Wednesday, March 31, 2010

march thirty-one :: 93 weeks old


Mack is 93 weeks old today.
For those of you whom have emailed me asking when the April 2010 Desktop Calendars are coming, they’re here!! From left to right you have the B&W record player print (that one is mine!), devil girl, flowers & branches. Pick which one you want, save it to your desktop as a wallpaper and voila – a free gift from myself & three other wonderful ladies (2 of which I get to meet later this month in beautiful British Columbia!)

At work today I got to meet Yannick Lupien, who is a Canadian Freestyle swimmer. He’s won silver for Canada at the Olympics! I had no idea he was friends with 2 of the guys whom work for me, and he came today to see them. It was really cool hearing all about swimming & the Olympics. This week has been filled with athletes. 6 degrees of separation really does exist, eh? (Well, I’m not related to any of them through dating/marriage, whatnot) but it’s such a small world. Really. Now, if only I could get Curtis Stone in the same room…!

This evening I went out with some friends to a different coffee shop.
We sat cosily by a fireplace (though it wasn’t on), and enjoyed conversation.
My mind wasn’t 100% focused tonight, I’m tired and have been feeling out of it the last couple of days, so I didn’t want to work on anything complicated or work on anything that was new. I pulled out my trusted Babette & knocked off 4 squares tonight while I was out. I can almost do these with my eyes shut. I say almost, because then I wouldn’t know where to put the hook in…!


These are the 4 squares I managed to finish tonight. I’ve now got 45 squares done for Babette. It’s really coming along. I really don’t know how large I want to make it, but I know that I don’t want to do any seaming until after all the squares are done, so that I can properly do a color placement with all the squares. Sounds like a good plan, I think. I will be using black fingering weight to seam all the squares together.

I now have about a hundred pages left in the book I’m reading, so I hope to finish it soon. I really want to finish it, and start something new. What books have you read lately? Anything worth suggesting?! If so, please leave me a comment. I’d like to know what books you thought were really good, even if you’re not done reading them yet.


g-girl said...

thanks for my monthly dose of desktop calendars! :) knitting by a fireplace sounds nice. goodness, now you're only a hundred pages away from finishing your book?? i need to get crackin' my books and quit all the knitting. lol.

elizabeth said...

I love Margaret Atwood - my faves are Oryx and Crake, Year of the Flood and Cat's Eye. I just started a book by Amy Tan, but fell asleep after the "note to readers!"

Big Girl Feet said...

Your babette squares are looking great! I love the solid squares look- and not as many friggin' ends to sew in!

Big Girl Feet said...

Your babette squares are looking great! I love the solid squares look- and not as many friggin' ends to sew in!

Amelah said...

The two Lauren Conrad books were good. The book After by Amy Efaw. Twilight series way better then the movie. Three little words too I just recently finished reading - true story written about the author's life. Few I recommend.

Love the calender wall papers. Awesome job.

Bea said...

I love those four squares you did this day. Those colors look fabulous together.

Tara said...

I really love Barbra Kingsolver and Niall Williams. Right now I'm reading Julie & Julia, which I think you already read?