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!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007


(please note: this is *not* my cat)

meOW with an emphasis on the "Ow"! Poor Okee is in the middle of having some kitty dentistry, and I just got the call I didn't want to hear. "We have to extract some teeth". Not just minor teeth.. BOTH OF HER UPPER CANINES! :(

Such a bummer... I feel like a terrible cat mom.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

An ode to the girls

Farewell to my girls
it is soon our last month living life to the "fullest"
I admire how you hang there together
keeping each other company
whilst separated by wires

It really is for the better
you will see
Perky as you should be
Proportioned as you ought to be

I will cherish our last month together, and of course the jokes we share. You are both SO funny.

I will not miss:

-the back pain
-my poor posture
-always having to wear a camisole
-struggling with sports bras
-spending triple digits to hold you up
-taking the attention away from my fine fine booty (it's fine, damn fine)

I look forward to:

-shopping for new clothes!

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Do you need to adopt a cat?

I read this today and it breaks my heart....

If you can, please adopt a wee kitty!

Friday, June 15, 2007

Gelato + Yarn = Love

Just got back a few days ago from a 2 week trip to Italy where I:

- ate my weight in gelato
- took nearly 400 photos
- swam with jellyfish (ack!)
- went to a club with a special guest DJ from G-Unit (odd)
- confirmed that I do not like wine no matter how hard I try
- walked past "Sawyer" from Lost
- mastered the art of taking my own photo
- bought yarn!

The yarn I bought was from the Campolmi Filati store. I bought 10 balls of "Tweed" (5 each of two different colours) , and a cone of a burgundy sparkly mohair blend that I plan to use for my first lace garment (once I take care of a few pesky UFOs that is).

And now for a sampling of PHOTOS!

The yarn.....

The sights....

too many pictures.... I'll make sure to put them in an online album and post that link here at a later date.


Monday, May 28, 2007

7 random facts about yours truly

I was tagged by Jacquie like eons ago, so here is my list. I am now going to list 7 random facts about me. I'm am supposed to tag 7 other people, but I'm a cheater and I refuse. :D

1. I sometimes still count using my fingers
2. I think Louis Vutton handbags are hideous
3. I have deep love for Jim from "The Office"
4. My nickname in university was Jeffrey
5. I coined the phrase "Yellow purple monkey butt" (it's the answer to everything)
6. I work for the Vancouver Aquarium, but live in Toronto
7. my cat's breath smells like cat food

Shout out to Sandi!

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Me Entrelikey!

It seems I update this blog in bursts don't it? Voila, my latest work in progress. Nice colours yes?

(note the guest appearance by a few of my toes)

Round of Applause, zee Clap she is fini!

By popular demand (**cough*Sandi*cough**) here are some photos of my finished Clapotis!

Capturing the true colour of my finished project was hard, but trust me, she's real purty.

Such a sexy beast she is....
grr baby grr .

Monday, February 26, 2007

Uma... Oprah....?

Ellen.... Susan...?

It was the 79th Annual Academy Awards last night, and a few friends and I decided why not dress up as the stars, tape the night, and make the Oscars a little more watchable. Seriously, how long was the show last night? I am so very tired today.

I was Ellen... and.... I make a terrible blonde! Big thanks to Sandi for loaning me a wig. I love that I have friends who when I send out an emergency wig request email, can actually help me out.

My opening monologue went well, but I was cut-off by the actual show. Typical.

Other stars for the night included: Little Miss Sunshine, Rinko Kikuchi, Meryl Streep, and Kate Winslet... but here are some more shots of myself as Ellen, because let's be honest, this blog is all about ME! :)

Tuesday, February 06, 2007


Remember the SNL Superstar sketch (and movie)?

Check this out:

(In case you're wondering, that's "Time of my Life" from Dirty Dancing fame)

The following is a photo essay from my recent Karaoke Birthday Bash (Aka Birthday-Oke). I turned 29 this past February 1st, and to celebrate we decided to hit up a local Toronto Pub for some Saturday night Karaoke.

Me and some of the gals, with a delicious cake made by LP.

A little G&T to start things off....

LP and I would never go breaking YOUR heart.

Amy is moved by the performance...

Amy and Diana are then moved to dance backup (we don't know that guy, fyi).

Our bartender decided to surprise me on stage.

Singing "One Way Or Another", and as they say on American Idol, "I really gave it my all"

Monday, January 29, 2007


This seems to be making the blog circuit, and I'm jumping on the alphabet train, choochoo!

Rules: Use the 1st letter of your name to answer each of the following...They MUST be real places, names, things...NOTHING made up! If you can't think of anything, skip it. You CAN'T use your name for the boy/girl name question (don't even think about doing it...)

Your Name: Susan

1. Athlete: Shaquille O'Neal
2. 4 letter word: Spud
3. Street name: Simcoe
4. Color: Sky blue
5. Gifts/presents: socks
6. Vehicles: Sedan
7. Tropical Locations: Sunny Cuba!
8. College Majors: Social Science
9. Dairy Products: Smooth cream cheese
10. Things in a Souvenir Shop: Statues
11. Boy Name: Stewart
12. Girl Name: Sally
13. Movie Titles: Scooby Doo
14. Alcohol: Sangria
15. Occupations: Singer
16. Flowers: Sweet William
17. Celebrities: Sally Struthers (double S... aww yeah)
18. Magazines: Sandra (best knitting magazine EVAH!!)
19. CANADIAN Cities: Sarnia
20. Pro Sports Team: Seahawks

Monday, January 22, 2007

It's a girl!

All together now... "awwww"

(Hannah's the name, being cute is the game)

Monday, January 15, 2007

It's for the seatbelt.

Another finished item to flaunt! The following is for my future niece or nephew, who will be joining us on Wednesday January the 17th.

I present, the Peggy crochet hat and blanket set!

Before you ask what the hole in the middle of the blanket is for, please re-read the title of this post.


Thursday, January 11, 2007

Meowmer meow-mix

These pictures are a few months old, but seriously, seriously??? Are my cats not the greatest!?



(yes, put that together and you get Karaoke.... that's no coincidence)

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Personal Trainer = Personal Pain

Since moving to the city I have become quite broke. I can still live with a roof over my head and food in the fridge, so really not much to complain about, but can I for a moment please share the following with you?

owie ow ow ow!

I've started up at a gym again thanks to my Christmas gift of moula for a membership (refer to above statement of broke-ness). It's been just over a 6 month hiatus from regular exercise and weights, and wow did my body ever forget!!! I have a 6 session with a trainer package, and started this past Saturday.

Now, there is that good kind of pain where you know it's because you had a good workout, and then there is that next level of pain where you may have just overdone it a little! I think my pain is a mixture of both. I've been walking rather awkwardly these past few days, and much slower than normal. You should see me on stairs.. it's quite a sight. I feel sorry for anyone who has pulled a muscle, that must suck big time.

The next trainer session is this Thursday, and I hope to be back in working order by then.

I better be ripped by the end of this... that's all I'm sayin...