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Archive for August, 2007

Yarn = pretty

Posted by jackie blue on August 23rd, 2007

Thanks for the birthday wishes. It was a pretty mellow birthday this year - I had to work a long day so it was rather unbirthday-like. That is, until late night when my friends Brett and Erin took me for a mexican dinner complete with margaritas, champagne, and tres leches cake. YUM, I say.


I just got my sock yarn and aren’t these the prettiest colors? It makes me really want Fall now. Oh wait, it is fall now. Not really, but the weather gods have decided that August in NY needs to be more like Seattle or something. It’s been rainy, gray, downright cold. No offense at all to Seattle which is a lovely city. But my beach birthday weekend was thwarted, and I am beginning to wonder if it the last 2 weekends left will have any sun. But anyway, if I only had time to knit, I’d really want to start a pair with one of these. I promised myself I’d finish the jawalkers first. After all, I need those needles for a new pair.

Happy Birthday to me

Posted by jackie blue on August 20th, 2007

And 5th Anniversary for me and Ty. His honorary birthday since who knows when he was really born? He’s really shy about his age, won’t tell me.


(we both wish these treats were real)

OK, ok

Posted by jackie blue on August 16th, 2007

So my friend Lindsay was clamoring for a post here but she’s off galavanting Europe so will she even read it? No, but maybe the one or two of you left will.


I finally finished that second Jaywalker, up two needle sizes - and ripped out the first one. Here’s the finish. Yes, I have tiny feet. And it didn’t stripe anywhere near as nicely. But I cast on for the other one already and hopefully by the end of the month I’ll have a pair of somewhat ugly socks. You know what? I am so over the variegated yarn socks. Except maybe Trekking. Oh yeah, I still have a pair of THOSE unfinished. But I decided, since socks are all I have patience for lately, that I’d rather do solids. I broke my “I don’t even want any yarn” mantra to order 3 colors from Knitpicks, and pretty solid socks with cool knit patterns are in my future.

What else? Oh, just enjoying (or trying, today’s weather sucks) what’s left of summer. Three more beach weekends, and this weekend is supposed to be a high in the mid 70s. Oops. I guess it’ll be cool on the beach but who cares, I’m going.

I’ve been enjoying local summer produce. Last night’s dinner was sooooo easy and delicious. Sauteed summer vegetables with seared scallops, all from the greenmarket. How I love being two blocks away.


The rest is all work, work, work. As soon as summer weekends are over though, out comes that sewing machine.