Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Barry Bonds and Mas Tequila !! Photo Heavy

So last night was the yearly Stitch n Pitch game with the San Francisco Giants. This years game was possibly going to be history making since Barry Bonds is only 3 home runs from breaking the all time home run record. Sadly the knitters did not witness history. We did however freak out the muggles with our yarn and needles. Yes, that is Barry NOT hitting a home run.
Getting to the game was fun. Cindy and I got on the Caltrain in Santa Clara and then Jeni and Becky (below) got on in Sunnyvale and finally Hannah and Cookie (below) got on in Mountain View. Cookie, brought wine, bread and brie for the ride up.
We got the city and went to dinner at Momo's and shared another bottle of wine. Dinner was very nice and the desserts were too!

We got to the game late but it was worth it for the nice meal. We picked up our swag, the Stitch n Pitch gift bag, well 3 of the six of us did, they ran out just when we got there. We made the trek up the stairs and found our seats and the rest of our knitter friends!

Mary (Spinnity) and Lori...

Kevin and Chloe...

Sandi, Ruth and Kaye...

The game went into extra innings, the Giants ended up losing, but we six never saw it; instead we were here...

We ended up at Tres Agave's a couple of blocks from AT&T Park. That you see is a tequila sampler that I ordered. I was feeling brave, like the time I thought I could conquer the mechanical bull at a bar, but that is a whole other blog post! So a yummy pitcher of margaritas was ordered along with some chips and guacamole and we drank and snacked and laughed.

It was not as smooth as I thought it was going to be. But the Irish in me came through and I held it all together. Here are a few other shots from the tequila bar...

For the complete set of photos from our night in San Francisco and the baseball game, including photos of Hannah and Cindy both wearing the sheep head from this day, click here.

Ravelry Update:

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So close, yet so far away!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Happy Birthday Daddy...

Today my father would have been 67 years young. It has been 15 years now that he as been gone. I miss him probably even more now than I did 15 years ago. This photo, though not traditional, shows my fathers personality perfectly, it is one of my personal favorites. Baseball was his favorite past time, so it is befitting that tonight I am going to the Stitch 'n Pitch game at AT&T Park to see the San Francisco Giants play the Atlanta Braves. I thought that Barry Bonds was going to break the home run record at this game, but he is 3 short of the record when the game starts tonight so it is not likely to happen. In other baseball trivia, not only is it my dad's birthday, it is also Barry Bonds birthday too!
Dad I miss you, I love you, and I will be having a beer at the game for you!

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Patiently waiting for THE Invite

For weeks now I have been patiently waiting for my invite to Ravelry. I am hoping that I will get my invite in a couple of weeks. But here is the sad fact, 2029 people were faster on the "enter" button than me!

Friday, July 13, 2007


I have not blogged in a while, shame on me. I have had somethings to blog about but exhaustion and what my family would call pure laziness took over my world and no blogging was done. However I have stole a few minutes of my work day to bring you a brief update.

1. I got new couches, well, new to me. They were a fantastic deal, that is why I got them. I did not choose them for their impression of Picasso or the beautiful color, I got them because they were in my price range, clean, acceptable to R, and I am having company July 18th and I would not have let my worst enemy (not that I have any?) sit on my previous couches much less sleep on them. After moving them I noticed that I have to make a minor repair, I pulled the bottom lining off the frame during the move,as you can see in the photo. Nothing a little stapling can't fix.

2. June30-JULY1, I missed this, and this, the Kristi bon-voyage party. I am sad that I missed the party, however I was needing to see my grandmothers, one of which was not feeling well at all. As I have mentioned before, both my grandmothers live across the street from each other, it is cute huh? And they watch out for each other, that is even better. My maternal grandmother, she has a computer and reads my blog, HI G'MA!! She crochets and she made me a beautiful afghan which I got when I went down to visit G'ma and Mimi. G'ma, don't be mad, I didn't get a photo of it in time for this blog posting, however, I will post soon. R and I love the afghan (its not a blanket, I know, I know, its an afghan!) Also on the up side of missing the party, I got to visit with my best friend Irene and her cuter than cute daughter Allisandra. Alli was born on R's b-day, so I always remember her big day. Tia Lisa loves little Alli!

3. I have been threatening to knit socks. I even have bought sock yarn and needles, that was back at Easter time. So I decided to dedicate a bit of time to get it really going and I am proud to say that I am almost to the heel flap (whatever the hell that is?!?!?), kidding I sort of know, I just have not done it yet. Looking forward to the magic that everyone says that I will experience. So you are looking at 4-1/2 inches of cuff. I am going to knit about 6 inches and then start the heel. I am using Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock in Little Bunny Foo Foo colorway. Some of you experienced knitters will probably notice something really wrong with the cuff. I am almost willing to make it a contest to guess what it is, but there are too many people from Boba Knits that already heard me declare my ignorance. But if you want to comment, feel free. I just know that it can be fixed in about two more inches.

Today is my mothers birthday, she reads the blog too, HAPPY B-DAY MOM. Tomorrow I am driving up to San Francisco where she lives and take her to a couple of local yarn stores. The gift, I told her that she could pick out a pattern and yarn (with my strong guidance of course) and I would pay for and knit. So good luck to us tomorrow. Hopefully I can get it done before it gets really cold in San Francisco.