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12 of 12: June 2009

It’s been a long darned time since I’ve done a 12 of 12 post! Lately I seem to either forget about it altogether, or the 12th falls on a day when I am doing absolutely nothing that involves leaving the house or doing interesting photographable things. But this time, I remembered! In case you don’t know, the 12 of 12 is the brainchild of blogger and writer Chad Darnell, and involves taking 12 photos of your day on the 12th of the month. Let’s get posting!

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8:00am – Ahh, I love the sound of construction work in the morning, don’t you? Oh wait, maybe not. This is the view from the front window, where they have been re-doing the front walk and the walls surrounding the driveway (so that they will be actual walls and no longer crumbling stacks of bricks). Anyway, these dudes show up around 7am every morning, it’s actually pretty impressive.

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10:30 am – Off for a run, finally. Thank goodness for new Stash and Burn podcast! Sometimes new listening is the only motivation I have. And those mornings are starting to get warmer faster…

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12:30pm – En route to the bus station to catch the bus to Toronto. PS – those Lexie Barnes bags sure do hold a lot of stuff.

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2:45pm – Hello Toronto kitty cats! I am here for the weekend. Here is Somerset, demonstrating with excellent technique what all cats do best. Napping.

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4:00pm – At the Eaton Centre for a shopping excursion with my friend S. Here I am in the change room at RW & Co, with the approximately eleventy gazillion tees and blouses which I tried on, none of which fit me properly (thank you, this season’s cap sleeves that do not go with my shoulders, boooo…), and the khaki dress that I did decide to get. But what do I wear i with, is my question now.

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5:00pm – In the change room at Smart Set (clothes even more disappointing), where the wall is delightfully arranged with instructional images and hooks.

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6:00pm – The view up from the food court. You have got to love those Canada geese sculptures.

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6:30pm – Traffic goes by at Union Station.

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7:30pm – At dinner, I try to do the self-portrait thing but clearly I need a bit more practice at this. Must practice my smile into camera, I think.

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10:00pm – Back, and Shakespeare in Love on the tee vee.

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“Hello, my name is Greedo. I claim this armrest for all of catdom.”

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“Hello, my name is Somerset. I claim your lap for me me me all me.”

And, that’s my 12 of 12. Enjoy your Saturday! And don’t forget today is Worldwide Knit in Public Day – get out there with your yarn and knitting needles and start the revolution. Happy knitting!

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12 of 12: Thanksgiving edition

It’s been a few months since I’ve done a 12 of 12! This time I marked it in big letters on my calendar so I wouldn’t forget. And this time the 12th of October happened to fall on our Thanksgiving weekend – it is today, the Monday, that is actually Thanksgiving, but our family has tended to have the big dinner on the Sunday night. Makes Monday easier to schedule in some sitting around. Anyhow, here are the 12 photos, a day in the life:

9:00am
So, I got up, ate my cereal, checked my internets, and thought while i was waiting between food and getting out for my run, I might as well wind up those 2 skeins of Lorna’s Laces sock yarn that are waiting to go on the needles next. I then entered into a half-hour struggle with the 1st skein, after discovering that the end I had attached to the ball-winder was completely and irrevocably twisted around the rest of the skein in multiple annoying ways. The 2nd skein, of course, was fine and took 3 minutes to wind.

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9:30am
My second Forest Canopy shawl is still blocking, but will soon be ready to un-pin.
With that, I am out for a long Sunday run!

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1:00pm
My feet would like to report that they ran 15K in the morning and have filed a request for a home foot spa. They took me over to P’s to borrow a springform pan.

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1:05pm
On the way I stopped to admire the fall colours which have started to come in, and for some trees, have also started to fall quite literally.

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1:20pm
While at P’s I said hello to the kitties also. They continue to be terribly cute.

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2:00pm
Baking now, with Giada, this time an appetizer roasted red pepper cheesecake. Only hitch was needing to rig up a smaller portion of the springform pan to bake it in, which worked out thanks to a lot of tinfoil and some rice and pie weights.

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5:00pm
After some baking, kitchen work, and sitting and knitting, people start to arrive. Martha lets me use her as practice for taking pictures of myself. (Not seen here: the first 7 attempts).

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5:30pm
Setting the dinner table.

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7:30pm (Or sometime around there-ish)
Sitting down at the table and enjoying the feast. Or at least, the second stage of the feast. The first stage was delicious and cheesy and was very nice on crackers.

