Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Yes, she's Canadian, but...

And that's what you get when the relatives get silly!

We have been in Germany for 10 days now and as ever, the big picture is pretty much the same, but boy, little things change.

The climate hasn't been kind to me, first I got my allergies back and then a cold with a vengeance. And a cough. I so despise coughs. (Especially when you can't take much because of nursing...) But the weather has been great.

Egg didn't take too well to the time difference, sleep at night is still a bit touch and go. Otherwise she's charmed everyone, of course. Grandma is deeply in love with her.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009


To everyone who left birthday wishes: Thanks much, they are appreciated!

I have gotten a couple of packages in the mail, one wasn't a birthday gift per se but very welcome in my 'birthday season' (as Nadine likes to call it) nonetheless.

First up a book I was drooling over at amazon and it was lingering in my shopping cart for a long while, but now Stephanie (that Stephanie!) sent me her book personally, which I am so thankful for because the patterns are just b e a u t i f u l! I want to knit almost all of them!

She even signed the book and included some sock yarn from Tausendschön - colourway "Pfingstrose". Now I just have to find the perfect pattern for it.

There were also not one

but two cardis for Egg, and socks! Samples from one of her other books - she's a very prolific designer!

Danke schön, liebe Steffi!!

Nadine sent me birthday gifts:


Ink! Colourway 'Avocado'. She and I have a thing about inks with 'edible names'. Apparently those are the only colours we really like.

Sweets - Torrone and Bonbons.

Cute little labels to put in my knitting - or elsewhere if I feel like it.

A notebook for my ideas. (If I ever have them again.)

And felted beads. I'm sure I'll find something to do with them.

Thank you so much, my dear!

And, last but not least, here's a gratuitous shot of Egg and I at ariadne today. We went there after her 6 month check up (she got a shot and didn't cry!) and we learned that she weighs 8.140 grams and measures 64 cm (which I don't believe, when we measure her at home we get at least 69 cm!!).

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Walking on Sunshine

Today was such beautiful weather so Egg and I took a walk.

She enjoyed it immensely. Sitting in the stroller she babbled along, while I pushed her down Sherbrooke Street.

I also finished 'Brown Eggs' - the sweater is yet too big, but that was intended. I hope it'll fit next fall.

She's my Supermodel - look at the pose!

And, in case you wondered: we have a new camera! Taking pictures is suddenly a breeze...