Wednesday, January 28, 2009

World Domination Has Begun!

As previously stated I could not say no to this year's Rockin' Sock Club whose theme is World Domination Tour 2009. And today has reconfirmed the reason why I re-joined. First the designers this year are amazing, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, Cat Bordhi, Cookie A., Melissa Morgan-Oakes, JC Briar, Ana Zilboorg and this installment is Sivia Haring. Second I wanted to join to expose myself to new things and new colors. And can I tell you that this month delivers.

The colorway is called "My Blue Heaven" and according to the Dyer Notes it is made up of sapphine, azure, colbalt, cerulean, indigo, turquoise, teal, navy, denim, cyan, prussian, periwinkle, and aqua.


The yarn is amazing the pattern is very nice and it includes beads, something that I have never done but was always interested in trying. This month we also got our standard mini-skein, a large oval sticker, the cover to a binder that we will decorate, a key chain, and a button, and of course the beads. Thank you Blue Moon!


Friday, January 9, 2009

In the Words of Carrie Bradshaw . . . . . . .

. . . . . "Hello lover". I realize that when Carrie says it she was talking to shoes that cost her a month's rent. But I really love them and I have been stalking them for a very long time.

fluevog hepburn red

I have been wanting a pair of Fluevog shoes for the last 10 years (seriously its been that long). But these shoes are so expensive it's not even funny. So I would go to the website and just look at them, and check on them every month to see if they had gone on sale (they had but were still sooooo expensive). Checked and checked again for months and months and then they finally went on clearance.

And get this I got the last pair in the country, in the entire country people. How do I know I got the last pair? Here is the story, I originally wanted them in red, but I take an 8 1/2, but the red 8 1/2 was sold out so I ordered them in black. When you place an order on the website it goes to the brick and mortar store that has the pair of shoes you want, in my case it was Boston. When you order you can have them contact you to help you with sizing, which I did and they told me these shoes run small and to order a size larger. I asked if there was a pair of size 9 in red, the very nice lady in Boston (her name was Eleanor) said there was one pair left in the country and they were in L.A. at the Melrose store.

And they were just delivered, I'm so very very very happy. And many thanks to my brother who sent Christmas money that made these shoes possible. You will never know how much these shoe make me happy.

Monday, January 5, 2009

No Knitting Here

Why is that you ask, oh because this has been getting the attention of all my free time.


Sunday, January 4, 2009

When Life Gives You Lemons . . .

The adage goes "when life gives you lemons, make lemonade."


But I believe that when your dad gives you 30 organic Meyer lemons you make limoncello. So that's what I did. It took forever to peel all of them but a bunch of lemon peels and 2 bottles of Everclear and in about 4 weeks we might have something yummy.

Thursday, January 1, 2009


Well 2009 seems to be really great so far and here are the top 10 reasons (in no particular order) why.

1. All of my friends and family are doing fine.
2. The weather is awesome (it's almost 70 degrees, bright sun shine and blue sky)
3. There is Center ice on Wrigley Field.
4. The Rose Parade was awesome as always.
5. Waiting for the Rose Bowl game, GO PENN STATE!
6. I can now play Guitar Hero in my own home.
7. I got Big A a really good Christmas present.
8. I got to sign up for the Rockin' Sock Club '09.
9. Basebal season is only 3 months and 5 days away (GO RED SOX!).
10. I'm looking forward to finishing my thesis and moving back to Boston.

We had a great Christmas it was just me an Big A, we had prime rib and Yorkshire pudding (and other stuff). Here are a few pictures.