Thursday, September 2, 2010

glutton for punishment.

today i was supposed to do laundry and start packing for our trip.
instead i spent several hours at anthro soho searching for a dress to wear to abby's baptism.
i found this...

i like it. it's my style. it was on sale. and it fits.
was it fun trying on basically everything in the store and hating how 99.9% of it looked on me?
hell no.

it was however nice to see some ex-co-workers... show off my little beauty.

then abby and i went to the new purl soho location.

i love it. big space with fabric & yarn in the same store. i bought a couple of echino (kokka fabrics) prints one of which i'm making into a nursing cover (yes i am adding ANOTHER project to my plate for tomorrow). the other will probably become a fall jumper for abby.

then i got a little crazy and decided that i would lose all of my extra 30lbs of abby weight in one shot by walking from soho up 5th avenue to 45th to see my joey. it was hot but an otherwise pleasant walk and my little cooing monkey had a great time watching the streets pass by and smiling at strangers.

we finally made it to daddy's and spent his last hour of work hanging out, not making too much noise + then got to walk with him home after quitting time.

a little overtired complaining.
and we are now all thoroughly exhausted + moderately stressed out about getting done tomorrow what we completely blew off today.

tomorrow is "get it done" friday:
drop off the dogs
pick up a letter from st. ann's
make my nursing cover
pack up my craftiness, abby, joe, + myself


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

inspired by: granny squares

so inspired by these beauties...

i'm way slower on perfecting my crochet skills than i have been in the knitting department but i'm hoping to fix that super soon. i am so lusting after a bright beautiful granny square blanket for the park. and how cool is that granny triangle garland? i have to make one of those for abby's room to backdrop her berkley illustration pennant banner.


*all images found via "crochet" on weheartit unless otherwise linked

3 days left.

yes i'm counting down and getting things done. on saturday morning joe, abby, and i are leaving for a much needed vacation at home. my dad, sister, and rest of the family will finally get to meet abby + joe gets a whole week to just relax and be with us!

i am so excited for this road trip. joe and i have spent so much time on the road going back and forth from south florida to chicago and now nj back home that i'm anxious to see how abby is going to do. i'm looking forward to really getting to talk to and catch up with my husband again, 12 hours of knitting and rest stops, random camera phone pics, and probably a few bouts of angry abby. a good time.

i'm going to be taking a chunk of this with me...

it's all the goods for my first ever commissioned baby blanket. i'm really grateful for the opportunity to make this blanket and am hoping it's just the first of many in my future. i'm in the process of planning out and creating a small inventory to open an etsy shop next spring. having my own etsy shop and starting my own indie business has been a big goal of mine for the past 5 years and i'm so ready to make it happen.


finish a few squares.
sort laundry (take a trip to the laundromat tomorrow).
finish up the dessert recipe for abby's open house.
(think mint martini, yumm)