Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Back from Bytown

Hey Blogsters! I've been away in nippy Ottawa for a conference for work. Check out this great wallet-sized ice scraper from CBC North (thanks Marita!). Stayed in a hotel during the conference and after that stayed in the hostel, which is in a building that used to be a jail. The beds are in cells! I went on a tour of Death Row and saw the gallows, it was pretty dang cool!
Like sleeping in a museum or a film by Wes Anderson.

Posted by Picasa Also visited the big, friendly spider at the National Gallery and the Norval Morrisseau exhibit, so lively! And made some good scores at a zine fair called Ravenswing, met the rockin' zinester who organizes it and he's doing a custom zine reader's advisory for me, I told him he should go to library school, of course! Lots of snow in Ottawa, unlike tropical Toronto.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Team Tit Bit

I joined Team Tit Bit for the Knitting Olympics, too. So I'm going to make a sassy, soft pair of Tit bits from the pattern in Take Back the Knit, issue 2. The pattern is also free online at Knitty. Tit bits are prosthesis for women who've had a mastectomy, but they're hand knit with loving care. Beryl comes up with some fantastic designs! My faves are Watermelon and Apres Toboggan.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

thank goodness for little things

Like hitting a zine fair with a wallet full of loonies:

The cutest pink embroidery scissors and fun patterns from Sublime Stitching:

The giant thimble at Spadina + Richmond:

And sassy posters on Queen St:

Friday, February 03, 2006

Olympics fever

7 days left...

I joined the Knitting Olympics! I'm going to make this dress from a Debbie Bliss pattern, for my cousin's baby. And here are two cool cats mustering up some Torino Olympics fever, bellies full of Brio, pizza and bruschetta.