Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thanksgiving in Idaho

This may be our last Thanksgiving in Idaho Falls, but as usual, it was an enjoyable week and I regretted that we had to head home. Yes - I enjoy visiting my in-laws. Now that my Mother-In-Law is retired, they will be moving to milder climes, i.e., no snow.

It was cold, but it didn't snow. We drove straight through, going and coming home. It's cheaper than flying and we don't have to worry about a rental car out of Salt Lake.


One of the things I will miss is our annual trip to Buddy's. We didn't get to do it last year, because we thought they were open on Sunday and thought we would stop by on our way to Salt Lake. Nope.

This year we were going to make a point of going, and bringing home some salad dressing. OMG it is fantastic. I view it as a cross between Italian and Cesar and I could have it everyday. They serve a huge salad with the dressing just dripping and they serve peppers, olives, mozzarella and salami on the side. Yum. Combine that with one of their excellent personal pizza's and you will have a memorable meal. This is a favorite place of my husband's dating back to his days at Pocatello High School. I will miss Buddy's.

The Fountain

I didn't have the chance to drive around town much this time, but I did manage to get a shot of the fountain. It really is a beautiful piece of art, and the only time I get to see it is when icicles are hanging off of it.

Future Stanley Cup Winner

We had a family outing on Saturday. We all went down to the skating rink to support my youngest nephew, Tyson. He will be 4 soon. He is learning to play hockey. He is the one looking at the camera.

Tyson and the bucket

He also needs a bucket to stay upright. However, in practice later in the afternoon, he no longer needed said bucket. It was absolutely adorable. It was amazing that we were all there - Kevin and his two sisters, the kids and Mom and Larry. That's what the holidays are all about. I doubt Tyson will remember, but I will.

I hope you had a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Saturday, November 22, 2008


Cheech & Chong

I was commonly referred to as Miss Goody Two Shoes in High School. Anyone familiar with the Adam Ant song will now the chorus, and that was me. So, some of the Cheech & Chong humor was lost on me at the time, but I have lived vicariously through others, and now appreciate the humor.

They were in Berkeley and we went to see them. We had one interesting thing happen. We were in an older auditorium, and the main breaker went. Tommy came out and tried to calm us down. Someone offered him some weed. He accepted. What little light there was only enhanced the general fog that had taken over the auditorium, if you get what I mean.

If there was ever a time to get a secondary high, this was the night.

They got the lights working again, and Cheech & Chong played out the rest of the act. It was quite fun and now I can take them off my Bucket List.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Filipinio Night at the Warrior's Game

We spent Kevin's Birthday at the Warrior's Game. They lost. But the half time performance was quite fun. The video is the greatest quality, since it was recorded on my Canon Powershot camera. That, and it would seem it was compressed by Flickr. At least you get the general idea.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Oh So Beautiful Socks

Oh So Beautiful Socks

These were designed by Judy Sumner and I knit them with Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in the colorway Gold Hill.

Monday, November 10, 2008

The Big Zipper in progress

I've hinted at the fact that I do needlework. These elusive creatures come out of hiding every once in a while and taunt me. Making clucking noises and whispering "chicken", I smack them down and show them who's boss.

And if you don't use a skill, you lose it. Nature vs. nurture. Woman vs. fiber.

Big Zipper 1st Update

Doesn't look like much, does it? This is called the Big Zipper, in seven parts, by Bent Creek. The finished dimensions are 21" x 21". I'm stitching in hand, and if you couldn't tell, the whole piece is gridded to match the chart. That took way too long. The finished piece can be found here.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Flore Hat

I got this as a kit at Stitches West and had to have it.

Flore Hat

Isn't it adorable! The kit is from a company called Knitwhits. They are awesome. The designer is a Bay Area local and she has some really wonderful creations. I may need to pick up another next time I see the kits!

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

It's a beautiful day.....

I feel like singing. I thought I would be up all night waiting for the outcome, but they called it as soon as the California polls closed, 'cause we're it. We took him over the top.

Now, Alex Ross is the bomb.....

...but the President Elect is fierce! I've been feeling a little funny today. Couldn't quite put my finger on it. Oh, wait, that's what hope feels like. I'd forgotten.

This was a San Diego Comic Con exclusive. Go check out the story and see another great print called Bush Sucking Democracy Dry.

I seem to have an earworm today. Anyone remember the theme from Mighty Mouse? Great, now I can't Andy Kaufman out of my head.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Freedom Socks

To commemorate this particular political season, I made these:

Freedom Socks

The yarn is ONline Linie 3 Supersocke 100, colorway is 836. This is the basic stockinette sock. No muss, no fuss. If I hadn't already voted, I would have worn these to the polling booth.