Thursday, July 23, 2009

Knitted Chairs

Check out the link - I'm not sure if I'd want to sit on all this yarn in the heat we have right now, but it sure is a cozy way to dress up a plastic lawn chair!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Playing Tourist

This past weekend my friends Gretchen and Nicole came to visit.

*Griffith Park Observatory - it was a little too hot this weekend to stay for long*

Sometimes I get caught up in missing home/friends that I forget to appreciate all the things there are to do in LA. It’s nice to have visitors to show the city too, and to see it through new eyes again.

* Marilyn Monroe - I read an article the next day that this is one of the top ten germiest tourist attraction *

*cupcakes for breakfast*

We played the tourist role well, accompanied with continuous gabbing the whole weekend!

*we worked out way through the huge crowd for this pic*

Thanks for coming girlies! See ya in September!

Emily arrives on Friday – there's more showing off the city in my future!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A Little Twist

Fast food anyone?

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Another One

As promised, I have another finished object off the needles!

This is the Brook shrug from the Rowan Classic Summer Breeze book. I started this about a year ago. It was kind of a huge pain to finish. Many parts, picking up 250 stitches to make the border, and then sewing it all together...ugh. And the result is, eh, ok.

The yarn is super soft (Rowan Classic Bamboo Soft), but the sleeves are a little big and the fronts are a wee bit smaller than I would like, although looking at the books picture, it seems theirs is probably that way too.

Now its on to the next project!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

A Finishing Weekend

I was on call this weekend for work, which meant I couldn't go far from home. It was the perfect excuse to work on finishing some lingering projects.

First up, here's my Ishbel shawl. I have never made a triangular shawl before and I'm not sure I have the patience for 300+ stitches on the needles, but I made the smaller size so luckily I was done as soon as I was about to lose interest. I loooooooooooove how this came out. I can't exactly wear it in the 95 degree heat, but in a few months, or on a cooler night, this will be perfect!

Next, I sewed up a summer tank I was working on. Unfortunately, it is WAY TOO BIG. I'm not really sure what I want to do about it. I kind of suspected that it wasn't going to fit as I went along, but I just kept on going. Shoot. It kind of works, but I fear it might stretch out more, and will just be huge. I like the color, and look of the pattern, so maybe I can take in the sides somehow? It might sit on the back burner for a bit.

I'm cooking up one more item that's almost should see it later this week!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Fourth of July

I hope you all had a great 4th of July! Some highlights from my long weekend:

  • As mentioned in the last post, my girlie Allie was here visiting for the weekend!
  • We all took in the Marina Del Rey fireworks, from Captain Jeff’s sailboat. Unfortunately it was a little too windy to take it out during the day, but that meant we could all relax and focus on grilling, eating, and watching the fireworks. Boyfriend and I calculated that we have been in different cities/countries over the fourth of July for the past seven years, so it was nice to watch fireworks together for once!
  • Last night we went to the Hollywood Bowl to see Deathcab for Cutie.
    It was a phenomenal concert. The Hollywood Bowl has to be one of the best places to see a show! Sitting under the stars (we actually got to see some of the real ones, and not just the ones on Hollywood Blvd!), enjoying our picnic, and a fancy schmancy bottle of wine. The band was accompanied by the full LA Philharmonic, and we had a fireworks-filled finale to complete the evening. Boyfriend and I had been looking forward to this concert for quite awhile, and it definitely exceeded our expectations!

**Boyfriend got our fancy-schmancy concert wine as a thank you gift from a client at work. Question of the evening – can we taste the difference between this and something that costs much less? We don’t have the most sophisticated palettes for wine-tasting, and while it was quite good, an equivalent bottle could be found for probably $15-20, but it was a step up from some $4.00 Trader Joe’s finds! In conclusion, I won’t be dishing out the moo-la for this $100 price tag any time soon, but if boyfriend’s clients want to pass along any more thank you bottles, I won’t object (oh and by the way, you can all cringe, as we did drink our fancy schmancy wine out of fancy schmancy plastic Solo cups - we had to make do with what we had!)**

Thursday, July 2, 2009

A Crazy July

This weekend marks the beginning of a crazy fun month of visitors! Arriving today is Miss Allie, who was here back in March to celebrate our b-days which are one day apart. Happy to have you back, AP!

Happy 4th of July to all! I will hopefully pick back up on the bloggin' soon!

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