Monday, September 28, 2009

Monday Soundtrack {for mom*}

I wanted to post Hall & Oates' Another Fall in Philadelphia, but it's so hard to find. You can listen to it here if you click on the black "play" button on the right of the screen.

And for your viewing pleasure, some views from the plane on my last couple of flights::

*and all of the Philly siblings*

Friday, September 25, 2009

Friday Soundtrack!

A fun song to start your weekend!


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

woohoo for pumpkins!

...and all things fall on this first day of the new season.

I took a quick trip to Colorado where the aspens are in their full, golden glory::

Back in Boston, I'm welcoming in the new season with some new-to-me used boots::
Behind the scenes I'm still knitting away at a pair of knee socks to be worn during boot season.

Here's a clearer picture of my new sweater, which is perfect for keeping the brisk fall air at bay::

The skinny on this knit: US 10 needles, and 1 skein of Eco wool! Buttons ~ taken from some old, rarely worn projects.

And finally, I celebrated the season a bit early last week with this delicious pumpkin risotto; made with a pumpkin from pop's garden. So easy to make. yum!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Some Links

I wasn't ready to post a song yesterday, because the only song rolling around in my head fits better on a Friday. You'll hear it soon.

There are other things worth sharing.

It's electric::
Along with sun flares, I've been building up a collection of power lines...

Like this poem. I mostly read, but sometimes listen to the Writer's Almanac everyday. I think it's so much better when listened to, but it's always good to practice reading a poem now and then. Anywho, today's poem was by Barbara Ras, and now I'm really liking her work.

This awesome pattern was published a little while ago, and I've been meaning to mention it here. It's WinterFoliage! Of course, I wish I came up with it, but I'm going to have to settle for making some of my own... this may be the start of a whole new craft around here!

Well, the pictures are questionable, but I did finish another item last week. This is a new Shalom{*cough*potato pancake*cough*} sweater, and once I have better pictures I'll tell you more about this one and my first, unsuccessful pancake.

And finally, after the news about Patrick Swazye hit, how could I not refer you to a little bit of music/dance super-star inspiration.

Monday, September 07, 2009

Monday Soundtrack

It seems like May was so long ago! My summer started with a bang:: moving, sister's graduation, Springsteen Concert, then off and traveling until I finally settled in a new place this past week. Since the summer's coming to a close, I thought it'd be great to end it as it began.

Bruce played this song at the end of his concert in May. I love it. enjoy*

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Oh, look, a finished knit!

I thought I'd give you two for one, my blocked pinwheel and some final pictures of the new Oakland place {for those interested in that sort of thing}...

Check this out::It's the pinwheel back. And if you look to the right, do you see C sitting in the apartment? He's sitting in front of these windows that provide a lovely view of the Oakland skyline:: We've been enjoying the lights of the city at night.

Here's the sweater front::

And if I turn the camera around, I get this picture::

That's the inside courtyard of the building. The pool has become quite the gathering place for people in the building. Whenever the weather's nice, you can count on a few people hanging out by the pool.

And for the grand finale, I'm using a nail to close my pinwheel!::

I didn't make buttonholes because I was thinking I wanted something more interesting than a button, and when I saw this laying on a workbench, the sweater was complete!

A few more notes on the sweater::
~ it's super easy!
- I used Lion Brand fisherman wool, and the whole sweater cost $16!
~ I'll definitely use that yarn again, I'm even thinking of starting a new sweater with it soon... we'll see.
~ I also love the pinwheel pattern, it is super easy, and easily adjustable to any body size and any amount of extra comfy bulk that you desire. I leaned towards a smaller, fitter version, but I do see that most people like to make this a bit bigger for snuggling.