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Hair of the Cat
Nova Scotia
A crafty Bluenoser chronically covered in cat hair.
Interests: Knitting, crocheting, cats, films
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This is what Mike had for dinner recently: - 1 microwaved hot dog with honey mustard - 1 small half-baked potato -1 glass of wine (the only edible part of the meal if you ask me) I think I had cereal that night. This is what happens when I don't... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Hair of the Cat
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... that I introduced Maxi! Apparently Maxi is on the South Beach Diet. :-D Buddy passed from cancer in April. We were devastated. Tubbs missed him in a way; she became more vocal in the middle of the night, and a lot more active. (Buddy used to keep her in... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Hair of the Cat
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I was sick last week and that's my excuse for only having completed two repeats on the cowl. Only 853 more to go! Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2014 at Hair of the Cat
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This is what the complete 24-row repeat looks like. Look at all the little cables. Only 14 more repeats to go ... *weeps softly* It will look better when it's blocked, swear. Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2014 at Hair of the Cat
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So I'm making the That's a Wrap cowl below for my mother. Every fourth row is a cable row, and there are a bajillion rows, so it's gonna be a hard slog. But I've managed a whole inch of knitting in two days. For a slow knitter working with a... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2014 at Hair of the Cat
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Hello, Grigor. Why haven't I seen you before? Grigor played Rafa in the semis at Rome. Apparently he also played him in the quarters at the Aussie Open this year. Why don't I remember seeing him before? This is someone I would defintely remember. Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2014 at Hair of the Cat
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I thought perhaps I should get back into this whole blogging thing ... Mike and I attended the Halifax Crafers Society Spring Fair (Market?) recently. Unlike the usual crafty Christmas fairs we attend, this one was very, very hipster. The black-rimmed glasses, the beards, the handmade dresses, the unkempt hair... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2014 at Hair of the Cat
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My best gift: It kinda blends in with the table there, but this is a swift. It's used to wind skeins of yarn (not pictured: ball winder, my second best gift). I wound a small skein of cashmere-merino yarn into this lovely little cake: The colours are more lovely in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2012 at Hair of the Cat
Because I work downtown and live near a major bus hub, I have my selection of busses to take to work. I encountered a Crazy Bus Lady when I used to take one bus (which turned out to be an unnecessarily long route), and now that I take a different... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2012 at Hair of the Cat
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When I was a wee lass, Pop Shoppe pop and Beep were treat-staples. They both disappeared when I grew up, then they both made a comeback. Pop Shoppe has been around for awhile now, but Beep is making a limited-time-only reappearance in grocery stores. There's nothing like a blast of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2012 at Hair of the Cat
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This is a blurry little photo of Rob Schneider, who performed in the casino last night here in Halifax. He was funnier than I had expected. The opening act was a guy named Peter White, who was pretty funny himself (warning: that's a You Tube link). Someone brought Rob a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2012 at Hair of the Cat
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I've been spending an inordinate amount of time at Yelp these days. All it took was reviewing one restaurant and I was hooked. You can review anything from bars and coffee shops to malls and banks. It's a great time-waster when looking for events or new places to eat in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2012 at Hair of the Cat
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Every year I make my two bosses some dishcloths. The first year I made them they made it clear they definitely wanted more, so now it's an annual thing. It's nice to have your projects appreciated by someone not related to you. This year's batch: I somehow ended up with... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2011 at Hair of the Cat
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A few weeks ago Mike and I headed to the valley to try some more local wines than you can get at the NSLC. Apparently our liquor stores only carry wines that can be mass-produced for all of the stores in the province. Of course, small wineries are not able... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2011 at Hair of the Cat
Please don't see Tic/Mob Rules. (The UK version is called Tic; for some reason they gave it a completely forgettable name for the US release.) I only watched it to see my Daniele Favilli. Apparently director Kevin Parmer believes he's the next Guy Ritchie, with a little Tarantino tossed in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2011 at Hair of the Cat
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Mike and I spent last weekend in New Glasgow, a little town in northeast Nova Scotia. We actually wanted to visit a vinyard in the area. It was a lovely scenic drive near the ocean to Jost, a winery in a wide spot in the road called Malagash. It's a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2011 at Hair of the Cat
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This is Daniele Favilli. I am not a sci-fi fan, but Mike is. He was kind enough to alert me to a very hot scene in a recent episode of Torchwood: Miracle Day featuring this guy and ... some other guy I don't care about. I think his name is... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2011 at Hair of the Cat
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As mentioned a few posts ago, I have a pretty brown thumb, literally and figuratively. I've killed many a plant in my life. My poinsettia is still doing well, which is a pleasant surprise. In a knitting swap I recently received a cute little daisy grow kit (no idea what... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2011 at Hair of the Cat
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Tubbs is still fat. But also still pretty active. Just not in this photo. Buddy tends to hide his face when he sleeps. (Awwww.) Also an active cat, but only when the camera isn't on him. Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2011 at Hair of the Cat
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I have a tendency to kill any plants I bring home. I don't know how I do it, it just happens. So I have been pleasantly surprised by this thriving poinsettia I brought home from work after Christmas that looked to be at death's door at the time. Last year... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2011 at Hair of the Cat
Good Eats & Bad Movie: I briefly knew Halifax's local "celebrity chef," Ray Bear, when we were little kids. He's had a couple ups and downs with his career over the past few years but things finally seem to be settling down for him. His new restaurant is called Mix,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2011 at Hair of the Cat
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David Ferrer made it to the semis at the Aussie Open this year. What is it about Russian women and Spanish men in tennis? Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2011 at Hair of the Cat
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This command is on the wrapper of a Playtex Sport tampon wrapper. Make what happen? What should be happening? I'm bleeding; what more should happen? Another wrapper says to "Keep your eye on the ball." What ball? "Don't cry - get back in the game." Who's crying? What game? And... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2011 at Hair of the Cat
Ever since Star TV was rebranded as E! here in Canada, we are seeing a lot more celebrity-reality shows. And I'm seeing things I simply wasn't meant to, like Vince Neil on skates and bimbos married to rock stars. There isn't enough eye bleach in the world to unsee what... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2010 at Hair of the Cat
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This square is for a Ravelry group that makes blankets and shawls for people going through difficult times (The Amazing Flying Squirrel Karma Team). For this particular project, I had to make a mitered square, a squirrel square (a square with a squirrel in it) or a granny square. Having... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2010 at Hair of the Cat