Sunday, April 26, 2009

Howdy. Stranger!

While the blog doesn't seem to agree, all sorts of springtime busyness has been happening around these parts! Work, play, seeing friends and family, finding my way back to the yoga mat, house shopping and knitting have all been squeezed into the last month or so. It's all positive, so really, there's no complaining here.
We were in Detroit over Easter and we had a great time visiting with the Tall Guy's family. Have I mentioned that I have the world's cutest niece?

(Peanut with her Mom)
She's just starting walking, so it's pretty entertaining.

Knitting IS happening, but not a lot of it is picture worthy at this point. The best I have for you is this set of washcloths that are heading to my Seattle-based sister-in-law.
I had made her one for Christmas to go along with her gift and she recently asked for another one...

Yarn: Peaches and Creme, a variety of stash yarn
Needles: Size 7 Brittanys
Patterns: Ballband Dishcloth, Grandmother's Favorite (this is a fairly ubiquitous pattern, this was just the first link I grabbed), Nine Patch Dishcloth

I couldn't just send her one!!!!
Spring/Summer has hit DC hard this weekend and I can only hope that the weather will be nice for Maryland Sheep and Wool next weekend!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

A spring Ishbel...

In the midst of lots of other knitting, I've been casually working on Ishbel, by Ysolda
The problem with most lace is that it typically looks like yarn vomit until you're done and can block it out. At least, that's what I keep telling myself since this is my first real knit shawl like thing.
I'm doing the small size, so we'll see how it goes.
The Tall Guy and I just spent a lovely weekend with his family in Michigan, with plenty of adorable niece time included.
Off to finish our taxes...ugggh!
Happy Easter!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

A Birthday

The Tall Guy turns two years less then me tomorrow.
We'll be traveling tomorrow, so I won't be able to wish him a happy blog-birthday then.

Happy Birthday Buddy, I look forward to years of dock-sitting with vodka soda's.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Knitting for little peanuts

is so much fun!!!
Doesn't every niece need a set of legwarmers?
Pattern: Vickie Howell, Lolipop Leggies
Yarn: Woolarina, sport weight, superwash merino/cashmere/nylon
Needles: Size six magic loop
Mods: I didn't embroider on them, as they are already pretty bright.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Do I really like living here?

Excuse the quick rant, but I just felt the need to share my (literal) pain from last evening.
I was heading over to meet Jessie at Teaism and stepped off the train at Gallery Place....
Now, I've been living in a city, taking public transportation for about 12 years now. I walk on the right side of sidewalks, stand on the right on escalators and generally try to stay out of the way (all 5'3' of me).
As I walked away from the train, towards the exits a man came running towards the train like he was about to miss the last chopper out of Saigon. I moved further out of the way and yet somehow, this man who was at least the size of the Tall Guy, was coming straight at me. I had no time to react as he bulldozed into me, shoulder checking me like a linebacker and continued on his way to dive onto the train.
My shoulder was throbbing for about an hour, and I still regret not having the wherewithall to yell an obsenity at this guy. I hope for his sake, there was an emergency he was trying to get to as otherwise, he was a real jerk for trying to make that train as opposed to the one right behind it a minute or so later (it was rush hour).

I feel like I should also note that this person was no "punk teen ager" up to no good, but was a well dressed, possibly in a suit middle-aged person. This is simply for the defense of the teens who get blamed for most things and instead were the ones asking me if I was okay last night.

All right.. I'm done. I just needed to express my brief displeasure in people's general lack of manners and courtesy.