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I Got My Other Armpit Tattooed

July 6, 2012

I spent Monday afternoon at Port City Tattoo. Eric Jones, the guy who’s done all but three of the tattoos on me, relocated here after a brief stint in Italy and Sweden.


  I can’t pretend this one didn’t suck. When the shading started I kept getting this strange feeling in my left leg that made me want to flex it. That lead to a lot of different poses and at one point I even had my legs crossed. It was, hands down, the most painful tattoo. I was actually surprised at how bad it was because I remember thinking, “That wasn’t as bad as I thought it’d be” when he did my other pit.


  I didn’t have anyone with me so for the first hour and a half I was staring at the ceiling. The last half hour I pulled out my phone and browsed instagram and twitter. The distraction made a hell of a difference but I felt kind of rude. (Do you guys bring something or someone to distract you while getting tattooed?)


Port city!

It’s still swollen (feels like a roll of coins is shoved in my pit when I put my arm down) but other than that it’s lookin’ good.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Math Fail

June 26, 2012

I was about to sew the shoulders on my pullover together when I realized the front and back stitches weren’t split evenly.  Dumb you guys. DUMB.

Love Her to Bits

Have you made any stupid mistakes lately? Crafty or not?

Inappropriate Summer Knitting + A Meetup

June 22, 2012

You guys, I’m working on a merino pullover.

Possibly the worst time to knit such a thing but it was one of those projects that needed to be started right away.


I’m already at the neck shaping (it’s worked bottom up) and hope to have it finished soon.

Too Fuzzy

Last week I went to Larchmont Bungalow to meet up with Katie of Under the Red Umbrella. She’s awesome and didn’t even mention my jacked eyebrow ;) So glad I have a local knitting friend!

Red and Blue Velvet Pancakes

Hope you all have lovely weekend!

Flower Cushion

June 16, 2012





I gave the cushion to my sister. When I finished the front I knew immediately it belonged on a chair of hers. I didn’t even ask. I just put it there and left. SURPRISE!

Lately I’ve Been…

June 15, 2012

Knitting. I’m making another Burberrish Cowl.


Crocheting. I finished the front and back of the cushion. Just have to seam it up and make the insert!


Sewing. I made a skirt with an asymmetrical hem (my favorite type).


Planning. This weekend I’ll be meeting up with a fellow knitter/blogger and I’m so nervous. I hope I don’t say anything stupid, I mean, I already look stupid…I cut off part of my eyebrow when I trimmed my bangs this afternoon! Only me.

Happy Friday!


June 13, 2012

I used to hate it.  It made me feel worse about myself and was too much for my lungs and knees. But now that I’ve been at it for a few weeks and my body’s getting stronger I finally see the appeal.

Trail Running

I have a long ass way to go but with each run I do see improvement in my time and that’s enough to keep me going for now.

I don’t know that I’ll ever be as fast as Amanda or develop super awesome running powers like Katie but I’m going to try!

Memorial Day

May 28, 2012

I went to dog beach with the usual gang–my sister, her husband, their two boxers, and my two kiddies.

It was Hugo’s first time and I think he had the most fun.




Lily was her usual weird self on the ride home and chose to face the seat instead of forward.

She's facing the seat.

And here’s Maggie. Totally over it.


Hope you all had a lovely Monday! I’m off to finish some crochet pieces.


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