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9:00pm
Empty wine bottles, almost-empty plate of Pumpkin Cupcakes. Mmmm.

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10:29pm
Man was I ready to fall into bed – good food, good chatter, and also that big long run in the morning all made for a very sleepy Glenna. I managed the first two chapters of Jasper Fforde (I can read the 1st book now that i’ve finished Jane Eyre!), and then was out like a light until the morning.

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Happy Thanksgiving if you’re in Canada, and happy Monday if you’re not! May your knitting be close by.

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12 of 12 – July

Back in the fall I started doing the 12 of 12, but have forgotten about it the last few times. Not this month! Ha ha! I remembered this time!

In case you’re just tuning in, the 12 of 12 is a blog project where you take 12 pictures during your day on the 12th of the month, then post them on your blog with times and captions. This time the 12th was on Saturday, the day when I went off with my famiy for our annual trip to Stratford, Ontario, for the theatre festival. Here’s how the day went. (Um, better 3 days late than never, right?)

7:30am – Mmm, I love a basket of sock yarn in the morning. I’m gradually knitting through this stuff, I promise. It’s been fun to collect.

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8:15am – Off for a run before things get going. New podcast to listen to, thank goodness! Some days a new podcast is what gets me out the door.

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10:00am – Packing for the trip – 1 overnight. I stuck ‘Cause Celeb’ in there at the last minute since I’d just finished a book and needed something quick. I borrowed CC about 2 years ago and still haven’t finished it. In fact, I think I need to re-read it from the beginning because I’ve forgotten what happened in the part that I read.

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11:15am – At R & P’s, with whom Martha and I will be riding on the way to Stratford. (Meanwhile mom and dad jet off separately to drop luggage at the B&B while our job upon arrival is to find a picnic spot.) Martha was playing with Ramona, one of the cats, who jumped for the toy just at the moment I clicked for the photo. She was suitably transformed into a whisp of blurry white.

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1:00pm – In Stratford now, by the river. I thought these ducks had the right idea.

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2:00pm – Just before the play started. First up was ‘The Trojan Women’, which was great in a soul-crushing, hope-killing sort of way. (It’s OK though, we finished with ‘The Music Man’, which was more with the ‘up’).

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4:30pm – Some post-play shopping, at a favourite tea place. All the different kinds of loose tea you could want. Patricia and Martha each got a selection too, and Martha even got her very own teapot with loose tea diffuser built right in. ‘Tea restores’, I said after the play. Patricia looked at me and I added, ‘Martinis can restore also,’ and that sounded like a good plan too.

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5:00pm – Checkerboard tables outside Family and Company. Martha and I played. Here, I am red and about to get ‘kinged’. I won, which is highly unusual since i have lingering memories of losing about a bazillion checkers games when i was little, and as a result I hardly ever want to play as an adult.

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5:15pm – At Watson’s bazaar, where you can get 101 interesting things for your home. I got a large cup and saucer and the coolest new wallet ever. And these cats just come with the ambiance. They are totally in their own little world and will let you pet them but mostly are happy to sleep the day away on the counter.

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6:30pm – At dinner. Yum, pizza. Mine had sausage, goat’s cheese, peppers, and arugula on top.

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7:50pm – Entering the Festival theatre for the evening show. It’s been a long hard day of being Stratford tourists!

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Next post: a return to regularly scheduled knitting content.

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12 of 12

I participated in the 12 of 12 three times at the end of last year and then have neglected it the past couple of months – but this time I remembered! I just didn’t manage to get the post up sooner than this morning. These kind of posts always take me longer than I expect.

This post begins with my day in progress about halfway through. On Tuesdays I travel to [spoilery campus name] to teach, and stay overnight. I woke up on Wednesday ready to start documenting, but had left my camera at home.

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2:00pm – Back at home. Could it be? Sunshine? Coming from outside? A non-overcast sky? I must photograph this as proof!

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2:15pm – Scenes from a bookshelf. In my recent attempts at tidying/hoe-ing out/emptying boxes, I discovered more of these hardcover Nancy Drews lurking in the basement and set them all up together. There was a while about 10 years ago when I was collecting them and always looked in used bookstores, but I fell out of the habit. Heck, I even got a dozen or so of the “really old” blue covers. I like having the collection but make no mistake – these aren’t in mint condition.

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2:30pm – Laundry. Two of my handknits get snuggly in a bathtub of wool wash.

