That is their car under there. The sign is tied to the front and back bumper.
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Sunday, November 25, 2007
We met Arturo and Sam at Sacco's Bowl-Haven in Davis Square. For those of you who are unfamiliar with candlepin bowling, it is similar to regular bowling in that you throw a ball down an alley and try to knock stuff down. The differences are that you throw three times each turn, the pins are straight and thin and the lanes don't clear out the pins between throws so you have the added element of the fallen pins when you are bowling.
Friday, November 23, 2007
Arturo, Sam and BeckyWe invited them over to play games, which turned into playing one really long game. We participated in a Secret Tijuana Deathmatch courtesy of Cheapass Games.
Our Deathmatch PawnsPaul was the victor by virtue of being the richest among the still standing players.
Thursday, November 22, 2007
It was also a great Thanksgiving because we shared it with Becky. To make a nice evening even better, Becky played Word Search with me. Paul won't play it with me, something about hating hating hating that game. Becky talked video games with him though, so it all evened out.
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
At some point I felt the need to start batching the squares to get a better picture of what I was working with. During that process, I ended up with 3 batches of squares including this one:
Finally, I offered it to Jack.
Jack likes to be by me while I knit and since he isn't allowed on most of the furniture he is often splayed out on the floor. He seems to appreciate his little pad of knitted softness even if it is hideous looking.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
This mess of stuff doesn't travel with me. It sits by the bed and gets worked on here and there before I go to sleep.
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Not only did they share their great soup with us but they also let me use their washing machine so I could felt the boxes for my dad's Christmas gift. Here is a visual rundown of the finishing portion of the project, which took as long if not longer than the knitting portion of the project.
Lots and lots of ends that needed weaving in.
For now, I will just say that I was invited to accompany Bonnie to a bead and gem show. I took home quite a haul and spent Sunday evening making some gifts.
Here is a peak at my bead show goodies:
On Saturday, Abby and Jeff ventured down from the Granite State to visit us and scratch Tchazo's butt. It was great to see them, share a Freestyle Chili dinner and a few bottles of wine.
Abby and I bored the boys a little with some knitting talk. Abby has been using Ravelry and I had yet to set eyes on it....until tonight!! I was surprised that I got my invite so soon since the last time I had checked I was 5 thousand-something in line. I'm thinking it is going to be an amazing resource.
I am happy with how the seams came together but it took me a really long time. I didn't want to end up being sloppy about it so I worked a little and then took a little break and then worked a little until it was all seamed up.
This is what you get when you try to use a stool and a camera timer to photograph your sweater. Eh.
Pattern: Minimalist Cardigan from Interweave Knits Fall 2007
Yarn: Classic Elite Classic Silk (9 full skeins)
I knew when I started this project that the edges would roll. After being worn for a day, the edges are rolled into little tubes. I am still debating whether to let it be or to incorporate some clasps. Other than the rolling, I am pleased with the fit. The yarn is holding its shape well and feels fine against my skin.
What this means is that I have now tipped the ratio of successful to unsuccessful sweaters in favor of successful. Yay!
On Friday evening, I didn't even let this goof take his shoes off when he got home from work. I grabbed his hand and pulled him out the door. I was on a mission: go on a date before Friday night tiredness set in.
We went to a Tibetan restaurant in Teele Square in Somerville. It was tasty and a good deal. Impressive enough that this may become our new go-to place for Tibetan food.