The past week…

September 18, 2011

…has been filled with lots of readings, getting to know new people, exploring Vancouver and enjoying the last bits of summer.
I finally went to the Michael's store. YAY. The store is pretty big and you only have to take one bus to get there. Easy peasy (especially if you have google maps + public transit option.) The yarn choice was pretty disappointing – 99% of the yarns are wool blends with acrylic, polyamide etc. But there's a yarn store only about 15mins from UBC that I'll check out next week – when they have a knit night 🙂
I love walking around campus at night – so peaceful.
I tend to be rather lazy in the morning and prefer to have breakfast in my room. I'd be sarved by the time I showerd, got ready and walked to the dining hall. So my breakfast pretty much always consists of cereals, oatmeal and (very very seldomly) some fruit. I really need to find a grocery store with 'cheap' fruits. The prices on/near campus are ridiculous – $2,50 for one pound of apples??!
Today I went to Gastown, a really beautiful neighborhood. We found an amazing coffee shop with the best chocolate chip cookies ever. And the hot chocolate Elizabteh got looked lovely 🙂
This cute little device has saved my life at least a hundred times since I got it. I don't know how I survived twenty years without a phone with GPS. It's truly life saving. And on campus you have wifi pretty much everywhere which is really handy if you wanna look up a word on the internet or google concepts your professor doesn't explain comprehensively. Also, it is pretty sweet to have a camera with you all the time.
texting savoring wearing
Last weekend we went to the night market in Richmond – which was pretty disappointing and all the things one could buy were cheap fake things from China. They aso had lots of food stalls (for people who like coleoidea – go there, they have tons of them. In all different sizes)
Also, I've been working on my 30 Days of Lists book but I can't share any pictures yet because I'm never home during the daytime when there's natural light. And the lights in my room distort the colors…
I'll share pictures of my dorm room as soon as my quilt arrives. It already feels much more comfortable than in the beginning 🙂  

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  • Reply Hanna September 18, 2011 at 19:21

    Looks like you settled in in Canada quite good! I've just got one question: I'm not really that experienced with knitting and I thought that a wool blend with polyester (75/25) was good for example if you are knitting socks?

  • Reply Mademoiselle Marie September 18, 2011 at 19:39

    Hi Hanna,
    thanks for the cute comments 🙂
    The sock yarn I use is always a blend of cotton and polyamide. I think polyamide is more tear-resistant than polyester. I'm not an expert on fiber though haha.
    Whenever I knit cardigans, shawls etc. I look for high quality yarns such as 100% merino wool or silk blends 🙂

  • Reply Hanna September 20, 2011 at 18:38

    Ah, thank you, I just started knitting my first pair of socks this week!
    And I believe that reading a blog is only half as much fun if you are not commenting ;).

  • Reply Mademoiselle Marie September 20, 2011 at 18:45

    Yay, knitting is so much fun. If you need any help let me know 🙂
    I'm trying to convince my new friends here that knitting is cool and that they should give it a try. Not very successful so far but I'm working on it 😀
    Btw, is it just my browser or why can't I leave any comments on your blog? I wanna make a pillow slip when I'm home for christmas. it looks so cute <3

  • Reply Margobetty.blogspot.com September 22, 2011 at 04:26

    mmmm, don't you just love Umpqua Oats? I used to work at a coffee shop that had them.
    Cute blog, btw.:)

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