Though I spend much of the time longing for a fabulously four-seasoned climate, this past week in Arizona has been beautiful. And though today was full of meetings and stress, Tuesday lent to open windows, a cup of green tea, and (of course) my favorite distraction from homework. Pretty flowers compliments of Trader Joe’s!
Archive for February, 2008
The problem with perusing other people’s blogs when I’m bored/taking a break/whatever is that I will inevitably stumble upon a new one and read through it, going into older entries in search of more and more eye candy. This doesn’t sound like a problem? Well, the part that’s the problem is I get to the Christmas entries! I LOVE Christmas. It’s just so pretty and magical and happy. Can I really hold out until December comes around again?
Whilst baking and complaining about my deteriorating old hand mixer, Mia went out and got me a new one for my birthday! (Yes, my birthday is in June..it’s a long story.) It was so nice of her. I can’t wait to try it out!
In other news, I GOT MY CROCS TODAY!! They’re bright orange and ridiculously comfortable..if a bit ridiculous in general. I am so excited. My sweetie says you’re not supposed to wear them with socks, but what’s the point of not-sneakers if you can’t show off your handknits?
They looked glorious coming out of the oven.
And they taste like heaven. I gave one to my friend Katie for her birthday today, and she was amazed. The recipe can be found here, if you’re interested. I won’t say it’s quick (because it’s really not), but it’s pretty easy if you have the time to let it rise and everything.
I’m also currently working on a really pretty scarf (for MYSELF, gasp)! But sadly, the pictures I took of it, well..suck. Hopefully I’ll get some better ones soon. It’s a lacy/leafy pattern, and I’m making it out of Malabrigo worsted (I had been eyeing this particular yarn for quite a while prior to my purchase last Friday) in the colorway “Curacao.” Apart from being by far the prettiest yarn I’ve ever had, it knits LIKE A DREAM. I’m sure it will feel great around my neck, too! :o)
I will learn how to make my blog look the way I want it to, and I will love it, and it will stay that way. Until then, I will change my theme whenever I feel like I need a change..like today (or yesterday).
My sweetie “gave” me a pair of orange Crocs! (They got held up in the mail, and I am so excited for them to arrive!) Now I’ll be able to show off my socks in style.