Tuesday, June 27, 2006

I've decided I'm not as out of shape as I thought - mainly because I am barely sore from that hike Sunday. Michelle was right - it was heat exhaustion that was slowing me down. She was so great, she went ahead up the trail and brought down juice and a Cliff bar for me. A few years ago when we were taking sailing lessons, she dislocated her shoulder getting into the boat during a capsize recovery drill and managed to pop it back in and then pull me into the boat as well! This girl knows no pain! Right now she's patiently waiting to see if she gets to work for "Right to Play."

Monday, June 26, 2006

This past weekend I left Jesper at home and went to Vancouver BC with my good friend Michelle.
We went biking in a watershed and visited a few beaches. We also had a wonderful meal at the best vegetarian restaurant in Vancouver, Naam.

Sunday, we did the Grouse Grind™. It was so much harder than I was prepared for. My cardio needs a lot of improvement. I felt like I was able to conquer my guilt of eating several cupcakes and Frappachinos over the past days though.

Still working on second socks for now.
Great article in the NY Times about training your mate.

Sunday, June 25, 2006


Saturday, June 17, 2006

I've been wanting to make a woven seatbelt purse, I was delighted just now to find this tutorial!

Friday, June 16, 2006

Not much excitement this week. Just second sock knitting and I've started a top down raglan sweater for the Dulaan Project. It's a great use for my leftover EcoWool. Very mindless also.

We are going to head out tomorrow AM sailing - no destination planned. I wanted to go the the famouse Fremont Solstice Parade, but can't resist a weekend sailing. Next weekend we'll be landlocked as the boat will be out with friends on loan.

Plant news: I bought a Violet at the grocery store last week and decided to see if it would live. My office is in an inner corridor and there is no daylight. I have a florescent lightbulb in my desk lamp and it seems to be loving it! The flowers are still blooming and they are getting taller. I'm tempted to bring in my dormant flowers from home, they could bloom again. They just need the right spot.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Jesper wanted to make sure I blogged about his own crafty success this weekend. He had this pair of swim shorts that he loved, but were too tight on the belly. So he added the red side pieces. Pretty nice?!? Don't you think?
This year I participated in Knit Public Day! It was at Seattle's Pike Place Market, a park right next to it. Since we were in the tourist area, we also became a tourist attraction. An older couple from Australia stopped by and talked about their knitting. The man made knitted toys to sell locally, like an octopus with stripes for rugby team colors. He said he couldn't keep them on the shelf. It was fun.

I spent all knitting time this weekend on socks. I will be happy to get them done, I am ready for a new stitch pattern by now. I think I'll get back to grandma's sweater clone next.

Friday at work, my co-worker quit and now I am doing both our work. I love how my days go by fast! This morning is slow though, maybe people feel bad and don't want to send me too much.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Baby bunny complete! I haven't finished a whole project in over a month! It's about time.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

I am about to finish up a EASY little project, a free baby bunny pattern I picked up last weekend at Church Mouse Yarns.
I have no ideas what to do with it; it would be really cute attached to the top of a baby shower gift though.

I’ve started the match to my Conwy sock and am anticipating getting my sock yarn in the mail, maybe today??!!

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Sailing was wonderful this weekend and I got a nice amount of sock knitting in also. We stayed at Eagle Harbor and I got to stop in at Churchmouse Yarn and Tea where they dazzled me with their customer service. I got Addi Turbos for magic loop sock knitting and an Ann Norling (wonderfully written) top down raglan child's sweater pattern for more stash reducing Dulaan project (charity for cold kids in Mongolia) sweaters.

I just finished another sock, this one stripped. Now I have to make another!

Friday, June 02, 2006

We are sailing away this weekend - probably to a place w/ TV reception so Jesper can watch the French Open! If we go to Eagle Harbor - I'll have to stop into Churchmouse Yarn!

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Even though I knit constantly, I did manage to read a book as a break from knitting on airplanes. It was great to finish a book and I love reading David Sedaris, his essays are really entertaining. It doesn't happen too often, I'm too picky about what I read (usually just non-fiction essays), so I prefer to knit.