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Dress Deets

July 21, 2012





Birthday Week

July 16, 2012


 My actual birthday was last Monday but the real celebration took place Saturday at The Magic Castle. I had really high expectations going in and, thankfully, it didn’t disappoint.

We were required to have dinner at the castle but after we were free to wander. On our way to one of the main shows we found a guy sitting at a table by himself. When we realized he was a magician we asked for some magic and he obliged. I assisted in a few of his tricks but felt too much pressure. I was over analyzing the simplest commands like “pick a card” or “stick your finger through this cigar cutter”. When that was finished we caught two main shows and two smaller acts.

Even though each performer made it very clear that whatever we saw was an illusion or sleight of hand, I still found myself asking “WHAT? HOW?” after every act.

It was just a great time and if any of you have the opportunity to go, GO.


My family booked this months ago. I was warned well in advance they have a strict dress code but didn’t bother checking until a week before. Luckily I still had enough time to make a dress.

Office Burger

To end the week I went to Father’s Office with my siblings. They’re known for the Office Burger which is rated one of the best in the world. While I wasn’t blown away by it, my brother teared up after the first bite. I’m not kidding.



Hope all of you had a great week!

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!


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