1.28.2009

Funny story that....

This weekend was a strange weekend (and I know it is also strange that I am writing about my weekend all the way on Wednesday. Please excuse the lateness.).
First, my buddy Sam, previously mentioned, was coming up on Friday evening, so Ryan and I had to clean like crazy. Our house was a wreck. I was too busy making her a pair of socks to eat, sleep, or clean. Upon Sam's arrival, we went to the Cherry Cricket (my favorite bar joint) and then to some thrift stores. I think I had too much beer at the Cherry Cricket, but more on that later.

On Saturday, we got up, made pancakes, and then chaperoned Sam to the Dazbog on Colorado. After which we spent the whole day thrift store shopping. I was on a MAJOR kick. At about 2pm (?) after perusing the big HUGE goodwill on Broadway, leaving the store, and arriving at a Salvation Army, I realized...WHERE'S MY PHONE!

We looked in the car. We looked in the Goodwill. We called a million times. We asked the front desk people. We took a break and ate the Persian Gourmet because I had majorly low blood sugar. I cussed. We went to the first thrift store we visited to see if it happened to be there. Nope. We called and called. Finally, a little girl (10-12 yrs old) answers the phone when Ryan was calling.

She says hello, he says "where are you standing, this is my phone."

Click.

I call. She answers. I put on my sweetiepie voice because I realize immediately that it was a young human.
"Hello?" she says.
"Hi, where are you sweetie?"
"At home."
"Is your mom home?"
"No"
"Is your dad home?"
"No"
Then I hear some adult woman yelling.
I excitedly say, "There's your mom! Let me talk to her."

Click.

We called a million more times to no avail. Hmmm. I luckily had my two year upgrade waiting for me, so going to the Cherry Creek mall to buy a new phone from verizon wasn't all that painful.

Now that that fiasco was over, we did our whatevers we did that night. The next day I was planning on going to my cousin's daughter's first birthday. Then I was going to get my haircut in Boulder.

I could not find my keys. Anywhere.

I looked and looked and looked. Yet again, to no avail. I've never lost my phone or keys before like this...so this was some kind of record for me. Thing is, I can't leave my apartment complex without me keys. It's not a matter of locking the door, it's a matter of doors being locked no matter if you are going in or out. I couldn't unlock the gate to even get out of the apartment facility. I couldn't go outside to see if my keys were locked in my car. Lucky me. Cancel party. Cancel haircut. Finally, I escaped by waiting for the next car to open the gate and running before it closed. How silly.

It took me until about 7pm on Sunday to realize that I had drunk so much beer at the Cherry Cricket, that I left my keys there. :/

1.21.2009

My favorite

I just wanted to show you all my ultimate favorite picture of my mom and I. Wow. What a wonderful lady.

From wedding

Check out my fancy bouquet!

1.20.2009

Up to no good

I haven't been taking pictures of knitting lately, but that is because I've been so busy photographing children. There are so many beautiful children around me, in my family, that I can't help but snap a picture. Like this one:



Or this one:


I think it's the child in me. I really wish I still could be fancy free and careless. Thing is, I was never that kind of child anyway. I used to worry so much about the rainforest, endangered animals, and genocide that I wouldn't be able to sleep, or I would always wake up worried. So I guess I wish I could be some other child.

I've been knitting like CRAZY lately. Saturday was Krista's Pajama Jam at the Lambshoppe. If you live in or near Denver and you knit, you MUST go to the Lambshoppe. I knit from about 5pm to 11pm at the Pajama Jam, and it was a total blast.

In addition to social knitting, I have a lot of "secret" thank you socks that I am knitting. These socks are going out to the woman who married my husband and I, our shared best friend, the woman who did my hair, her boyfriend (whom I have been pals with since the dawn of time), and the photographer. I have so many great friends who put their time, effort, and even money in to the success of Ryan and my wedding. Who wouldn't want thank you socks right? I hope so.

The first pattern is Simply Ginny by Anna Peck. She has a great blog. Go check it out! I believe she has a wedding coming up here soon too. Good luck Anna, and thanks for the great pattern!

1.12.2009

Finally

Many many things have been going on since about October, but now the storm is finally calming.

Things that have happened in the past three months:

Got married
Went on a honeymoon
Thanksgiving madness
Big craft fair at Colorado College
Moved to a different apartment (that has a very minimal internet connection)
Christmas (multiple family visits)
Cat got a big scratch in the eye
Bought a Nikon D40

So, finishing with that last thing that happened. I have a snazzy new camera! Now I can take actually nice pictures for blog posts, patterns, and etsy items. Hopefully this will keep me motivated to do all of these things.

I have been knitting like a maniac lately.
I knit these socks:

From knits


I also knit one of these for Laura Bigger (my pal who is currently in New Zealand):
Tudora

I finished Ryan's socks that I started back in Sweden.
I made myself a cloche...to be felted. (Pattern coming soon)
Now I am on to a pair of socks for another pal. The one who married us.
From wedding stuff


This is the pattern:
Simply Ginny


Alright, that's all for now!