Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Communicating Your Frustration Creatively!

This is a perfect solution to those people that take more than one parking space. Just slap a sticker on it and smile the rest of the day! As seen in the parking lot at work.
Can you say it any better than this?
I want to meet the person walking around with these sticker handy!!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

You Can't Have That

The scene: Drive up window at Carl's Junior, 5:40am.

Grant and I are carpooling today to stretch our gas and because he likes me. So, I decide to make him......I mean order him a hearty breakfast sandwich (Grant says nobody can order food through a window like me......he adores me!)

Anyhoo......I order two Sausage and Egg sandwiches and two drinks at Carl's Jr. The pleasant man at the other end of the speaker politely says, "you can't have that". I am assuming he is worried about our cholesterol when I replied, "it's okay we just had our physicals and aside from the concern of the sodium count I am sure we will be okay".

Then the pleasant man said a little more firmly, "you can't have that, because we don't serve breakfast until 6am, wouldn't you rather have a Spicy Chicken sandwich instead?"

So I have to ask, "Who eats a spicy anything at 5:40am?"

Grant and I drove to another food establishment with a drive thru window.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Summer Stream Scarf

Catching up on some of my projects.  I started the Summer Stream Scarf on January 7 and was finished knitting on the 21st.  It turned out to be very fast and relaxing because as soon as you are done with the lace bit, it is fairly plain knit with a few little yarnovers and k2togs thrown in to keep you from getting too relaxed or too bored.  This is the first project where I knitted with Fiddlesticks Enticing yarn and it was a soft and buttery yarn that just felt good running through my hands.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Stitches West 2013

I am only three days away from traveling to Stitches West. I will be using the mobile blogging feature on my phone to tell the story of this great event. This will be my first time attending so I have no idea what this experience will be like so it will be fun to discover this event together.

Stay Tuned......this is going to be interesting.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

My Entrelac Scarf

I loved making this scarf, it took 4 balls of Boku yarn, 9 days on the needles and after about 10 rows, you have the pattern memorized so it is a great "take and make" project. I loved the way the yarn just flowed into the color blocks as if I did this intentionally. I will make this pattern again and use a different long color repeat yarn to see if the results are similar. This is a good project to play with!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Superbowl Kickoff Knitting

Why not try an Entrelac scarf I thought? Everyone is going to be watching the game and I will have a scarf started by the end of the night. I was so happy that I brought the project to my mom's house while everyone settled in to watch the game, because 15 minutes into the game everyone started watching my knitting as it was more exciting than the first half of the game. However, after half-time it appeared that there was actually a football game and all of our attention was on the game. Turned out to be a great evening and I still have a scarf started.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Epic Knitting

I have just got around to taking pictures of my epic shawl project.  The Circle of Life was a great project for a Summer, it starts out small and grows into this huge project, but it is easy to memorize and after getting the project onto circular needles it just seems to flow nicely.  Of course the end result is a project that will turn heads and looks far more complicated than it was.

Center of the Circle of Life Circle of Life Full view
The process of the project was enjoyable and the product is jaw dropping.  A rare win-win project that is worth the investment of time.