Tuesday, October 30, 2007

October 30 of 31

This morning Sean had his swim class and we actually made it! I got yelled at by one of the lifeguards for bringing my stroller near the pool area (no one told me I couldn't?) and Sean was a super trooper in the water. He hasn't been in the water since about August, so it's been a while. He was all smiles though, except when getting dunked under the water. There were 2 fathers in this class with their babies, I was quite shocked! Wasn't expecting that. Sean is able to swim a few feet on his own and grab onto the edge of the pool. He can stay on the edge of the pool for several minutes with no help. He's such a big boy. I hope he gets used to the water more and more and doesn't hate it. So far, so good.

I met up with Amy right after Sean's swim lesson. We hurried over to Véronik Avery’s office, and we each got our book signed. I do NOT feel guilty snapping this photo below, because Amy did too!

Veronik signing my copy of her book Knitting Classic Style.

Here's what she had to say! I sure will enjoy knitting from this book, first project I want to make is the Military Jacket. We stayed a while talking about tenants and renovations and suburb vs. city life. It was nice.

After we went over to Mouliné, and Amy got to meet Svetlana & Scott. Scott is always goo-goo ga-ga over Sean, so I spoke to him for a bit. He remembered Sean and couldn't believe how big he was getting. I found a copy of Cat Bordhi's Book New Pathways for Sock Knitters: Book One. I've been looking EVERYWHERE for a copy, and Amazon.ca nor Chapters.com have it, and I wasn't about to start ordering from amazon.com. It was just easier to not pay shipping and pick it up from Mouliné whom I knew carried Skacel products. Skacel won't let me wholesale from them as I don't have a store front. (I tried!) After Mouliné, we got lost on our way to meet Sarah at Effiloché. Unfortunately I'm not 100% familiar with Le Plateau, and I had directions from Mouliné to La Bobineuse de Laine, and not from Mouliné to Effiloché. So, we got a little lost, but found out way. Sarah, Amy & I (along with Sean of course) went to eat lunch at Nickels. I hadn't eaten there in years, but really enjoyed my burger. Sean enjoyed my french fries. After lunch we actually went into Effiloché and Amy bought some yarn, as well as myself. I know, bad bad girl. I have my own shop and I'm buying yarn (that I don't need!) at another yarn shop. Eh, I fell in love with the colors. Two different skeins of Regia Sierra Color. Photos to come soon. After Effiloché I dropped Amy off at Kate Gilbert’s house, as she had plans to hang out there.

On my way home I stopped at the post office as I had a missed package in the mail. Apparently Canada Post sent me a copy of Canadian Small Business Kit for Dummies. Uhm, okay? Thank you?

I also got in the mail today, my free skein of Vickie Howell's yarn for advertising her new podcast on my sidebar. It's pink and it's 70% bamboo/30% Silk. It's a 50g skein, called LOVE. (From SWTC - the South West Trading Company). I should be able to make a baby hat out of the 90 meter skein. I'm either hoping my next child is a girl, or someone I know will have a girl, so I can use this solo skein for a baby hat. Can't think of anything else more perfect, it's super soft! I can't wait to feel it running through my fingers as I knit! I'm wondering if it's already for sale, and where? (Michaels? Nope, Michaels only has Vanna White's Yarn)

Tonight I had tickets to the Habs game. I was supposed to go with my brother, but he nicely gave up his tickets and Jamie & I went to the game together. Sean got babysit at my in-laws tongiht, and we unfortunately lost 3-2 in a shoot-out to the Atlanta Thrashers. It was a crappy game (the Habs should have played the entire game the way they played in the 3rd period). However, I did cast on for my first pair of Monkeys (been dying to try this pattern), and I'm using one of the new balls of Regia Sierra Colors that I got today. I hope it comes out nice, the colorways is very funky. We'll see as I knit a few more rows.

In house news, the offer on my has has been 100% settled, so now we have the house inspection 10 am on Thursday, and they have 4 days after that to get the report. Also, as of noon today, they have 10 days to clear their mortgage. (Which I'm not worried about, as they're putting a very large down payment on the house). Everything is still set up for Thursday 7pm for me to get the keys to my new house! I cannot wait. I think I'm going to start on Friday with cleaning the carpets. I already have a housekeeper lined up for a thorough cleaning before we start moving in all the furniture, etc. I have to look at the calendar and pick a date to hire the movers for the furniture. It's looking like it will be the week of the 19th of November. I hope to move as many boxes and items as we can into the house before our furniture comes, (less things for the movers, more money we save!)


Barb said...

I'm glad your move is going good:) You'll love Monkey's it's such a fun pattern:)

Tara said...

That's so funny! Kate-the-Enabler and I just went to Mouliné yesterday (the 30th).

Shelley said...

Congrats on the good news about the house! You must be so excited that things are happening quickly.

I haven't tried the monkey socks yet either but I want to. I think that maybe my yarn from The Knittery that I got from the Loopy Ewe will be reserved for that pattern...unless I decide the yarn I get from you (the Claudia) would look better...btw, should have the cheque out to you some time this week.

Amy said...

Monkeys! I do like the colors so far. Glad everything's settled now on the houses.

sharon said...

wow- that sounds awesome!!
Congratulations all around on the house(S)

JL said...

I always wanted to knit Monkey but never get it started !

Love the colorway! Very nice.

g-girl said...

that's so cool sean can swim a few feet! :)