Green Stockings Craft & Design

February 21, 2010

Why I make my own clothes

Filed under: Crafting — Tags: , , — GreenStockings Craft & Creative Events @ 3:39 AM

Size 6 = 26″ waist jeans (approx)
Size 18 = 38″ waist jeans (approx)

6 x 3 = 18
26 x 3 ≠ 38
26 x 3 = 78

Why am I three times her size if I do not have a 78″ waist?

What’s with that?


February 13, 2010

Restaurant Recommendation: Zero 8

Filed under: Food — Tags: , — GreenStockings Craft & Creative Events @ 12:32 PM

One of my best friends had her birthday party last night at a restaurant called Zero 8. It’s a new place (they’re not even listed in 411 yet! Their sign is affixed over the sign from the last restaurant that was there!), but damn, it was yummy! My fiance is lactose-intolerant and has a low tolerance for carbs/gluten, so it was such an amazing experience to be eating in a restaurant where we didn’t have to worry about his allergies. The birthday girl’s boyfriend has even more serious allergies, and he’s the one that found the restaurant for us.

Zero 8’s concept is that they do not cook with the top eight allergens in Canada (fish & seafood, peanuts, nuts, sesame seeds, milk, soy, eggs, wheat & gluten, and sulfites). The result is amazing food (I cannot stop going on about it…) that you can eat with your allergic friends. About a quarter of their meals are vegan*, too. They even have a kids menu.

Restaurant Zero 8

1735 St Denis right below Ontario

Food style: grill, pasta, pub-style, phenomenal desserts

Price: $5 – $10 appetizers, sides, desserts; $15 – $20 main dishes
Alcohol: Fully licensed, wine & booze list, wheat-free beer!!

Service: Wonderful servers, but with a group of nine on a Friday night the service was slow.

Other: It looks as though they will have a terrasse in the summer. Menu available online.

*footnote on veganism & other allergies: because they don’t cook with dairy and eggs, most of the non-meat dishes are vegan. However, I did not inquire if they use other less obvious animal products like honey and mono- and diglycerides. The kitchen is 100% flexible though, so if you have other concerns, including allergies not listed, do give them a call, and see what they can do for you!

February 10, 2010

Best story from Knit Night

Filed under: Crafting — Tags: — GreenStockings Craft & Creative Events @ 8:06 PM

Which I completely forgot to add to my last post:

We played a round of “there’s an ap for that” (row/stitch counting! stash-tracking! Colour matching!) with J and his spiffy iphone.

My little Leatherman Juice won the day, however, because there isn’t an ap for scissors.

February 9, 2010

Awesome Knit Night!

Filed under: Crafting — Tags: , , — GreenStockings Craft & Creative Events @ 11:42 PM

I had the pleasure of attending Knit Night at the Co-op La Maison Vert, organised by the lovely Ms. Rhea (who used to live downstairs from me!)

I got to make new Ravelry friends (I’m GreenStockings on Ravelry, too). We had a blast drinking tea, chatting about knitting, books, and life. Great projects including socks on the tiniest needles, a jacket, a fantastically intricate lace shawl, a baby blanket, a hat, and some practice swatches, in a learning how to knit way.

Loved telling everyone about the Dr. Who Tom Baker scarf – especially juliesoleil’s reaction, which was to immediately ask if I’d also made Bear a Jayne Hat, which, of course, I have.

I also signed up last night for the Montreal Ravelry Group Ravelympics 2010 Team. Going to use the challenge to knit the basis for my PlushYou! Shmancy Olympics Challenge. I need to get going on my design! My category is “Opening Ceremonies.” Need to remember to take lots of pictures, and keep a record as I make it up as I go along, so as to make a pattern 🙂

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