Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Darth Vadar's Day Job

On a Saturday walk to brunch in a galaxy far far away...

we encountered a few familiar characters...

washing cars!

It's not every day you see Princess Leia and the gang washing cars.

All for the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Fun.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Punks Not Dead

I picked up this plaque at the Melrose Trading Post on Sunday. I couldn't resist.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Tomato Tracking

Always living in apartments mean there's not a ton of room for a veggie garden, which I would love to have. This spring, I'm starting out with a single tomato plant.

I'm not yet convinced my deck will get enough sunlight to keep this growing, but I figured I'd snap some pics of it so I can compare later on. Maybe it will be huge and this will be a sweet baby pic we can oo and ah over later, or perhaps it will fail and we can all sigh woefully over what it once was.

When I lived in Madison, my work had a farm on site, and had 10x10 garden plots for the employees. I had a fairly successful garden that summer, thanks to my dad's help, and had more cucumbers and tomatoes I could use.

If my tomato plant does succeed, I may take a note from Sunset magazine, and work on a one pot garden, which would be totally workable in my small space.

How does your garden grow?

Thursday, April 8, 2010


This week I whipped up this knitty kitty to accompany the stroller blanket I made.

She had to have a great accessory to bring in the colors of the blanket of course, so I made a collar with a crocheted flower.

Just in time to mail it off to Darchelle's baby shower!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Stroller Blanket

I crocheted like crazy over the Easter weekend, and finished this stroller blanket in time to mail to Wisconsin for my friend Darchelles baby shower. Crocheting does not come as easily to me as knitting (I just need more practice!), and I ended up having to start this blanket over SIX TIMES. I was near ready to give up and choose a different pattern, when I realized that when the pattern says Single crochet in next 3 chains, it really means to do it THREE TIMES, not just once! Whoops. :) Once I figured out I was reading the pattern wrong, I was on my way. It took a lot of concentration for me, but I really love how it turned out.

(it needs a little blocking still)

This pattern was from Crochet Today, and I used the recommended RedHeart Eco-Ways yarn, in Oyster, Mushroom and Dusty Rose (its a girl!).

(I was also having fun playing with different camera apps on my iPhone)

I have some leftover yarn, and a little bit of time left before this has to get into the mail, so I think Ill whip up something extrastay tuned!

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