Thursday, September 25, 2008

Good Coworkers

I got to play in a golf tournament today at Sand Creek Station in Newton, KS with a couple of my favorite coworkers, Alisha and Mike. It would appear that we follow each other from job to job since we are now once again together with a third employer. But like life, our work is all about relationships and spending time with people you enjoy being around so today was a real treat. People like this make it easy for me to go to work everyday and enjoy how I spend the other half of my life.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Cowl By Shelly

There were about 10 of us who participated in the 1st annual Knit in Public Cowl Swap at The Perk this morning. Really, I think it should be a monthly thing. We had so much fun and the anticipation was killer as each one of us opened a package only to "ooo" and "ahh" at the different patterns and yarn choices. We drew numbers and ironically, I received the cowl Shelly designed from my most favorite yarn - NORO - and she received the one I made from black Classic Elite One Fifty. I will wear mine everywhere!

Alef's Open House

Sharon and I decided to ride our bikes out to the Alef's HD Open House party this afternoon and took in all the festivities of shopping, pizza and posing like any good biker would do. The best part of the event had to be the performance the Indianapolis Police Motorcycle Drill Team put on. We were in awe of their riding skills and it was good to see police lights and hear the sirens in a positive setting! I just couldn't resist taking a pic with the letter "L".

Thursday, September 18, 2008

I Have Company

My knitting friend, Angelique, moved to New Mexico a couple months ago and we've missed her happy laugh. But she's back for the weekend and I was thrilled she took me up on my offer to stay at my place since I really enjoy having house guests. It's kind of like a grown up version of having a slumber party (which I must admit I have never outgrown!). Today I took some time off of work and we spent the afternoon knitting at Twist and then ended our evening with cocktails at the Anchor. It was a very good day with a comfortable friendship.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

A Very Productive Weekend

I wrapped up several projects this weekend starting with Twist's July Sock-of-the-Month Club, Bamboo Lace Socks, designed by fellow KIPer, Lara Teter. (Once again, I'm a couple of months behind on my sock projects). I substituted a 1" cuff to accomodate my golf shoes.

I've been trying to keep my cowl pattern a secret for the upcoming KIP Cowl Swap, but I'm just not good with secrets and have to confess I love this one too much to give away. I'll just have to make another in a different color of yarn so at least that will be a surprise. One good thing leads to another so I made up another pair of Very Cabley Mittens to match. I'm ready for fall!

Monday, September 08, 2008

Baby, It's (Kinda) Cold Outside

The chill in the air over the weekend made knitting these Very Cabley Mittens appealing to me. I followed Jenleigh and selected the very soft Cascade Cloud 9 that blocks out with a soft halo - and boy are they warm. Almost makes me long for a cold, snowy day....kinda.

Happy 40th Melanie

It's such a good thing when your closest friend joins the ranks of 40 somethings. Now YOU can stop counting the years too, girlfriend!
Love you and have a great day!

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Does It Work?

Q: The Aqua Globe-does it work?

A: Yes, it does!

I'm a sucker for infomercials and don't you know I called right away to get my own set of Aqua Globes and they're working great. You'll get a set of four in different colors and they'll offer you an opportunity to purchase additional sets at a discount or larger sizes. I now wish I had opted for both.

Purpose?? Not only are they decorative but you fill them with water and the globe shape holds the water in and the soil slowly absorbs it as needed. You can't have too many of these!