Wednesday, August 26, 2009

cooling off

i haven't been knitting much lately, but i've been yoga-ing....forward bending is supposed to be cooling...i'd still rather have some ac!

there is much birthday knitting to come.

p.s notice how i never take my headphones off?! hehe


Friday, August 21, 2009

FO: those mitts!

pattern: irish hiking armwarmers

yarn: patons classic wool marino

needle: sz. 7

started: aug. 12, 2009

finished: aug. 18, 2009

theeeeeeeeeeeeeey're baaaaaaaaaaack! yet another pair of those wrist warmer/mitten/glove thingies. this time for a friend who's birthday is at the end of september. :) modeled by the lovely danielle who i work with at the studio!


Wednesday, August 19, 2009

the highline

today i finally made it to the highline with some friends and a friends little one, and it was really nice! it's kind of this bridge/garden/little getaway above the streets of nyc. it's right by the water so there was a really nice breeze and it didn't feel like the 100 degrees it did below. :)

you can even watch traffic! hehe

leo approved!


Tuesday, August 18, 2009

insomnia knitting

i've been having a really hard time sleeping lately. i think it's a combination of the heat and lots of things on my mind. :( boo. i've never had trouble sleeping, and now it freaks me out that if i wake up in the middle of the night, i'm up for at least 2 hours.

i tried to knit a bit, until my hands got too hot! but it did make me feel better. oooh swellllllllls.


Friday, August 14, 2009

and the winners are......

EVERYONE! i thought instead of picking 1 out of 4....i'd just give away 4 bags! weeeeeeeeeeee! :)

so beanymama and neko if you could please send me your address ( i'll send them out asap. (lisa and sarah....i know where you live!) :)


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

FO: sockettes take 2

pattern: ballet school dropout sockettes

yarn: oceanwind knits in jardin

needle: sz. 2

started: july 30, 2009

finished: august 10, 2009

love these socks, and i can't wait to wear them! mainly because that means it won't be summer and i won't constantly be melting!!! friends, summer is trying to kill me. :( it's always been my least favorite season, but i think this year it's trying to run me out of town.

we don't have ac at home, and at the studio if we even have it on it's set to 79. who puts ac at 79?! help!


Sunday, August 9, 2009

giveaway whatwhat!!!

i love giveawaaaaaaaaaaaaays! what we have here is a lovely reusable bag from laughing lotus yoga center. it's a cute little bag, very handy. i use mine everyday...i always have at least two bags filled to the brim with me at any given moment, you never know what you might need while you're out and about!

you can also use this bag for some stash yarn, or a project it is in all it's glory (yarn not included) :)

post a comment before wednesday at 5pm and i'll randomly pick a winner!

i'm almost done with my second pair of sockettes, what i need to do is pick back up that baby sweater and my mom's blanket, and my brother's blanket...going to go knit.


Saturday, August 8, 2009

FO: sockettes

pattern: ballet school dropout sockettes

yarn: yarn love (elizabeth bennet)

needle: sz. 2

started: august 1, 2009

finished: august 4, 2009

i love this pattern! so fast and the perfect thing for random/extra sock yarn laying around. now i just need to find some flats that they will go with.

this yarn is sooo soft and silky. i think there is bamboo and silk in it, ooooh yeeeah. and as you can see, betty is a camera hog...i barely got one shot without her jumping in! :)

Friday, August 7, 2009

taking the reins

today was our going away party for the manager who i will be replacing. she'll still be around, teaching a couple classes a week...but she'll definitely be missed. we had a little shindig at the studio and somehow i got balloon duty, what the?! my face hurts. after all the training, excitement, nervousness, it's finally time for me to just dive-in. here's hopin' i don't burn the place down! (knock on wood.)

here is the lovely heather, who shall be leaving us to go to columbia and someday become dr. heather. :)

here's the studio...i love how it's so hard to tell the difference between the party decorations and the regular stuff goin' on. it's a festive place! what can i say! hehe.

and most importantly, snacks! we also had a cake, but that was still on ice....

party is over, let the work begin!!!