Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Lovely Summer Socks!

These are the three pairs of socks that I've completed so far. I love them :)

Up close...

Project Stats:
Pattern: Rippling Dunes Socks (rav)

Source: Knitting Calendar from my neighbor for Christmas 2008

Size: 9 1/2 foot

Yarn: Colinette Jitterbug in Gauguin

Needles: Size 2 DPN's

Modifications: I added 6 stitches because 60 was too tight around the foot.

Love this colorway with these socks..

Those cables are so pretty... But I think I'm done with cabled socks for a while!!

I finished the River Rapids as well. I absolutely love Shibui Knits Sock yarn. It's amazing!

The bottoms are even pretty!

Here are my Mom's Spring Forwards. She has seen a small picture and she is so excited! I will give them to her in October when her and my dad come to DC!

Just playing with the camera a little more..

Summer time Sangria! I have been having Tuesday night dinner with a few friends. And it's every Tuesday, sometimes Wednesday instead. But we meet, eat dinner, talk and just have a good time. It's only ladies allowed! Wendy, myself, my housemates I lived with previously, and a few of their friends from their neighborhood. We have fantastic food, delicious drinks, and great conversations! We are still trying to figure out a name for ourselves.. TNDC (Tuesday Night Dinner Club), Sisterhood of the Traveling Pot, or Circle of Friends. Any Suggestions??

We had Paella with no seafood. We have some seafood allergies in the group, so it better to just live them out. :) I think I will start posting what we have every week! It's always so good!!!

I just started a new pair of socks with Dream in Color Smooshy in the Flamingo Pie colorway. I love them already...


I've been praticing with my camera a little bit more :) I still am COMPLETELY in love with it!! This is with a telephoto lense I borrowed from a friend for a few minutes. She also helped me out with where I can buy new lenses for the camera here in DC for cheap!

My roommate and I had a Iron Chef Arlington Competition at our house a few weeks ago. The secret ingrediant was LIME. It happens to be my favorite citrus! I drink my diet cokes with lime all the time, but not Diet Coke Lime.. I have to have the real stuff!

My dish was Jasmine rice with Lime and Cliantro. And it was delicious! It was almost all gone at the end of the day.

This is Rufus. I lived with Rufus at my last house for 3 months. He is the best and most cuddly dog I have met to date. He was just get close to you and lay his in your lap so you will pet him. He loves attention and can't get enough!

Here is it all cute by the coffee table. He makes these faces and it just melts my heart :)

This is Tate. She is 14 or 15 years old now and still kicking! She is Rufus's older sister. And believe it or not, they love each other! I love this girl too. She knows what she wants and she normally gets it too!

I think that was distracting enough! I have MORE FO's to show, but finished them so late last night, that I couldn't take a good picture of them. BUT.. that is what will be next!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

My mom's Socks! They are Spring Forward from Knitty in Colinette Jitterbug in Monet. It was an extremely easy pattern repeat! I have found that I like when socks have a 12-16 row pattern repeat because it seems to go so much faster! I think it's just that I don't put them down until I've finished a whole repeat!

Project Stats
Pattern: Spring Forward
Source: Knitty
Size: 81/2 foot.
Yarn: Colinette Jitterbug in Monet
Needles: US 2 DPNs
Notes: I didn't make any changes.
Started: June 12, 2008
Finished: July 7, 2008

These are my first socks for SOS '08! I love them! I have now finished this sock and I'm at this point on the second sock! I love the colorway, I love the yarn, I love the pattern, and I can't wait to put them on my feet!!!

Project Stats
Pattern: River Rapids Socks (PDF) or River Rapids Socks (Ravelry link)
Source: Sockbug
Size: Size 9-91/2 foot
Yarn: ShibuiKnits in Jewel
Needles: US 2 double points
Notes: I didn't make any changes. I LOVE these socks!
Started: July 7, 2008
Finished: ??

I will get modeled shots of the socks tonight because I finally have time!! :)

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

4th of July

I had a party at work for all the residents in the building. By the way, I work in Property Management. We have one of the best views in the city of the National Mall in DC as well as a few other things, you know monuments and stuff. :)

We had our favorite vendors make some delicious fruite tarts.. And let me tell you, they were just as good as the look :) YUM!

Next the fireworks started! I got some really great shots of the fireworks. It was a fantastic display, besides the rain...

The colors are so vibraint and they had some really cool looking fireworks too!

The event brought out about 60-80 people to our rooftop at work. It was so much fun! I am definately glad it was a success, but I am more glad that it's over and I can relax now! I don't have to plan anything else for the summer, at work at least, and I can focus on actual work now!

You will all being seeing lots more pictures now! I love taking pictures with the new camera and can't wait to take more :)

Ohh.. up next.. my first finished pair of Summer of Socks 08 socks... Spring forwards for my mom!! She can't wait to get them!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

I love my Camera!

I love my new camera!

These flowers are in our event room at work.
New sock yarn. Shibui in Rappongi! It's going to make some excellent socks.

Close up.

This is Shibui in Jewel. Also going to make amazing socks... for me!!

Dream in Color Classy in Happy Forest for the February Lady Sweater

Can't wait to get started on the sweater :) It will be my first real sweater.

Malabrigo Silk in Sunny Lime... 4 skeins that will becoming a Clapotis!

A great close up of the silk goodness! This is by far my favorite yarn.. I can't wait to start working it with!

More pictures to come! I can't stop using my camera everywhere I go! :)