Friday, October 17, 2008

Moving Part 2 (Adriana)

Oops, sorry for the delay in posting the second part of the move. First Thanksgiving happened and then I got distracted by having a social life. It's fun :D

Here are some pictures of the new apartment (Can I please say how hard it is to take pictures of rooms? The place is much nicer in person)
The kitchen with our old fridge

Our new kitchen table from Ikea (I love Ikea!!)

Pete's studio which has been unpacked since this picture was taken (but I was too lazy to take a new one :P)

The bedroom (which has a cool fire escape similar to the one in Rent but too small for singing and throwing down flaming pieces of paper)

The bathroom (oh, the excitement!)

My favourite room, the living room (now with lots of seating for movie nights!)

More of the living room including my favourite thing about the new place, the PVR! I love being able to watch my shows whenever and I totally abuse it to avoid seeing commercials :P

Cleo's favourite spot by the big window. The apartment is east-facing so Cleo loves to sunbathe :)

I also have a wee bit more knitting to show off. Right before I moved Kristy asked me to make a hat for her very pregnant cousin. After flipped through Itty Bitty Hats (courtesy of Bertha), we selected the Upside-Down Daisy Hat.
So cute!! Pardon the misshapeness, it was stuffed with plastic bags and will look much better on a baby.

I just love the top. I will definitely be making more of these hats in the future.

That's it for now! I hope everyone has a great weekend.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Moving Part 1 (Adriana)

And I'm back. Sorry for the long hiatus. Apparently I can't pack, move, unpack, job hunt, maintain my sanity, and blog at the same time. We are now mostly settled into our new home in Toronto and so far things are great. The apartment is lovely (pictures to come later) and I am loving our location. We live in a little village smack in the middle of the big city. Everything is a little bit more expensive, of course, but oh so convenient. Plus we're 5 minutes from the subway and from Heather, and Gen is just a short subway ride away. It's so terrific to move into a new city and already have a close circle of friends.

I had forgotten how much of a pain it is to move. The last two weeks before we left the apartment was a mess of boxes.
This is our dining room before the hardcore packing began. Please note Cleo sleeping on something on the floor.

Moving also means lots of getting rid of stuff. We try to recycle whenever possible so we were thrilled to discover that our city had an e-waste/Goodwill depot.
Here is some of our stuff for the depot. Sadly, there ended up being even more.

Being good tenants (with a very furry cat) we decided to steam clean our carpets. It wasn't that hard to do but did involve rearranging the furniture (N.B. if at all possible, wait until the furniture is gone before cleaning the carpets).
Cleo seemed to like the new position of the couch.

Despite all the craziness I still managed to take in a wedding show with my official Wedding Fairy, Kristy
wedding show
Here we are surrounded by wedding dresses

I also managed to do some knitting:
cancer tea cozy
I made a teapot cozy for the Canadian Cancer Society before I finished my internship there.

I also put the buttons on the green BSJ for Emma
I love those little frogs

In addition I dyed some yarn for Phoe. She was missing North American autumn colours and was feeling down in general so I decided to send her some autumn leaves inspired yarn.
phoe yarn

I think I'd better stop here. Next time, more knitting and pictures of the new apartment!