Thursday, April 30, 2009

Introducing Delio

The Box

On Wednesday after a long, long wait, my new computer finally arrived. I've spent every moment since then setting up programs, trying out it's new tricks and just having so much fun!

Opening the box

It came wrapped in a velvet-like bag and I've been working to treat it as special as possible. It's true love with this one.

Day 118 (118/365.2): My New Love

Sweet, sweet love.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

International Food Bloggers Conference

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In just a few short weeks, I'll be attending the International Food Bloggers Conference and I'm quite excited. I'm attending for both professional/work reasons and personal reasons. I love it when one's job collides with one's passion!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Blog Drought

Oh My, there's been a bit of a blog drought around here. But I have a good excuse. My laptop, sweet little Toby is on the brink of death.

Three bars of Awesome!

He's fading fast as you can see from the picture above. The problem, the real problem is that my new Dell laptop which was ordered on April 3rd is still not here. They claim that it will be delivered by May 1 but that is an awfully long time away.

I've been keeping myself busy since computing at home is limited by working on my quilt and knitting projects.

Quilt Sandwhich

The quilt has been sandwhiched and is ready for quilting.

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I've made pickles and if I liked sweet pickles, they'd be awesome!

Childs Sock Heel

And I've been knitting like mad!

In the end though, I miss having a working computer at home! Hurry up little Dell, hurry up!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Fabric Collecting

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A few weeks ago, I went down to Tacoma with a few friends. We stopped in a fun fabric shop which *gasp* was having a bit of a sale. I stocked up on some fabric for another quilt. Now I still need to finish my Stacked Coins quilt but that will come in due time, in due time. Until then, let the collecting continue!

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Ishbel Shawl-lette

Ishbel

On Friday night, I cast off on the Ishbel Shawl-lette by Ysolda.

I found this shawl to be a very quick knit and a very beautiful one at that. I used just short of one skein of Socks that Rock Medium-weight in Kaw-Kaw. I bought this skein at Madrona Fibers Arts and was disappointed that they only had one skein available. In the end though, it completely worked out!

Shawl-lette

I knit the small size for the stockinette and then switched to the large size of the pattern for the lace portion.

The lace directions were easy to follow and I have to admit that I might be more comfortable with written directions over charts.

Ishbel Mistake

More details on the pattern and yarn can be found on Ravelry. Additional photos can be found on Flickr.

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