Friday, December 4, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
And here are the actual scarves:
I have another scarf on the needles and I have plans for several more. I am really enjoying picking out a different stitch for each scarf and given that I have a couple of stitch dictionaries, I could knit scarves for a long time before I had to repeat myself!
I am in the process of trying to sort through patterns so that I can knit something for the new babies that keep popping into my world. However, I don't know if I will get the nerve up to actually make a baby gift. I don't ever want to be the person who gives the handmade item that the parents didn't want in the first place, or gives the homely gift (some of my friends are quite skilled craftspeople who put me to shame), or you know, the gift that is already outgrown by the time it is finished. Yep, I have that problem. Sometimes my knitting mojo just stalls on a project and I have to set it aside for a while. That works for most things but it definitely won't work for baby projects!
So, are you working on any creative projects?
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Have you stumbled into any internet treasures that you'd like to share? Yes, I know this blog post is totally random...but what can I say, I really love those letters!
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
After a detour through an area that looked pretty sketchy in the dark (thanks for the bogus directions Mapquest) we managed to make it to the hotel in Jersey City that served as home base for New York City adventure. The next day we headed into the city and did some people watching and Statue of Liberty gazing. It was unseasonably warm in the city and the wait for a ferry off of Ellis Island in the blazing sun made for a bit of a grind but all was forgiven once we made it to John's on 12th Street. The best lasagna and dessert that I have had in a while. I highly recommend it if you are in the city and I can get you there like a real New Yorker thanks to K's excellent cabbie instruction. Just say "I need 12th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenue" and you will be whisked away to delicious food.
Overall, great ending to my vacation. I would highly recommend the roadtrip with a friend especially a friend that you haven't seen in far too long. And thanks to K's indulgence, I managed to get three states that I had never visited crossed off my list of 50 states. So goodbye Pennsylviana, New Jersey, and West Virginia. Yep, thanks to a Wendy's Kids Meal in Triadelphia...West Virginia is off the list. Not to mention, Wisconsin was crossed off during the unblogged about trip to Madision...so four states during this two week vacation!
So tell me, are you a roadtrip fan? Do you care about seeing all 50 states? Is there a method to your vacation madness?
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Obviously, the highlight of my trip was spending time with Brett & Denisa and their fabulous kids. It always amazes me how much kids change in a few months. The boys have gotten so big and their personalities are out in full force. Jesse is quite the little performer and I was very fortunate to be on the receiving end of a goodnight hug and kiss. Jesse is very verbal and even though I had some trouble understanding everything he said...I can tell you that he is one smart cookie. No...I'm not being biased...well, maybe a little but I'm telling you he is smart! Jonah is much more serious and reserved so when he smiled or laughed it was great...I felt like I really earned it. He is still fairly young so I wonder how much he will change or if he will remain a little more reserved than his brother.Tomorrow I leave for the second part of my vacation...Madision, WI...so if anyone has any vacation ideas for Madision, feel free to post them in the comments.