Sunday, September 21, 2008

two finished objects

This past weekend was awesome and at the same time, REALLY bizarre. I'm still in disbelief that KKidd, Anne, Leslie & I met Madeline Albright at Besty's in Richmond, VA on Saturday. What a treat! She's such an awesome lady. The best part of our chance encounter was that we spent the morning dressing KKidd up to look just like Sarah Palin! For a sneak preview of KKidd as Sarah posing with Madeline Albright see Mah BLAWG. There's more to come on this as I have tons of pixs outlining the transformation of KKidd into Sarah Palin...Freaky and fun!!

Despite my bizarre weekend, I did manage to do a little bit of knitting. I also finally downloaded pictures of recent finished objects...Enjoy!

1. Heartbreakingly Cute Baby Kimono from MDixon Knitting in Lion Brand Cotton Ease. I made this for a baby shower last weekend. Isn't it cute??!

Although I need buttons for the Feb. Lady Sweater, I still struted my stuff in the cool weather this weekend. I LOVE this sweater!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

getting around to it

Wouldn't it be great if your digital camera could use blue tooth to connect to your computer without having to plug in cords or pop out memory cards? Seems simple enough, no? I love my camera and I love taking pictures -it's that downloading part that really gets me...sigh...Since I don't have this new invention that I speak of, I'll have to go back to the old fashioned USB cord and begin to post all of the knitting projects I completed over the past few weeks. Stay tuned!

In the meantime, here is the last of our summer garden. We've had 4 cantaloupe this year - these fruits taste better than any I've ever had from the store. They're also incredibly easy to grow. Yum!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Hubby's So Called Scarf

Doesn't the hubby look dapper in his new So Called Scarf? Now, if the weather would just turn cold, he could wear it!

I really enjoyed this pattern. It's super easy, but the resulting herringbone pattern looks rather complicated.

I used 2 skeins of
Malabrigo Worsted in "Midnight."

The scarf is pretty long (6') and I haven't blocked it yet (honestly, I'm a little afraid to block the Malabrigo as the color is so beautiful I'd hate for it to fade).

Next up - my February Lady Sweater.

Saturday, September 06, 2008


Whole Foods opens in Richmond. For 4 years, the hubby and I have traveled to Charlottesville and back to Raleigh, Cary and Chapel Hill to get our Whole Foods fix. I happy to say that as of this week, we now have our very own store in Short Pump! Thanks to Crazy Aunt Anne for capturing this moment of pure joy last night as I ran through the store like a mad woman trying to take it all in right before the store closed at 10pm. I don't care if anyone calls me a crazy consumer (and in Richmond someone might accuse me of not liking Ukrops - gasp!), but Whole Foods rocks. (oh, and we also get a Trader Joes this month in Richmond! How will I control myself!? Organic foods, grass fed beef, hormone free chicken, organic wines!)

Friday, September 05, 2008

It's political

I'm so upset that I may alienate some of you, but are Americans really serious about even considering this crazy woman, Sarah Palin, for office? She finally hit a nerve with me.

Resources (more to come)
Time Magazine's Article on Palin
Anne Kilkenny's Letter on Palin
Wasilla Keeps Librarian, but police chief is out
Librarians Against Palin