Monday, October 18, 2010


So... here I am... scrolling through my blog~ and realizing... I haven't been posting any knitting!! OOPs! Sorry~ Let me catch you up... I've got to be honest and tell you that I don't feel like I've accomplished very much~ to add to which... my dad had taken my camera hostage for weeks! which really cuts down on the taking and uploading of photos... but here goes...
I've been focused on knitting shawls for the 10 Shawls in 2010 thing on Ravelry~

Pattern: Multnomah by Kate Flagg
Yarn: Black Trillium Fiber Studio BFL Sock in the For the Trees Colorway
Needles: Size 3 (Hiya Hiya interchangeable~)
Notes... this yarn was surprisingly thin, the color is really rich~ and interesting. The pattern was really easy garter triangle followed by some feather and fan~ its really pretty finish product~ and even better- its free!~

Pattern: Clothilde by Kristen Hanley Cardozo
Yarn: Colinette Jitterbug in the Lobster Pinch colorway
Needles: Size 7
Notes: pattern modification was un-intentional~ i left out one of the repeats of the 1st chart~ oops! its a tad smallish... but still wearable~

Pattern: Traveling Woman by Liz Abinante
Yarn: Hazel Knits- Artisan Sock in the Toad Lily colorway
Needles: Size 5
Notes: Did an extra repeat of Chart A...Ran out of yarn 2 rows from the bind-off, used Malabrigo Sock in the Tiziano Red Colorway

Monday, September 13, 2010

still catching up~ (June... only 3 months late!)

Visited MoHonk Mountain Housein June for my friend Matt's birthday- err a month late due to my crazy travel schedule (thanks guys for waiting for me!!).... the Lovely Brunch followed by wandering around the grounds... seeing lots of snakes~ a good time was had by all (except maybe the poor folks who were out on the late when it started POURing rain!)

Also... in June... during my trip out to Portland, my buddies and I were able to get ourselves to the International Rose Test Garden Which really was an amazing experience~ I never thought visiting with Roses could have been so rewarding! Seriously... the most beautiful/spectacular Roses ever!! and I learned something new that day- not all Roses smell like boo-boo-boo (a la OutKast) oh... and the water droplets... are from rain~
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Also in June... while in Portland, we were able to get out to Multnomah Falls... which I think was more beautiful this time around... probably because I wasn't feeling sick, as I was the last time I was there~
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Monday, July 12, 2010

Back in May...

So... for Memorial Day... my parents and I road-tripped it up to Seneca Falls, NY to visit my sister~ I can't say I'm familiar with all the entertainment/tourist options available at Cayuga Lake... but the one the activity that stands out for me (besides the usual joys of hanging out by/on a lake).... is the Wine tasting. NY wines really are getting better and better... and it was an affordable, interesting, and tasty way to spend the weekend~ I can't recall which winery's these photos were taken at... (I did know where I was at the time the photo's were taken~)

Friday, July 9, 2010

Way back in May...

So... I'm going through my Flickr account and looking through my photos... realizing I never posted any of it here... so the next few posts will be my attempt to catch you up on my life... in photos~~

May... in Portland... my buddies and I visited the Japanese Garden after class one day... we paid like $8 each (with our student discount)... and it was an amazing evening~ really so beautiful!

Immediately following my "weekend" in Portland... I flew back into NY... only to fly out the same day... to Guatemala- to provide Acupuncture and other medical services to the Locals- living in the Mountain villages outside Antigua. We worked in some of the Best and Worst conditions I've ever visited in Central America. I personally had the opportunity to treat over 120 patients in the course of 24 hours of direct service. It was exhausting, but beyond rewarding~ we left Guatemala city- just before the Sink Hole occurred~