Sunday, August 03, 2008
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
I went hiking on Saturday, did I have fun? Or maybe I should say, I went hiking Saturday and all I got was this lousy scrape (not a Rockband injury Jeni!). I fell, probably you can see that. Its really not the first time I've done this, I had all the first aid items I needed to clean up and finish the hike, but it is annoying. I've spent the week wincing when I walk because my jeans touch it, people in the city probably don't even notice!
After I fell Linda and I went and had linner ( it was later in the afternoon, not lunch, not dinner) at a Mexican restaurant in Los Altos (Fiesta Vallarta, yum!) and I did some self medicating with margaritas. Nice! After the first one I didn't care that had dirt and blood and some odd mud made of those two things all over my leg.
For all this, the hike actually was good, we saw a couple of grass snakes , a zillion lizards and even some wild turkeys!
I also thought I should maybe have some knitting content, yeesh.
So I finished (in the last month and half or so) yet another Lace Leaf Baby sweater. My co-workers are reproducing like bunnies! I really do need to find a new baby sweater pattern, but this one is cute and at this point well memorized.
Another of my cowekers had asked me to make a sweater for her cat. Yes her CAT! He is a hairless one and she thought he would like it. Cats and sweaters are a bit like cats and water, not good friends. I did not see the event but apparently he walked backward for at least an hour trying to get out of it! She found it really amusing, she took a video with her cell phone but she was laughing so hard it didn't turn out well. If I can get a hold of it I will post it. I made it from some random acrylic I had and used the dog sweater pattern from Knitty. I ended up ribbing the whole thing, the pattern called for just the top. It was really fast, I think I spent two days on the train with it, but its kind of cute.
I am still working on the BBF scarf of Cindy's, nearly done! And I started the Knitwhits hat but that needs some tweaking.
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Can't wait for Stitches, I have a list and everything!
Saturday, February 16, 2008
I love pudding. Its always been one of my favorite desserts, creamy, cool, chocolaty, well if it is chocolate pudding anyway. I found a new blog, Brownie Points, it was something a co-worker had sent me for the bacon vodka recipe, but I found some inspiration for cooking. I've been slacking a bit lately, some times I need a bit of a push to get back to cooking things I like. She has a post for chocolate pudding that is amazing! I don't think I've ever made pudding from scratch but its really easy! I make a lot of things from scratch, but never pudding. I added 70% Lindt Chocolate for the double chocolate part, mmmmmmmmmm!
I also made a cauliflower salad from Everyday food for dinner,
there were lovely ones in my veggie box this week. Just as tasty as they look, even in my blurry pic.
There is also a recipe for a no knead bread that I am in the process of making, I haven't made bread in years! It looks easy (well duh, you mix it and leave it for 12 hours, its not much work) and the posts on the blog say its really tasty. I can't wait! Jenny and I were talking about baking bread at Boba knit on Thursday, I thought I would probably make some this weekend after our conversation, and then I found this recipe.
I'll have some knitting tomorrow, I've finished my test sock!
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
4 Jobs I've Held:
Concessions in an Ice skating rink (best high school job ever, I met all the hot high school hockey players in town!)
Deli (loved it, more fun than you may think)
4 Movies I've Watched Over and Over Again:
Pride and Prejudice
84 Charring Cross Road
Casablanca (I watch a lot of movies repeatedly, this is a teeeny list of them!)
4 Places I've Been:
Birkenhead, England (okay yes I've been to London too, but I bet less people will say this!)
Paris, France (in case you thought of the one in Texas first ;^) )
4 Places I've Lived:
San Antonio, Texas (this was brief but I wanted to have something not in Colorado)
Fort Collins, Colorado
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Mountain View, California
Part A: 4 TV Shows I Watch:
Netflix has ruined me, I pretty much just watch TV from there
Any PBS mini series.
The X Files
Part B: 4 Radio Shows I Listen To:
NPR mostly, but not a lot of specific shows.
4 Things I Look Forward To:
sitting on my couch
4 Favorite Foods:
4 Places I'd Rather Be:
Rocky Mountain National Park
hiking a mountain
hanging with friends
4 People I email regularly:
knitters. ,mostly of the Boba persuasion.
P.S- My knitting and I have come to an agreement, we have not made up exactly, but we have an understanding. Yay!
Monday, February 04, 2008
I'm a tight knitter, I know that. I don't know how I do it because I barely hold the yarn, I don't even wrap it around any fingers, but there you are. I always go up a needle size from what's recommended automatically, that's usually enough. Imagine my surprise when I had to pull out size ZERO needles for this.
The real problem here? I LOVE this colorway! I don't want to find something else for it, I want to knit it now. Its Nodding Violets, and its just gorgeous, my lovely photo doesn't come close to showing all subtle colors. And I really like the pattern too, pretty easy and I like how it pretty it is. Sigh. Juls just finished the same socks and I so admired them that I decided to make them as well.
I do have backup yarn for this pattern if I want, it is even the lightweight thats called for. Its also very pretty, but grrrr, I want to use the other one.
P.S. Thank you Cindy! I will try to take more boba pics for you so you can stay in the loop!
Thursday, January 31, 2008
We didn't plan this but they look nice together!
We were told to pose like this to show off the colors better.