Thursday, July 31, 2008

better late than never.

My dear friend Stephanie's birthday was June 21. Me, being the great friend that I am, did not have her gift ready. Not that I didn't know her birthday was coming up; it's been on the same day for the entire 16 years we've been friends. But still, I had no present. I'd thought about it a lot. I even started making it for her 2 months in advance. However, it just never seemed to get finished.
I blame that on the fact that I had to order a part (the handle), and the fact that I was terrified of lining the bag. Yeah. That was fun (read: hair-pulling,cussing, liner-throwing experience).

Anyway, now that I've finally gotten around to giving you the gift, I hope you enjoy it. Happy belated birthday, Stephanie.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Who knew?

Bowling? At Gattiland? When did that happen?
My niece Emma is turning 8 in a few days, so we had a party for her at Gattiland Saturday. For the most part, that place hasn't changed. Yummy pizza, hundreds of kids running wild, stinky bathrooms, and a crowded gameroom. Yup, that about sums it up. Oh yeah, and bumper cars.

The kids had a really good time. And I ate so much they had to roll me outta there.

Dylan and Emma

So, anyone who knows me at all knows that I am *patiently* awaiting the release of Stephenie Meyer's new book, the final installment of the Twilight series. The book comes out this Saturday. Which means that I have to re-read the first three before Saturday. Which means that I will have no time to do the things that I really need to do, like work, do school assignments, knit (for my Ravelry Twilight swap partner, of course), et cetera. Try to out-dork me. I dare ya.

Here's what I'll be doing for the next three days...

Sunday, July 20, 2008

What's a weekend?

I'd forgotten what it was like to be off on a weekend. I've worked damn near every single one for the past year and a half. But, for the past 2 weekends, I've been off, and finally feeling like a normal person again. I actually got to do something this weekend, because I didn't have to be in bed at 9pm. I saw a show and danced a bit on Saturday, and basically bummed around the house Sunday. I did get dressed and go to the Spaghetti Factory with the family though.

I got a little knitting done as well. There are so many little girls being born right now, and I really like this Confection shrug. I've finished one in pink Cottontots. The pattern is so easy, and it knits up quickly.

I like it so much I've already cast on for a second one...
You can't really see the color in this picture, but it's a cute lavender color. Not sure who these are gonna end up with, but I'm sure that with the plethora of baby girls on the way, they will find a good home.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

my first sweater.

O.k., this is old news, but I wanted to see if I could add pictures to my blog. So, here is my Central Park Hoodie, knit in Blue Sky dyed cotton. I took a class at the Knit Nook when I was still fairly new to knitting. Several weeks and many cuss words later, I have a sweater to show for it!

I'm new to this.... bear with me.