3/13/2006 05:49:00 PM|W|P|Melissa|W|P|damn you blogger - i just finished the post and poof, gone! Let's try this again.
I'm suffering from knitting schizophrenia. I had every intention of finishing my project spectrum projects (hourglass sweater, branching out scarf) this month. But, as always, baby gifts have become high priority. As my two pink projects rest in knitting limbo, I cast-on for the child's placket-neck pullover from Last Minute Knitted Gifts.
The sex of the baby is a surprise, so I chose this super soft Rowan Cashoft DK in cream. This yarn is the softest - perfect for baby.
Karin has tagged me for this Chicago-themed meme...here you go:
4 Things About Chicago
Four Jobs I've Had In My Life in Chicago:
Patent Agent (only 2!)
Four Movies About Chicago I Could Watch Over And Over:
any John Hughes movie (that probably counts for at least 4)
Four Places I've Lived All Over Chicago:
Belden and Lincoln
North Ave. and Claremont Ave. (only 2 places!)
Four Chicago-Themed Shows I Love(d) To Watch:
Oprah (does that count?)
Can't think of another
Four Places I Would Vacation At In Chicago:
Four Seasons Hotel
on a boat on the lake
Madison, WI (day trip)
Four Chicago-Based Websites I Visit Daily:
Four Of My Favorite Foods Found In Chicago:
falafel at Sultan's Market
Taramosalata at Pegasus
White Trash Nachos at Silver Cloud
Four Places In Chicago I Would Rather Be Right Now:
at the lakefront laying out
running along the lakefront path
swimming at holstein park
shopping in bucktown
If you're a chicago blogger and you read my blog - consider yourself tagged!|W|P|114229401332286114|W|P||W|P|3/08/2006 08:25:00 PM|W|P|Melissa|W|P|Because I have little to no knitting progress to share, so I'll share with you some more vacation photos.
First, this is Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires (Eva Peron rests here). But here the dead aren't buried. Instead, the cemetery consists of hundreds of above-ground tombs that belong to individual families. This shot is a birds-eye view from a nearby hotel. It's really an amazing place.
This next one is from Punta del Este, Uruguay. This is probably the most recognizable shot of Punta. Not really sure what the big hand is all about, but it's pretty neat.
More about knitting later...|W|P|114187204886919605|W|P||W|P|3/03/2006 09:16:00 AM|W|P|Melissa|W|P|I've been a lazy blogger and knitter lately...I'm suffering through a bout of insomnia that has really kicked my ass. Let's see what I have for you today...oddly enough, all of it is pink or red. Just in time for Lolly's Project Spectrum!
First is the Branching Out Scarf from Knitty. I worked on this on our vacation, but haven't touched it since we've been back. Surprisingly, it hasn't been as difficult as I thought. But I did mess up on a couple of rows - hopefully undectable.
I've mainly been working on the seed stitch shoes from Debbie Bliss's Baby Knits for Beginners. They are for my friend Claire's baby due in June. She always loved this pattern, so I thought they would be an easy, quick gift. Unfortunately, I'm not liking the way they finished up. I seamed the first one, which looks like this
Don't think this is going to stay on the little baby foot. When I pinch up the back with my finger, it looks more normal.
What to do...not sure if I feel like starting these over. I'm also going to make the baby the child's placket-neck pollover from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. I might just get started on that and scrap these. Oh well.
Getting ready to watch the Oscars. How much Ryan Seacrest can I stomach tonight? I'm looking foward to some more crass comments from Isaac Mizrahi. Love him! First I'll be making a pre-Oscar dinner of pork tenderloin and brussel sprouts. Glamorous, huh?|W|P|114139913197321617|W|P||W|P|