Thursday, August 30, 2007

Kool Aid Dills - my future obsession?

Like other die hard pickle lovers, I'm both horrified and intrigued by this. I must try it this weekend.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Yarn Real Estate

Again I've fallen into silence, and again I can blame it on my camera. My Fuji Finepix S5000 worked for me without complaint for the past 4 years, and all of a sudden it just stopped. I'm hoping to get it fixed, but my guess is the bill for rehabilitating it will cost close to the price of a new camera. Ah, well. Of course I hate to blog without an accompanying picture, thus the silence. However today I found my way to a website that sells what is destined to be my yarn stash's new home, and I thought it was cute enough a picture to blog about.
Thanks to Favorite Colors for linking me to this great website, which also offers the slickest mail sorting station I've seen in a while. There's something about industrial-strength, utilitarian school products that I just love....

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Weekend Bits

This weekend is all-around lovely. It started early, thanks to "summer Fridays" at work, which means I get to leave at 1 pm. From there, I ran some errands and then headed to a big sample sale of various designer jeans brands. Oops, I bought a pair of tough-looking Taverniti So skinny jeans and a pair of light-weight, wide legged Chip & Peppers! Ah, New York, I love you and your sample sales.

Today's weather was totally perfect- mid to high 70s, fluffy white clouds and sunshine. I swept and mopped the apartment, did laundry, the walked around in Central Park a bit and read some more of Knitting Heaven and Earth. And I finished weaving in the ends on my Razor Cami. Perhaps there will be pictures to share soon?

Now I'm enjoying some cool cantaloupe and indulging in a The Hills marathon on MTV. In a bit, I'll work some more on my Lacy Bolero (the yarn pictured above is for the bolero). I need to finish it soon, since the yarn for K's baby girl has arrived, and I need to get her project started before she grows out of the size I'm planning on knitting!

Friday, August 10, 2007

Who's got the button?

This morning, I decided (as I often do) to treat myself. I logged on to Etsy and flipped through all my favorite sellers. It didn't take long for me to settle on Laura from veronicabuttons. This is my first time purchasing from her, and I cannot wait for my little ceramic buttons to arrive! I was just reading Lydon's Knitting Heaven and Earth last night, and loved her explanation of her creative process and how she often designs a garment to compliment a beautiful button or other detail she's already selected. I know what she means now. I don't have any knitting in the queue that will fit the buttons I just bought, but I will FIND something for them.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Hmm, tornados in NYC?

This morning at 6 PM we experienced a seriously intense storm. The rolls of thunder were so fast and thick I couldn't tell where one ended and the other began. The rain flash flooded the subway system, and I finally made it in to work at 12:30 PM today, after tromping around in rainboots in 80 degree weather with 88% humidity, trying to find an open train station, giving up and watching the ridiculousness on tv for a few hours, and attempting again once some of the train system was up and running again. I find it funny that whenI mention to a New Yorker that I'm from the northwest I often get, "It rains like 95% of the year over there, doesn't it? Why would anyone want to live there?" when the sudden, violent and tropical summer rains here are so much worse. Granted, it seems that this kind of weather wasn't always typical here.

On the up side, while monitoring the MTA website for updates this morning, I casted on for another summer knit (think I might be hooked)! This time, it's the lace bolero from Kelly's blog. I'm using the orange yarn pictured in my latest Elann delivery- Gedifra Beauty Cotton in Marmalade.

Saturday, August 04, 2007


Ahhh! I figured out what was ailing my camera, and now I'm posting the pictures that coordinate with all the things I wrote about in the last post.

1. DUMBO and the Strange Fruit performance:

2. a One Pot Wonder with Farmers Market produce:

3. Homemade icecream!:

4. Red Saltwater sandals: