Friday, March 30, 2007

How I Roll...

Last weekend I was browsing through the latest Ready Made magazine and there it was, a bike that caught my eye. A bike you ask? Yes. A bike, this bike: a 21-Speed Baby Blue Pearl Electra Townie. Although it's been 7 or 8 years since I've been on one, once I saw it I knew I had to have it. We went to REI to see what they had, we got there 5 minutes before closing, were kind of rushed, and didn't see what I wanted. The next morning we headed to Ibikes and I tried a couple of models. I found the perfect fit and bought it! I love this bike and the way it rides!
As far as bikes go it is a little pricey, but exactly what I need for my back and leg issues. It's also great to have a bike now that Bean has taken off her training wheels, so now we can ride together as a family! The other great part: Electra has a full line of accessories for your bike. Look! I've already started my wish list:
1. Fuzzy leopard seat
2. Fuzzy leopard handle grips
3. Quick-release wicker basket
4. Either dice or skull valve caps
and last but not least-
5. Coffee cupholder ( yes! they really make one!)
My birthday is coming up here in a couple of weeks, I better get busy hinting to family and friends. Happy Spring!!

Monday, March 19, 2007

Erin Go Braugh!

This past Saturday we celebrated St. Patrick's Day to the fullest. The Guinness was flowing, the kids were a jiggin', and the corn beef and cabbage was spectacular as always, thanks to my wonderful chef/husband. A leprechaun even stopped by to fill up the kids hats with goodies. Although we are not sure which one it was Leppy, Lucky, or Lucy, it should keep the kids busy wondering until next year. I even cast-on the Aran Bag in a wonderful green made out of Irish wool in the spirit of the day. Cheers!

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Green Day

Photo 1:
Black Water Abbey Yarn in Pippin for Aran Bag.
Photo 2:
Beginnings of Cable Footies in Artyarns Handpainted #139

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Stitches Faves...

So Stitches was about a week ago, and I had a great time! I had
fun hangin' out with the girls ( photos from the train only since they wouldn't let us take photos inside the convention). Here's the lowdown on my faves:

Chunky Malabrigo purchased from Imagiknit
Speed Knitting book and CRAFT magazine- given to us in the Amtrak Stitch n' Ride goodie bag
Children's Viking Hat patterns from Bella Knitting
Lexie Barnes pink, black, & white Skull & Flowers Knitting Bag
My fave demo was a lady doing tunisian crochet on a size 35 crochet hook,
I wish I could remember the booth she was sitting in front of, but...
and the best shirt I saw someone wearing said:
good times!