Thursday, February 26, 2009


I have been knitting but don’t seem to have a lot to show for myself. The pile of grey brown sheep you saw is still sitting a-waiting buttons and blocking, so I don’t want to show you something that’s only at 90 percent! The other recent finished object is secret and cannot be shown at this time.

While I was struggling with a bit of what-to-start-next-itis, boyfriend chimed in with a ‘me-me-me, make something for me!’, so that’s what’s happening next. Back in October/November I tried to tackle a hooded scarf for him with some black cascade I had. Winging this on my own was not very successful, and I eventually ended up with this one instead. Boyfriend wants a hat with a bit of extra slouch in the back, and I’m hoping this one will do the trick. Ripping out aforementioned scarf to get the yarn back took a good part of two evenings, but I am now ready knock this one out. Hopefully the yarn isn’t jinxed and this time around it works out!

Tonight boyfriend and I are venturing over to Spaceland to see a show. This might mean a sleepy Friday morning for me!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

A Lovely Weekend

I've been slacking on the blog front, so it's time to catch up a little bit. Mom and Dad were in town this week! It was my mom's first trip to California. She brought this little mug, so I am happily drinking my coffee in true knitter's style:

We spent the weekend walking all over the place, and my calves are feeling the pain today. We visited the Farmer's Market, the La Brea Tar Pits, and hiked all over Griffith Park, and the Griffith Park Observatory. We enjoyed Father's Office burgers and sweet potato fries, and had a lovely Valentine's Day dinner at Cobra and Matadors. Yummy! I'm glad you could come experience LA with me, Mom and Dad!

*Up on the top*

The clouds didn't show themselves like they were supposed to on Saturday, so we had a great day for hiking and exploring Griffith Park. It was my first time up above the city, and the views were incredible!

Boyfriend was gone for the weekend, but he made sure I had a *sweet* Valentine's day before I left. Here's what I got....well, had.

Yep, that's an empty cupcake box...delicious! That was paired with a cute cupcake necklace. I love my valentine. :)

On the knitting front, Mom had blocked this table runner I knit awhile ago for me. She had the patience to use 338 pins to block this baby! Thanks, Mom!

And here's my latest project, which has actually grown-up all the way into a finished object since this picture was taken...just needs buttons. It will be revealed hopefully later this week!

I hope your Valentine's day weekend was just as sweet!

PS - the blog had a bit of a face lift - while it was hard to abandon my signature pink, I felt it was a too distracting. Hopefully the update fits!

Monday, February 2, 2009


Before Christmas I decided to tackle socks for the first time for presents for my brother and dad. I eased into it by making Thuja, which was a simple pattern with an aran weight yarn. They turned out great.

First-ever socks for Dad:

Eventually I'm going to tackle making a pair for myself with regular sock yarn. This should do the trick....

Over the holidays while yarn shopping with my mom and Grandma, we found this...

but don't be fooled...

How cute is that?! My Grandma, Mom and I found these little ones at Klose Knit, in Urbana, Illinois. It was such a cute store, and this little treasure will make one little sock or mitten ornament. The owner of the store called them "yarn eggs." The yarn is Opal sock yarn, based on Harry Potter characters. Seems a little silly when stash yarn can be used for the same thing, but come on, would you pass that up?

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