Thursday, January 22, 2009


So I'm not the best photographer in the world. But I do take photos from time to time. I don't have access to a whole lot here at work, but here's a couple of food porn for you guys.

It's a beef (Sorry Lini!) and broccoli stir fry that I made a little while ago. It was so yummy.

And it's close-up:

I love the colour greens that broccoli and asparagus turn when they're cooked. Broccoli is a bit more yellow green, and asparagus turns to a vibrant emerald green. To be honest, i'm not a HUGE asparagus fan, but I buy it a fair bit, just so I can see the colour. Yes, I'm odd like that.

I really want to go to the Savour Food and Wine show (even though I don't drink wine), but it's just too expensive for me to justify spending money on right now. I love food, and I love good food. Fresh veggies, local bread, local meat. It's all so good. The problem is that I also love food that's not so local. Like pineapples, mangoes and other tropical fruit.

I'm super sleepy right now and my eyes are totally unfocusing on the screen and it's time to show my co-workers Rusty the Narcoleptic Dog. :D

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


*dusts her blog off*

Well now. That was a hiatus.

I have to admit, the idea of blogging intimidates me because I'm not a photographer, my camera sucks, and it's annoying to edit blog posts through this interface because I'm forever taking spaces out around my photos and having to rearrange them, rather than having them land where I put them.

However, thanks to a few new friends over at the International Moleskine Exchange group on Ravelry I'm going to give this another go. Bear with me if there's not a lot of photos - writing is my strong suit.

I also may not alway focus on knitting, but sometimes on things in my head that need to be said on paper. I have a number of things on my needles right now, but the project that is really holding my attention are my pair of Cleopatra's Stockings (Ravelry link), which was the May installment of the 2008 Rockin' Sock Club. The colour and the pattern are captivating.

Since it's the beginning of a new year, these are the things I'm looking forward to:
- the 2009 Rockin' Sock Club from BMFA (Blue Moon Fiber Arts - colour to dye for... Yeah, that was bad...)
- knitting more kid sized things for my 10-month-old niece
- the first birthday of said niece
- participating in the Moleskine exchange (of course!)
- trying more things like lace, and beading in my knitting
- taking continuing education courses at the local art college, including sewing and handmade books
- moving out of my apartment building, which would be much better if the management wasn't crap
- tackling (and overcoming) the challenges that I know 2009 will throw my way

If there's anything you wanna know, leave a comment, and I'll answer it.