how do you spell FUCK out of coquihalla?

snow on the coquihalla
well, we actually made it to the OKANAGAN on the weekend! hurrah! on thursday night our ferry was an hour late, and then on friday we spent the better part of the afternoon stuck up in a line of cars on the Coquihalla just about 30KM north of Hope. Thankfully had somewhere to turn around and head back down on the right side of the road. That line of car went for MILES. (did you see it on the news?) the part that I didn't really understand was that at a point when I could've turned around we rolled down the window and I asked an RCMP officer who was standing on the side of the road if we should turn around and he said, "KEEP GOING!" stupid jerk. and when we turned around no one else really was. so they were stuck up there on the mountain, barely out of the lower mainland, in the dark. not even katy perry could put some fun into that friday night.

luckily we got on the hope princeton and the roads were pretty good all the way to osoyoos. my sister ended up taking my car, with my camera inside, so i didn't get any pictures of our great great fun! including family dinner at stewart's grandma's house, seth running around in circles and eating chips at his other great grandma's house, massive family breakfast at the diner, family visit at lauralee's craft store, family visit at timmy's in penticton, running around the beach with seth in penticton, the insanity of the mall in Kelowna, the yummy vegetarian pasta i made at stew's mom's house in kelowna, nor the beautiful beautiful day outside on sunday in kelowna (i had forgotten about my camera by this point). and then today on the way home i also forgot to get pictures of this incredible fruit stand we visited in summerland. i bought a huge bag of apples from just up the road, pears from just up the road, and organic shallots deemed "the best shallots in BC" by the farmstand owner, which were grown in cawston. yum!

what i did get pictures of though, was the snow. on the coq. and on the hope-princeton. and our crazy faces. OMG.
snow on the hope princeton
get me off this highway!!
get us off this mountain!

snow on the coquihalla
line of cars for miles and miles!!

get me off this highway!!
get me off this highway!!



My league is holding our first bout here in Port Alberni on December 10th! There will be a beer garden! A 50/50! Hot women on roller skates smashing each other and going for the glory of the holiday massacre on skates! Have you liked us on Facebook yet? Let me know if you want tickets! Or if you live in another land and want to buy a tshirt or tickets as a donation for our awesomeness!


FO: Ocean Breathes Salty

ocean breathes salty
ocean breathes salty

I've been on a bit of a Modest Mouse kick lately. I was really into them when I was a teeny bopper in the mid to late 1990s. I even have a memory of seeing them in Victoria at an all ages show when I was like 14. Pretty epic.

This shawl is my first shawl for myself in a long while (2 years! I knit one right when we moved here). The pattern is called Betiko and it was designed by the lovely Lee Meredith of Leethal.net. I've knit a few of Lee's patterns and what I love about them is their challenging construction. My bff Laura designed a hat using one of her techniques. You should check it out. Anyway, since Lee released this pattern in her mystery pattern I had been dying to make one, and finally was able to get my hands on some berroco Ultra Alpaca and knit it up. It's DREAMY and i LOVE it. Now, time to knit some of my project goals ( <--- ). XO



#20: Dress Up for Halloween

Let Ruth Choose
OK, I know I don't look like I"m in costume, but behind that poster I'm wearing my most butchy dress and a militant vest with my anti-censorship and feministy buttons on the lapel. I'm also not wearing make up like usual (only brown lipstick). We recently watched citizen ruth and it was awesome. Stewart (probably jokingly) suggested we go as a baby saver and pro-lifer. So, my costume didn't stand out, but it took some effort AND had lots of little details. (I also love this photo b/c I look k-razy!). XO