Monday, August 31, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Maddie's Monster Sweater is dunzo! It's sooo cute! As soon as it dries, I'll mail it over, Lis. And it should fit the little bean for a while. I'm starting a new project for Allie, since my first attempt is now headed to the garbage. I didn't realize I had TWO different white yarn dye lots, and the sleeves are totes 'whiter' than the body of the sweater. So that one is destined for the 'pile of doom'. But the new project I am starting is way cuter anyways!
It eventually stopped and we got some customers. We can't retire our national debt with the profits, but I did manage to give away 8 tires so I'm happy.
Friday, August 28, 2009
"Bizarrely charmless and misconceived from start to finish, it represents yet another nail hammered into the coffin of Eddie Murphy's career. "
Announcing:A Serious Stash EventSome of you may remember that my sister used to own a gift boutique and yarn store. When she shut down to focus on raising her baby, the yarn just stayed on the shelves. She is bringing all that yarn to Seattle and selling it well below cost- because it is just time for it to go.
Rowan, Jeager, Elsebeth Lavold, Debbie Bliss, Kraemer, Louisa Harding, Plymoth, lots of sock yarn. There are sweater quantities in most yarns, and project quantities in all yarns. There will also be needles, notions, patterns, bags- pretty much anything (other than books) that you might expect to find in a yarn store.
The Important InfoWhere: 13716 Midvale Ave. N. Unit B, Seattle, WAWhen: Labor Day weekend Frinday Sept 4th, Sat, Sept 5th and Monday Sept 7th(NOT SUNDAY)10:00 am- 5:00pm (or until we run out of yarn ;)
I may have to take a trip over for this :-)
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Mimi picking away, sensibly wearing long sleeves and remaining on the perimeter of the patch.
However, a bowl of berries was picked and brought back to Spokane, where ---
I finally got to use my adorable tart molds from Williams-S0noma. The twins helped me, and they were delish! Our first effort didn't exactly look as fancy as the W-S package promised, but they went in the tummy just as easy even if they weren't super purty.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Step One: Set out dyeing materials and get ready. Everything is pristine and white. Feel as if am in a laboratory.
Step Two: Don mask and gloves. Immediately start to hyperventilate. Must keep mask on or directions warn of dire effects of acid dyes. Start to question sanity of dyeing on hottest day of year.
Step Three: about 5 minutes into project; nothing pristine OR white any longer. Start to worry about dye stains on library book am using. Wonder if library will notice.
Step Four: Yarn goes in the dye pot! Immediately realize that directions are for dyeing ONE POUND of yarn. Actually dyeing FOUR OUNCES of yarn. Wonder if this will make a difference.
Step Five: Two days later, have lovely skein on yarn on swift! Colors are not exactly as envisioned but not total fug either.
Step Six: Admire pretty ball of sock yarn. Toss in cubby with all other yarn waiting to be knit. Blog about experience, then have cold glass of wine.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Call me crazy, but I'm spending the afternoon dyeing sock yarn! I've been 'dyeing' to try this for a while and today seemed like a good day. I have a little dye kit I got from Hello Yarn and some undyed sock yarn. I have an old canning kettle I picked up from a thrift store. I have no one around to interrupt me. So here goes!
Of course I have grand plans to create a beautiful hand dyed yarn that will be the colors of Venice:
But since I really don't know how to mix these colors, I'm pretty sure my sock yarn is not going to look ANYthing like Venice...
Pictures of the process to follow soon! Now to don my respirator and latex gloves and go forth and dye!
Monday, August 10, 2009
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
Steve taught the brothers how to ride their bikes and we are hoping he can work his magic with Mikey, who insisted on having his training wheels removed now that he is a big 4 year old. Here's a look at Moochie's first bike riding lesson (I HEART his baseball helmet used as a bike helmet since his real helmet is broken).
Fortunately, Mom packed his training wheels for the trip to Lopez. I think he's gonna need them for a little while longer...
Thursday, August 6, 2009
And here I am blowing out the candles on my 18th birthday. Not a gray hair or wrinkle in sight! It's hard to believe I was this young once upon a time, but here's the evidence.
Katie and I are going to dinner and the movies to celebrate. I can't wait to see "Julie & Julia"! I heart Meryl Streep, and I loved this book. It ALMOST made me want to cook something (almost)
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Alex: Laurie, want to hear a song I learned at camp?
Al: "What Do You Do, When You have to take a Poo, In an English Country Gah-den? Pull Down your Pants, and Fertilize the Plants, in an English Country Gah-den! Chorus: Toilet Paper, Toilet Paper, TOILET PAPER".
Lavs: I don't think that is an official Camp Song?
Everyone: Sings song at top of lungs X infinity times.