Monday, September 21, 2009

Final SP14 Package!

I was totally spoiled with my SP14 reveal package. Setembrina sent me: bath salts that she made herself, a skein of knitpicks yarn that she dyed, stitch markers and earrings that she also made for me which were inside a cute tin along with a measuring tape and needle tips, a bath mitt and sponge, bath fizzies, wool shampoo, a skein of Plymouth worsted Jeannee, a set of handmade coasters (made by her?) and some STASH tea. Everything was inside a cute blue tote bag.

Here's a close-up of the Knitpick's yarn and coasters.
She made such a beautiful combo of my favorite colors, yellow pink and blue!
Closer look at the earrings, stitch markers, measuring tape and needle tips.
I love the eyes on the yellow beads.
Thanks Setembrina! I was officially spoiled rotten!

I've been tagged in DRT! Post coming soon...

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Updates

Tardy Summer Goals update: I only have till Sept. 22nd. If the deadline was today, things wouldn't be looking so good. Let's see how much I can get done in the next week. I've knit a bit, but no FO so far.

Dish Rag Tag Update: It's almost my turn!!! I'm on deck. I'd better get my needles ready!

SP14 Update: It's coming to a close soon, wow how time flies! I'm starting to get things together for my downstream as it ends Sept. 30th.

Everyone seen the new Knitty? I am loving Colonnade. It may be the next project that can get me out of this lack-of-knitting-mojo-funk. How cute is Zozo? Kindly sheep is a really neat idea, and super cute.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Twist Contest

Hurry, it's only till tomorrow! Buy a pattern and get entered to win. Now if I could only decide which pattern to buy...

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Kenny Weekend 2009

Ah yes, it's that time of year again. Well at least it was back in August. Suddenly we're into September and I haven't had time to post the evidence of Kenny Weekend, until now.

This year Kenny was playing in CT on a Thursday, before his yearly stop at Gillette Stadium for Kenny's Country Fest on a Saturday. Incidentally it was my friend's birthday on the following Sunday. So, when we bought Country Fest tickets back in December (yes they go on sale 8 months ahead and sell out in minutes every year) we coined the ordeal to be "Kenny Weekend."
When we arrived at the concert in CT, we couldn't believe how close our seats were. Here's a photo depiction of just how close we were...
Lady Antebellum Opened
Yes we were THAT close!Whoa!
Can you see two Kenny's?
Shot of the screen
Kenny and the Band
Here are some shots from Gillette. This is the first year we were not on the floor, and I really didn't mind. At first we thought it would feel much father back, but it wasn't bad. Being up in the seats had a few benefits, one being that they had some actual air flow (with 56,000 people attending and it was a hot august day, it was much breezier than the floor seats), and two being that the chairs are fixed, so no one was squishing into our row.

Lady Antebellum Montgomery GentrySugarlandKENNY!!!Kenny always has some Sox or Pat's visitors... this year it was Bruschi. Little did we know at that time that he'd be retiring this season. His skills, enthusiasm and energy on and off of the field will be missed! (Wes Welker was there too, but I didn't get any good shots of him)
Next: Some actual knitting content! Last week I sneaked in some time on my booties. Hopefully my increase in knitting time will continue. I found a mistake early on so I ripped back to zero and started over. I'm now ahead of where I was before the rip!