Monday, April 28, 2008
The good thing about peanut butter cookies, at least for me, is I don't really like them a lot so I'm good after one or two cookies. Apollo is another story. He LOVES peanut butter cookies. So much that he cooked a batch from the left over dough at about 5am a couple days ago. I woke up to the smell of warm cookies wafting through the bedroom. It was better than coffee!
After my self imposed knitting restriction, I got to work and finished grandma's Go with the Flow socks. I used Hazel Knits Artisan Sock Yarn in Pacific. Yes, I'm addicted! Plan on seeing a lot more of her yarn in my projects!
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Notice his alligator like head and that his tail is trying to grow back from a previous encounter with a predator. My neighbor said that he moved him from the step to the fountain and was bitten in thanks.
I tried to get one of his face but hard a hard time doing so, especially since I had to lean way over with one of my feet on the side of the fountain and the other on the steps just to get these.
It was evening when I saw him last, hopefully we'll see him around again!
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
I was finishing up when I came to this section which asked if I wanted to donate any money to any special funds. Everything looks like the usual. But then I saw the last one.
Don't get me wrong, I love sea otters! But what makes them so special that they get their own special mention with the IRS? Why sea otters over any other animal?
Monday, April 14, 2008
It seems the labels for the yarn balls got mixed up in the store and the second yarn ball is from a different dye lot. At first I thought it wasn't that visible and that the non-knitting recipients wouldn't see the color change but when Apollo noticed it right away, I figured I would have to frog it today. And now that I look at it with refreshed eyes, it's glaringly obvious! I'm only inches away from finishing the body of the sweater too. :(
Thursday, April 10, 2008
The last time I saw a car similar in size to the smart was a little over a year ago when a car salesman showed me a two door Yaris. When we saw it, Apollo and I both busted out with uncontrollable laughter. We were car shopping for Aimee and I told the salesman, "This car isn't good enough for my sister." *snort* Anyway, you can tell how small the smart is just by looking at where the owner parked it in relation to all the oil spots from other cars.
The owner walked out to the car not long after I took the photo and didn't seem too interested in talking to us, but we did pry some information out of him. Apparently he gets about 40miles per gallon and didn't seem too happy about that. He also pointed out that it's a 3 cylinder with the motor in the back. He did say though that being a Mercedes, it's got lots of nice little gadgets and is a quality purchase.
The website isn't joking when they say "reservations for two." At just a little over 8 feet long, only two people can fit in it. I'm not even sure if you can fit stuff in the back either, I think the motor takes up all the room. The last bit of info the owner of this car gave us before slowly driving away (3 cylinders, how cute!) was the going rate of $11k to $17k. Sounds some what similar to the Prius, I wonder if this is going to start a new fad?
While this isn't the car for me (I keep envisioning my knee's buckling after bumping into a curb) it certainly is exciting! I hope to own an ecologically friendly car some day and am happy to see all the innovative automobiles on the market.
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
The pattern starts out a little cantankerous, what with it's wonky 1x1 Rib Cast-On. But once you get past that (I don't like change so it took me a few tries), it's surprisingly fast. I made two modifications. The first was to use a sturdy heel rather than a plain stockinette because I've heard that the plain heel is quite loose for most people, plus the sturdy heel design really works well with the leaves. The other was that I didn't break the yarn in the gusset section. Why cut perfectly good yarn? I'm also extremely pleased with the star toe. It really helps to put an end to the leaves, so to speak. I'm curious to see how it looks on an actual pair of toes though.
*I ended up taking new ones outside where the natural lighting let the true colors pop.
Saturday, April 05, 2008
I decided to rip a group of rows out at a time on each needle. I'm just about finished with all the careful ripping. And I was so close to the heel!
I guess you would call this the "pea" of the Peapod baby sweater I'm attempting to finish for a coworker's baby that's due in...well I don't want to think about it. I'll just do what I can do and if I have to give it to him after the baby's born, then fine. Thankfully I'm knitting it at the 12 month old size so it won't be worn any time soon. Cute stitch though!