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another sweater in the making...

February 5th, 2007 (09:13 pm)

I haven't forgotten how to knit yet :)

A while ago I wanted to start Tubey and a few of us were going to knit it together... I even went so far as to pick out my colors and photoshop them in a mockup.

Well a few people dropped out but my friend Cami and are are still in! We ordered our yarn together and started our Tubey last week... I loved seeing all the colors I picked arrive together in a big bundle!



I've only started the first sleeve of my tubey but I love the colors together so far.



It's fun to see Cami's sweater come together too since we're using such different colors... I made a photoshop mockup for her sweater that you can see here if you like :)

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resolutions update

January 25th, 2007 (10:17 am)
optimistic

current mood: optimistic

So I know it's still January but I think I'm doing pretty good with my resolutions so far. Here is an update:

 the obvious - lose weight, go to the gym, diet etc. etc. I'm hoping to lose 5-7 pounds before my birthday party on the 27th. small goals.
I've been going to the gym with Jessie 2 or 3 times a week and I've lost 8 pounds and almost 3 inches from my waist! woohoo! The party is on Saturday so my first goal is met :) Let's try for another 10 by the end of February? That should be doable.

find another job or find a way to be happy at my current position. the company I had been interviewing with informed me today that they would be 'pursuing other candidates' after I was SURE that I had it. at least it motivated me to put together a resume and portfolio so I can look for other opportunities.
Haven't done much here yet... my job has kindof changed here for the time being so I'm riding it out, ready to see what happens. But I may start looking again soon.

learn spanish. I've always wanted to have a conversation with my grandparents in their native language and I think it would mean a lot to them that at least one of their grandchildren learned español. :) I've signed up for a class at the community college with my boyfriend, it started yesterday and I think it will be fun :)
The Spanish class is going really well. It's a lot tougher that I thought it would be though... I'm going to need to set aside a couple of days a week for study in order to keep up. We had our first test last night though and I think I aced it - woo!

visit someplace new. I'm 28 and I've never been outside the country. I've been to many places in our own beautiful country and I'd like to see more. for the last 5 years or so I've gone to the northwest coast, an absolutely beautiful place that I definitely want to visit again. but this year I'd like to see something new. I'd love to go outside the country, maybe practice some of my new language skills ;) or even just visit a place close by that I've never seen before.
So we're not sure yet but I think we may be visiting Puerto Vallarta in May. Yay! A new place, a new country, AND practicing spanish... perfect :)

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New years resolutions.

January 9th, 2007 (05:05 pm)

Sure. Why not. I won't keep them or anything but it's good to think about it and try to make oneself better no?

 the obvious - lose weight, go to the gym, diet etc. etc. I'm hoping to lose 5-7 pounds before my birthday party on the 27th. small goals.

find another job or find a way to be happy at my current position. the company I had been interviewing with informed me today that they would be 'pursuing other candidates' after I was SURE that I had it. at least it motivated me to put together a resume and portfolio so I can look for other opportunities.

learn spanish. I've always wanted to have a conversation with my grandparents in their native language and I think it would mean a lot to them that at least one of their grandchildren learned español. :) I've signed up for a class at the community college with my boyfriend, it started yesterday and I think it will be fun :)

visit someplace new. I'm 28 and I've never been outside the country. I've been to many places in our own beautiful country and I'd like to see more. for the last 5 years or so I've gone to the northwest coast, an absolutely beautiful place that I definitely want to visit again. but this year I'd like to see something new. I'd love to go outside the country, maybe practice some of my new language skills ;) or even just visit a place close by that I've never seen before.

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Happy Holidays

December 18th, 2006 (04:48 pm)
lazy

current mood: lazy



We did a photoshoot for gifts for the family that are impossible to gift to...

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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 24th, 2006 (12:03 pm)
full

current mood: full

I was only in charge of a pie and cranberry sauce but they both turned out nummy :)



Apple Frangipane Tart




I love the rich jewel-like color of cranberry sauce. This year I made a cherry-cranberry sauce with dried cherries instead of the dried cranberries I usually use. It turned out a bit sweeter and more palatable to those who don't like a really tart cranberry sauce.

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A sweater!!

November 20th, 2006 (10:06 am)
accomplished

current mood: accomplished

A hoodie in fact. I knit a hoodie. How cool is that??



I'm really quite proud of myself :)

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Finally finished my scarf...

October 25th, 2006 (11:44 am)



This scarf was like the third thing I ever... started... knitting. I ran out of yarn and more appealing projects came along and I forgot about it. But I thought enough ahead to know that I would want a scarf for this winter and so I finished it just in time :)






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Happy Birthday Argyleist!

October 24th, 2006 (03:59 pm)

My boyfriend turned 28 about ohh... a week and a half ago now.

Here he is modeling his brand new birthday hat that I made for him...


He loves Argyle. It's even his online personality. :)

This hat took weeks of planning and secret knitting, and hiding of yarn and patterns, and what did I find out the day before his birthday?! It was TINY... it didn't even fit me and I have a tiny head, like child size... this is a little girls hat that I'm wearing... So what did I do? I ripped it out and designed a new pattern and knit an entire new hat in just under a day so that he could still have a birthday hat. Am I a good girlfriend or what?


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Welcome to the Galley

October 13th, 2006 (09:53 am)

Finally.. the bar and basement are looking somewhat finished. Take a seat. :)


click the pictures to see them bigger...

Brandon has done a lot of work to the bar area, he completely rebuilt the top, bent the metal himself and everything. We saved a lot of money here by doing this ourselves.




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cure thyself...

October 11th, 2006 (04:21 pm)

Brandon and I have both been feeling a little under the weather lately so I decided to make some homemade tortilla soup. Now I only wish I had made more :(


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