Friday, December 28, 2007

Eye Candy Friday

Day 8 (8/366): I Can Haz Holga!

For the last Eye Candy Friday of 2007, I present my new camera, a Holga. I must have been a very good girl this year because Santa (ok Scott's Dad) brought me a Holga Starter Kit with a four color flash, film and a great Holga book.

A Holga is an inexpensive, medium format 120 film toy camera. Some wonderful Holga pictures can be found in the Holga Flickr Group.
Thursday, December 27, 2007

A Photo a Day in 2007

The Year of 2007: A Mosaic

In 2006* and in 2007, I took a photo a day to document my life. It's one way for me to look back and remember all that happened in that one year and 2007 is quite a year to remember.

In 2007, I took a photo a day (OK, I did miss one day). It was a year of endings and beginnings. It was the year I lost my cat, Destiny but also the year I found my Scott. It was also the year that I really grew in my photography which is why 2008 will be all about self photography or ME!

*Most of my 2006 Photo a Days were posted at my former photoblog, pre-Flickr.

1. August 31, 2007, 2. March 1, 2007, 3. March 18, 2007, 4. July 3, 2007, 5. April 13, 2007, 6. July 23, 2007, 7. Abierto - May 2, 2007, 8. Cheeky (June 16, 2007), 9. April 24, 2007, 10. July 28, 2007, 11. October 13, 2007, 12. Day 4 (4/366): Hot Pink, 13. June 29, 2007
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Day 7 (7/366): Merry Sno-mas!

One wishes for a White Christmas but only rarely is that wish granted in the Northwest. Today my wish for a White Christmas was granted and I reveled in the snow for as long as possible!

December 24, 2007

I also started knitting on the Central Park Hoodie this past weekend using Araucania Nature Wool in Colorway 09. It's a pretty quick knit and I'm already halfway through the back.
Friday, December 21, 2007

Eye Candy Friday

TP Dispensers

Last night at The Garage, I found myself taking photos of the TP dispensers. For some reason, I find it funny that instead of a big dispenser, The Garage has 4 smaller dispensers in their bathroom stalls.
Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Happy Birthday to Me!

Day 1 (1/366): Happy Birthday!

It's my birthday today and I'm still like a little kid when my birthday comes around. I start announcing about a week in advance how many days I have until my birthday. Then on my birthday I wake up early because I'm so EXCITED!

Today I was even more excited because today is the day that I'm starting the 365 days project. I was so excited to get started that I woke up early to shoot the photo above. I set up the shot last night and purchased the cupcake from a local grocery store on my way home but I knew I couldn't start the documentation of my 33rd year until it was actually my birthday. So today on my birthday, I begin 365 Days of Me! I can't wait to see where this journey goes.

You'll be able to follow my progress on Flickr by following this link.


IF DECEMBER 19 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: The year ahead is all about learning to meet people halfway. You should obtain plenty of trustworthy aid from others in the form of advice or financial assistance, especially during May and October -- but you must be willing to repay these favors if you wish to climb any higher career-wise. Your love life will roll along serenely if you are already teamed up with a life partner, but singles could mistake a quick fling for a committed relationship in the spring.

and one more!

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 19). It's a year of expressing your individuality. Over the next seven weeks, it's remarkably easy for you to make progress toward one of your more unique goals. Studies, classes and travel perk up your personal life through the spring. An investment opportunity in June is not to be missed! You hit it off beautifully with Scorpio and Pisces. Your lucky numbers are: 2, 41, 39, 10 and 33.
Monday, December 17, 2007

Snowshoeing at Gasworks

CWD: Audit Group - Winter Activity

Scott and I were supposed to go snowshoeing with my friend, Julie on Sunday but after a few weather advisories and exhausted bodies from moving a friend on Saturday, we decided to stay home.

However I still needed to take a photo representing "Winter Activity" so we packed up the snowshoes and went to Gasworks where I took some hysterical shots. Scott and I were just laughing!
Saturday, December 15, 2007

Wax On, Wax Off

December 14, 2007

I went to the Wax Bar in Ballard last night for a bikini wax and took the bus from Fremont since I didn't want to lose my primo parking space. It was a nice crisp winter evening so the walk from the bus stop to the shop was nice. Once there I had a beer (yes! They serve beer!) and waited a bit for Melissa (I had quite early and got some knitting done which was good). The bikini wax wasn't half bad and she did a great job. I have Wax Bar coupons for first timers! So if you live in Seattle and want some, just shot me an email at reebecki (at) gmail (dot) com. You'll save $10 and I earn my own rewards.
Friday, December 14, 2007

Eye Candy Friday

December 10, 2007

I love visiting Pike Place Market when it's not full of tourists and other Pike Place Market Lovers. When my office lost power on Monday, I was able to nip over to the market for a few minutes. Beautiful.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Distracting You with Shiny Things

1. December 8, 2007, 2. December 11, 2007

The Sunrises and Sunsets have been beautiful in this neck of the woods lately. They've been especially beautiful after the previous week's downpouring of rain. I've been busy knitting but unfortunately it's on a project that I can not discuss. Once it is gifted, I'll be talking because I am loving it!

