Friday, August 29, 2008

Crocheting Bug

So, I decided that I wanted to work on my crocheting skills ( which are close to non-existent). I cast on for the baby start blanket and after reading a few blogs and searching ravelry I think I've finally caught on. I will add pictures as soon as I get a chance, they are currently on my phone. The blanket will not be done before my friends baby gets here, but I am just taking it as a practice baby blanket and if it turns out nice enough then I will give it away. We will see what happens. As for the jaywalker socks, i am finishing the first one today hopefully, I'm at the toes decreases and so it should go very fast. I'm ready to cast on for the 2nd one so i can wear the pair. Besides that nothing much is happening, work as usual.
hope everyone has a great holiday weekend!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

quick update

I don't have much progress on the knitting front, I got up this morning and went for a bike ride with my hunny which was very nice. I have to now finish my paper. I only have about 2 pages left and my rough draft of my final paper for my master' off to work I go. have a great weekend everyone!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Where I Knit

Yesterday was a gorgeous day in Detroit. I've decided to start doing an installment of posts called: Where I Knit. I will take pictures of the places that I sit and knit at. Detroit has some beautiful buildings and I spend a good deal of time in them. I spent time knitting yesterday on the upper concourse in the Guardian Building in Detroit. I forgot to take outside pictures, but the architecture is stunning. Here is a link to the building website. I took some pics of the inside of the building. It's a beautiful building and it also has a yarn store inside (City Knits)....Gotta love a building in downtown with a yarn store inside! (Also i took these pics with my iphone....i love my iphone!)

A little history on the Guardian Building
The forty story skyscraper was completed in March 1927 and was originally the Union Trust Companies flagship headquarters. Smith Hinchman and Grylls architectural firm designed it with head designer Wirt C. Rowland. Forty artisans worked on the intricate murals, mosaic and stained glass, tile work and marble in the lobby. If you get a chance to visit Detroit, I highly recommend seeing it if you can.

and i knit on my jaywalker sock, yeah it's been a while working on these. I had to rip the first on after I turned the heel because it was to tight to get my foot into. I went back and cast on for the next size up and now it's fine, a snug fit, but fine.

My best friend is having a baby girl due in the next couple of weeks, I guess i should get to work on that baby blanket before she gets here. LOL one of these days I'm going to actually get something completed way in advance of someones due date.

I've got a wedding to go to today and today is looking lovely just like yesterday. I hope everyone is taking advantage of these beautiful weekends. Beautiful buildings, beautiful yarn beautiful weekends...what more could a girl ask for.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Drinkin' the Kool-aid

so I haven't been blogging or knitting much because I have been drinking the Apple kool-aid. My hunny got me one of the 3g iPhone and I am straight lovin' this thing. I bought a macbook pro a few ears ago and I have an iPod and while I love them i adore the iPhone. I haven't had any problems with a the only thing negative I can say is that the battery life is short due to the amount of stuff I use it for. I have been so busy using and playing with it that I haven't done much of anything else, which in some respects is sad. But I love my new phone and I don't care!