Wednesday, January 30, 2008


Sorry for lack of posts lately, you could say that my posts are hibernating for this session of winter. These last few weeks have been cold, wet, and pretty blah here in the NW which in one way has been good as it has kept me inside to work on my do you like my first real project?? I decided to tackle cables and am glad that I did because I have loved making this scarf! I'm excited for spring and hope that it comes quickly!! Spring is so refreshing and I love how everything comes to life again after winter dreariness! In the meantime, I will try to embrace moments of winters beauty, like this moment last week when our mountain shined for us!! Looking forward to coming out of hibernation soon and when I do I have my favorite shoes back from the Dansko Doctor to embark on new exciting journey's with!

Friday, January 18, 2008

Le Happy

As I walked past this cute little creperie by my office today I thought I would share a few of the things that are making me happy!

1. It's Friday, my favorite day of the week! Let the weekend begin!

2. My friend Joey is coming into town for the weekend! It will be great to catch up with her and go find something fun to be a part of as we always do when she visits :)3. Spring Flowers! I had to get some mini-daffodils this week at Trader Joes as they are just too cute to pass up plus my apartment needed a little spring life added to it!4. Murphy! Queen of the apartment, me simply her servant.5. Sex And The City Movie! Ya I know, it won't be released for awhile but I am sooooooo thrilled that they are making it and I cannot wait to reacquaint myself with Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte, Samantha, and of course Mr. Big!!!
6. Last but not least I think I am finally getting into a groove with my first knitting project! Still have much to approve on but I am quite happy to be learning this new craft and cannot wait to improve my skill!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Philippa, Purl, and Play

Here it is again with another few week passed and no posts from me. What in the world is keeping me away from the blog? Well, I can think of three things and they all start with a P!

1. Philippa! Philippa Gregory that is! My mom and I have been scouring thrift shops for her amazing books and we have almost all of them and let me tell you something, they are worth the hunt! I've loved reading her accounts of the England's Tudor Family and cannot wait for the movie, The Other Boleyn Girl to come out in February!! If you have a chance you should pick up one of her books and I hope that you enjoy them as much as I do!

2. Purling! I'm LOVING learning to knit but had a hard time getting the purl down but with a week of practice I think I am good to go. Now just have to get the correct tension then it is off to start my scarf with my oh-so-soft organic soft comfy!3. Playing! I took a Friday off of work (love when I can do that!) and went snow showing with some friends up on Mt Hood. I've been wanting to try snowshoeing for awhile and I was so excited to give it a go! The trail was uphill the whole time (not so fun!) and it was raining most the time so it wasn't the best picture taking trip but I still had fun. It looks like there is a trek planned in a few weeks with my mom and some of her friends so of course I will go and plan to bring something warm (and maybe spiked, he he) to enjoy at the end of our trek :)
Hope you all are having a great start to this new week! Promise of a week of sun is in our forecast so lets hope those meteorologist are correct!!!

Monday, January 7, 2008

Goal #1: Learn to Knit

I'm not too good at keeping New Year Resolutions but I do pretty good in meeting goals I set for myself so goals are what I am attempting to create in the beginnings of 2008. The first goal that I wanted to meet was to learn to knit and tomorrow I start the first of my 3 nights of knitting classes. I hope that the thought of taking knitting classes doesn't make me sound like some little old lady in a rocking chair with her knitting needles and a cat on her lap but rather someone young chica who wants to learn a new craft! (Yes, I'm starting to become conscious of my age as I creep further and further into my 30's...yikes!) I'm excited to spend the next few Tuesday nights at the ever so cool Yarn Garden and hopefully will have a pretty cool scarf to show you when I'm down and have mastered the basics my new craft!!

Photo from Yarn Garden