Of Skating and Yarn Pron

January 19, 2009

Thanks to all of you who took the time to comment on Friday’s post.  Daddio has been enjoying the comments, he loves it when other people see his paintings in new and unexpected ways.  I had a chance to talk to him briefly this morning about it, however Honduras was being attacked either by a horde of helicopters or a buzzle of bees the interference on the line was that bad.  My Mum did manage to report that “its warmed up” down there, as it was getting dangerously close to 70 oF the last few days.  Catastrophe has been averted however, and everyone can put away their toques and scarves and get the bikinis out again. 

I really can’t complain however, Calgary has been enjoying extremely, well above freezing weather that is due to last until Tuesday.  Yesterday Calgarians were out running, walking, biking, rollerblading, or simply turning their faces up to bathe in the warm sun.  I should feel bad for the rest of the continent experiencing extreme cold, but I think we deserved a bit of a break after our before and during holiday frigid temperatures.  But like true Canadians, as soon as that temperature gets near the zero degrees Celsius mark, you start to see numerous people out in shorts enjoying the warm weather. 

But skating, don’t forget the skating.  The Canadian Nationals were this weekend and I got to watch a bunch of it, which makes Mum jealous.  And she should be, the skating was wonderful again this year.  I’m always impressed by the depth of talent in the field, there were men that didn’t even make it to the top 6 skaters who had wonderful skating styles, unique and individual.  And these guys are young, 16, 17, 18, and just getting their jumps together, and when they do, watch out!  The skater in third place, who is a cutie patitue from British Columbia, landed two quads.  He needs to grow into his gangly body a bit, work on his artistry, and he will be a contender in the Olympics for sure.  I would advise all Canadian athletes however; do not put piano keys on your outfit, its tacky.  A male and female skater went this route, both single skaters, both making the same bad decision.  Patrick Chan had it right, simple navy shirt, simple sequins, not too much, not too little.  Fabulous.  I knitted, and provided a horizontal surface for a few cats:

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About two more inches of stocking stitch to go on the sweater before I start the yoke, so good progess this weekend!  I also received some lovely yarn that was ordered before the official start of the yarn diet (so it doesn’t count.  Pre-ordering yarn whilst in a yarn diet is a great idea however, I highly recommend it)

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From Impulse of Delight, and meant to be an Andromeda Shawl.  It may become something else, but it will definitely be a Mimknits design.  How could anyone resist those sapphire shades, or fail to picture the finished product gradually changing from dark sapphire to light.  Downright gorgeous I say.  And a good fix during the diet. 

Hope you had a good weekend!

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4 Responses to “Of Skating and Yarn Pron”

  1. Monica said

    Ohhh, that IS good yarn porn! How fabulous!

  2. Did you embarrass the kitty by posting that slightly indelicate picture?

    Good cats. I like it when the animals help me knit.

  3. Jewel said

    After getting all my yarn put into new boxes I also have decided that a yarn diet is the thing to do right now. But thats just yarn it doesn’t include fiber.Great Yarn!

  4. Anne said

    Beautiful yarn – it would look great in ANY of Mim’s designs. I love them all!

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