Friday, August 24, 2012

Ginny gets some new dresses

Today, Ginny wanted to do a photo shoot to show off her two new dresses. I knit the blue one using the same pattern as the Nanako doll I made during the Ravellenic Games. It was a bit loose on Ginny, so I sewed the white daisy trim around her waist and trimmed her white crocheted hat with blue flowers to match. The pink crocheted dress came from a vintage pattern, and also needed a narrow ribbon belt plus lace ribbon straps. Ginny decided to wear her vintage bonnet with this outfit.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

A sunny day at the ballpark!

Yesterday, I attended the baseball game at AT&T Park in San Francisco--it was the Giants against the Washington Nationals, and the Giants lost (boo-hoo). Luckily, it was a HOT, sunny day so I crocheted on a cotton washcloth while watching the game. This ballpark is right on the bay and has gorgeous views...

Friday, August 10, 2012

Food adventures

We drove up to Skyline Boulevard and had lunch at Alice's Restaurant, then went wine tasting at Thomas Fogarty, which is nearby. The weather was perfect, warm and sunny--just beautiful. The fancy dish (tuna tartare!) is from the day before when we ate lunch at the Cheesecake Factory in Hillsdale. Good eats!

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Amazing Gaultier show!

This show was very crowded when we got there (2:30 pm on a Saturday) but we got tickets, luckily. It is an amazing show, here are a few pics I took:

Friday, August 03, 2012

Competing in the Ravellenic Games!

For the past three Olympics, I have participated by making knitting or crochet projects on Ravelry--they used to call it the Ravelympics, but had to change it to Ravellenic Games this year after receiving a letter from the official Olympic committee. Anyway, everyone who completes an "event" receives a special graphic they can use as a "medal." I finished a crochet top that was entered in the Lace Longjump, so I received this medal.