Monday, August 29, 2011

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Missed it by one day, but here you go: James is 15 months old now!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

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View of the Eugene Celebration parade from the middle of the Knotty Knitters.
We won the 2nd place Judges' choice ribbon!
We made the local news! Check out the video!
Read the Knotty Knitters blog about it!

I'm so proud of the Knotty Knitters! The entry concept was mine, but Maiya led the way with organizing and pulling it all together! Everyone worked so hard to get all the details together, it was so great!

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

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Rehearsal for the Knotty Knitters entry into the Eugene Celebration parade! This is the view from my position in our marching formation. Come to the parade on Saturday and watch us!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Monday, August 22, 2011

Saturday, August 20, 2011

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Alli right before presenting her new fashion lines at the Femme de la Mode show at The Voyeur.

More at Flickr.

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finally!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Lane County Fair!

Took the family out to the fair yesterday! A great time was had by all, and I won five ribbons for my entries!

pig racing
Pig races!

balloonists
Rides!

terrorist
devilish
Great funhouse art!

white ribbon for photography
blue ribbon for triangles quilt!
blue ribbon for tiger quilt!
red ribbon for knitted stole
white ribbon for bunnies
My ribbons! I got a white ribbon for photography (photojournalism category), two blue ribbons for my quilts, a red ribbon for my knitted lace stole, and a white ribbon for my crocheted bunnies!

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I even got to ride the ferris wheel!

More photos here.

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View from the top of the ferris wheel at the Lane County Fair.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

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Bonus, Sammy's hiding his arm in that pic, so here:

Sammy's arm

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

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Sean's fried chicken + my sweet pickles = bootleg Chick-fil-A!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

triangles quilt

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The Eugene Modern Quilt Guild recently had a "solids challenge" and we were each given a charm pack of solid colored squares and told to come up with a quilt using only those colors and other solid fabrics. Here's my answer to the challenge, inspired by this quilt by Rita of RPQ. The quilt measures 37" square and is quilted in echo triangles (and some odd shapes where those echo lines met up). The quilting is done in colored thread on the triangles (front and back) and white everywhere else.

triangles quilt back

triangles quilt

triangles quilt front detail

wedding wrap

wedding wrap

wedding wrap detail

wrapped

Seascape Stole knit in Rowan Kidsilk Haze on size 6 needles, modeled by Miranda.

This one has been a long time in the making! I originally started knitting this lace stole shortly after the pattern was published in Knitty (summer 2008), with the intention of wearing it to Sean's brother Daniel's wedding. As I worked along on it, it became obvious that even if I dedicated every free moment to working on this project (and there weren't a lot of free moments, I started this when Henry was three months old!), I just wasn't going to finish it in time. So I put it away. Over the last three years, I've fished it out of my "to finish" bin several times, and each time I've put it back, since I didn't have an occasion to wear it. This spring, Danny Shoup announced his engagement, and suddenly my hibernating project came back to life. I picked up where I'd left off and finished the second half of the stole over the last two months, inspired to really finish by the deadline for entry into the Lane County Fair.

(ravelry link)
(knitty link)

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It's a quilt with feet! Finally got around to photographing my new quilt at the very last second (this is immediately before dropping it off at the fair). Proper post about it coming.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

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As I was riding my bike home, I passed the tree crew about to take this tree down. I raced home, dropped my work stuff, grabbed my camera and raced back just in time. This crew was amazing. The tree was HUGE, and they dropped it on a dime, laid it right out on the park bike path.

tree fall

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

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I took this picture while riding down to my Stitch & Bitch group. On my way back home (after dark), I lost my blinky rear light while riding over the bumpy tracks. I had to finish crossing, put my bike down on the ground, and go back for the light, which had fallen into the wide crack between the track and the pavement. And there was a train coming. It was like the worst sort of setup for a horror movie, so I was really careful to not get my hand stuck while retrieving the light.