Thursday, July 26, 2007

Stitch N Pitch 2007

Last year we went to the Giants Special Event StitchNPitch and had a great time! I kept dropping my yarn because I'm just not that used to holding yarn, knitting and watching baseball. Lucky for me it was a center pull ball. Anyhow, here's a picture of last year, with me, Manuela, Betsy and Sylvia.

This year we all had a great time and a slightly bigger group. They gave us a goody bag with more stuff than just knitty stuff, there was a cross-stitch pattern and a groovy double pointed crochet hook. I've never used one of those, and I'm not all too sure how to use it or what it's for. The game was exciting, because we were down 4-0 to the Atlanta Braves until the bottom of the ninth inning when we tied up the game taking it into extra innings. Alas, we did end up losing, but we gave it a big try. It was also Barry Bond's Birthday, but he stayed at 753. Too bad for us, but we're all hopeful that he'll make it. I'm hoping it's when I have another game. We don't have another game until August. Cross your fingers!

The pictures for this year are us left to right, top to bottom: Liliana, Genevieve, Sylvia, Marguerite, Lucy, Veronica and Rosie.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Anthropologie Capelet

This is my version of an Anthropologie Capelet using this funky yarn that my sister Quirina and I found at Beverly's. It's a weird yarn that has built in disco fabulous eyelash. It's kind of sparkly. Anyhow, I have so much of this crazy yarn. This used only four skeins and that cost me about eight bucks. Cool! Julsey723 on posted the pattern, and it was incredible how simple it was to make, and super quick! Four skeins!

Not Quite Bernice Bobs Her Hair

So, no one actually tricked me. I did it of my own accord, so I'm not quite Bernice. Although it's a fabulous story about liberation and women's sensual identity. It's a particularly appropriate reference because although it might seem trivial, it can be quite a hardship on cancer patients when they lose their hair. Keani, Emme, Izze and I all cut our hair off for Locks of Love. They make wigs for children with cancer. Quirina's hairdresser cut my hair, and it took me until I got home to really love it. Here's a picture of me in my flipped out bob with Olive, Rhona and Angela at Nicola and Tony's wedding this past Saturday, 14 July 2007.