Tuesday, October 26, 2010

ernie of the day

being busy

With Knitting. Here's a roundup of some of my current finished projects:

Click the image to embiggen. Left to right from top: Wool Leaves, Juniper Mitts, Textured Shawl Recipe, Opus Spicatum, Ribbon Scarf #127, Ghostgirl Scarves, Flicca, Washcloths (1 and 2), Fake-a-gamo bag.

And some works in progress:

Noro Giant Granny Square and Lady Eleanor Entrelac Shawl

Monday, October 25, 2010

ernie of the day

Waiting for the squirrel-friends to turn up and play.

Friday, October 15, 2010

ernie of the day

This is what happens when you eat the yarn around my house... just sayin.
...and what the hat looks like on top of a vase:Chicken Viking Baby Hat

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

stickin it to starbucks

Pumpkin Spice Latté hack (first shown to me by my friend, Susanna). Since Starbucks just raised their prices... again... this is a very economical way to have a great autumnal treat on the cheap. Added bonus? You control what you're having -- not "pumpkin flavored" pump additive with your coffee, this is the real deal. Did I go so far as to roast a pumpkin and scoop out the meat myself? No. Luckily my local grocer still has pureed pumpkin on the shelves (I only recently learned of this year's shortage!)

If you don't have Pumpkin Spice Mix on hand, no worries! Apartment Therapy has you covered there... I didn't have mace, so I simply left it out. It still tastes great!

Drink on and save your $4 for something more decadent... like a pint of pumpkin beer.

i'm a creep

I am. If I'm early for a flight... or if I'm waiting for someone to meet me at the airport, I like to wait in the Arrivals Hall. I'm not a hopeless romantic, but I just really get a kick watching the reunions. Sometimes people are reserved... a pat on the back or a handshake, but the good ones are the bear hugs. The swept-off-your-feet, bone crushing hug; these are the best.

I've been glued to the TV/internet since they started pulling the Chilean Miners back up to the surface; it's been non-stop nail biting excitement, tears, joy. I'm completely drained and I'm just an observer. It must be so amazing for the people who are directly effected.

They're just pulling Miner #29, Juan Carlos Aguilar up now and I'm so thrilled for Chile -- that they finally get some great news (after a year filled with it's share of disasters in the form of an earthquake and then the mine collapse). It's been amazing here as well, just shy of three weeks from elections and the "attack ads" all over television and the radio. You just don't realize how little good news we get these days. Today has been a nice break for a creep like me.