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3:00pm – The rest of my lunch. In the town where I teach there is a super delicious organic cafe that makes great burritos and curries and rice and rotis and all kinds of things. I always get something from there, because even though it’s a bit more expensive, the food is always delicious and comes with actual vegetables. This is the side salad, and one of the dressing options is this green one which I suspect may be some liquefied form of cilantro and garlic. Mmmmmmm.

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4:00pm – Venezia knitting break. I was feeling a little bleary (by the time I get to Wednesday I am always a little drained from teaching and prepping and schlepping myself around all over the place on buses) and thought about taking a nap, but then I reasoned that I didn’t really need a nap, I just wanted a break. So I had a time-out with the knitting. Venezia’s progressed a bit farther than this now, and I’m hoping to be well into Sleeve #1 tonight.

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4:30pm – Revisions. Bleah. Need I say more?

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6:15pm – Dinner prep. These veggies will be roasted and then served over polenta with goat’s cheese. (The foil-wrapped balls are heads of garlic, mmmmm….)

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6:30pm – Pre-dinner drinkie and just a little bit more work. One step at a time, one step at a time… (Aside: yep, my laptop is resting on 4 plastic-wrapped packs of post-it notes. This is a feeble attempt at combatting the lame cooling issues my laptop has been twice plagued with to the point of having to replace the whole system. Toshiba, you suck.)

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7:00pm – Snacks. My dad visited the Canary Islands recently for a conference (I know. Seriously lucky.) While he was there he enjoyed a particular appetizer which involved very small, salted and cooked potatoes, dipped in yogurt. (If anyone out there knows about this, or how to make it, he would be deeply appreciative and thoroughly vindicated.) He wanted to try to replicate it here, although his conclusion was the potatoes were not small enough or salty enough.

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8:15pm – Knitting and Tee Vee. I flipped channels and decided I would prefer to watch a Gilmore Girls rerun on DVD. (Hm. There’s a bit of light glare over Lorelai’s face…)

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10:30pm – Checking the weather forecast. More sun? I don’t know if we can take so much sun! It’ll be an adjustment after 3 months of snow and overcast, but I think we’ll manage.

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10:45pm – Bedtime reading. I picked up a copy of ‘French Women Don’t Get Fat’ on sale last week out of curiosity and am now finished. Hmm. Good plain common sense, or patronizing cultural essentialism? Or perhaps a little from Column A, a little from Column B. My jury’s still out. The recipes do look tasty.

The copy of ‘The Celtic Collection’, though, continues to fuel my rich knitting fantasy life. I got this last week from local knitting friend Kim, in exchange for some yarn I’d given her a month before. It’s the first time I’ve ever had an Alice Starmore book in my hands and it’s fantastic. Much ogling still to come.

That’s all, folks! Happy Friday.

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December 12 of 12

First, allow me to extend a warm thank you to blog reader Melissa who is generously and flatteringly sending me wine corks from France. Never fear, Melissa, I will do my best to see the new recruits are properly clothed! ::salutes::

Anyhow, here I am again, back for my third round of the 12 of 12. (of 12!) On this day I was at home for work and miscellaney, so I thought hey! this will be boring! No bus rides to Toronto or dining out or anything remotely exciting. I’ll have a shot of my laptop and then one of my knitting and then I’ll be done. HAH. No siree bob, this day had other plans.

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(1) 6:55am – I am vaguely awake and hear snarling coming from the living room. Yes, this means Beatrice has indeed encountered Arch Nemesis Orange Cat at the front window and is expressing her frustration through the usual snarling and pounding on window. Orange Cat is immune. I toss Beez outside for a bit to get it all sorted out.

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(2) 9am (ish) – post-breakfast, post-knitting pause, I enjoy the look of the 2 Korknisse (see companion shot in my post from yesterday) I knitted. They are so adorable I want to just stare at them and smile giddily the whole time. And it was nice to see the sun coming out after the overnight freezing rain.

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(3) 12:05pm – walking down to the grocery store and post office. (Job application to send off. It’s never to early to get rejected! Whee!) We didn’t get the snow the weather report had been calling for – just freezing rain! Boo! – but at least the sun is out and I can navigate the melted and clear spots on the sidewalk.

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(4) 12:45pm – at the grocery store. No, taking a picture of my own shopping cart doesn’t make me feel odd. Not at ALL. Thankfully it’s the middle of a weekday, fewer potential gawkers in the aisles ;) Here are just a few needed items, several for the evening cupcake baking.

