knitxcore.: March 2009

Saturday, March 28, 2009

the 59 sound.

i'm going to see these guys tonight.  YAY!


the gaslight anthem - the 59 sound


Saturday, March 14, 2009

learning to love you more: assignment #11

learning to love you more: assignment 11
take a photograph of a scar and write about it.

(1995) i stayed with my grandparents all summer that year. they gave me a camera, a stack of national geographics, some acrylic yarn and a crochet hook to keep me busy. We went on tons of day trips. Antique malls, farms, fishing... one of those day trips was to skyline drive. it's 105 mile trail along the crest of the blue ridge mountains. we had quite a long day, punctuated with nature walks and tiny waterfalls. at the top there was a small gift shop where i bought a book about drawing flowers. there was also a lil lookout point where you could sit down or take pictures. you know what it's like when you're a moody tween and you can do everything? well, i wanted my family @ home to see just how great the view was. i walked a little to close to edge, and took quite a spill down the side of the ol' blue ridge mountains. that polaroid was the result of my clumsiness. i haven't seen my paternal grandparents since that summer. all i have left is this scar, the polaroids and half of a crocheted tote bag.

this frontier needs heroes - marxists and marigolds


Monday, March 09, 2009

a week of favorites: day 7

a week of favorites: day 7
i love shoofly pie more than almost any's so rich and gooey.
it was a surprise from dave, along with a huge jar of local blueberry honey.the man knows what i like :-)

"Shoofly pie (or shoo-fly pie) is a pie considered traditional among the Pennsylvania Dutch and also known in Southern cooking.  The term "shoo-fly pie" first appeared in print in 1926.[1] The pie gets its name because the molasses attracts flies that must be "shooed" away."

lykke li and bon iver- dancdancedance
(she's so cute!)


Sunday, March 08, 2009

a week of favorites: day 6

a week of favorites: day 6

these owls are hanging up in my bathroom.  
they make me smile. the one on the right is from dave's aunt.  
she was going to sell it at a yard sale, but i had to have it. i found his mate on etsy.


soko - i'll kill her


Saturday, March 07, 2009

a week of favorites: day 5

a week of favorites: day 5
i've loved gnomes ever since i was a lil' boy.
i have them hidden all over the house.
i even have a big one that lights up.


chantal goya - david le gnome


Friday, March 06, 2009

a week of favorites: day 4

a week of favorites: day 4

tiny marshmallows! i could eat a whole bag.

i did actually, one day for lunch.


stephanie dosen - it's only getting better.
(she's quite a fantastic knitter!)


Thursday, March 05, 2009

a week of favorites: day 3
my favorite book. 

this collection of short stories is quirky, original, childish (in the best way possible, i mean), and uncomfortable at times.  
if you pick it up, read "the swim team", first.


me, you and everyone we know - fish scene


Wednesday, March 04, 2009

a week of favorite things: day 2

spt 050108: it's a party!
i still feel gross.  i've been walking around in a dayquil haze for 2 days now.

another one of my favorite things is roller skating.
it seems like no matter how much time passes, it's always 1975 at the roller rink.
when i was a kid, our parents would drop us off on friday night with $6, and for 2 hours a week it was bliss, it was xanadu!

simpler times, i guess?


olivia newton john & elo - xanadu


Tuesday, March 03, 2009

a week of favorite things.

i saw this @ meetmeatmikes, and after my post yesterday i thought i would join in.

a week of favorite things

old records. i love the the tiny imperfections of a well loved LP.

i like when they sound a little scratchy, and even when they skip a little.

they're like friendly little ghosts.

there's a thrift store nearby where you can get 20 for $2.
it's like buying someones memories at a penny candy store.


nina simone - feelings.
nina simone is one of my favorites, too :-)
watch it!  you won't be disappointed.


Monday, March 02, 2009


snow day.
it snowed all night last night.
i didn't have to work today, so it wasn't a huge deal.
i feel kinda sick, anyway.
i waited all day for the black apple update on etsy.
recently, i've become sort of obsessed with her art.
apparently, i can't tell time.
i missed the whole thing, except for one $700 original.
i don't have a spare $700 laying around anywhere.
i checked the couch cushions and in between the mattress and boxspring.

we're having lentils and sausages for dinner (from apples for jam), so maybe it'll turn my day around.  it's one of my faves from tessa's lovely book.

what's your favorite comfort food?


chantal goya - ce matin, un lapin...
this is definitely another one of my favorite things.