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My South of San Francisco Studio [Apr. 3rd, 2010|04:38 pm]
Apartment Redecorating 2010 - Entry Area


This 555* sq. ft. studio apartment really has been home for me, and not just a place to rent, for the past 6+ years. Built in 1931, I knew the first time I saw it that I wanted to live here. The coved and recessed ceilings, archways, and old-fashioned touches like a house phone, radiator and icebox are details that made me fall in love with it.

In January I decided that I would give my apartment a thorough cleaning. It took about 3 weekends, and at the end of that cleaning, I decided it was about time for me to really put the effort into decorating my place. I finally called it "done" in mid-March (though I think we all know that when it comes to decorating our homes, it's never really finished).

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Friends only [Sep. 5th, 2009|11:48 am]
Going to try to revive this journal, but I'll need to put it on lock down since it's going to be more life summary and less crafty/cooking.
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the olive plan 2008 - week 52 [Dec. 27th, 2008|11:33 am]
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the olive plan 2008 - week 52


Number of olives knit this week: 1 (green)
Total for the year: 122

Info on the Olive Plan 2009 coming in the next couple of weeks.
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the olive plan 2008 - week 51 [Dec. 20th, 2008|12:53 pm]
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the olive plan 2008 - week 51


Number of olives knit this week: 1 (green)
Total for the year to date: 121
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the olive plan 2008 - week 50 [Dec. 13th, 2008|02:21 pm]
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the olive plan 2008 - week 50


Number of olives knit this week: 1 (black)
Total for the year to date: 120
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happy holidays! [Dec. 9th, 2008|10:26 pm]
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xmas sackboy


I hope everyone has a happy, joyful, peace-filled, safe holiday season. Sackie hopes the same for you too.

My year has been filled with ups and downs (and it looks like it will end that way too!). This will be my last post of the year that isn't olive-related, so I wanted to say thank you to everyone who has stopped by my blog. I'll see you next year! :)

And just so you know that he isn't always a photogenic charmer, here's a picture of Sackie while prepping for his photoshoot. He's not liking his snowball outfit.

pouty xmas sackboy


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holding hands, feeding ducks scarf [Dec. 8th, 2008|09:31 pm]
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holding hands, feeding ducks scarf


I've had beforesunrise's Holding Hands, Feeding Ducks Scarf in my Ravelry queue since February. She mentions that the name of the scarf is from a song by The Brunettes:

Holding hands, feeding ducks
When I met you, that's what I wanted to do


I liked the scarf when I saw it, but I like the sentiment behind the name just as much.

In an effort to procrastinate on other things, I brought out the purpley-blue yarn I dyed earlier this year and got started on the scarf. A cast on of 33 sts gave me around a 5-inch wide scarf and it took me about 6 days of leisurely, nights-only knitting to get ~65-inches. I used the recommended US sz 10.5 needles with worsted weight yarn.

The star stitch the scarf is based on grows rather quickly and the pattern is a simple 4 row repeat that is easily memorized. Don't let the directions for star stitch intimidate. Once you have the needles and yarn in your hands, it's really very simple and produces a really beautiful pattern.

star stitch


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the olive plan 2008 - week 49 [Dec. 6th, 2008|11:48 am]
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the olive plan 2008 - week 49


Number of olives knit this week: 2 (green)
Total for the year to date: 119
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the olive plan 2008 - week 48 [Nov. 29th, 2008|11:18 am]
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the olive plan 2008 - week 48


Number of olives knit this week: 1 (green)
Total for the year to date: 117
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the olive plan 2008 - week 47 [Nov. 22nd, 2008|09:38 am]
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the olive plan 2008 - week 47


Number of olives knit this week: 2 (green)
Total for the year to date: 116
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