Monday, November 24, 2008

The love is back

And the baby sweater for Jossy is back on track! With all the finishing of projects around here at the Knitting Knot, the thought of finishing another project is keeping me knitting!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Another gift done

But this one is a surprise. And here at the Knitting Knot, we like surprises so no peeking until Christmas!

Saturday, November 22, 2008


That's the last time (I think) I had short hair. Until now.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Done and done

Finally. My dad's socks are done. The second sock stripped perfectly, unlike the first one. My gauge was much better with the second one. I'm just going to tell my dad the non-stripped sock is the "left" one. He's my dad. Just like the funky, clunky coffee mug I once made him in pottery class when I was a kid, he'll love them.

Project: Simple Socks - Cat Bordhi

Yarn: ShibuiKnits Sock

Friday, November 14, 2008

Road trip knittin'

The bags are packed (mostly), the gas tank is full (I think), but the knitting bag is ready to go! We're off to beautiful Moscow, Idaho to watch the University of Idaho Vandals crush the BCS Bowl dreams of those pesky Boise State Univ. Broncos! It'll be great. Or it'll be total carnage since BSU is ranked like 8 in the nation and we're ranked, well, let's just say, it ain't good.

But either way it'll be a fun road trip to see family and friends, do a little road trip knittin' on some Christmas goodies and most importantly - get the hell out of the cave for a weekend!!! (We've now started calling the condo the cave. There will be an update soon.)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Why I know your Seattle tax dollars are working

Tonight the bus driver was pulled over by a bike cop. Impressive. I will admit, the bus driver totally deserved his speeding ticket.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Finally...some Smooshy of my very own

After listening to my fellow knitters rave about how wonderful Smooshy is, I finally got a skein of my own! I bought Classy Worsted Weight in Happy Forest to knit up a few goodies for Christmas. So sadly, this Smooshy won't stay mine for long!

I've also been on the hunt for a new hat lately...either to buy or to knit. After I spotted this darling hat on Holly, I knew the hunt was over. Soon it'll be mine in this lovely shade of gray in the uber soft baby alpaca chunky from Cascade Yarns.

Gotta go....lots of knitting to do!
(And yes, I still have to finish that damn baby sweater!)

It'll never grow

That's the point of the sock that I'm at. You know, where you knit, knit, knit and knit some more only to pull out the measuring tape to discover that you're .5 inches away from where you were 20 minutes earlier. But I can see the light at the end of the tunnel on my dad's socks and that gives me the energy needed to keep going! That and I can finally cross one gift off my Christmas-to-make list - and that keeps me knitting faster and faster!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Construction Zone Update

The other morning as I was getting ready to leave for work, I noticed a construction worker on the scaffolding waving and trying to get my attention. He was pointing to me, to the very large saw in his hand and to our ceiling. I thought, huh....he's either:

a) trying to tell me he's going to come in and hack me to pieces with his very large saw


b) trying to tell me he's going to come in hack my ceiling to pieces with his very large saw

Since they let me leave without any type of trouble I figured it was option b. It was confirmed when I came home and found the ceiling in my entry way was replaced with a "temporary" one made of plywood and plastic. The construction foreman assured me that it "should" hold up from the big storms that were predicted for Seattle.

"Should," now there's a comforting term to hear from a construction worker.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

I've been tagged!

Thanks Shannon! Here I go....

A. Attached or Single - Attached

B. Best Friend - Hmm. I have a couple of those. I'd have to say my sister, Kelli, and the hubby ranks right up there too.

C. Cake or Pie - Cake! Extra frosting please!

D. Day of Choice - Saturday

E. Essential Item - my planner (I'm an old fashion girl - I heart my paper planner!)

F. Favorite Color - Pink

G Gummy Bears or Worms - Bears

H. Hometown - Boise

I. Favorite Indulgence - a mani/pedi

J. January or July - July! It's birthday month and summertime!

K. Kids - Nada

L. Last movie you watched in a theater - The Duchess

M. Marriage Date - June 16, 2007

N. No. of Brothers & Sisters - 1 sister, Lindsay

O. Oranges or Apples - Apples

P. Phobias - Can't think of anything...but I really don't like having the whole body of a being on my plate (ex: shrimp, crab, fish - basically seafood).

Q. Quotes - "If you obey all the rules, you'll miss all the fun." Katherine Hepburn

R. Reasons to Smile - Lots! Fresh baked cookies, fall leaves, homemade soup, spending time with friends, a yarn sale, a date with the hubby.....

S. Season of Choice - Summer! Summer fun baby!!

T. Tag 5 people - Sara, Jen, April, Rebecca and Heather

U. Unknown fact about me - I don't like to read instructions or rules.

V. Vegetable - Steamed green beans

W. Worst Habit - I kind of like to swear....I am working on being better though.....except when I drive. What can I say? Those people are a bunch of jacka$$e$!

X. X-Ray or Ultrasound - Ummm....I've never had either one. Except dental x-rays and those don't really count, do they?

Y. Your Favorite Food - Soup, ham and cheese sandwiches, popcorn

Z. Zodiac Sign - Leo

Monday, November 03, 2008

Project Update: the condo construction

It's been several weeks since our building was wrapped in plastic. And I'll be honest, it totally and completely sucks the big one.

I came home from work on Friday to find this:

It's a hole in the wall. The construction workers put it in the wall sometime on Friday, then left it for the weekend. Thoughtful huh. Luckily, since the building is wrapped in plastic, not that much cold air is getting in.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Falling for food

I saw this idea on another blog (I believe the original idea is from the one and only Martha) and I had to try it! It's simply pie crust that you cut into shapes (fall leaves for me) then you brush it with egg whites, then I sprinkled half with a mix of garlic salt and sea salt. The others got a mix of cinnamon and sugar. And they were tasty.

They looked lovely on the homemade leek and potato soup I made.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

A conversation hear around the condo....

The hubby recently bought himself a new flat screen t.v. This purchase has long been talked about, thought about and researched, because, well that's just the type of guy he is. (Totally opposite of me, but whatever.) So the new t.v. meant that we need a new t.v stand. This made me very happy because I hate his current t.v. stand which screams, "I'm the cheap crap that a bachelor has and many a beer can has perched on top of me over the years!"

Lots of discussion went on about the type of new t.v. stand on which to perch this new fancy t.v. They hubby kept saying, I just want it to be minimal - no shelves, no drawers, no cupboards. I kept saying, we need those to store the DVDs, CDs, and etc. I thought, why? Why would you not want a place to store things? So in my usual, reporter ways, I kept saying, "Why? Why not?"

And just like a good reporter who badgers who interviewee until he cracks, I got my answer:

The Hubby: "Because I don't want to open a drawer and find more yarn!"

Me: "Oh. OK. Point taken."