Monday, June 27, 2011

Visiting GiGi

I'm at GiGi's this week.  We are camping which I enjoy (except the heat).  Given that I'm an entomologist, I actually like bugs so they don't bother me. (Except ticks and mosquitoes. I'm not that crazy!)
While we camp we do lots of athletic things like hike, swim, and bike.  (This is my visiting GiGi bike.  She stores it for me during the eleven months and two/three weeks I can't ride it.  She's cool like that!)

But, during our rest times (which really don't come often enough for me), we knit. This week I'm playing with shapes.  I have been experimenting with the side to side garter stitch shawl.

This one will be parallelogram shaped.  It's knit in Knit Picks Stroll Sock Bare that's been dyed in Strawberry Kool-aid. 

This one is an elongated half oval.  The yarn was handspun by Athie.  It's merino, silk and angora.  The colorway is called Rose Garden and it can be found at Crystal Creek Fibers.  I love love love this yarn.  It's soft and shimmery and just plain gorgeous.  (And I'm not just saying this because I'm trying to persuade Athie to give me more.  But if it helps...)

Is it time to knit yet,

Friday, June 24, 2011

Monday, June 20, 2011

Lap Pets

Hubbie is a tall man (6'5) and has a decent sized lap which is a good thing because his lap is considered prime territory by the pets.  He'll often have two or more pets in his lap at a time.

Today I walked into the living room and saw this:

But what really made it an amusing sight was Winnie:

Poor sweetie was sitting on the sofa patiently waiting his turn.  He's such a polite doggie... sometimes.

Feeling a mix of grateful and sad that her lap's considered uncomfortably small,

Friday, June 17, 2011

Doga Yoga

Winnie sometimes likes to do yoga with me.  This is his shaggy dog pose.

He's great at Up dog, but hasn't quite learned Down dog yet.  However, if a treat's involved, he's great at finding his Sit bones.

Good doggie,

P.S. It turns out that other people like to do yoga with their dogs too.  Gotta love New York!

Monday, June 13, 2011

WWKIP day 2011

Saturday was World Wide Knit in Public Day.  This year Knitty City sponsored The Big Circle in Bryant Park.  It is communal art piece that is a large knitted circle.  Given our love for Knitty City and how interesting the concept was, TK and I volunteered to help in anyway we could.

This picture is of the small red circle that the artists, Jean Hilken and Nell Berger, displayed at the center of the larger circle.  The larger circle was over 150 feet in circumference! 

(Note: Knitters were encouraged to wear a blindfold to better connect with the sound and feel of the knitting process.  I didn't say it wasn't without its weirdness.  Why else would I have been there?)

All together there were over 30 knitters (and non-knitters even) that came by and tried their hands at knitting on the big circle even though it drizzled most of the time we were there.   Knitter's rock!

Hooray for umbrellas!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Random NYC

Eeek! There a giant iguana crawling down the side of the building!

Run away! Run away!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Fish Hat, fish hat, roly poly fish hat...

GiGi made me a fish hat for my birthday last year.  Fish hat was my near constant companion at the beginning of winter. 

It turns out that he likes to eat my head.
On the subway. 

As I walk down the street. 

When he's hungry and my head isn't available, he likes to eat my scarves.

Plus he does a decent Angelina Jolie impression.

Thanks for giving me my new best winter friend, GiGi,

Friday, June 3, 2011

12th Anniversary

Hubbie and I celebrated our 12th Wedding Anniversary this past week. 

We mostly just hung out at home and spent some quiet time together.  And later in the evening he surprised me with roses.

He's such a wonderful Hubbie.