Sunday, March 30, 2008

Too Much Oxygen

I'm back from Chicago as of Friday evening. I've been sleeping and unpacking and cleaning and working all weekend, and I've been crazy tired. The funniest part of being in Chicago is all the oxygen!! It's at a lower altitude than mountanious Colorado so there is so much more oxgyen in the air, and it made me very light-headed and feathery feeling. The trip was truly amazing though. I bought some great yarn (pictures to come) and some scrapbooking stuff, in addition to a massive amount of other stuff including two pairs of pants, a Northwestern University hoodie, two sweaters, a pair of Spanx, and a Tinkerbell t-shirt from the Disney store, in addition to stuff for friends and family.

Thankfully I didn't have a single problem getting my knitting through security! I worked a few rounds of my sock on the plane and I'm slowly making progress.

When I get my personal computer being nice to me again, I'll post some pictures!

I'm going to a booksigning of the Yarn Harlot's new book on Friday. SO EXCITED!

Until next time fellow yarn addicts.

Coffee and cashmere,

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Off Tomorrow to Travel!

Hello blogging world! Currently I am sitting in my cousin Meredith's kitchen on her daughter's gorgeous black MacBook laptop, wired from coffee and chocolate cream pie. My mom and I are leaving bright and early tomorrow for the Windy City. That's right cyber friends, I am heading to Chicago! Hurray for Spring Break!!

On the itinerary for the city of big shoulders includes the Sears Tower, the Art Institute, the Swedish museum, a Sephora fix, and of course lots of yarn and scrapbook stores! (Man could I use any more explanation points in this post? YES!!!!) I've been saving money all month for the trip and plan to do plenty of shopping, for yarn and otherwise. Everybody at work has put in various requests for things they'd like me to bring back.

In other news, school is going well. Graduation is closer and closer, as is prom. (Still need to get a dress, and possibly a date. Ugh.)

I brought several potential projects for the trip, but in the rush to take my sisters to the airport this morning, I left my sock at home!!!!! Oh well, a break might do us good. It's coming along nicely and I even learned a new cast-on method for it. Looking forward to finishing my first wool sock, and ironically it will probably happen in July when I will not need a single wool sock.

That is about all for now. I will try to post from Chicago but I have no idea what type of internet access I will have, if any at all.

And thank you for all the birthday comments!! <3

coffee and cashmere,

Wednesday, March 19, 2008


My sisters and I got tickets to the May 8th Superchic[k] concert! EEE!! I'm so jazzed about this. I've loved this band for ages and I'm really looking forward to going to this concert in Colorado Springs. So far it's just going to be me and my sisters and one of their good friends, but I'm hoping to take a girlfriend with me too, maybe Melanie or Erin.

Oh, and I've been knitting too... Working on my first pair of socks!! YAY!

My birthday (March 10th) was pretty good. I can't believe I'm finally 18!