Thursday, April 17, 2008

Bittersweet

Let me tell you, this week has been unbelievably hectic. I know I'm not alone in feeling this way, almost every person I know here is feeling the end of the year crunch. But guess WHAT? Despite everything I have going on all at once, I have a FO to show you! No second mitten syndrome for this gal, I count two!The second mitten went significantly faster than the first; that certainly was a pleasant surprise. I'm very happy to have them finished (just in time for 60 degree weather!).

Are any of you being drawn to that gorgeous pink peony in the back? You're in luck! My fabulous roommate, Jamie (pictured below), recently purchased a crepe paper peony set a la Martha Stewart. It was such a cool process to watch--the kits are highly recommended!

Lastly, I have a sad bit of news that has added to the stress of this past week. Do you remember when I said I knit the special side thumbs on my mittens in order to be conducive to biking? Apparently I spoke too soon...
Last week Thursday my [adorable] blue bike was stolen (we're talking the lock was smashed in pieces stolen) and I'm still mourning it's loss. I recently remembered these photos which were taken last fall for my friend Kevin's product line (he sews a fantastic line of messenger bags and accessories!). I wanted to share them with you in an attempt to help me grieve. Sigh. You will be missed bicycle, I hope we meet again.**Afterthought: I did knit the hat I'm wearing in the picture--it's my chevron newsie hat. I've never written the pattern for it, but it certainly wouldn't be that hard to do. Thoughts?**

12 comments:

the Lady said...

Cute hat, sorry to hear about your bike!

Priscilla said...

I'm sorry for the loss of your bike. Those pretty mittens would have matched so nicely with it!

Amanda said...

Oh no! Your lovely bike! At least your mitre mittens are gorgeous.

Gudrun Johnston said...

Arrgghh...those annoying bike thieves..we've had them in our parts too..sorry...that really does look like a nice bike.
You should definitely put up a pattern for the cap..looks very cute!
(when you have the time of course)!

Michael said...

No! I get so angry whenever I hear of bikes getting stolen. It is a cardinal sin (at least in this city)

Sarah G said...

BAD bike stealers! That makes me so mad! I'm scared to even take my bike places because I've so afraid of it getting stolen... and that sort of defeats the purpose of having one. Cute mittens (and hat!) I love hats - and you should definitely write up the pattern.

Julia said...

NOOOOO! So sorry about your sweet ride!

That's it. I'm totally getting a new bike lock.

lizzzknits said...

So sorry for your loss. Your bike, I mean. Love the mittens, though.

amanda said...

Love that hat - I think writing it up and sticking on Ravelry would be awesome :)

So sorry about your bike - totally stinks!

jamie said...

I'm sorry about your bike!

I've had that happen before too.

Michaela Dollar said...

That sucks! Bike crime is everywhere!!

Definitely write the pattern for the hat. It's really cute! The mittens turned out great, too!

Twin XL said...

Super-cute mittens :)