Thursday, June 24, 2010
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
My friend passed out candy that she bought while on vacation. Do you remember Pop Rocks? The candy seems to be popping up in all sorts of places. Of course, I chose the dark chocolate bar...
We let the chocolate melt in your mouth to get the popping effect of the candy. Cool! Thanks, friend, for thinking of us.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
I started my knitting project this weekend. I have some KnitPicks Palette that has been sitting. The green is a little darker than I thought it would be, but there's enough for a shawl. So in my search for a project on Ravelry, I found this shawl, but Emily Ross. In my mind, I translated it from Japanese as "in spring" (haru =spring). Ha, ha the joke's on me - the designer translates Haruni as "grandmother" in Quenya (Tolkien's elven language), since she designed the shawl for her Grandmother.
Monday, June 14, 2010
Here's my 20 Flowers update for last week. I worked on this during my lunch hours at work, so the the progress is slow, but at least it's starting to look look like something. The piece is outlined in Wild Violets Overdyed Silk.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
This beret has actually been done for awhile, just didn't get a pic of it until this weekend. I started it with Lion Brand Homespun, but didn't have enough to make it through 5 rounds. So the Homespun was frogged and I used the last of this thrifted pink wool. Not as soft as the homespun, but very warm. I should find more crochet hat patterns. They seem to fly off the hooks. This one stitched up quickly, but is on the smaller side. Hopefully it will brighten up someone's day.
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Friday, June 4, 2010
Thursday, June 3, 2010
It's just about done, well, done because I miscalculated the yardage and the "scarf" is just not long enough. As much as I hate to frog this, I'm sure that I can find a better use for this yarn. Here's what it looks like...
I don't think blocking it will give it the length it needs to be a scarf. And it will lose much of it's weave if it's stretched too much. Oh well, think I'll just put it aside while I ponder it's fate.Anyway, this was my first entrelac project and it really isn't as hard as it looks. I'm building up my confidence to start the Forest Path Stole. But for now, I think I hear a sock pattern calling me...
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
On previous trips, we've stayed out in the Summerlin area. So when we felt like a pizza, it meant a stop at Rocco's New York Pizza. If you go there, be sure to try the cannoli, yum! But this time we stayed on the strip, so the drive out to Summerlin was a bit too far for pizza. Luckily, we passed Metro Pizza on Decatur. It's always on the Review Journals Best of Las Vegas list. This location is in the strip mall with Makino Sushi. We always drive pass the area but never stopped for pizza.
M ordered the meatball sandwich. As usual, you have to be fast with the camera or there may be nothing left. G & I each ordered an individual pizza. Yup, that's for one person. Considering I also had a small salad as part of the lunch special, I'd say the portions are generous and the prices are reasonable. Metro Pizza is worth the stop!