Monday, February 04, 2008

We're famous!

Well sorta...

A few weeks ago, I attended the (re)opening of In the Loop Cafe on St. Clair West. I can't tell you how happy I am that this great space is once again open. It's so bright, warm, friendly... and there are skor bars that are like.... tha bomb.

Snap Downtown Toronto came by and snapped some lovely photos of the event....

Recognize anyone?

It's me, with the glowing Sandi, and happy as a lark Nadia.

Full article here.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

XXX (is that why they call it the dirty 30s?)

Today is the last day of my 20s. At about 12:30 or so tonight I will become....

In honour of this momentous occasion, I present to you a list of "The top 30 moments in the life of Susan (so far...)".

In no particular order.

1. my birth
2. going to Ontario Rangers in 1995
3. learning how to tie my shoes
4. learning how to cast-on
5. family vacation to the Bahamas when I was really really young
6. adopting my cats (Carrie and Okee)
7. karaoke at my 29th birthday (One way or another....)
8. moving to Toronto
9. my 4 years at the University of Guelph
10. the 2 weeks I volunteered on the Queen Charlottes in BC
11. getting my driver's license
12. learning to do the bunny hop in high school gym class
13. leading the conga at many a school dance
14. trip to Scotland to visit close friends
15. the birth of my nephew Harry
16. the birth of my niece Hannah
17. snowshoeing with my parents
18. attending the TTC KAL and winning for best Knitticism ("Knit-load of streetcars")
19. visiting Kwissy in Vernon and going sailing (ie. sitting and looking pretty)
20. that feeling the moment I could ride a bike
21. selling rice krispie squares and beating out the competition (brother's lemonade stand)
22. seeing a painted bunting (it's a bird)
23. being given a magic bullet blender for christmas
24. successfully losing over 40 pounds (don't ask me how many of those I've put back on)
25. getting the "girls" taken down a notch
26. every moment I spent with our dog Lassie
27. the many laughing fits I've had with my many hilarious friends
28. getting my first real job (Marks & Spencer booth at the mall)
29. my first time eating at Sushi on Bloor
30. writing this list

Friday, January 25, 2008


Please to enjoy the finished Anouk dress for my recently 1 year old niece Hannah.

Yarn: Mission Falls 1824 Cotton in Aubergine, Merlot, and Wintergreen
Needles: 2.75 mm (I know... argh!)

One word sums this up quite nicely: cute!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Toronto is Pretty

Budapest Park in the early evening.

Monday, December 24, 2007

some "Hand"some projects

Tis the season for some FO's.

My first pair of Arm warmers, for my good friend LP. (They are the same size, but yes, one does look a bit larger... gimme a break will ya??)

Yarn: Fleece Artist, Blue Face Leicester Aran

Mittens for my friend Jennay! (yes one looks bigger than the other, and that's because IT IS! I'm not sure how they will fit, so I'm making her 2 pairs. This is also my first time making mitts, just fyi).

Yarn: Lamb's Pride Bulky

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Say hello to my little friend....

Bonjour mes amis, je m'appelle "le sock". Regardez-moi!!

My very first sock creature dude! (he's a Christmas gift). This funky little dude was inspired by the "Stupid Sock Creatures" book written by my sole mate (sole... get it?) Paul Murphy. Visit his website here:

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Gratuitous Tongue

This is what Okee has to say about her recent dentistry...

She's doing purrfectly!