Sunday, 22 September 2013

Holy Hannah... busy much?


Okay... so I haven't written much. Will this be rectified? I don't know. :p

So, life as I know it has been pretty sweet so far. Me, my husband, and our adorable baby girl (who may or may not someday grace this... kinda cobwebby blog with her chubby little chipmunk-cheek presence) moved into this apartment in this amazing little apartment complex at the end of August. I really hated it at first, I felt kind of insecure with our location and had a nightmare the first night we spent here but as time went on, I saw how kid-friendly and awesome this place actually is. We're renting, and the place has downsides, for sure but they're not huge and we don't mind them too much. We've come a long way...

When my husband and I got married in 2012 we had next to nothing. We had a desk, two computers, assorted knicknacks and collectibles... I had an okay job at a supermarket and he was in the country on a Visitor's Visa and trying to get his Permanent Residence. He'd left all of his belongings in storage in the US to come here, we had a small room in my brother's apartment, a single mattress on the floor and a pile of big cushions that we threw a sheet over to give us a double bed. Our very first purchase was a bed, because the floor sucked. :p Once baby was born, we shared a townhouse with friends. Now, we both have decent jobs and a nice, quiet, and fully furnished apartment to come home to at the end of the day. It's nice.

I spend a lot of time in Dollarama now, because we live close to one and I frigging love knickknacks and kitchen gadgets of all sorts. I have to control myself when I go in or else I'll come home with a bunch of stuff I might never use... recently I decided to take up scrapbooking, I wanted to scrapbook my daughter's first year, so yeah. I now have a bunch of paper letters, cute little cutouts, a scrapbook and stuff and NO IDEA how to put it all together. :p I'm sure I'll figure it out.


One of the more interesting things I've found at the Dollarama is a scarf knitting kit, which gives you 3 yarn balls, knitting needles and tells you to "Let your DIY spirit free" for the low, low price of 2.50. I (someone who has been wanting to learn how to knit for forever now) bit.

I bit, only to discover that it includes everything but proper instructions for a beginner. This is what we have written on the back of the paper insert:

Aaaand that's it.

That's it, that's all. Well, except for the same in French, because this is Canada... but yes. What the fudge.

... I have no idea what this means.

... I think it's saying "Loop the thread 20 times around your needle in a manner that facilitates knitting, knit until you can't knit anymore and then tie it all off." Even then, those are some pretty crappy instructions. They might as well have just printed the words "Google it". People who know how to knit aren't going to need a kit, they'll have their own supplies. Noobs like me, we will buy the kits. And then... then we will take to our blogs and whine about the lack of instructions!

At the very least, this will force me to get off of my duff and do some reading up/video watching on how to knit. So thank you, Dollarama. Thank you for half-assing it, so that I may complete assing.

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