Sunday, June 28, 2009


mini-holiday recap time! i went to louisville over the weekend to visit a friend and just get the heck out of dodge. what a great weekend. i saw my first pony race, called a winning longshot pony (which allowed us to win back our money, get free AMAZING tacos from a non-english speaking taqueria, AND parlay our winnings for three more races), went shopping at nitty gritty, ate a massive breakfast at lynn's paradise cafe, watched movies, ate ice cream, visited some local drinking establishments, and sang along to neutral milk hotel. what an excellent weekend.

whooshootoo, our first bet (#2). did i mention it was a nighttime race? odds were 22:1 by the time the race started - and they ended up in second place! rob made $100 off that one, and we made $50 or so.
090626. whooshootoo, my longshot who came in second!

churchill downs, yo.
090626. churchill downs.

our next horse, paper shredder, was in the lead until the very end of the race. go, paper shredder!
090626. our horse in the lead!

pony action shot.
090626. PONIES!

rob and me, looking spoooooky. lordy lou, was it ever hot.
090626. self-portrait day! me and rob looking spooooky.

our lovely racing mates: jon...
090626. jon.

and victoria.
090626. up high!

these dudes were absolutely ridiculous. there were about six of them total.
090626. as seen at churchhill downs.

and video, of course. yes, i'm the one talking.

and my new skirt! one of five rad finds at nitty gritty.
090628. new skirt.

seriously. stellar weekend. thanks, louisville peeps.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

serious ugly cardi for the win...

so what if it's june? so what if wool is not precisely the yarn of choice for summer in hot, muggy (and, this year, incredibly pacific northwesty rainy) indiana? so what, i say? keeping with my norm, i just finished an incredible heavy wool sweater - just in time for summer.

when i was in philly, i bought one skein of malabrigo kettle dyed yarn in lettuce. i didn't know what i would do with it, i just loved it - it passed both the ogling test and the petting test by leaps and bounds. i ended up, of course, having to risk buying two extra skeins online and praying the colorway would match up (thankfully and shockingly, it did) and subbing in a bit of a leftover yarn i had in my stash. and you know what? i LOVE it. LOVES it, even. perhaps, i even LURVE it.

this pattern was almost totally from my own head, although i did model it loosely after zephyrstyle's 28thirty sweater.

090613. buttons.

i look like i have to pee in this picture because, well, i did.
090613. serious ugly cardigan, all done.

attempting to show off the super-fancy-neat back decreases.
090613. trying to showcase back decreases?

the neckline, which i love and adore.
090613. neck and buttons.

i had a stellar weekend visit with the parents. we did so much we've never done before! the arts market at the farmers market, textillery outlet, butler winery, dinner at finch's and at falafels... um, what else? oh, brunch at story inn! like i said, stellar. also? my dad not only bought a yaris last week, he got the same exact yaris as mine. yari! like daughter, like father. my dad, his car, me, my car, my house, and my fab tuck vest.
090613. same same. like daughter, like father.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

tuck one in...

i have the tuck vest almost finished - just needs buttons - and i LOVE it. i'm not exactly a vest-wearer, but i saw this and had to do one up for myself. knit up in knitpicks comfy sport, october. next thing on my saturday to do list? take a shower, then go buy a latch closure of some sort and finish this up.

it rolls a lot on the edges, which i usually find exceedingly annoying, but it actually works with this particular garment, i think.
090606. tuck vest. just needs buttons.

we can haz pleats?
090606. tuck vest. just needs buttons.

090606. tuck vest. just needs buttons.

ETA: all done! i am in love.
090606. tuck vest, done.

they look like little riblets across the front!
090606. all done!