Saturday, November 17, 2007

Aren't they pretty?!

Some of my lovely yarn purchases from Churchmouse Yarns & Teas in Bainbridge Island, WA.
Blue Moon Fiber Arts, Socks that Rock, Lightweight in Carbon Dating

Lanna Grossa, Meilenweit Cotton, in Festa.

Araucania, Nature Wool Multy

Mountain Colors, Bearfoot in Wilderness

Blue Moon Fiber Arts, Socks that Rock, Lightweight in Farmhouse. Also features the sock that I have started. No real particular pattern, just hopefully it works out and I can finish a pair! LOL

Scenes from our trip...

View of the Westin Towers outside our hotel room.

Another view outside our hotel room at the Warwick.

View of Bainbridge Island, WA while on the ferry.

Bainbridge Island, WA

Me with a cheesy grin holding on to my bag of yarn goodness I got at Churchmouse Yarns & Teas in Bainbridge. Cute store!

View of downtown Seattle from the ferry.

Another view outside of hotel of a seagull.

Picture of the Experience Music Project building. Very cool museum with all different music related things. Should check out if you go to Seattle. Plus if you buy a ticket to the EMP you also got a ticket to the Science Fiction Museum next door as well.

Seattle Space Needle. I really like this pic that Mike took. I'm thinking of blowing it up and framing a copy of it.

Pic of Mike's new tat that he got from Aaron at Laughing Buddha Tattoos in Seattle. Aaron was a very cool guy and this didn't take him no time to do!!

Pic of seagull outside resting by the pier for the ferry to take us to Bainbridge Island.

Pic of ferry.

Famous Pike's Place Fish Market. Known for the low-flying fish.

Pike's Place Fish Market.

Pic of Mike and Rachel at the Pike's Place Market. Rachel is the market's bronze piggy bank. Rachel weighs in at 550 pounds and was created by Georgia Gerber. Rachel is named after a real 750 pound pig who was the winner at the 1985 Island county Fair.

Entertainers in the market.

Mike and I had a really good time. Didn't want to leave to come back to KC. I look forward to hopefully coming back there soon and seeing more things that we were unable to see this trip.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Seattle here we come!

Tomorrow afternoon my boyfriend Mike and I leave for Seattle! It was actually a surprise trip for his birthday but only stayed a surprise till Saturday night when Leland guessed where we were going and I couldn't lie! So we will be there from Friday till Monday. Nothing really planned. Mike wants to get new ink. I think he is planning on getting the Breaking Benjamin CD cover on his calf.

I haven't decided yet what if anything I might get and where I would put it. I guess I will just have to wait and see.

Since I will be on a plane for approximately 10 or more hours in the next 4 days this will give me time to catch up on doing some knitting. I have no idea what I want to make right now. I did buy 2 balls of Lavish 100% Superfine Alpaca in Cranberry and 2 balls in Royal Blue last night at MisKnits to possibly make Mike some fingerless gloves. I can't believe I'm actually considering making something KU related... I did try to start on the gloves last night but I think I was having a case of "Knitters Block". Couldn't decide if gloves was what I wanted to make, what exactly I wanted to make or how exactly I was going to make something. I will post when I get back as to what I finally worked on when we get back home.

Hi, My name is Amanda...

and I'm a Britney Spears fan.

OK, I'm sure I'm going to get tons of shit for this post, or maybe not? Yes, I did by the new "Blackout" CD, and yes, I actually do like it. Don't' get me wrong...I'm not for the Britney that isn't taking good care of her kids or keeping up with her responsibilities. I do like her music, or at least I like the more current music that isn't too much of the "bubble gum pop" and is more dance/club type.