, and Pig. The hippo is my favourite.

Ten Year Blogiversary!

Friday, July 10th, 2009
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I’ve been blogging for 10 years.

I couldn’t find any animated cake gifs that were hilarious enough, but I did find lots of marios. And so, to celebrate my Blogiversary, you are getting marios:

Mario Raccoon Fly Mario Raccoon Fly Mario Raccoon Fly Mario Raccoon Fly Mario Raccoon Fly Mario Raccoon Fly Mario Raccoon Fly Mario Raccoon Fly Mario Raccoon Fly Mario Raccoon Fly
Tanooki Mario Float Tanooki Mario Float Tanooki Mario Float Tanooki Mario Float Tanooki Mario Float Tanooki Mario Float Tanooki Mario Float Tanooki Mario Float Tanooki Mario Float Tanooki Mario Float
Frog Mario Swim Frog Mario Swim Frog Mario Swim Frog Mario Swim Frog Mario Swim Frog Mario Swim Frog Mario Swim Frog Mario Swim Frog Mario Swim Frog Mario Swim

Ten marios each, for each of the 10 years I have been blogging. And in honour of 1999: Booyah!