August 2007

School has started, so posting might become a bit more sporadic while I madly try to finish writing up my lectures. Sigh. Why must procrastination be more appealing than being organized and responsible? I also blame school for significant decrease in knitting output.

I was recently in Halifax, Nova Scotia to pay my respects to the American Consulate. As a non-US citizen, I sometimes have to jump through many (paranoia-inducing!) hoops to please the good people at the USC1S, aka useless. Just kidding, USC1S!

A few observations (probably skewed) – (more…)


Watching Rush Hour 3*
Jackie Chan’s care-worn visage
Reminds me of dad.

* meh. This one’s a dud.

Part 2

Having pretty much flown straight on to Halifax after the Seattle festivities for legal hijinks courtesy of the good people at the Immigration Bureau (more on that later), I was really cranky and pooped (and very relieved) by the time I got home yesterday. BUT. Look what I came home to –


All for me! Me! Me!

Squishy and green!

Fits perfectly!

My sockapalooza socks arrived while I was out of the country. Whoo! Thanks Serena! I luf them! The green is right up my alley, the yarn is squishy soft. AND. They fit perfectly! She also sent me my own emergency knitting kit with supplies for a Gryffindor bookscarf (my favorite house). I’ve been meaning to give that pattern a whirl, so now I can! I’ll have something to occupy my time if (you know it’s bound to happen) I get stuck in the pink elevator of doom at work 🙂 She also made me some pretty stitch markers! My first set of stitch markers that aren’t paper clips or rubber bands. I could get used to this.

While on the subject of sockapalooza socks, Sam (sadly blogless), my sock recipient from across the pond, sent me this picture of her wearing the socks I sent her. I’m so glad you liked them, Sam!

sam’s socks

Thanks Alison for organizing the mother of all sock swaps!

Part 1

My lovely friends Evelyn and Diane got hitched in last week in Seattle! It was very sweet, very moving, and super fun. Many a tear were shed when they exchanged vows. The dancing at the reception wasn’t too shabby either 🙂 Mazel tov!



chuppah holdah

Best chuppah holder guy

Nana showing the young ‘uns how it’s done on the dance floor (more…)

Happy travels, socks!

go bye bye

I also DIY’ed some sock blockers for my sock pal and myself from vinyl placemats I got in Target. Pretty much followed this great tutorial from Little Sesame Knits. They work really well.

sock blockers

The travelfest begins anew. Seattle then Canada. I hope the travel gods have lightened up.