Saturday, July 28, 2007

Amazing Dinners

I think one of the things I will miss the most about Oshkosh is having little dinner parties with Tony. It has been a tradition since we were living together, and it has held up ever since. We never try to make something we've done before, and sometimes it turns out wonderfully, and sometimes it has been barely edible. But it is nice having such a great friend to eat my food even if it is utterly terrible, and to ask for seconds when it turns out well. A few nights ago, Tony made an amazing dinner for Nate and I. He made an Italian Bread and Cheese Soup, Moroccan Spiced Fish over Lemongrass Rice, and Creme Caramel with Coffee for dessert. It was the kind of night that I am going to miss a lot once we move.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

$12 = Awesomeness

I almost died when I saw this lovely cabinet at the thrift store the other day, especially after I saw the price tag! I somehow managed to fit it into my Corolla and carry it all of the way across my parking lot and up the stairs to my apartment. It was quite the feat, but well worth it indeed. It matches all of our furniture that we already have, and although we are going to be moving in a week or so, I still believe it will be worth the extra effort of moving it, don't you?
As far as yarn making goes, here is my latest skein of yarn where I experimented with coils for the first time. I think I may be keeping this one for myself :) After I made it, I was going to make myself some dinner, and thought to myself, "hmmm, don't I have some hummus already made up?" much to my disappointment, it was was in a sad sad state..... My sadness was quickly vanquished though when I sat the nasty rotten hummus next to my beautiful yarn, and they were the same colors! Go figure...
Nate and I are going to dinner at Tony's tonight, and I am kind of sad because it will be one of the last little gatherings we will have here in Oshkosh before we move to Sycamore. I'm sure there will be good food though, as Tony is a most excellent (albeit messy) cook.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Sparse Postings

Sorry for the lack of postings lately, I've had a bit on my plate this summer. These last few weeks I have been working on my wedding dress, working on a bulk order from my Etsy site, and doing all kinds of random things for the wedding. I also got to see a lot of my family this weekend at my bridal shower, which was wonderful as well.
I will probably remain slightly scatterbrained until the wedding is over and done with, and we are all moved and settled. I have a few pictures to tide you over though!
I did these skeins for my site, but the blue one is my favorite of the three. I hope you are all having a great week!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Magsafe Sucks...

Sorry for the lack of posting lately, my charger for my MacBook has been on the fritz due to the mysterious melting of the cable. I love Apple, but my patience with them is waning. Their computers have always run really well for me, but the outside of my computer already looks like crud. I've been looking around online, and it seems like most of the MacBooks with the Magsafe chargers are melting or breaking.... A recall seems to be the right thing to do (hint hint).
I also had to say goodbye to the Honda this week. Even though it had its problems, it was sad to see this car go.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Special Delivery

Look at what was waiting for me when I got back home earlier this week:It came just in time, I've only got about 4oz of wool left from my last big order! This time around I upgraded from domestic wool to lovely merino. I also threw in about a pound of falkland wool and a pound of mohair locks to play around with. I can't wait to get some of this dyed! It is about 13lbs all together, and will probably be gone within a few months....
Speaking of spinning, here's a pretty little skein I whipped up right after getting home from Door County:
It is the exact colors of an astro-pop! Perfect for summer and the 4th of July.