Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Friday, July 27, 2007
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
For the knitting talk, I've decided to make the next few days an extended FO weekend. I finished the heartbreakingly cute baby kimono from Mason-Dixon Knitting for baby Diego, soon to be the first BD Biosciences baby! We're thinking that we should but a playpen, put it in the cubicle area and pass the little guy around. Muchas tias y tios! Many aunts and uncles for el nene. I'll also finish my first shopping bag and my son's bathmat.
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Monday, July 23, 2007
Drum roll. please!
The fit-n-flare skirt! Ta Da! Enough with the exclamation points already chica!!!
Go here to the Knitting Lingerie Style Knit A long http://yarncrawl.typepad.com/lingeriestylealong/
Here's an example of the skirt (not mine) :
After a consult with Missa at Kpixie, I decided on the SWTC new bamboo that she promised is softer than the older SWTC bamboo. The book recommends a wool that I thought would be too hot for "you know where" My babies were shipped USPS priority this afternoon. Maybe they will be here in time for a weekend of beach knitting.
Saturday, July 21, 2007
She and her cohorts are doing really dirty work over there and they've been out at sea so long that they've been missing your show. I sent her a DVD of your shows, but she's already got it all memorized.
Monday, July 16, 2007
http://sweetstitchinbetties.blogspot.com/ Here's a toast to all of you ladies who I miss everyday. Order me a Guiness and a Shepherd's Pie. Despite my best efforts, I'm still here at work, so I'll be knitting at home and drinking a few Heineken Dark (the only dark beer I can find here on the island. Woo hoo! Knitting and Drinking, what could be bettier??
Saturday, July 7, 2007
She's making the Sexy Ribbed Pullover from Big Girl Knits and was wondering if anyone knows of any errata for the pattern? I googled and found a few notes for the book, but nothing about that specific piece. Anyone got any info to share?
There's gotta be some knitters here in PR! Lookie here. Mason-Dixon Knitting right next to Debbie Bliss's Only for babies en espanol. This is great news! I'm knitting in public every chance I get to attract attention.
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
I took this picture last year at the Marlins game. I had just bought my camera and took about 200 pictures that night, including the one in my post a few weeks ago with my feet framing the game. I heard that here in PR, the only place where there might be fireworks would be in San Juan because that's where most people who want statehood live. In a few weeks another big holiday here we'll probably see fireworks. Puerto Rican Constitution Day.
In knitting news, I started a top called Sweetheart's shimmer. It's a pattern from South West Trading Company. That's the company that makes Karaoke (the soft yarn in beautiful colors that's made from soy). The pattern uses their bamboo and another yarn called shimmer. I ordered the bamboo and was so excited because it was sooooo soft on the skein. When I started to knit, the rows are actually rough to the touch. That's never happened to me. Did that ever happen to you??? I was considering this yarn for the Fit and Flare Trumpet Skirt from Knitting Lingerie Style by Joan Mc Gowan Michael. The book is fantastic! Any ideas for an alternate yarn choice would be appreciated. I don't want to use wool, but would like something swishy and cool! Pics tomorrow! It's too dark already here.
Sunday, July 1, 2007
and Sarah, http://jupitrpixie.blogspot.com/
have each posted their answers already to this meme. For some reason, when I try to make the links live, they disappear! So, copy and paste the oldfashioned way!
Here's the deal: Go to Wilkipedia. Type in your birthday (no year). Pick three events, 2 births and 1 holiday and post! Send me a link to yours!
1870 - Louisa Ann Swain of Laramie, Wyoming becomes the first woman in the United States to cast a vote legally after 1807. Woo hoo Louisa. Why don't we know more about the history of women talking the right to vote?
1995 - Cal Ripken, Jr. breaks Lou Gehrig's consecutive games played record.
Woo Hoo Cal! One of my favorite baseball players of all time. Beautiful eyes and candidate for ass-hat of the day. I'm finding a pciture NOW!
2000 - The Millennium Summit takes place.
1766 - John Dalton, British chemist and physicist (d. 1844)
Woo HOO! Fellow Chemist born on my b-day! Probably not a candidate for ass-hat.
1925 - Jimmy Reed, American blues singer (d. 1976)
I LOVE the blues!
Swaziland - Independence Day (from the United Kingdom, 1968).