Monday, June 28, 2010


1. In case you haven't heard we've moved to Chicago. It all happened very quickly and we couldn't be happier

2. We have had 4 lightening storms. That's a lot of lightening

3. I've got my eye on the new iPhone. I might finally have to give in and get one

4. I have been working on another pattern

5. That's silky marino malabrigo. yum.

6. There's a street in Chicago called the magnificent mile. Anything that has a bloomingdale's, macy's, Nordstroms and Barney's that close together is pretty magnificent.

7. And my stash made it safely to Chicago. Phew.

8. It was the first box I opened.

9. I believe I have one of the most well traveled stashes out there.

10. I'm going to go enjoy an IBC Root Beer now

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Storms in Chicago

I have never seen electrical storms like this before.

Don't get me wrong I have been in my fair share of lightening storms and insane rain but here it just takes it to a whole other level. We are on our third electrical storm in just about as many days. The rain comes down in sheets and the lightening hits one right after another. It doesn't let up at all. To top it off it isn't in the far away distance oh no. It's right over head! The whole room lights up with every flash and the thunder crackles and bangs just moments after the flash.

It's amazing.

I must admit that from the safety and coziness of my living room these storms sure are fun to watch.

Oh and it's way less dirty than a sand storm...

Thursday, June 17, 2010

we're back in Chicago...

... and the day we arrived there was a parade.

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some say it had something to do with the Hawks winning the Stanley Cup

but I don't believe in coincidences....

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Desert Rain

You may have noticed that I have been very quiet about my knitting lately.

I have been designing a shawl

A shawl that I love

A shawl that makes me think of my friends back in Abu Dhabi and Dubai...

...and the rare rainy days I loved so much

I'm so proud to be able to share it with you


Pattern Details:

  • Yarn shown: Shuibui Sock (in blue) and Dubai Knits (in green)
  • Skills Needed: Increase, decrease, purl, knit
  • Neddle Size- US 6 circs 36" or longer
  • Finished size: 47" x 9" but also comes with directions for larger sizes
  • Guage: 19 stitsches and 29 rows = 4"