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(Hand Knit) Sweater Weather!

May 2, 2012



The knitting gods answered my prayers for sweater weather. I debuted this sucker today and I’m in love.


I paired it with a black tank, black jeans, and black boots.

Oh sweater weather, please stay a little longer!

(The pattern is Bird of Passage by Asami Kawa)

Lily’s Second Birthday

May 2, 2012

People were in attendance but let’s be real, they’re not as photogenic.




Not Choking Him I Swear





Meet Lily’s New Playmate!

April 29, 2012

Hugo Boss

"Hugo, eatttttttt!"




Backseat drivers

His name is Hugo Boss and he’s a seventeen month old frenchie. Poor fella couldn’t catch a break with his previous two homes.

I picked him up this morning and since then he’s been Lily’s shadow. They’re so smitten with each other it’s great!

The two of them are passed out behind me after an epic romp in the park . I’m still not used to calling his name so there were a few moments he got away from me and into the water. I freaked at first but then another woman had her dog in there too so uh…NBD I guess.

Tonight is Lily’s birthday celebration; my piglet is turning TWO! Like last year, all the dogs (Hugo included) will have outfits.

So off I go for some last minute preparations. Cheers from Lily, Hugo, and me!

Sunday Funday

April 22, 2012

I went to the dog beach with my sister and a few of her friends today. Everyone brought their dogs so it was a whole lot of cute with a side of crazy.

All Wanted Up

New Friend

On Alert



Didn't Want To Get His Butt Dirty

Sister and Maggie Waggie


Safety First


My girl

Maggie Waggie

I also cut my hair. Photo on the right was taken after the buzz. You can’t even tell half of it’s gone, right?

Can't Tell Half Is Gone, Can You?

And I can FINALLY use a chopstick to hold it up (before it was too heavy). I used to be so jealous of my friends who held pencils in their hair during class. How convenient.


So great, so great. Did you do anything fun this weekend?!

Weekend Recap

April 15, 2012

Finished knitting my pullover!!!

Don’t think I can debut it until winter which is kind of a shame but it’s my own fault for taking so long.

Almost finished. Neck band is last and it's only six rows.

The blocking process went a lot faster this time around. I could have used better schematics (only had length from shoulder to hem, width of sleeve, and width of body at underarms) but there hasn’t been a project where I didn’t feel this way.


On Saturday I had dim sum (or yum cha) with the family.

For those that don’t know what it’s like, the food sits in a cart  and gets pushed around all the tables. If you spot something you want you wave the cart down and the food is brought to you.

Below are some of the things we ordered–chicken feet, fried squid, and various dumplings. With chicken feet you’re constantly spitting out cartilage and bone. Most don’t mind but when I ate meat it was too much of a pain.

Dim sum
Another two dishes worth mentioning are pig blood and pig rectum. The blood is coagulated and served in cube form while the rectum is sliced and served with veggies (below). From what I hear both have a very strong taste.

Pig rectum. Seriously.

If you ever get the chance to have dim sum, go! They do have more normal things like shrimp, veggies, egg rolls, or noodles. I just picked the weirder things to share.


Happy Sunday!

Owning It

April 13, 2012

I shed too many tears over this capelet to let it go unblogged.



I also finished the jacket the capelet attaches to but I haven’t had the time to photograph it. Soon though!

So, so happy with how it turned out. I can’t help but smile every time I see it…or shimmy in it ;)

An Evening BBQ

April 8, 2012

We had one today to celebrate Easter Lily’s recovery.


My Mother made this “jello” and as she handed it to me said, “I just threw this together. I don’t know if it’s good or not.” Thanks?


I could only handle one bite of that so traded it in for a cream cake. Sorry Mom. Still love you.

By the end of the night we all had food coma. Look at that belly!

Food Coma.

Before all the festivities I worked on the new apron style.

Some tweaking still has to be done but this is what it’s going to look like more or less.

This french maid apron is similar to the Bella style but there’s a double skirt, a mini apron, and ruffles.

New Apron Top

Hope those who celebrated had a lovely Easter! If not, I hope your Sunday was awesome!


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