Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Koolhaus, part deux in handspun!

Unfortunately, my first Koolhaas somehow ended up in the washer and then the dryer and felted down to an unwearably small size. Boo hoo. And here I am in LA in frigid temps with no hat to keep my ears warm! Koolhaas 2 to the rescue!

All up close and personal

Pattern: Koolhaas by Jared Flood
Yarn: My handspun!
Needles: Size 6 circulars
Final word: Love! So satisfying to knit with handspun. Is there anyway I could quit my day job and devote my life to fiber based hobbies?

Monday, December 29, 2008


Raul was one of the three lucky people that received handknits from me this year. One of those three handknits is still a work in progress and is about halfway done (oops.) I also knitted a pair of socks for my SIL, but I forgot to take pictures before wrapping them up (again, oops.)

This is the November installment of the Rockin Sock Club sock yarn and pattern. The photo is a little washed out - the colors are more vibrant 'fall-esque' colors than what is pictured here. Pattern was "Holidazed"by Anne Hanson (ravelry link.) Using Socks that Rock Mediumweight sock yarn and my trusy size 2 Addi turbo circulars. Quick knit and super fun!

I signed up for next year's sock club too. So excited!!

Here is another picture of socks with cute dog.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas Dinner

At the last minute, I was able to trade calls with a co-intern, and Raul and I were able to both have Christmas Day off. Yay!

We made dinner at our house that night. Here's what it looked like:

Hello. I am Christmas Dinner. I would like to say hi to my friend HMMD, who loves to see photos of peoples' dinners on blogs.

We made Cornish Game Hens using this recipe. We do not recommend it. Not sure if the problem was the recipe or with our preparation. Either way - it was a ton of work and not very tasty. The other stuff was way good - mashed parsnips and potates, yams and roasted brussels sprouts. And dark chocolate covered peppermint Joe Joe's for dessert.

The best part was the company.

Hello. We are very good guests. We ate everything (even the hens) and told Shannon and Raul it was delicious!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Happy Anniversary to Us!

We celebrated our 2 year wedding anniversary on December 11th! Woo Hoo! The weekend before, Raul planned a romantic getaway to Catalina Island.

We flew there by helicopter - a lifelong dream of Raul's and a great fear of mine. I had anticipated that it would feel as if I were hovering above the ocean in a tin can. I was pleasantly surprised as the helicopter was very un-tin-can-like.

Hello. It is our anniversary and we are in a helicopter. Above the ocean.

We stayed in Avalon. It was a super small town - very much a cruise boat sort of town, but it was such a nice get away from the city.

We stayed in a great place, right across the street from the harbor. We ate breakfast on our balcony in the morning.

The final word is that Raul did such an excellent job planning (and not over-planning as is my compulsion) this vacation that he has been elected to the high position of "Vacation Planner for All-Time." Way to go Raul!!

I will end this post with words from one of my patients, "If you want to get it right, never eat peanut butter in front of a god." If this statement makes sense to you, I would advise presenting to your nearest psychiatrist for evaluation.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Hello. We are super cute boys, and we say happy holidays!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Babies in Handknits

Remember this sweater?

Here is an action shot modeled by recipient (and dad)!

So cute!!
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