January 18, 2005


Sorry, I have nothing interesting to report on the knitting front. I haven’t started any new projects, and I’m still working on the same pieces for the brown and grey sweaters. So no progress pictures.

There is one knitting-related thing, though, that I meant to blog about a while ago and forgot to mention. A friend down at the Lettuce Knit SnB, Jae, recently put out a knitting zine entitled Take Back the Knit. It’s a fun and informative mix of stories, patterns, recipes, and other knit-related material — and it contains a little piece that I wrote about my blogging experience. It’s a great little publication, and it was fun to see my words and name in print… if you’re in Toronto, I think they’re available at Lettuce Knit, Toronto Women’s Bookstore (at Harbord and Spadina), Knit-O-Matic (on Bathurst), the Knit Cafe (on Queen), Uprising Bookstore (on Kensington), and also, in fact, Speak Volumes Bookstore (in Peterborough). Lots of good stuff in one little package!

Otherwise, this term is indeed turning out to be much busier than last term, as I knew it would. I’m teaching, which in itself eats up an amazing amount of time, and helping to organise a conference in April, work for which is just starting to pick up, Mark’s still doing job applications, which always involves work on both our parts, and of course I still need to be hard at work on the dissertation (hah!). Not an unmanageable amount of stuff — just more “scheduled” time than last term. Still, at least I’m leaving the house more often!

Not today, though. And in spite of how well prepared I am for the cold (I’ve got a kick-ass coat with a very warm hood, good boots, lots of knit stuff, long underwear… oh yeah, I’m ready!) I’m just as happy not to have to go out when this morning’s wind-chill was -33C. Admittedly the wind seems to be dying down now, and it’s only -15C out — but still. I’m inside, cosy in my reindeer lopi sweater, with lots of tea and CBC radio. Almost enough to make even compiling mailing lists for the conference pleasant!

Posted by Aven at January 18, 2005 02:51 PM

Wow, for nothing to blog about, that was a long post! I don’t mind hearing about knitting, even when it’s just more brown. We all have our “brown stuff” in the to-do pile, it’s nice to see others progressing.

Posted by: Laura at January 18, 2005 04:26 PM

woohoo! thanks fer the zine mention, aven. the zines have yet to make it to knit-o-matic and speak volumes, but they will soon enough. (and in response to your comment, i’m not sure i’ll be down to s’n’b tomorrow night either - but the swatch pic’s up on the blog now.)

Posted by: jae at January 18, 2005 09:27 PM