Friday, January 23, 2009

i saw this sign last weekend.
i like the fish letters.

and thanks for your sweet comments
gearing up for the next knitting project.

happy weekend!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

this is the first sweater i've ever knit.
it was supposed to be this,
but i was scared of seaming.
so i made a top-down raglan
and used the general idea from the orignal pattern.
it's a little snug in the shoulders,
the sleeves are a bit too long,
the collar isn't what i wanted, and
my buttonholes aren't so slick.
but i made it!

i might try again and actually follow the pattern.
i have to face my fear of seaming....

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

took a trip to the de young this weekend.
the maya lin exhibit was fantastic.
i should have gone earlier so i could revisit it a second time...tant pis.
the yyves st. laurent exhibit was also pretty great.
looking forward to renting the documentary.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

our orakle animals for the new year
a friend, in germany, plays a new year's game
she reads your fortune from the figure that emerges
from a pill you place in warm water

ours are a bit delayed because they had to make the voyage from germany
waiting to hear what she decrees for us
but so far, not a bad start for a new year era.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

this weekend
looking forward to...

- cleaning the house
- cooking and baking
- planting some new veggies
- finishing up random projects

and then, if i dare to leave the house,
i'd like to see this and this

happy weekend!

so many things to lust after (so many on sale, too!)
don't even come close to fitting the budget...

lermontov jacket
virgina johnson shawl: birds and camels (both on sale)
thanks to lena for rekindling the pining...

brown leather bag by lolli

mociun weave-print dress

and a couple of realistic/likely-to-happen purchases:
cafe chair for my new tall desk

vintage locker baskets for organizing (want)
affordable new version here

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

our own little radishes!
(and lots of rearranging...)

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

back from glorious vacation days.... here's a bit of what we did:

mexico city at nighttoo big for us for this trip, we took off the next morning by busoaxaca city
la noche de rabanos (radish carving festival!)food and good eats monte albanchristmas eve in oaxacanight bus to puerto angel
early morning drop-off got to see fisherman coming in
swimming, snorkeling, reading and whale watching!st. agustillino for more swimming and snorkeling
forgot to take any photos

corallero (bus to pinotepa (with live music, taxi to playa corallero, boat to the town)empty gorgeous beach and amazing lagoon and peaceful countryside
freshest, most delicious fish and crab
night in pinotepa nacional
new year's eve day and new year's day in acapulco:
opposite extreme of the empty beaches we lovedfantastic cliff divers and sunset
dinner in mexico city and sleeping in the airport