Wednesday, October 31, 2007

happy halloween

Originally uploaded by knit_north
my knit swan dress a'la bjork [not a great shot - but a fun costume to wear!]

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

apartment deemed perfect

tonight, when i got my self all ready for bed and finished brushing my teeth and shut off the light in my room i noticed the most perfect thing. my room has a window that gets moonlight.. a perfect moonlight window impression that drapes across my bed. not so high that it blinds me but close enough that i can shuffle down and see the moon if I want.
it was like in a movie, but better than that because it was real.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

getting there!

Originally uploaded by knit_north
well i found some variegated blue/green wool at the local shop [Manos - Caribe 116]
the blues (and greens) work well with the rest of the sweater - i have added an i-cord trim which i think really finishes up the garter stitch edges

i added stripes to the second sleeve as it looked like there was no way i had enough of the yellow .... but now that the sleeve is cast-off it looks like i have enough ..... so think i'll frog it and re-knit the sleeve in the original variegated yellow/green/blue

so i'm almost there! i'd like to add pockets, the arm seams need to be finished and the zipper needs to be sewn in

Thursday, October 18, 2007

what I do

many people ask what I do.
I tend to fudge around and try to explain everything. Truthfully I am part of a great group at Toronto General Hospital called Peri-operative Interactive Education (PIE). I work with two other amazing medical illustrators and have a great boss who lets us take our projects in interesting directions. But enough of me fudging around... you can find about all of this at our new website!

ps. I'm famous!

Colbert for President

some announcements...
1. Colbert appeared on the daily show and mused about running for president.. falling short of announcing his run:

2. After, on the same network, but apparently a "more prestigious show" (his own), he announced his candidacy... in south carolina..


Wednesday, October 17, 2007

brunch invite

brunch, originally uploaded by girl from finito.
my place is finally ready for people to see it... and visit ..
and eat yummy food!

Monday, October 15, 2007

wool woes

i'm almost done knitting my tomten sweater but gaah! i don't enough to finish the sleeve .... i bought the last 4 skeins of cute variegated wool (Lorna's Laces Bullfrogs and Butterflies Multi) on sale at the Knit Cafe with Willa, and figured i had plenty. no no no
I don't really feel have the time to search online for the dye lot etc .. so am going to the local wool shop today in hopes i can find a solid colour to finish it off with - wish me luck

Friday, October 12, 2007

motivational posters

I've been wanting to outfit my new place with art work. These two posters jumped out at me. maybe because they are directed at the viewer. They are both from companies in the states-- I don't know if the post family (stay up) ships to Canada but 20x200 (you're impossible) doesn't yet - maybe that's a good thing.

oh my! that IS awesome

welcome to my new favorite shopping blog. Not only is it well written but it full of great things .. almost all of which i want. people looking for ideas for me for christmas.. look no further.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007


Originally uploaded by knit_north
hooray! finished my berry picking gloves - perfect for the chilly fall weather. i'm sooo pleased. Diese Handschuhe sind groß! heehee did i tell you i'm in german class? (hope i got "gloves" right and i think the verb is in the wrong place ...oh and i mean groß as in 'great' not 'large')

knitting projects!

cable, originally uploaded by girl from finito.

snail, originally uploaded by girl from finito.

thought I'd show off my latest knitting projects...
I'm pretty happy with how they turned out.
The top one is the cable hat I've been working on for about a year (ready just in time for fall) and the bottom is a super warm snail hat i started when mary was up visiting.. It was super fast!

Monday, October 1, 2007


Originally uploaded by knit_north
latest project - bought the wool in toronto with willa so i had something to knit at V-fest and on the train to montreal - i'm really loving the colour and the pattern - but ummm bit surprised how big the size is!

during v-fest they had staff photographers wandering around snapping pics - here is will + i knitting on day 2 (yep you can tell it is the last of the festival - oh so glam)

Run for your LIVES!!

Run for your LIVES!!
Originally uploaded by glamourfae
i knit the monster hat for a halloween swap - and glamourfae's doll turned into a zombie and started hunting down her other blythes - she claims two are missing and she's blaming the hat