Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Somebody Stop Me!!!

Dude. These are fast, easy and ridonkulously cute! Halp!

Hi, I'm little yellow chicken. I'm cuter than whitey, but don't tell her!

Hopefully I'll have the fortitude to get these in the mail!

Hallo. We are cute.

I'm still knitting, don't worry. I'm just being distracted by the cute.

Monday, July 28, 2008

A Quickie Chickie

It occurred to me over the weekend that my sister's birthday was coming up next weekend (August 2nd to be precise). So I realized I should probably do something fast to crank something out for her for a gift! I was enlightened on what to make when I found some booklets I'd purchased a few months ago when I had found a cute pattern on Ravelry.

I made this chicken potholder from the Annie's Attic book "Ultimate Book of Pot Holders" #873151. It isn't available on the Annie's Attic site that I could see, but I was able to find it on another site. Cute stuff in it, but I think this is the cutest pattern. I might be biased though.

The first of many more to come

I am really pleased with how this turned out. I was a crocheter when I was a kid, but I don't think that I ever did very well with making things from patterns. I think I tended to end up free forming the stuff I made for the most part, because I sure don't remember coming up with something as cute as this potholder. I love how cute this turned out, I know that I am totally going to be making this again, possibly even a second one for my sister's birthday, though it won't be a white one. I think one is enough of the white.

The thing that is amusing me a great deal about this pattern is that as the day has gone on and the beak and the wattle have rubbed against the surfaces in my purse, they've curled up off the face a little more which is making this look even more fab.

At least I'm easily amused.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Happy 9th Anniversary!

What a wonderful day my wedding was. It's still wonderful after 9 years, I hope it never stops being wonderful.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Batter Batter Batter Swiiiiing Batter!

So thanks to the lovely Lisa, I was able to attend the Giants game last night against the Nationals (Yes, the previous photo was blogged from my iPhone). It happened to be the Stitch n Pitch game, but we were in the club level seats thanks to season tickets from Lisa's employer.

The adventure began when Lisa and I hopped on the train in Mountain View (yes, we made the train we intended on making. There was drama, including racing down Evelyn to the Mt View train station and me doing a face plant hurting my knee something awful), Karol joined us in Palo Alto and we rode up to SF where we met Jill at the Willie Mays statue outside the park.

Lisa and Karol on the train

We got our garlic fries and first drinks and took our seats.

Lisa is VERY happy to have her beer

Our seats had a fab view of the bay and the ballpark. Really though, there isn't a bad seat in the house. I love PacBell AT&T Park. It's gorgeous.

A beautiful night for baseball

So the game started, Barry Zito was pitching.

The $126 million dollar man

The weather was actually decent for a night game. It wasn't freezing amazingly enough considering it wasn't very warm at all during the day. I had come prepared however. I knit a Calorimetry head wrap thingy the night before.

Malabrigo is sex in the form of yarn. It really is.

(I was just looking for a good excuse to knit with my Malabrigo yarn in July.) So it did get cool enough to wear it. I made my Calorimetry with the 120 stitches the pattern calls for, I probably should have knit it in a slightly tighter gauge and possibly fewer stitches (this would have made it even faster to knit!). As it is though, it fits my ginormous head and will be very nice for cooler weather.

We were amused by Aaron Rowand's batting stance. He looks like a crab!

*skitter* *skitter*
There were a couple of relief pitchers that were put in, but it was Brian Wilson that brought us home.
The *hot* beach boy!

In the end, the Giants won!

The water cannons are so neat when they go off.

It was a fun filled evening to say the least. I even have my own photographic evidence I was in attendance and my Calorimetry got worn!

Me and my knee are so ready to get the heck out of there!

It was neat to get to go to the Stitch n Pitch game even if we weren't in the SnP section, we got to ride the same train up with the Purlescence crew and after the game we ran into Mary (Spinnity) and her hubby and mom. Still, it was nice to be heading home.

Hooray for escalators!

We caught the first train out of there and were back in Mountain View just after 11pm. It was a long day but very fun filled.

I tried capturing my owchie knee but apparently the sight of my blazing white fat leg scared my camera into taking a clear photo, but you get the idea here. It's puffy. It's got what looks like rug burn. And damn if it doesn't hurt.


At least I got a decent amount of knitting done. I'm on the last row of the main part of the first Fetching mitt I cast on during the train ride to SF. Just have to cast off and knit up the thumb. Yippee.

Thanks for the ticket, Lisa. And thanks to all three ladies for the wonderful company. I had a great time!!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Take me out to the ballgame!

One year at home

And one year ago, my two furry angels came into my life. Xi Xi and Saylor are great to have around, they've been such sweet girls. It was truly our destiny to bring them home into our lives, had we just gone home for the day after leaving the Humane Society or had we not stuck around to meet some of the kittens we'd seen online or had we just walked in and left, who knows if our paths would have crossed. They are by no means Bratty or Chubbo, but their angel selves have stuck around and whispered in their ears. Xi Xi is a voracious watermelon eater, Saylor a vigilant supervisor of the house. They helped fill our hearts with joy again, after our hearts were ripped from our chests in those horrible 6 days last year.

They are rambunctious, naughty, yarn chomping beasts and I wouldn't trade them for the world.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Friday, July 11, 2008

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

She might not be posting it...

But that doesn't mean I won't!