Wednesday, July 31, 2013

I don't know what to do!

One of my summer goals is to crochet a sweater or a top. I found a pattern that I really liked and ordered the yarn. It calls for DK weight but doesn't give any brands or specifics. 
It's hard to tell in this photo but it's a dark purple, light and dark grey. I'm doing dark grey as the main color and the stripes in light grey and purple. I started working on it and I can't decide if I like how the yarn looks.  
I'm afraid that it's going to look like a giant dishcloth when I'm all done with it. I'm contemplating getting a more plushy yarn, but I just don't know!! What do you guys think?

Thanks for any feedback.
Jess




Wednesday, July 17, 2013

I have a minor obsession right now....

This last Monday my friend JP and I went to the Jimmy Eat World concert. It was SO much fun. I hadn't seen them since I was a junior in high school, which was about 12 years ago (yikes!). They are every bit as good live as they are on their albums. When their album Bleed American came out I was instantly in love. I listened to it on constant rotation, and still do to this day. That was "my album" of my high school years. There's something about seeing your favorite band and getting to sing along to their songs with them. Now I have entered the few weeks post concert where I am way obsessed with listening to every album. 
Here is my super grainy, crappy cell phone picture. It's the best of the worst, but it's my own memento from the concert. I hope to be able to see them again when they come through Seattle next time. 

Who was your favorite band you got to see live?
Jess  

Thursday, July 4, 2013

It's Blue's birthday!

Today is my fur baby's 10th birthday. I adopted Blue about 5 years ago from a friend, he reminded me so much of my cat growing up, John-John. (where I came up with that name, I'll never know) He is a spoiled brat, but he is also very loving-when he wants to be and on his own terms.(typical cat, right?) I'm so happy that he came into my life and hope to enjoy many more years with him. 
I even converted Mark into a cat lover, he spoils Blue more than anyone.
A typical Sunday morning for us.

Happy birthday Blue! He'll get a few extra belly rubs today.

Do you have any special pets in your life?
Jess



Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Blue's new blanket

Blue has found a new spot on the back of the couch these days. So I thought that I would make him a little blanket to lie on and (hopefully) keep some of his hair off the couch. 
I decided to dig through my yarn stash and try to use up some of what I already had. The only yarn I had enough to use was some grey and white. It was big bulky yarn I had used for some little projects over the winter. While I was working on it I was thinking that the colors were kind of blah, but it was all I had. When I was all done I liked how it looked and it looks nice on the back of the couch. 
I was happy that he actually uses it. Usually when I make or buy anything for him he couldn't care less except if it's food. It was a little fun, quick project to use some of my stash. Now I have some room in my tub for something new! 

Do you have any fun little projects your working on right now?
Jess