When I was in line there was a middle-aged man behind me, looking at my cart and then looking at me. I smiled nicely and said, “Um, yes?” And he sort of blinked and explained that “oh, I always look at other people’s carts and then I remember what it was I forgot to buy.” And I chuckled and said, “oh, so what did you forget?” And he shrugged and said, “I don’t know! Your cart didn’t help me.” Well, I suppose we’re not all making Egg Nog Cupcakes, what can you do.

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(5) – Some time between 2pm and 3pm.
So, I get back from the store and let Beatrice back in (she will rarely go outside unless you’re out too, so this was a solid hour-and-a-half of cabin-fever-prevention-tactic), and as I’m eating my lunch I notice she has some splotches on her coat. At first i thought, “oh, she got rain dribbles on her from a drainspout” or something, but then they weren’t going away. So I came and sat next to her and petted her, pulling at the splotches on the back of her neck (which she enjoyed, purring all the time), and discovered it was greasy. What the heck, B? Sitting under someone’s car?

Sure enough, I blotted at them with a dry towel and it came off as pale muddy-looking gunk. Sigh. While waiting for an email response from Beatrice’s mummy I applied a soapy wet cloth all over her, then another towel, then another wet washcloth. I managed to do a lot of this while keeping her restrained on top of the bed (thanks B, I appreciate you bringing your oily self to my sleeping space). She calmed a bit (long enough to be photographed), but then after further advice I did the whole works again with a kitty-shampooed-rag and another towelling. In all of this she fled around the upstairs trying to get away from me and was appropriately peeved during the bathing. (You may insert your own sound effects here, complete with kitty flailing, growling, and scrabbling of claws). Miraculously I came away unscathed, which is more than I can say for the times when I put her outside for an hour of recreation on any other day.

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(6) 5:30pm – Working. The dissertation draft is 99% done, I am going through it now and inserting miscellaney and checking my bibliography and, you know, praying that it has some semblance of organization and thought. Close proximity of knitting and cheetos are important for morale.

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(7) 7:00pm – Dinner’s on, now the cupcake preparation can begin. Oops, must let butter soften first. These cupcakes are once again from Cupcake Bakeshop, specifically the Egg Nog ones with dark rum. I went with the Canadian way and used screech as my dark rum ingredient. That’ll work, right? In retrospect, I should have also had a wee tot of rum just for me, given the cat shenanigans. Hm. Note to self: make up for this failure tonight.

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(8) 7:30pm – Christmas decorations in my room above the TV. Aren’t they soothing? I think they’re soothing. Let’s look at them for a little bit. Ahhhhh.

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(9) 8:10pm – Dinner and knitting.
A 4th Korknisse member joins the ranks and a 5th will be quick behind. Dinner is chicken curry, very warm and soothing on a cold evening. Also, if you look closely there you can see it looks like I’ve drawn a little “hrrrmmmm” crooked mouth on the little dude, but actually it’s just a crack in the cork. (I am clearly just a little bit touched to be getting so much fascination out of these.)

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(10) 9:00pm – The Korknisse number 5 at the end of the day. They are still so adorable I could squee. By this point the cupcakes are also done, waiting for frosting.

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(11) 10:15pm – The Ivy League Vest.
The progress is slow this evening, what with all the other occupations of the day. (I had another go at Beatrice with the damp towel. It’s OK though, she had a bit of kibble and we were friends again by bedtime.) But I did get to the beginning of the neck steek which makes me feel comfortable, and by the weekend I’d like to be on the armhole steeks as well. The rows will start to get shorter now with the neckline decreases! Woo hoo!

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(12) 10:30pm – Cupcakes.
MMMM. I frost them but don’t sample yet. These will be for the staff meeting on campus on Thursday, when we will all appreciate the good cheer. I’ve still got the egg nog in the fridge, which makes me wonder if I’ll need to actually drink it. I don’t really drink egg nog…but then, if you can put rum in it then that’s not all bad, right? ;)

And a 13th bonus shot, which this month is meant to be based on the word “Believe.”
Me? I believe that knitters are changing the world. I thought it was about time I donated again.

