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Super Special

Kris and I got a special treat on Monday night (which seems like so long ago… I have not had the chance to blog at all!)… we got to see a pre-screening of


The Aviator

I really enjoyed this movie. There were a few parts that were a little long, but overall, it really held my interest, and I thought it was a very interesting portrayal of Howard Hughes. Very good actors, great director… this one will get several Oscar nods.

I am in the midst of some pretty heavy research and final projects for school (the yarn organization project is out of the way though!) so I have not had a lot of time to do much else lately… plus, I am still adjusting to my new job. While I think that the new place is nice, I really miss my old crew at Hopkins (shout out to Holly Ann!) and I am still getting used to the commute… so I have had the blues for a few days (weeks) now… I am hoping that things will get better soon.

Enough down-in-the dumps… I want to tell you about the other fun stuff I have done lately! I whipped up a fast little neck-tie project with some left-over yarn (I made Bec’s scarf with the same yarn) and I really love these colors. It seems to go with nearly every outfit I wear… which is always good for mixing and matching. I wore it to the movie premiere on Monday, and lots of people were complimenting… which kind of surprised me because it was done in about 45 minutes on Sunday night! It is simple seed stitch in LB Homespun.

…NOW PRESENTING…
Kris’s FIRST FINISHED OBJECT!

Kris’s first knitting project was an absolute success! He made this little neckwarmer/collar for our dearie dog, Jen Jen. He even seamed up the side with no complaining. It was a little big for her, so we adjusted, and now it fits perfectly. Now Bella Hund wants one too… maybe hers should be green?

Kris and I checked out the new yarn shop in Columbia, All About Yarn, and I was very impressed with their selection and their prices. They have a nice space also, with enough room for classes, and plenty of shelving for yarn. They also have some comfy couches out front where you can just plop down and knit away.

I picked up two pattern books, one is Dalegarn Trend by Dale of Norway. There are some beautiful patterns inside… check out the site above for some of them. The other is Lang Yarns Men and Accessories (this title cracks me up!) There are some sex-ay sweaters in their for my accessory… I mean man :)

And you can see we got three skeins of Cascade 220 for some projects. Kris chose the green ones, and I chose a red one… I am thinking about making a French Market bag… (like Heather’s!) and Kris is planning a scarf/hat number.

Ooh, and what about that new Knitty! I love it! I definitely want to make Stef’s Cathode(check her site for some other great pics!), and I like Belle Epoque… I just have a feeling that I would look preggers in it, and I would probably punch the person that asked me “When are you due?” … Tempting, Candy, and Mariah all get my vote as well… like I said, I really love this issue. Loving litte Pasha too! *squish squish* (Mandy–Great work on this issue! I miss you!)

Wanna see what I am making now?

I am working on several things… almost all of them are presents, except for this lovely creation right here —>

Loz Lauren posted her beautiful feather and fan the other day, and I was so inspired that I started my own with this amazing mohair. Lurve this yarn. So the presents are all very nice too, but I don’t want to show them just yet… cause certain peeps read my blog!

I missed Knit Night with my girls, EI and Heather last night. I hope you had fun blitzing! However, I did manage to fit in a little time with the ever-delightful Jenna Pink Monkey at lunch today! She works about two blocks away from me, and this is the second time we have met. I have a short lunch break, so I was not able to knit much (only 2 rows), but we had a great time talking. Once again, I forgot my digi cam when I met up with her, but I PROMISE not to forget next time!

I leave you now with a pretty picture of the new pin I got… actually used to be my grandmother’s in the 60s, but now it is my new pin. I love it!

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9 Responses

  1. Kim

    Hey Lauren
    It’s Kim from the knit~out. I go to Folk Art every Wednesday…we should get together sometime!

    Great blog :o )

  2. eyeleen

    Belated Happy Birthday! It sounds like you had a great time with your family. Excellent presents as well.

    I hope your day was a good one.

  3. robin

    love love LOVE the pin! it’s fabulous! you are one lucky pinned girl…

  4. Loz

    Happy Birthday!!! Are you and Maryn twins? How is her name pronounced? I can definitely see the family resemblance! I hope your birthday has been fabulous

  5. Chrissie

    I love the cape! It’s very chic/elegant, like something Holly Golightly would’ve worn. I say go for it!

  6. Margene

    Love vintage jewelry. Enjoy it and wear it well.
    The project you are being secret about sure is pretty. Hope we get to see it when done!

  7. Mandy

    I wish we had Knit-Outs around here, it looks like so much fun!

    Your nieces are adorable and I think Krista will look wonderful in her very cute sweater!

  8. Rich Ulin

    Like Nike says just do it

  9. Fred Jamison

    you ever seen the orcs in WarCraft :)

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