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Today we’re supposed to blog about ourselves.  So I thought I’d do a “10 Things You Don’t Know About Me” post.

1.  I grew up in a small town in southern Ontario called Bowmanville.  I never intended to marry a farmer and move out to the ‘boonies’.  But I am so glad that I did.  This is where I’m meant to be.

2.  I hate the dark.  Like seriously.  I stayed with a friend once who lived in the basement.  The bedroom was so dark, I woke up in the night and actually had an asthma/panic attack!

3.  Growing up all I wanted to do was get married and have babies.  It soon became clear, at school, that that wasn’t a suitable answer to “what I wanted to be”.  I would say ‘nurse’ or ‘teacher’.  So much for the feminist ideal that a woman can be ‘whatever she wants to be’.

4.  I worked 8 years in the ‘back office’ of a stock brokerage in downtown Toronto.  It’s the same place Auntie Belinda now works.  Luckily I was rescued (yes, rescued) and have been 12 years at the best job in the world.

5.  My musical taste is rather eclectic.  But I really I love 80’s music.  Especially the ‘hair bands’.  In concert I’ve seen: Def Leppard, Areosmith (who I met), Pink Floyd, John Cougar Mellencamp, April Wine, Triumph, Crash Test Dummies, Johnny Cash, Irish Rovers, and Great Big Sea.

6.  I have far too much fabric and far too much yarn -but don’t tell Colin I said that.

7.  I actually enjoy doing laundry and grocery shopping.  But I hate having to schlep it all around.  If someone else hung the laundry outside (and brought it back in) and put the groceries away after I get home, I would be much happier.

8.  I had an abusive childhood.  My dad would say lots of hurtful things.  I used to wish he would hit me so I could have bruises for evidence to get us help.  Some days Colin still  has to deal with the fallout from that.  Ella has a guarded relationship with my dad.  He seems to have changed in his old age.  I hope it’s true.  But I watch…

9. I went through the entire Guiding program.  I was a Brownie, a Guide, a Pathfinder, and a Cadet (not to be confused with army/air cadets).  I earned my All Round cord and my Canada cord.  It might be different now (the programs are so easy), but not many girls earned those!

10.  I wouldn’t change a thing, because then I wouldn’t be me.  I wouldn’t have met Colin and I wouldn’t have my beautiful girl.

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One last sewing project to share for Yarn Along:

hussif outside

This is a Hussif for my knitting supplies.  It’s a little bigger than anticipated, I couldn’t get the computer to shrink the matryoshka pattern and I didn’t want to drive an hour (there and back again) to use a photocopier.

hussif inside

And here’s the inside.  Everything you need for knitting, there is also a pocket (for a notepad) on the back side of the scissor flap.

Yarn along -3 April

At first glance my shawl is coming along nicely.  But if you look closely there is something very, very wrong!!  I’ve been decreasing along on the centre section and then last night I counted my stitches to see how many more rows.  There are more stitches on one side than the other!!!  Yikes!  I have no idea what happened.  I have a feeling I’m going to have to rip back the entire centre section (and hopefully only that far).  Not happy  😦

I’m ready to start a cool new book.  It’s called Whiskey and Wickedness and it’s about Renfrew County in the early days.

fingerless gloves

I got Ella’s fingerless gloves finished and she loves them.  So much that they needed washed already.

If any one would like to join me, I’ll be participating in the 4th annual Knitting and Crochet Blog Week.  It’s lots of fun and she usually comes up with some great topics.

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