Sunday, November 25, 2012

Sunday, November 18, 2012

NYC Grit

I knew I wanted at least some of our wedding photos to capture the grittier side of New York City.  After finishing our family photos in the park, we headed downtown to Soho and wandered some of the alleys near the bookstore. 

I don't believe in fairytale romances. I think grit is honest. One of my favorite songs is the Pogues' duet, Fairytale of New York"

I could have been someone

Well so could anyone
You took my dreams from me
When I first found you

I kept them with me babe
I put them with my own

Can´t make it out alone
I´ve built my dreams around you

~Jen Finer and Shane MacGowan~

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Hat Weather

With all the excitement brought on by the bad weather (and increased load at work), I haven't had a chance to photograph my newest knit.  In anticapation of winter weather, I ordered some Madelinetosh Tosh Merino in Oxblood  from Happy Knits so that I could knit a 16 Cable Hat by CircĂ© Belles Boucles to match the Topiary scarf (Michele Wang design) I did last winter.

And I finished just in time. After Sandy passed, a cold front came in and we got our first snow of the year.

Of course, the approach of a hurricane means lots of downtime inside, so it made sense to cast on a hurricane sweater (or, as the National Weather Service would have it, a category 1 post-tropical cyclone sweater).  I have made some progress on Mork, a design by Julia Farwell-Clay.  I am using Madelinetosh (what a surprsie) Tosh Merion in Violin.  I didn't get as far as I would have liked during the bad weather, and work has been very demanding since, but I have finally finished the back piece.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Wedding Layouts

One advantage to being home so much the last week, is that there has been time to scrap (and enjoy time with my neighbor, who also scraps).  I finally started on the large box of wedding photos sitting on my shelf.  I am mainly using MME's So Sophie paper line, although I am mixing in a few others.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Hurricane Sandy

I feel as if I should say something about the catastrophic event that has had such a major impact on our area this week.  Personally, we have been very lucky. Our neighborhood, which is near the highest point of the island, was relatively unaffected.  The biggest impact for us has been the flooding and loss of power to the rest of the island, which has meant I'm working from home for the time being.  Thankfully, the rest of Manhattan is coming back online. Much more, however, needs to be done for Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and New Jersey. Our hearts go out to everyone who is suffering now.

An eerie sight, the George Washington Bridge completely empty:

And happier doings - sleeping kittens and chocolate cookies: