Friday, September 26, 2008

Big decision time

Blue ribbon!, originally uploaded by a-chan.

So, here's another way back moment. I've blogged about this sweater before, but the short story is that I don't really like it, it's too warm, doesn't fit properly (come on, it's chunky yarn... on a chunky body!). Every time I think "hey maybe I can wear it," I pull it out and put it on and it doesn't fit and it's itchy.

I've been thinking about this for over a year. I think I’m going to frog it. I know, sounds horrible. Frogging a blue ribbon sweater? Who really does that, really? But I’m tired of it sitting there. I think I could make a Versatility wit the yarn, if it frogs well. If not, then I'll knit something to felt.

What do you think?

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

Originally uploaded by a-chan
Just testing the video "blog this" on flickr. My phone takes crappy videos, I know... And don’t pay any attention to the background noices (unless you want to hear about changing diapers after a kid has eaten grapes...)

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The way back machine

DSC_0162, originally uploaded by a-chan.

This was my first ever finished project! I knit a lot of it on the drive from Portland to Dallas (Texas! Not Oregon!) I believe it was red heart, held double, probably on size 10 needles. It must have been 2003, but I don’t really remember.

I recently found it in the bottom of my brothers closet.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Corn maze @ The Pumpkin Patch

DSC_0049, originally uploaded by a-chan.

I'm not sure why I like this picture so much. Sometimes the focus on my camera doesn't focus on what I want it to, but I take the picture anyways. I almost cropped it down, but I like that little ear of corn on the right side.

Anyways, Sabrina and I spent Saturday afternoon at The Pumpkin Patch on Sauvie's Island. It was the first time any of us had been over the new bridge... not quite as exciting as I thought!

We did the maze. I've never done it before. It was more fun than I thought it would be. When we use to go to the pumpkin patch, it was to pick pumpkins! But that was in the late 80s/early 90s. There was no corn maze. I've been put off of the maze simply because it seemed it was always packed. What's the fun in getting lost in the corn if you're surrounded by 50 other people?

So we went early. There was one other family (a mom and two boys). We were actually a little lost for awhile! It was great. Sabrina slept in the ergo the whole time. She's such a good baby!

Then we went to the market. Got some potatoes, corn and pumpkin butter. I'm really excited about the pumpkin butter! I have some whole wheat toaster biscuits that are begging me to try it on them.

Knitting news:
I have a baby sweater finished (except for buttons and other "finishing") and a second one that is so close to being done! I ran out of yarn, so it's going to be short sleeved. Maybe I'll finish it this week on the bus.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Cape Meares LIghthouse

DSC_0227, originally uploaded by a-chan.