The Domesticated Dame

The tale of a modern woman who turned back time and reclaimed her right to be domesticated

Well now…..what now? June 28, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — hellcat @ 2:29 pm

Hmmm….it’s been a few weeks since I’ve really blogged. It’s funny-I’m on the computer most of the day wishing people would update their blogs so I would have something to read, and then I forget to update my own! Not like there’s a whole lot going to, but still.
Let’s see. What has been going on?
Well, I’ve jumped back on to my knitting these past few weeks. But of course, instead of finishing up some of my many WIP’s, I just ended up starting new projects altogether. I finally got a chance to make some booties off of Ravelry and they are sooo adorable!!! I ran out and bought more Baby Ull to make more-they’re just too cute when they are all done.I’m also making a pair of pink and purple mary jane slippers for my hair dresser, and a pink baby romper from the Baby Knits book.
This week I received in the mail my free copy of Knit So Fine that I won from Ruby, after her running a contest on her blog. There are a few sweaters I am looking forward to knitting in the fall some time ๐Ÿ™‚
Also this week I received my first pen pal letter! It’s from Ann and she lives in Norway!!!! Very cool. She did up such an adorable package for me, with tea and a postcard and lots of stickers and a pic of herself and a HUGE letter! I can’t wait to write her back and send her lots of goodies too!!! I sent out 2 letters a few weeks ago-one to Sweden and one to Austria, so hopefully I will hear from those girls too ๐Ÿ™‚
On the jewelery front, I am designing and making some matching necklaces and earrings for my friend’s “bridesmaids” for her wedding in July. Got all my materials and made the necklaces last night. The earrings will follow later this weekend. They look great so far! Woo!
Hmmm….I guess that’s probably all I’ve got right now ๐Ÿ˜› My mind goes blank sometimes when I try and remember what I did-unemployment will do that to you. I have a small bg project to work on this weekend and a lot of sewing to get done. Then I have to see a friend who is visiting from Toronto, get to Michaels to get yarn for the KAL(knit-along) for July with the knit girls, go to a birthday party Monday night and then Tuesday is my cat’s birthday party. Yes, that’s right-he gets a party. ๐Ÿ˜‰
Have a great weekend, everyone!!!!!!


Bad Knit Girl contest June 24, 2008

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Hey all! I don’t normally do this, as all the girls are great but my girl Megzilla needs some votes, so I am going to promote her and ask people to go and vote! And I’m running next month-so watch out! ha ha ha ha ha ha
Click the pic to go vote!


Flickr Meme June 20, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — hellcat @ 11:12 pm

Alright! Here we go!

1. for stephanie, 2. “I, Piรณrko, like Cheese!”, 3. Near, 4. spotted or striped!, 5. ahistoryofviolence1, 6. it’ll keep you warm, 7. our Irish cows (considering the picturesque), 8. Fimo Cakes II, 9. Windy City Rollers Promo Poster, 10. zartan, 11. crazy cyan candy, 12. Hissy Fit

Here’s how it works:

a. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.
b. Using only the first page, pick an image.
c. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into fd’s mosaic maker).

There’s a group you can add it to, as well.

The Questions:

1. What is your first name?
2. What is your favorite food?
3. What high school did you go to?
4. What is your favorite color?
5. Who is your celebrity crush?
6. Favorite drink?
7. Dream vacation?
8. Favorite dessert?
9. What you want to be when you grow up?
10. What do you love most in life?
11. One Word to describe you.
12. Your flickr name.

Created with fd’s Flickr Toys.


Girl’s Night and a Trip to George’s Island June 16, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — hellcat @ 11:53 am

This weekend was a great weekend! First we had a girl’s night at Kel’s place on Friday night and then all hungover, Lisa and I, along with my boy Chad and our friend Gillian, headed out to George’s Island. George’s Island is one of 2 islands that sits in Halifax Harbour. McNab’s-a large tree covered island, sits at the mouth of the Harbour and is open to the public. George’s Island has apparently NEVER been open to the public before. I have been totally obsesses with it since I moved here-it always looks so romantic and lonely, and there are ghost stories about it too! ๐Ÿ˜‰
Alright-be warned-this is a heavily photoed! ;P ha h aha h aha

Karyn being very expressive about something

Lisa is all “Looks at my fancy drink!”

Kel likes my smooches ๐Ÿ˜‰

Me and Kel-we are quite drunk at this point

Lisa getting some love ๐Ÿ˜‰
Me and Lisa

Kel can outdrink us all apparently ๐Ÿ˜›

On the ferry just about to George’s Island

I thought this was the Married Officers Quarters but upon looking at my map again its actually the lighthouse keeper’s house

Gillian and Lisa hiding from the wind-it was super insanely windy out there-Halifax itself is really bad for the wind but that day was EXTRA windy!

My man, Chad, with Lisa and Gillan

Chad crawled up this bank, so Lisa went up after he came down so she could see. This is right after she got scolded to come down by security ๐Ÿ˜›

The outside of Fort Charlotte

I zoomed in on this because I can see my apartment! Weee! We live on the 3rd balcony down on the building smooshed between the front trees-right up from the butt of that cruise ship

Chad checking out Halifax

Fort Charlotte is actually built INTO the island, so that the enemy couldn’t see it. They would face a deep ditch if they came running up it!

Gillian with a big cannon ๐Ÿ˜›

These cannons were so big that they actually had to build the rooms AROUND them, instead of building them and then installing the cannons afterwards.

Creepy hole to the outside

The gang with the cannon

We found a room with a gross slimey wall-Lisa is showing you how gross and slimey it is.

That would be McNab’s Island out there.

Yay! Downtown Halifax!

Southend Halifax!

THIS was the married officer’s quarters

Lisa and Gillian sitting on Chad’s BIG CANNON heh heh heh

Some sort of labyrinth storage area

I have no idea what this was but it was right by where we caught the ferry back

Chad and Gillian in line to go home

I feel like Andre the Giant next to Gillian ๐Ÿ˜›

Afterwards we went to the Lonestar for some yummy food!



Chad ๐Ÿ˜›

Whew! That was a lot of pics! Hope everyone had a great weekend!


Knit Girls Fundraiser June 14, 2008

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The KnitGirls was founded by Rhonda Adams (aka Madamknitgirl) in December of 2007 as a monthly competition of bad ass women who knit and have tattoos, where the winner is crowned a Knit Girl and has her own feature page on the website as well as being included in future KnitGirl projects and events. It was an immediate hit and she has been running Knit Girl competitions each month since, showing no signs of slowing down! The Knit Girls has expanded and can be found on it’s own website, and Knit Girl Blog, Ravelry, Myspace, Facebook, and Lingr.

The KnitGirls is so much more than the monthly competition, as many women in theRavlery group can attest to. We have become a close-knit (pun intended)family and support system. There are several women who can probably admit to spending precious time that they could be spending knitting chatting on the Ravlery group instead.

As some of you know, the website and competition have been completely funded by Rhonda. These costs include,but are not limited to, website fees, voting system fees and prizes that are presented to the winning Knit Girls, not to mention all of the time and effort she spends each month maintaining the site and running the competition. There is a KnitGirl Etsy shop where group members have graciously donated their handmade products to raise funds for the continuance of the Knit Girls,and this is what we are asking of you now.

Please take the time to donate $10 to the Knit Girls.Along with supporting one of the greatest communities of female knitters, you will also be entering yourself into a raffle of wonderful prizes donated by fellow group members. It is a quick and easy way to help out the KnitGirls.And lets face it; the prizes alone are worth it!