Monday, September 28, 2009

Foliage Hat

This weekend's finished object:

This is the Foliage pattern from Knitty. Of course, the weekend's heat wasn't exactly the right conditions for this hat, but I hope that soon enough I might get a couple of days to wear it! This was a quick and easy pattern, and just the thing for some instant gratification knitting.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Back To It

Wasn't this blog supposed to be about knitting? Well, I'm back to it. After such a busy summer it's nice to get back to my long list of projects I've been wanting to make.

Last night I whipped up this fun little project, which I loooove! It's a shower loofah. I'm still getting the hang of crochet, but this project was easy enough for me to work through in a night. I haven't tested it out yet, but I like the idea that I could easily throw it in the laundry to use for as long as it will hold up, rather than having to constantly replace the store-bought kind.

I am dreaming about fall and knitting cozy winter-y things, but unfortunately the upper 90 degree temps are not exactly compatible. I'm crossing my fingers that things will cool down soon!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Wilmington Wedding

The reason for trekking to Wilmington for the weekend was for one of my oldest friends', Charlsie, wedding. We grew up basically like sisters, just eight houses apart. Now we have each relocated to opposite coasts, but I knew I couldn't miss making the trip out there to see her get married.

The ceremony and reception were held at the historic City Club de Rosset.

It had the perfect amount of Southern charm.

*entryway inside the club...the chandeliers were gorgeous!*

*Chad and Charlsie*

*Mom, me, and maid-of-honor/sister-of-the-bride, Darchelle*

It was a lovely, intimate wedding, and I'm glad I was able to go. Congrats to Chad and Charlsie!

Monday, September 14, 2009


I had a whirlwind 36 hours in Wilmington, North Carolina this weekend. Despite the short trip, I was able to cram a lot in.

My parents booked a hotel right on the ocean. You could leave your sandals behind and walk right out to the beach.

The sunrise

Shell haul from a week spent at the beach

In Historic Downtown you’ll find a store for all your house column needs. There happened to be an art fair going on while we were downtown, where we picked up some goodies.

The Riverwalk

USS Carolina

Daytime view of the ocean

We even had time to find the local yarn store to score some sale yarn!

The main event of the weekend was of course a beautiful Southern Wedding. Tune in tomorrow.

Writings in the Sand

Getting an artsy writings in the sand pic is harder than it looks.

You have to be much taller if you want your foot in.

And you have to hurry before the high tide wipes your work away!

The weekend spent in Wilmington, NC was beautiful. More to come.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Finding Fall

I got a little glimpse of Fall while back in Wisconsin this past weekend. Being in LA, I miss the change of seasons into Fall, so I was happy that some of the trees were changing early.

Another treat was seeing my brother, sister-in-law and nephew. Even though I wasn’t exactly alive-alert-enthusiastic, due to too much wedding fun the previous night, it was fun to see how much baby Miles has changed since I’ve last seen him.

He took his job of picking apples and pears from my parent’s trees very seriously. Thanks for coming by, Ben, Meg and Miles!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Wedding Whirlwind

I’m back from a whirlwind of a wedding weekend in Wisconsin (say that ten times fast). The wedding was beautiful, the weather couldn’t have been more perfect, and the bride and groom had permanent smiles all day.

It was such a nice weekend of catching up with best friends, and I’m so glad I was able to celebrate such a special day with Gretchen and Tom.

It’s back to reality for me…but only for a few days. I’m off to another wedding in Wilmington, North Carolina on Friday!

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