Monday, July 20, 2009

The Last Few Weeks

I had a great birthday surprise from my mom this year. She sent me a big LL Bean bag filled with goodies... six (!) skeins of Fibre Company yarn, a big bottle of extra virgin olive oil, and some Persian Lime lotion from Williams Sonoma. My friend Becky gave me a knitting needle roll.

olive oil, lotion, and bag

needle roll & fibre company road to china & road to china light

I've also been meaning to post about the Talia Vest I finished a while back. My friend Jennifer helped me pick buttons out of my big button jar. I haven't been posting much about knitting since it seems so redundant with Ravelry around, but I know that my non-knitting friends never get to see those projects (at least until Ravelry is opened to the public).

talia vest

After a great Saturday of dining with various friends, I decided on a whim to hike up Stone Mountain yesterday. The last 1/4 mile or so was really steep, but the rest wasn't too bad.

the steepest part

At the top, I had a treat of Mango and Cherry italian ice and watched the sky ride come to the top.

sky ride (which I did not ride to the top)

It was a bit hazy and cloudy, but I was still able to see Atlanta.

a hazy view of ATL

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Spring Ruffle Dress

Remember my spring ruffle top shown at the bottom of this post? Well, someone made one as a cute dress! I might have to try this sometime...