Monday, May 28, 2007

Tourist for a day

Today, Matt and I took a move from Shawn and Sara's play book and we were tourists in our own city. We've had a book on Seattle walking tours since we moved here but have never really used it. Matt picked out the Capitol Hill walking tour. We started out in Volunteer Park on a relatively nice Seattle morning. While the walk said nothing about the Conservatory, we started out in there first.

I love the cacti room (it reminds me of my time in southern Arizona), but the pretty and unique blossoms around the place are also very beautiful. Once we got started on the actual walk, we strolled through the park and out into in the neighborhood. We checked out some beautiful historic houses that have been around since Seattle's booming days. Now of course, they are inhabited by folks who are probably doctors, lawyers or independently wealthy. We strolled past Cornish College buildings, the D.A.R. and on to Broadway. However, our book is now a little outdated thanks to all the redevelopment on the main drag. Towards the end of the walk, we turned onto Millionaire's Row. And the street lived up to it's name. (Note: no pics of the big beautiful houses, I didn't want to be that touristy, plus some folks were home.).

As we entered the park again, we started the climb up the water towers for the view. With 100 steps to the top, it was a hike.

As we entered the park again, we started the climb up the water towers for the view. With 100 steps to the top, it was a hike.

But the view was worth it! All in all, a great walking tour and we've already picked out our next on: the Washington Arboretum.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Back in the knitting game

Here's proof as too how long I was out of the knitting game: today I finally redeemed my gift certificate to Hilltop Yarn that I got over three months ago. Sad I know. But I enjoyed it.

I bought some beautiful teal Lambs Pride to make the Pippa Bag from Rowan. The best part was, the Lambs Pride was on sale so I needed another purchase to fully use up the g.c. With the yarn shopping pressure mounting, I just couldn't find anything else I needed. So I ended up picking up a little something soft and pretty for my mom's birthday! I'll be the favorite daughter now!

Friday, May 25, 2007

Hello old friend, I've missed you

The past few weeks (OK, maybe it's been a few months now) I've pushed aside this project of mine to work on a few gifts. OK, so maybe I've had some serious help from Speed Picker, but I did one of the gifts. Anyway, it's done now and I'm finally able to return to this fabulous wrap. I love the color, the feel of the tweedy cotton and I love the cables and lace pattern. It keeps my craft A.D.D. mind satisfied. I haven't gotten the measuring tape out yet, I want to enjoy this pattern and project.

I also think the time apart has helped me. I've grown as a knitter - I'm now able to work on this project at Purly Girls and chat at the same time. Some of you may remember when I first "started" this project at Purly Girls. I was 10 rows into it before I realized I was working on the other project on the brochure. Now I can laugh about that. On the eve of this three-day holiday weekend, I hope to log in - and make up for -some serious knitting time!

Thursday, May 17, 2007

LYS Tour & Why I no longer will watch the CW Network

This weekend is the May LYS tour (that’s local yarn shop tour for all of my non-knitting readers). I can’t make it due to the fact that I have non-knitting company staying with me this weekend! Although, if we’re out and about, and just “happen” to be in the neighborhood, then they are just out of luck. But the may be on to me if we just “happen” to be in the neighborhood of several yarn shops in a row.

In other news, its official, the CW has no taste. They are dead to me.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Just what I need...another obsession

Rebecca sent me the link to purlsoho today. It's amazing I got any work done today. Maybe the apple doesn't fall far from tree.... (I'll have to get my mom to send me a picture of her fabric room and the fabric annex for those of you who haven't been to the fabric section of our house really appreciate this post.)
P.S. For those of you who asked at knitting tonight, I posted the info about the pictures below.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Checked off the list!

Here's the quilt my mom made for me! It is so beautiful! I love it!

My fabulous free time weekend has proven to be very productive for me! Not only did I finally finish the flower wash cloth I've been working on for, um, well over a month now (I can finally hold my head high at PG!) but I got a lot of wedding stuff done too! And I finally downloaded the pictures of my wedding shower weekend a few weeks ago! Here are a few of my favorites!

Me and the fabulous bridesmaids (minus Amy in Tennesse) plus their adorable babies!
Girls night out!

Friday, May 11, 2007


It's been a busy couple of weeks. There's been traveling and folks here to visit on the weekends. Now it's Friday night on the eve of a weekend where we have no travel plans and no one coming to visit! I'm really excited to just be home. Now I'm hoping to finally get some knitting done! I won't even bother posting a picture of my current project because I'm too ashamed of the fact that its pretty much in the same shape it's been in forever. I don't think I'll ever finish it. I've not only been a slacker knitter, but been a slacker at visiting everyone else's blogs. I feel very out of touch! I read several on-line newspapers, but without the knitting blogs, I'm just not fulling informed in the ways of the world!

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Depths of despair

My fellow t.v. addict sent me this story to let me know that my favorite show was being cancelled. I was pretty sure this was the last season for Gilmore Girls, but even more distressing was the indication that my new addiction - Veronica Mars - was also going to get the boot. It's sad really. I've done a lot of knitting with these ladies over the years. They've seen the knitting progress from crappy dishrags, to long scarfs, more scarfs, then there was the felted purse phase, let's not discuss the Rosie incident, and the numerous, numerous projects started then put down when the plot lines got interesting. I only hope the CW will be kind and leave me Veronica Mars to knit with on Tuesday nights. But since I've just finished watching what could possibly be the new Grey's Anatomy spin off with Veronica Mars' new love interest as one of the resident hotties on the potentially new show, I'm not going to get my hopes up. It's almost like my Friends have left me all over again.