Quite possibly my favorite purchase from Renegade this year. Lowell, who is even cuter in person, was made by Lauren Bradshaw of LaurenAlane. Lauren's husband, Joey, takes amazing pictures of the felted birds, which you can see on Lauren's blog as well as on her Flickr account. Lauren updates her etsy shop once a month, and she told me they tend to sell out quick. So get on her mailing list and get ready to hit the refresh button if you want to nab one of Lowell's friends.
I'll have to take a better picture at some point, but Lowell really wanted to make his internet debut!
The BEST granola ever, thanks to Melissa at the Traveler's Lunchbox. Rush right home and make some! I will admit I used less butter, and substituted 1 cup of rolled oats for 1 cup of nuts, but otherwise followed the recipe. YUM!
Kool Aid Pickles Dave shuns them, but I'll get him to try one. I'm going to have a tasting at work at the end of the week. I'm a fan of the Tropical Punch pickles, and Susann favors the Lemonade.
Boy oh boy, sometimes there is so much going on that while I really should be blogging, I let it slide. Then where do I start? Well, I figured I'd sum up with a nice little list in no particular order, just to recap.
Going to baseball games this summer has been great... though I wish we started earlier in the season. A few games at Shea, and a game at Fenway have given me a chance to work on my scorecard-keeping skills. And of course I'm thrilled that the Mets clinched the division. Subway series anyone?
Another relaxing trip to Cambridge, staying at the always fabulous Charles Hotel. The weather was a little rainy, but we made the best of it. And hey, the Fenway game wasn't rained out (thank goodness!). We also met up with friends, had a great meal in Little Italy, and saw family. And yes, as usual the trip threw us right back into the 'Why don't we live here' saga. Sigh. We love it there, without a doubt, and I know we would be very happy settling down there for awhile. But we love NYC, and have many dear friends in the area. I'll tell ya, being a grown-up is hard sometimes!
Just this past weekend, a quick trip to Philly to see Dave's family, then spent Sunday afternoon getting my hair cut and having dinner with our friend Susann (hi Susann!) at Ditch Plains.
I've been working on 3 knitting projects. A flared capelet from Wrap Style in chocolate brown Cotton Fleece. A cropped long-sleeved cardigan (based on the Anthropologie-inspired capelet from Crafster) in blue Cotton Fleece. And finally, a vertical striped scarf using 3 shades of green Classic Elite wool bamboo. UPDATE: I started this post a few days ago and now I have 3 more projects! I'm halfway through Sugar on Snow with KnitPicks Merino in similar colors to the original pattern. And I just bought the pattern for Arianna (amazing, right?) and am going to knit that with KnitPicks Shine Worsted in Ebony. Plus, I bought some KnitPicks Swish Superwash in Truffle to make a Ribbi Cardi.
More to come later, I should post this now before I start another 4 million knitting projects!