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portland!

Today we drove to Portland for a little family vay-cay. We landed first at Ground Kontrol Рa classic video game arcade. The kids and husband were thrilled and overjoyed. Eli hit Frogger hard and Sam had a taste for Ms. Pac Man. Scott got the high score on Ms. Pac Man. (Ms. Pac Man,  Sam, not Mrs. Pac Man.)

After that we had early dinner at a delicious restaurant called Ping, ¬†a cousin of our fave Portland restaurant, Pok Pok. Then we waited in line for about an hour (in the rain)¬†outside Voodoo Doughnut. We took home a box of them, but honestly, I’m just as happy with a Top Pot any day. The funny thing about Voodoo Doughnut is the silly doughnut names and the extremely unsubtle innuendo. Eli decided he wanted the doughnut called Old Dirty Bastard. It was funny when he asked for it and Scott and I cracked up. “Mom, I think I want an Old Dirty Bastard.”¬† We tried to capture him saying it on video, but once he knew it was a bad word he wouldn’t say it again. We could get him to say their catch phrases, the magic is in the hole, or good things come in pink boxes, but it wasn’t as much fun.

Tomorrow we’ll hit a¬†museum and a couple of restaurants and maybe Powell’s bookstore.¬† And, I imagine, back to the arcade. Maybe we’ll try this cute Slappy Cakes for breakfast. ¬†Any Portlanders want to meet up, give me a call!

knitting fail.

I made this gorgeous, gorgeous High Line shawl/scarf out of delicious madelinetosh merino and I blocked it with my new blocking wires and it got stretched out like crazy. Now it’s huge and way too long. It drags on the floor.¬† I want to cry.

Maybe I’ll put it in the dryer and ruin it completely.

Slappy Cakes | Portland OR

Slappy Cakes | Portland OR. Doesn’t this look fun?

hypothetically…

Scott to kids: So, boys, if you could do anything in the world today what would it be?

Sam: Find a cure for cancer? Or Stargardt’s?

Stargardts is a vision disorder his good friend has. Oh, Sam. It’s a good answer, right?

What I’ve been doing:

This and this.

Twitter Updates for 2010-12-24

quick picture of my boys

sam and eli at jamba juice

Liquid lunch today at Jamba Juice. I’m halfway through my High Line wrap.

Living the High Line

I¬†bought some unbelievably gorgeous yarn by Madelinetosh in the color Tern. It looks like a glowing raincloud with the light streaming through, and it feels light and fluffy and so soft. It’s grey, mostly. At its core it’s a light grey, and then it has a darker grey sheen and in some lights it even looks a bit purple

You can kind of get a sense of it in these photos.

With this amazing yarn I started High Line by Kirstin Kapur, which¬†I mentioned in a post yesterday. I will try and get a picture in some good light tomorrow. I’m on a knitting roll.

finishing a hat… and gloves.

I found out a friend’s birthday is on Friday and I asked her ¬†if she’d like a knitted gift. I am very reluctant to offer knitted gifts because they just don’t get finished. I’m very moody about knitting, and if I fall out of¬† love with a project it can go on hold indefinitely.¬†But in this case, being on vacation and having just cast-off a project last night, I felt optimistic.

So, today I cast on Lisa’s Beret by Kirstin Kapur – I love her designs! Zapped out that hat in half a day, then moved on to some mitts based off the pattern. Looky how far I got — sorry,¬† just a crummy iphone pic but it’s better than nothing:

I might even finish it tonight, if I push hard. I love finishing projects! Now, what will I cast on tomorrow? I desperately want to do her¬† High Line Shawl¬†or Ulmus Rectangle. Click through and take a look, they are beautiful. I think I have the yarn for High Line… A beautiful green aran BFL by Mosaic Moon.¬† I THINK I have enough. I don’t quite have the yarn for the Ulmus Rectangle. I just dont think it’d work as well in a bulky yarn.

Let’s hope for High Line news tomorrow!

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