Friday, January 04, 2008

Where my next sock yarn is coming from...

Oh. My. God. This is the most beautiful yarn ever. And the best part is that the skeins are 150 g. That means that you can make stockinette knee-highs with CONSIDERABLE amounts of yarn left. I want it in the following colourways (sorry, no direct links here):

Rittersporn (Larkspur?)
Veilchen ("Violet")
Poison Nr. 5
Am kalten Polar ("Cold North")
Tifer see ("Deep lake")
Pfauenauge (?)
Krauterbeet (?)
Iris Sibirica ("Iris...?")
Farn ("Fern")
Wilder Mohn ("Wild Poppy")

*drools* It's actually a very reasonable price for that much yarn, 14 euros.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

2007: Year in Review

-Sean and I lived (mostly) apart due to school/work for almost 8 months and survived
-Sean got to live in residence
-I found out that even when I'm NOT in shape I can hike 12km through solid Canadian boreal forest (aka "bush")
-I lived and worked in Red Lake this summer
-We set a wedding date
-I picked my wedding and bridesmaid dresses
-We moved to a new heritage apartment we love
-Sean wowed the guys from the national headquarters of Games Workshop
-I got mysteriously ill and may or may not be fixed after many tests and surgery
-Despite missing at least 1/3 of my classes, I finished all my work
-I got a scholarship and two bursaries
-I got to use a scanning electron microscope

All in all, a pretty good year. Things have been wonderful for Sean and I, barring only whatever-the-heck this stomach problem is/was. It has put me a bit behind, as I'm trying to study for finals now and I ALSO need to try and complete an extra online class for my residency requirement, giving me 5 classes and my thesis. I'm not sure yet how well that's going to work, and I might have to give up my job. We'll see though, once school starts!

ETA: I'm "Karlie" on ravelry :)

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New Year's All! I've recovered nicely from surgery, and am now trying to find motivation to study for finals while still getting in some knitting time before my life goes to hell-in-a-handbasket with next term's work.

New Year's Resolutions:

-Continue to improve money management and tidiness
-Knit a shawl for the wedding
-Stay sane

Posting will continue to stay slow around here, since I post all my knitting projects on Ravelry now, and I have 5 classes and a thesis this semester. Wish me luck!