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And a happy Thursday to everyone out there in blogland. The Korknisse and I thank you for reading. ;)

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November 12 of 12

I owe a few blogging things – FOs for one, and some pattern errata for the Brennan Cardigan for another (thanks for the catch, Rae!), but this 12 of 12 post will start to go stale if I don’t write it up soon. Thankfully my lunch break has allowed for some blogging time. I slept horribly on Sunday night and have felt zonko ever since. I wonder if there are any nappable chairs around anywhere…zzz…zzz…

But first! The 12 of 12 for November. I did this last month for the first time and decided to give it another go. (Incidentally, if you click on that link, Chad Darnell also has a great deal of info on his blog about the Writers’ Guild of America’s current strike. I totally support the writers. Studios have lots of money already, thanks to being able to profit from scripted programming, and archaic writers’ contracts. The writers on the other hand, are not so much with the profiting at the moment. You strike, dudes, I can totally live without my stories as long as it takes for you to get the deal you deserve.)

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(1) 7:30am, just off my bicycle at the Hamilton bus terminal. I am not thrilled to be awake, but at least I am here. I had a deadline to pull things together for that morning and spent the whole night waking up every hour and a half. Boo-urns for bad Sunday night sleep. But at least I have my cute shoes. And my Jaywalkers, which I did not enjoy knitting but I am very much enjoying wearing. Curse those Jaywalkers, making me re-think them.

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(2) 7:37am, from inside the terminal. Apparently there is a new cafe/cafeteria opening up and there was a woman coming around giving out free samples of something, but by the time I bought my ticket she was gone.

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(3) 9:45am. Reviewing my course reader material at [Spoilery Campus Name], where I will be teaching a course starting in January. (All together now: eek! I will be responsible for teaching other people! Assembling course reader material and coming up with a general outline was an unexpected timesink over the last week.

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(4) 10:45am – at a discount store in town which I know carries yarn. I look long and hard at the Patons Classic Merino, even take some in my hands, but I eventually do not buy. I do, on the other hand, buy some DPNs on sale and some loaf-sized baking pans for continued baking exploits. (Hey, did you know that you can bake your own bread from scratch? What they won’t think of next…)

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(5) 11:00am – from the fitting room at a discount clothing store nearby. I try on 4 skirts, and marvel at the laughability of women’s sizing. Of the 4 skirts that were all marked as the same size, one was too tight, one was so big it was almost falling off of me, and the two that fit didn’t look very good. Le sigh. I may have to just throw myself on the mercy of the in-season sales racks.

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(6) 11:15am – tea and knitting break at Tim Horton’s. I note that they have switched to their “holiday” theme cups by now. I’ve cast on for the December Lights Tam from Interweave Knits Holiday 2007, in some Knit Picks Palette from my stash. I am quite sure the people from the next table over were looking at me as though I was a complete nutso, mild-manneredly pulling out my 7 colours of yarn at Tim’s.

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(7) 1:45pm. Back in Hamilton now, having leftover salad for lunch and checking my internets. I discover I have a 9:30am Tuesday meeting that I’d forgotten about. This means another 6am alarm for a second day in a row, whimper whimper.

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(8) 3:00pm – running errands. I scoot into the bank just before a line begins to form behind me at the ATM. I then make my way over to the My Dog Joe cafe in Westdale, which my sister and our friends have been raving about. It is just as cozy and awesome as everyone says and I quite possibly want to live there every afternoon. Martha turns out to be there too, so we sit and try to accomplish things.

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(9) 4:45pm – still at the cafe, still sweating my Chapter 4. My draft is so close and yet so far. If only there was a magic Thesis Wand to make it finish itself. I think by the time I get to the conclusion that chapter will read. “Please read the previous 5 chapters. The End.” I did have a delicious broccoli-cheddar muffin, though…

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(10) 5:30pm – at home again, doing various tasks and getting munchies and discovering that Beatrice the Cat has quite possibly spent the entire day sleeping on my crumpled up pyjamas.

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(11) 7:30pm – the scene of a bubblebath. My tired brain has short-circuited and won’t let me think or concentrate even on knitting, so I give in.

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(12) 9:30pm – already in bed with book and kitty. Oh yeah, baby, exciting times here at Knitting to Stay Sane! Film at 11! ;)

Catch ya fer the next 12, provided I am not, by then, running around in circles or muttering to myself or crying over my thesis draft (which will, God willing, be done before then.)

More knitting catch-up tomorrow!

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October 12 of 12

I have much to blog about – knitting continues and I have projects new, old, and in between who are screaming at me to tell you about them. But they have to wait a little bit longer, because yesterday I took the day to try out a new blogging fodder exercise – the 12 of 12. My friend Liz does this often, and for months I’d been telling myself I was going to try it, but I would never remember it on the actual day of the 12th of the month. It was pretty darned neat, I’ll tell ya. Ever try to photo-document your day in 12 photos? Well, here’s my first attempt.

