Archive for the ‘Me’ category

Lifeline

January 8, 2009

I’m knitting a lace scarf for one of my friends for her birthday this month.  If you knit — especially if you’ve ever knit lace — then you probably know that if you mess up on a lacework pattern, it’s pretty difficult to go back and fix your mistakes.  Suffice it to say, I had more than my share of mistakes on this scarf and have had to start over from scratch several times.

Cue the lifeline.

In my picture it’s the purple yarn running through the scarf and it’s there so in case I mess up again, rather than having to rip the entire thing and start from scratch I only need to rip back to where the purple yarn is holding my stitches.  I don’t know why I resisted it so much before — it only takes a tiny bit of time to run it through my knitting, but knowing I don’t have to start from scratch each time is such a huge relief.  Naturally, I haven’t made a mistake since I started using the lifeline but I’ve still got half a scarf to finish — still plenty of room for error.

Lifeline

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Redecorating

January 2, 2009

We’re moving into a new apartment in a few weeks and for some reason that somehow translates into buying a bunch of new furniture.  If you want to redecorate and you come from a family of engineers, well, sometimes you end up doing it like this:

Redecorating

Starting Over

January 1, 2009

If my blog was a child, then someone would’ve called CPS ages ago, I would’ve had my blog confiscated, put into protective custody and I would be locked up right now.  Thankfully, it’s just a little old website so I can neglect it as much as I like.  I haven’t really been slacking though — I’ve been taking pictures every day, but somewhere around November it just became a gigantic hassle to download pictures, upload them onto flickr and then write about them.  That said, what better time to start over than with the start of a new year?  And so, along with a bunch of other resolutions, I’m starting up my 365 blog again.  And speaking of resolutions, if you like photography but don’t subscribe to Photojojo (in which case I would say to you, “Well, what are you waiting for?!!”), in their latest newsletter they challenge everyone to choose a photography resolution for the new year and they even provide an awesome list of suggestions to get the ball rolling.  It’s good inspiration for anyone who needs it and you can find their list here.

Anyway, with that said, here are my pictures from today.  Noah — totally wiped — after an apparently tiring day of going to the movie theater:
Wiped

And his little foot — which for some reason I’m still totally enthralled by:
Baby Foot

Happy New Year everybody!

More Catch Up

November 22, 2008

I haven’t been feeling well so I’ve missed a few days but let me pick up where I left off the best I can…

November 22, 2008 — Christmas Decorating
An ornament on the Christmas tree Mark and I bought today.
Christmas Decorating

November 21, 2008 — Cake Batter
Cake Batter

November 20, 2008 — Purl Scarf
A scarf I just finished knitting.
Purl Scarf

November 19, 2008 — IFC 2
Hong Kong’s tallest building.
IFC 2

Playing Catch Up…One More Time

November 10, 2008

November 10, 2008 — Playdate

Playdate

Noah shows off his room to friends Olivia and Claire.

November 9, 2008 — Street Sign

Street Sign

Our Sunday sightseeing location: Stanley.

November 8, 2008 — Fishing Don’ts

Fishing Don'ts

A picture of prohibited fishing methods in Sai Kung. Who doesn’t love drawings of exploding fish?

November 7, 2008 — Skyline

Skyline

The Hong Kong skyline from Elements mall on the Kowloon side.

November 6, 2008 — Sea at Dawn

Sea at Dawn

When you are up at dawn, you might as well take pictures of the sky.

November 5, 2008 — Dragons

Dragons

Dragons in a street stall at the Graham/Peel Street market.

November 4, 2008 — Election Day Photo

Me and Noah on Election Day

Me and Noah wearing our ‘Obama Rocks’ shirts (which you can’t really see) on election day. GObama!

Red Suede

October 17, 2008

Red Suede

My wonderful sweetheart of a husband took pity on me and surprised me tonight with the red suede purse I’d been coveting for months now. Unfortunately the lighting in my house is crappy so the color in the photo is not the luscious deep red that it is in real life and no amount of color correcting could fix it but this is as close as I could get to its real color. But who knew a new purse could make one person so happy?

Frogged

October 11, 2008

Frogged

When you are unhappy with the way your knitting is coming out, sometimes it’s best to just frog it and start all over again.