Friday, November 30, 2007


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Puppy & Stash

Tank La Rue with Mission Falls 1824 Wool (100% wool superwash)

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Bodhi Den

Bodhi likes the new garden. Well, he did until I put some river rock down. He loved digging up the fresh compost in the cool dark corner to survey the backyard. We did a BIG backyard project. We originally had a big dirt pit in the back of the house. All it needed was a rusted out car on blocks to complete the picture. Four years ago we had to put up a new retaining wall. Apparently the original pink cinder block wall did not have any rebar and had started leaning into the backyard. Before the wall came a-tumbling down we had to put in a new retaining wall. It was a feat of engineering with a price tag to match. After leaving the backyard to the dogs for the last four years we finally have a place for the humans. YAY! It is still a work in progress. Got to get some plants and fancify it up. But it's coming along. I did plant some Buddha's Belly Bamboo as you can see in the picture.

Thanksgiving Morning
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My hubby is becoming quite the baker man. Here are 2 loaves of Sicilian Bread for dinner. I forgot to take a picture when it came out of the oven. Then we ate it all up. It was so good it eluded photo documentation.

There was a lot of baking going on this particular morning!
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Here is one of my Sweet Potato Pies! It was soooo delicious. The pumpkin pie has been completely pushed out of the holidays in our family in favor of the Sweet Potato Pie. It even sounds good. Sweet. Potato. Pie. Say it out loud...Go on SAY it...Sweet Potato Pie. Sweet Potato Pie. Sweet Potato Pie.

So good you can almost taste it.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

PR: Love it!

Project Runway is back with a whacky bunch of characters. Did you see Tim Gunn looking very perplexed as the ethereal Haiku dressmaker scrubbed, I mean infused, her silk chiffon with the essence of Bryant Park Grass? I am happy that the Haiku R2D2 (did you catch the sound effects coming out of her during her description?) will be around another week. Not only for the fashion (described by Heidi as a dress pooping material) but for the sound effects during the description.

Here's a little something else you should check out.
Project Dollway.
It is a fashion competition for 16" dolls. There is some amazing fashion happening in the world of dolls. Super glamazon divalicious frocks! Oh to be 16" high with grossly out of proportion bust to waist ratio and a sugar daddy! I really missed my Playboy Bunny window. Sorry Hugh.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Fast & Furious Knits

All my BKFs (Best Knitting Friends) know that I love BIG needles and FAT yarn!

I have been busting out some Fast berets on my 17's with a three yarn combo.
Here are two more...

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These are a Malabrigo chunky, Kathmandu Aran, and mystery mohair from the stash combo.

Running out the door to the UCLA/ASU game I needed a quick project. I grabbed a bag of Rowan scraps and size 17 needles. Check it out the cute scarf I made.

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This scarf is made from Rowan Big Wool and Biggy Print scraps. It took me a couple of days to make, which included the fringe and sewing in all the ends. I really need to figure out how to knit in those ends. I hate the finishing work but I LOVE this scarf. It's so fun and fashionably scrappy. It's full of homemade goodness and I worked through two bags of scrap yarn. I have a bag full of alpaca scraps that now have a future as a scarf. Love the fast knits. Love it!

Monday, November 05, 2007

Stitch 'n Witch '07

All I can say is I love the West Hollywood Stitch 'n Bitchers! This is a fun, creative, and spirited group of people. Please check out the photos in the post below.

The WINNERS for the 2007 Costume Contest

Most Original: The Yarn Pimp aka Crazy Aunt Purl aka published author aka Laurie Perry
Best Use of Yarn: The Dread Pirate Swatch - Denise
Dead of the Dead: La Calavera de la Catrina - Faith

They won festive tote bags filled with prizes.
A big THANK YOU to Ellen, who always helps me fill the totes with yarn and other goodies like DVDs and vintage knitting magazines.
And a BIG THANK YOU to Shannita and A Mano for contributing gift certificates for this year's prizes. Thank you Shannita! Thank you Ellen!

Thank you everyone for bringing yuumy treats, being madly creative & making Halloween so much damned fun!

Check out my Slide Show!