Wednesday, April 25, 2007

"It's safe to drink, but don't do laundry"

That's what the city of Seattle said about our water after this happened today. It's not near my place, but affects my water. It's particularly annoying this Wednesday night, because I'd planned on doing several loads of laundry while catching up on some DVR'ed Grey's and Ugly Betty's. I'm also a bit concerned because they said the water was OK to drink, but not to do laundry because bits of dirt could get in your clothes. Now I'm thinking, if the waters not good enough for my clothes, then it's not good enough to drink. But that's just me.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

A general observation

As much as I enjoy planning my wedding, and I'm really excited about getting married, but the planning is beginning to seriously cut into my knitting time.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Earth-friendly knitting

Tonight's SKG meeting had a presentation on earth-friendly yarns! It was really interesting to hear about all of the new ways yarn makers are reaching out to do their part to help the environment (and us enviro-knitters!) Mary from Earth-Friendly Yarns and the Fiber Gallery gave the presentation. Did you know yarn is being made from the by products of Tofu? Or what about crab and lobster shells? It's just fascinating!

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Tip-toe through the tulips!

On a beautiful sunny (somewhat rainy) Sunday, we headed up north to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival! It was so beautiful to see the fields and rows of brightly colored tulips! I snapped several pics and here are some of my favorites!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Kellan's sweet style (& smile!)

Isn't he just the cutest thing (I mean next to the sweater of course....)!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Political propoganda or just scary shit?

Last week the Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT) released two You Tube clips based on scenarios that could cause SR 520 to break apart and fall into Lake Washington.

The first scenario has the bridge closed due to high winds (something that happens every once in a while around here). The second scenario is what could happen if "the big one" strikes the Puget Sound area.

Many say the clips are just a new way in spreading the message to get a new bridge built, others are calling it political propaganda. What do you think?

In other news, the new Martha Stewart site was launched recently....must say, I do love Martha!

Thursday, April 05, 2007

The Turkey trip!

My camera came back from Turkey this week and look at all of these fabulous sites it saw!

All of these pics are from Istanbul, though I'm not sure of what exactly. Then there is this picture which cracks me up!

I guess we all need our Grey's!

It's time to get serious

No more procrastinating. It starts this weekend.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Swing your partner

This morning I heard this story on NPR about how Square Dancing was the new hip thing to do in bars. They interviewed a bunch of people who have square dancing nights at a local Seattle bar. They've updated the music, have a younger crowd to do the calling and teach you the moves (in case you can't remember them from 5th grade P.E.). I'm intrigued and I think I may have to check this out.
In other news, Crosscut, a new online newspaper designed to cover local issues in the Pacific Northwest (including Idaho), premiered today.