Friday, June 30, 2006

isn't this the cutest? check out the pattern

Thursday, June 29, 2006


Grotto Falls
Originally uploaded by Smkymtnman.
we're back from vacation. tennessee was absolutely beautiful. so different from california (in many ways). of course, we forgot the camera! on the day we left, i thought our flight was a 12:30pm. at 8:30am i happened to go over the details of our flight and saw that the flight left at 10:30am instead!!! we weren't finished getting ready or completely packed! we may have forgotten some things, but at least we didn't miss our flight. here is a picture i found on flickr of one of the waterfalls we hiked too. you can walk behind the falls and it is so unbelievably cook back there.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

vacation all i ever wanted....

off to tennessee for a little over a week. i don't think i'll get any knitting done while there (it's supposed to be bout 95!!!). but i will definitely be checking out some yarn stores. and if i find something good, bring something back for my secret pal.

i hope everyone enjoys the first day of summer tomorrow!

Thursday, June 15, 2006


anyone out there from tennessee? i want natives...people who really know the place. i'm going to tennessee as a part of a surprise b-day trip i'm give to my wonderful boyfriend. we're hitting up nashville and probably run over to memphis. but i want to know about the out of the way places, you know small towns...also knitting stores! anyone know of any fabulous ones? oh! or any farms? and what about the smoky mountains? i really, really wanted to go there. but i was just reading that during the summertime the place is a mess. full of touristy places, tourists, and tons of traffic. i haven't heard one nice thing. maybe there is another park/mountain in the area to see instead? something not so overrun?

Friday, June 09, 2006

one skein

thanks secret pal!!! i love the yarn! that shade of green is one of my favorites. i would love to paint one of my rooms that color. and the card was so thoughtful--all about where she got the yarn and ideas on how to use the yarn at the website.
okay, please don't judge me on the photo. i know, it's bad. i was desperate. the photo is really for the yarn. isn't it beautiful? i started to make a shawl out of this wonderfully soft yarn and then half way through i realized i made a huge mistake about 25 rows down. thus messing up the rest of the pattern. so i had to take a picture before i ripped it all out. i love the purples and greens. i've decided to nix the pattern all together. i hope i find something more suitable soon. any ideas?

Tuesday, June 06, 2006


i love this store and drool over almost everything in it. today i finally made a wishlist at kitty-craft.

Monday, June 05, 2006

finally...some pictures from baja, mexico. these were taken on the sea of cortez near la paz. this was one of the most beatiful places i've ever seen. the water was so clear you could see every grain of sand. this was at a beach called "la playa es tuya", the beach is yours. and it was. practically no one was there, save for a family of locals having lunch.

but even on vacation i got some knitting done. i finished up the ring pillow for the wedding. it was perfect and matched everything wonderfully. unfortunately, i forgot to take a photograph of the fo. i'm asking the newlyweds to send a picture.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

back from mexico

just got back from baja late yesterday evening. what a fiasco getting in and out. almost didn't get a flight until sunday and our flight on tuesday was cancelled!
it was beautiful. will post pictures soon.