Tuesday, July 29, 2008

365.27: Microwaves suck


365.27: Microwaves suck
Originally uploaded by ahough404
The microwave saga. Oh, where to start? The old one died, and we figured we'd replace it with a cheap one. The first one we bought didn't work, go figure, so that was two microwaves in as many days... Third time was the charm, but not until after we fought with maintenance insisting that there was something wrong with the outlet causing the microwaves to fry.

No, it just turns out we have horrible luck with microwaves. It's probably not in my best interest to be flipping the bird at the new one. Hush.

Monday, July 28, 2008

365.26: Fill 'er up.


365.26: Fill 'er up.
Originally uploaded by ahough404
I want to go back, and I want a stiff drink. *sigh*

Sunday, July 27, 2008

365.25: Magic Mirror #1


365.25: Magic Mirror #1
Originally uploaded by ahough404
I finished a sock today. I love me some Dream in Color Smooshy.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

365.24: Angry Kitten!


365.24: Angry Kitten!
Originally uploaded by ahough404
I'm pretty excited that I captured this... intense... photo of Blackcat. He really gets into his playing sometimes.

Friday, July 25, 2008

365.23: Getting There!


365.23: Getting There!
Originally uploaded by ahough404
My tomatoes are growing. Soon enough they'll be edible! You can't see it, but this tomato plant is as tall as me now, pot included. It's a mutant.

365.22: Lots of Words


365.22: Lots of Words
Originally uploaded by ahough404
Steve's co-workers are starting a scavenger hunt, and the first photo was "Steve ordering a drink with five or more words in it!" Proof here that we were waiting for my venti nonfat no whip peppermint mocha. That's a six word drink. Fifty points for Steve.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

365.21: Best friends


365.21: Best friends
Originally uploaded by ahough404
Actually, Blackcat is the one who favors Steve. It's hard to tell who Orangecat prefers.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

365.20: RIP Misty


365.20: RIP Misty
Originally uploaded by ahough404
This mutt passed away while we were in Vegas... yes, I'm cheating a little on my 365 photos, but don't go telling anyone, OK?

Monday, July 21, 2008

Sunday, July 20, 2008

365 isn't dead!

I was just away in Vegas... so, incidentally, 365.13-18 are all available here, in the photostream set.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Cozy!

I used some scrap Simply Soft Shadows and whipped up a new camera cozy in new time flat. I'm so in love with my new camera, I'd hate for it to get all scratched up in my purse!

365.13: Bambi?


365.13: Bambi?
Originally uploaded by ahough404
I went to go see my mom today before heading out early tomorrow to the airport. We're going to Vegas! I just didn't want to do the 1 1/2 hour drive here, then to the airport, then security and stuff all before noon. Ick. So here I am, out in nature (and knitting), and a baby deer appeared! Awww.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

365.12: Not soo good at portraits

First self-portrait on the new camera. Um, wow, maybe I should figure out what the "self-portrait mode" entails, and perhaps do it when my hair is dry. (At least I got off my ass and did my roots and trimmed my bangs. This is a big deal to a lazybum like me.)

365.11: Making out


365.11: Making out
Originally uploaded by ahough404
This year-long project might end up being 365 cat pictures after all. That's fine by me!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

365.10: Burnt out


365.10: Burnt out
Originally uploaded by ahough404
I'm getting burnt out on this lace knitting. Do you see that progress? It's less than an inch long and I'm sick of it.

I'm also getting burnt out on posting a photo every day.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

365.9: OC on Satin


365.9: OC on Satin
Originally uploaded by ahough404
I'm trying to resist the urge to post 365 cat pictures... I couldn't resist this one, though, because we had to cover our giant black bean bags with our old sheets because this particular cat is just SO sheddy!

Also, I'm very proud of my cat-parenting skills; Orangecat has stopped having so many dry skin issue since we switched the babes to wet food. That means no more nosebleeds, and no more dirty dry-bloody nose, and a lot fewer eye goobers. Hooray! Healthier kitten!

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

365.8: Dessert of champions

I can't think of a better combination than super dark chocolate (laced with espresso) and Blue Moon in a ravelry pint. The ultimate question, though, is how well it will mix with knitting my Hanami Stole? Hmmm... This might not be the best idea for the evening.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Swallowtail/365.7: Satisfaction




My noro sock swallowtail is done! Blocked! Dry. During its photoshoot, I decided that maybe it's not as oogly as I'd originally imagined. I like it scrunched up like a scarf... it's too small for a traditional shawl anyway, I think.

Monday, July 07, 2008

365.6: less-than-aggressive blocking

Swallowtail is blocking. I love the yarn, noro sock, and I love the pattern, Interweave's Swallowtail Shawl. However, when I put the two together, it seems like something is a bit lacking. I should have guessed that a busy yarn with a busy pattern wouldn't work out so well. Oops. Not to mention that it didn't grow as much as I'd hoped. No matter, I was hoping it would be a funky winter scarf anyway.

Never mind that I'm kind of lazy about blocking, and all those little peaks were crazy-making. Nor do I bother to get out a T-square and make the damn thing perfect... I promise you all some action shots soon!

Sunday, July 06, 2008

365.5: Mutant snow peas


365.5: Mutant snow peas
Originally uploaded by ahough404
I'm pretty sure these are normal peas, rather than snow peas. They're huge. Now I get to eat them!

Saturday, July 05, 2008

365.4: New metal


365.4: New metal
Originally uploaded by ahough404
Some of the 365 groups on flickr suck.

Friday, July 04, 2008

365.3: Patriotic Margarita

I craved margarita. Recipe here: http://www.recipezaar.com/263450 I think it turned out pretty well, and I feel like I should mention that the ice was even star-shaped. Could I get any dorkier?

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

365.1

Okay, let's see if I can post a photo a day for a year. Who wants to take bets?

I'm betting a week, but here goes.

365.1: Computer help