I can however show off the cute little hat that I've knitted for Ryan's Baby Harris Project. Kato (Scott's cat) was kind enough to model it for me.

You will pay!!

Kato Wears A Hat
Friday, December 07, 2007
Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Super Fantastically Cool

I was cruising along on Apartment Therapy's site when I found this post on Tanya Aguinigas and her fantastically cool felted chairs!

I'm so inspired by all of her stuff. Now I must go, I have more exploring to do!

*Photos from Tanya Aguinigas
Monday, December 03, 2007

Pink Elephant Parade


The Pink Elephant is complete! Seattle was hit with some snow, rain and then more rain this weekend leaving me with plenty of time to hunker down and finish this little guy.

Finished Pinky

Once finished, he began posing around the condo, just like a pink elephant in need of a parade.

Pink Elephant Loves Storm Trooper

Pink Elephant Rests
Friday, November 30, 2007

I did it!

I completed NaBloPoMo!


Keep the love alive by checking out other blogs using the NaBloPoMo Randomizer!


Eye Candy Friday or Day 30 of NaBloPoMo

November 27, 2007

A city scene for your Eye Candy Friday.

Today is the last day of NaBloPoMo and I did it! I posted every single day on this here blog. It was fun but you know what I'm glad to be done! Posting every day is a challenge, a good one, but a challenge still.

I'm really looking forward to not posting tomorrow.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Thoughts on Photography and Knitting or Day 29 of NaBloPoMo

Coffee at Vita

I've been thinking about my photography lately and how it has grown in the last year. While discussing this with the boyfriend last night, I realized that I learn so much from my friends without actively trying to "learn more about photography". Like a sponge, I soak up the information. I also pester the boyfriend about photos and his thoughts but that is a post for another day.

The way I feel about photography is much the same way I feel about my knitting. When I really like something, I tend to obsess just a tiny (ok a HUGE) bit about it and I join groups involving my new obsession. When I learned how to knit, I joined the Purlygirls. When I started doing triathlons, I joined a running group. When I started taking photos again, I joined the Seattle Flickr group.

And from each of these groups, I gained not only knowledge but great friends along with a lifelong obsession. I think sometimes being obsessive can be good for a person. It's brought me a lot of things!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Pink Elephants or Day 28 of NaBloPoMo

Pink Elijah Head

Last night I cast on for a bright pink Elijah and I have to say that Ysolda is a genius! I only completed the head but I can already see Elijah forming and he is going to be gorgeous!

The other special part of this yarn is that I got it in a "Magic Yarn" Swap a few years ago from Sweden or Denmark (really wish I could remember the details) and so as I knit, I get presents! How much fun is that? I am making a present for a sweet, dear girl and I'm getting presents as I go along. There might be something in this plan.

Pink Elijah

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Self Portrait Tuesday (Week 4) or Day 27 of NaBloPoMo

Self Portrait Tuesday - I Wear Scarves

This is my fourth entry for Self Portrait Tuesday's November theme of "what I wear". I am a knitter, an obsessiver knitter who knits scarves as if they are going out of style. I not only knit scarves, I also buy scarves so I can wear my scarves. My scarves make me happy, keep me warm and make any boring outfit interesting. I wear scarves.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Clapotis Knitting Thesis or Day 26 of NaBloPoMo


Last night, I started working on my knitting thesis Clapotis while watching Season 1 of House with Scott. I added "temporary" tags until my real ones come in the mail. I quickly remembered why I loved knitting this scarf and can't stop thinking about knitting on it some more.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Tree Lighting or Day 24 of NaBloPoMo

November 23, 2007

Last night we headed down to Westlake for the annual tree lighting ceremony. We met up with some friends and dove into the festivities.

Westlake Tree

It was a lot of fun even though the tree is a bit scrawny. Seriously it's missing so many branches that it is leaning on the Charlie Brown tree side.

Macys Star

We were warned to "Save Santa"

Save Santa

and offered Free Hugs

Free Hugs

Friday, November 23, 2007

Eye Candy Friday or Day 23 of NaBloPoMo

November 22, 2007

I had a great and fantastic Thanksgiving at my parent's house. Scott joined in on the festivities and I put olives on my fingers. The food was delicious and the company great. It just doesn't get any better!

Where have you taken me?

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Thankful or Day 22 of NaBloPoMo

Self Portrait Tuesday - What I wear Outtake

I am thankful for so many things but most of all, I'm thankful for:

* a loving Family
* a great Boyfriend (actually the BBE!)
* a fun job (mostly)
* good health
* the best friends in the world!
* time to enjoy life
* the ability to knit, take photographs and show them off (Thank You Internets!)

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Foliage Knitting or Day 21 of NaBloPoMo

Foliage Hat

The Foliage Hat, it is finished. On Friday night I decided that something was terribly wrong with the hat and decided to "review" the directions one more time. This was especially important since I'm always telling Meg to trust the pattern.

That is when I discovered that I had missed a very important clue! One that told me to knit the Lace Leaf Pattern. I was instead knitting the crown pattern and creating a HUGE hat that could fit a giant!

But now the hat is done and I love it. I'm going to wear it non-stop until someone makes me take it off and even then I'll keep wearing it.

Finished Hat!

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