Blog posts July 2010

In Search Of... One Cute Sweater Pattern : 5 yr Size

I am looking for knitting pattern for a sweater. I'm wanting to finish my first sweater up ASAP so I can start on a sweater for my daughter. I already have the yarn -- fingering weight (to be doubled up) and I have pretty much every size of needles. So if anyone knows of a pattern that includes a size 5 that uses fingering weight yarn, please let me know! 

I still have to finish that crochet blanket I started nearly a year ago for my dad... Oh well! I have 6 inches of it done so far... haha! 

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Coffee is My Love

Contigo Travel mugsRandom, but I love coffee... Lots of people do. After my CuisineArt drip coffee maker was destroyed by grain mites (note to all: ensure that your dog treats bags have been sealed fully, otherwise you will wake up with one heck of a surprise!) I went out and purchased a coffee press for $14.99. It makes really, really good coffee! I highly recommend presses if you are the only coffee drinker in our house. It takes about 5 minutes to make one cup of coffee and it requires very little electricity. 

Aside from that, I have fallen in love with Contigo coffee mugs. I picked up a pack of two at costco. They're vacuum sealed stainless steel travel mugs that are virtually spill proof! It's like an adult sippy cup... I love it! Check them out here.

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BeautiControl - Book Now!

Heads up! I only have one date left for this month - July 26th. Book your spa now or forever hold your peace until mid-August. Contact me now to book this date for your own BeautiControl spa (currently featuring pedicure treatments, skin detox, facials, and instant facelifts). I serve the Port Alberni, Comox Valley, Nanaimo, and Parksville/Qualicum Beach area. All ages welcome! 

You get free gifts for hosting the spa and you and your guests get free spa treatments. Win-win! 

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Vancouver Island Running Races in July 2010

July 2010 Vancouver Island Running Races. Check back monthly for updated racing schedules. Sorry I missed the month of June!

Date  Location   Race Name  Distance  Race or Organization Website
11thChemainus, BCCowichan Challenge TriathalonMultiRunning Room Registration
11thEsquimalt Rec CenterTriathalon of CompassionMultiOnline Registration 
11thMt. Douglas, VictoriaGut Buster's Trail Running Series6 & 11 KmGut Busters
17thVictoriaThe Q's Victoria Track Series
 3 Km The Q's
17thVictoria, BCThe Full Monty by Club Fat Ass25-50 KmClub Fat Ass 
25thEsquimalt Rec CenterEsquimalt 8 K / The Zone8 KmOnline Registration 
30thVictoriaThe Q's Victoria Track Series800 m The Q's

Am I missing something? Leave a comment to let me know and I will add it, no matter how small or large the event is!

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My Sweater

Oh how boring. I have finished one and a half arms to my sweater and the torso portion. I still have to finish the rest of the one arm, the hood, and connecting it all together. I'm pretty excited about it, but I'm more excited about starting my daughter's sweater! 

On the agenda this week... First off, 6 shift in 5 days. I'm certainly in for a burn out here.  Secondly, my Beauti news is in need of an update. I will be posting Vancouver Island Running Races for the months of July and August, 2010. I will also be scoping out a few Kozi Kaps for Kids knitting patterns. Unfortunately, I haven't been knitting the patterns just yet. My intentions are there, but my time is divided amongst family, work, household, personal projects, and our new dog... A puppy, whom I accidentally came across while planning out a puppy for later in the year...

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