Saturday, February 27, 2010

February Disappointment

I was supposed to be wrapping up my February Lady Sweater (KAL) project tomorrow but instead I frogged it all today. I just wasn't feeling this project from the very start. Turns out, I don't care for the square neckline nor the way the yoke increases puckered. Just not something I would wear so I'll save the yarn for another day. Goodbye February, I'm looking forward to March and a new project.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Country Music Tour of 2010

Country music royalty came to town tonight for a sold out show. That's George Strait and Reba McEntire along with the beautiful, LeAnn Womack. Having the stage in the middle of the Arena made for a more intimate feeling concert. Also, this time, I wasn't in the nose-bleed section which made it all the more enjoyable. With over 50 #1 singles, it was hard to imagine which songs George would perform but it seems like the King (& Queen) covered all my favorites.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Schwinn Homecoming

I was soooo happy to get the call that my (new-to-me) bicycle was ready for pick up. Big Al at Hooligan Hot Rods did an amazing job on the rebuild complete with flat black powder coating, custom pinstriping, new red cables, stainless steel spokes, new tires, new pedals and new seat all the while keeping true to the original design of my 1968 Schwinn Breeze. She's a beauty and I can't wait for warmer weather to do some cruz'n around town.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Back to Portland

How exciting to get a call from my Aunt Janine saying that's she getting hitched to Dave. That means I'll get to make another trip to Portland, Oregon for the wedding in September. Such a great occasion and wonderful place to visit. Congrats, Aunt J!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Lady February Progress

I'm making slow knitting progress on my February Lady sweater. So far, I've used 3 skeins of Cascade 220 in this yummy chocolate brown color. The body is complete and now I'm starting on the quarter length sleeves.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Columbus, Ohio

I had an overnight trip with a coworker to meet with a client in Columbus, Ohio. Out of town meetings present opportunities to catch some good meals and do a little sight-seeing along the way. This time we drove dowtown past the Ohio State University north on High Street and came upon a yarn shop, Wonder Knit. Just the kind of hip knit shop you'd expect to find close to a college campus. The knitted art behind me is a master thesis project and I met Karida who dyes yarn at the shop. I selected a skein of her dyed merino in the color: Columbus Circle.