Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Updates (#26 in progress, #56, #58, #61 completed)

While I haven't had a whole lot of time recently to sit down and blog, here are some additional tasks I've been working on:

  • #26 Try 5 New Restaurants: I have 3 more to add, bringing my total to 4 new restaurants, and I'm not sure I mentioned the first one on here yet. The restaurants are Bai Thong, Tino's Pizza, Fronimo's Greek Cafe, and El Geuro Canelo.

  • #56 Devise a better shoe organization system: Honestly not the hardest one on here since my last "shoe organizing system" wasn't so much organizing as  taking-off-my-shoes-as-soon-as-I-get-home-and-leaving-them-in-a-haphazard-manner-by-the-door. I now have a hanging organizer in my closet which I am now (mostly) using.

  • #58 Roll loose change and depost: done, not too much to say there, except the total was seriously close to $100, which was pleasantly surprising.

  • #61 Find a Labyrinth and walk it: There is a labyrinth at the Desert Museum, which I hadn't even realized until I went there with my sister while she was visiting. 

Sunday, March 7, 2010

#39: Go to the Beach completed, #99: See 3 live music shows in progress (picture heavy)

Things have been pretty busy here for the past month or so, and I realized that I've completed a few list items that I haven't had the chance to blog about, so I'm hoping to catch up over the next week or so. 

The first weekend in February David and I visited our friends Jess and Frank in L.A. The trip was great, and pretty packed. We drove in on Friday, and went to an art show at one of their friend's comic book shop in Silverlake. We also got to peek in to Home Ec, a craft store Jess' friends owns and where Jess works on the weekends.

On Saturday, we saw the Pee-wee Herman stage show...

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...which was amazing. We originally bought tickets when the show was supposed to be in November, however it sold out so quickly they changed to a larger venue with new dates. Everyone who bought tickets for the original show was able to stay after the show for a Q & A with Pee-wee! So much fun.

Sunday we hung out in Santa Monica for a little while for a superbowl party. David and I left the party early so we could head to a They Might Be Giants show. However, before we left Santa Monica we went to...

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Progress (or lack thereof)

So, I didn't finish my Knitting Olympics project in time, but I'm actually really okay with that.  I didn't exactly plan ahead, like picking out a pattern in advance and swatching, so I didn't realize the lace pattern I picked didn't have any rest rows. This is the first time I've knit lace w/o rest rows, and I didn't realize what a difference that can make. Also, I didn't really think ahead to the fact that the last week of the Knitting Olympics was also going to be the last week my parents were going to be in Tucson before moving back to New England, so...I was much more interested in spending time w/family who I might not see for a year or so than hole up knitting in my apartment. 

However, I am very excited for the project once it's done. The Malabrigo Lace yarn is amazing....soft, squishy, gorgeous. The whole scarf just looks like it's the knitted embodiment of Spring, with the bramble leaf stitch pattern and gorgeous bright yellow with it's slight varigation....Now that I no longer have a time limit, I've decided I'm going to do about 20 repeats of the center pattern instead of the recommended 16 (I've completed 16 repeats already, and it is way too short as is) plus knit the wide borders.  

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