Monday, January 21, 2008
from mont sainte anne, avec amour (tons o pics)
My trip to Montreal/Ste Anne was rad!@ Hectic too, but worth it in the end. I rushed and caught my bus us to montreal wishing I could be a friggin lighter packer. I took a nap and when i woke up I got the itch to design a hat. So I cast on some sts and knit an inch or so of ribbing.. and then I got frustrated. I knew the stitch I wanted to use - topsoul's, but I couldn't remember it stitch for stitch! argh, drove me insane... so i took a page from phlanauik. i am jens crushing sense of disappointment On the upside, I had accidentally caught the express bus to montreal so time flew by and I was there in a flash: a full two hours ahead of expected schedule! Goodtimes! And I also remembered the stitch just as I was coming in to the city! I started with a single eyelet then I thought why not go balls to the wall and double it up. I really like it. I'm using this great merino in a name i can't even begin to pronounce let alone spell but it's heaven and has great stitch definition, and SQUISHINESS oh is it squishy. Things went smoothly into the next day when we drove up to the mounain. This was my first glimpse of ste anne scary, can't even see the top boys are asleep in the back they missed chalets on stilts but were wide awake when we reached our studio- which was as CLOSE AS YOU COULD GET TO THE HILL!!! Day one was scaaaaarrry. This is my frist season back since some serious knee surgery and Ste. Anne is HUUUGE. Like 5-14 times bigger than blue mountain big. huge. massive. It feels like it takes 20 minutes to just get up the gondola! 15 to get down the hill bombing it and ages when we would break to rest our(my) screaming thighs. I'm nowhere close to the level I want to be back at but I'm progressing fast on these do or die trails. and my new goggles were crazy hot! On the second day I wore my corduroy billabong suit that I got on the cheap through modelling a previous fashion show. That night I caught a great shot of the mountain blowing snow Went to a bar, that was full of horny 18 y.o's grinding to every song. They even grinded to Gwen Stefani's SWEET ESCAPE! We were all quite amused. Mike and Chelsea in front of the grind cage > oblig washroom shot oblig wip shot last day and I went down both of those black diamonds in the distnace! Go me! i didn't want to leave had to get a montreal smoked meat club sandwich lord it was good. i'm not going to go into the drama that ensued once we left the chalet but trust when I say that I hate buses and coach canada. I've got a bunch more photos on the flicker here check em out. Here is where I am with my hat now. Photos taken after dimsum on the ttc with Jules & Bec. only the decreases are left to do, I'm torn between a flat closure method or if it should be puckered and gathered.. it'll be done before the weekend hopefully as I'd like to gift it to carley-Ann @ the Mod. Love that girl.