Monday, October 31, 2011

To Boldy Go

The lighting in the computer lab is terrible.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Just One More

Then bed, I'm tired.

My Weekend Away

A few choice snippets before I completely succumb to regular life.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A Spare Moment

I had my first exam today in evolution, and it was all of 50 multiple choice questions in a subject I'm familiar with, so I've got a few spare minutes on my hands, and thought I come by and photo spam.

Abbie riding in my new purse, which has special Kiwi pockets.

Abbie playing Angry Birds with me on Google+ while on shift in the computer lab.

This is Napoleon, the nervous narwhal, with me at work waiting to go to his forever home...

...which is Stash! Napoleon was done as a sample knit for Simplicity by Hikko yarn, and pattern by Danger Crafts.

This is a neat art display in the new Linus Pauling building on campus, which had it's grand opening last Friday.

This is, apparently, how fried pickles are done in the PNW. They were pretty good, if not what I was expecting. Done with house made pickles, too.

And finally, Abbie helped me with my evolution exam. It's a good thing, too, because there were some questions about Kiwis and their kin. Don't worry, the TA said it wasn't cheating to have a Kiwi's help.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Abbie at Stash

Last week Abbie and I got to go to a pre-opening party at Stash, the new hip place for yarn in town. Stash officially opens this coming Thursday, October 13th. At the party, Abbie was a typical celebrity kiwi and demanded quite a bit of attention, and of course she wanted to see everything and I documented it. So, without further ado, here's a photo collection of Abbie's time at Stash.

The front doors, which look promising.

Welcome to Stash!

Hey look, refreshments.

What a pretty way to see and feel spinning fiber. Can you spot Abbie?

There's a lovely big mirror that makes the small store feel big.

Abbie would like to travel in style in this bag, instead of in my pocket.

Camouflage Abbie!

More little nibbles. Abbie's got quite the sweet beak.

More fun ways to display merchandise, this time locally made buttons.

Here's Peaceful Knitter, the lovely owner of Stash.

There's even an old spinning wheel (non-functional but pretty).

There's knitters in Stash (no Abbie, she was taking a short powder break).

The decorative elements in Stash are truly lovely and inspired.

After all that, Abbie needed a cupcake and some punch, and then she fell asleep in my knitting bag.

We can't wait to go back and visit Stash after it's opened!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011