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#1 – 9:45am in Toronto Union Station. I came in from Hamilton on Thursday and Friday this week. (I was up around 7:00am but just didn’t manage to get the camera going much earlier than this shot.) For weeks and weeks Union Station has been plastered with ads for shows on the Canadian station CTV, and on the subway (TTC) side of Union there are ads all over the place for ‘Dirty Sexy Money’ (personally I prefer ‘Pushing Daisies, but that much was obvious in my last post ;) ), and this included the floor in the main foot traffic area. Also, I love my new mary janes and this was my first day wearing my own knitted socks – we’re down to overnight lows below 5C this week and daytime highs in the low teens.

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#2 – 10:15 on campus. This is my friend E, proudly showing off the beginning of her first Clapotis. We decided to work on them together. She’s a relatively new knitter and I’ve gone with her a couple of times to Romni Wools in Toronto to help pick out yarn. In this case, it’s Berrocco Ultra Alpaca, and we found exactly the right # of skeins for her in this nice heathery rusty red. It suits her well, as will the scarf. I’m doing mine in boring old Patons SWS ;)

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#3 – 11:00am on campus, attempting Actual Thesis Writing. About a half an hour after this photo, some crazy cardiac arrest happened when I tried to save the file, it got corrupted, and I lost all the work I’d done in the last 24 hours. Not so much with the fun. I had a slightly older version of the file. But still, 24 hours of writing needs to get recreated, yanno? Boo-urns.

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#4 – 2:10pm after a staff meeting at my campus office. I brought peanut butter cupcakes to share and they were nummy nums. I figured a 2-hour lunch meeting required cupcakes. (Well, but just about any occasion does, really.) One of the guys asked me how much I charge for cupcake services.

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#5 – 3:55pm in the Robarts Library cafeteria. This is my friend/co-worker K, as we meet to talk about the seminar we’re giving next week. She’d just been to Starbucks and had a wearying encounter with the staff member who did not believe the price of the Nanaimo bars on sale in the pastry display. We were both feeling the Friday fatigue.

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#6 – 5:05pm Leaving campus, walking up St. George to the subway. In the opposite direction I would have had a shot of the CN Tower (much more visibly Torontonian), but I liked the clouds here behind the Bata Shoe Museum.

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#7 – 5:20pm, waiting in Union Station to find the track information for my train. It’s pretty impressive how these screens turn thousands of intelligent and mild-mannered adults into Pavlovian subjects, just waiting and watching the screen, waiting and watching the screen…Then when a new track number comes up, the crowd moves as one and you MUST MOVE NOW to get to your train and (hopefully) a seat.

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#8 – 6:45pm, almost home, coming around Cootes Paradise in Hamilton. Inexplicably, 5 minutes before the station, we had to wait and wait because of some delay. Me = tired, irritable, and frustrated about not being home yet.

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#9 – 7:10pm, giving Miss Beatrice her dindins. (Sound effects: chompsnorflechompchompchewsnortpurrchomp)

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#10 – 8:05pm, at my friend Trevor’s place. Well, actually, at his parents’ place. He’s there temporarily and is alone for the weekend and had me and my sister (pictured) over for dinner, and we reclined with our knitting over a bit of cheese and olives. Here, Martha works on her Icarus shawl, which is wearing on her because she’s had to go back several times to rip out an inch or two. Then last night she realized that the reason she’d been having problems was because she’d mis-read an instruction about when to start the feathers. ;)

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#11 – 9:00pm, having dinner. The food was good but the conversation was better. We laughed so much our stomachs hurt.

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#12 – 11:45pm, watching ‘Mean Girls’ with pie and tea. Enjoyable once again. Oh, but Lindsay Lohan, how you have changed since your early days…What ever happened to being OK with yourself and not giving into peer pressure? Le sigh.

And lastly, a bonus photo #13:

(the bonus photo was supposed to be about ‘orange’ this time – in Trevor’s house everything had this sort of orange-ish glow from the candles and wood…does that still count? not sure, but I liked this anyway)

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9:00-ish – at dinner, Martha chair-dances as we listen to the radio with all the past 90s hits of earlier days. We reminisce and join in the chair-dancing. (It may have been ‘Rhythm is a Dancer’ or something of that ilk).

And there you have it folks, my first 12 of 12. How’d I do?

More knitting content next time, or may the cupcakes attack me. ;) Happy Saturday!

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