I work with this awesome kid/guy/dude Zack Pivec, who knows everyone and everything about MPLS including the grounds keeper at the new Twins stadium. Anyhow, I only hope Finn turns out half as cool as Zack.
So the other day he comes into work with this hilarious awesome weird hat that he crocheted himself. I give you the handmade rasta-esque Twins beany cap? What???!!! Fucking Awesome.
It is well known rule of thumb that it never snows after my dad’s birthday. I think this year we can safely say that will happen, so onward spring. To celebrate the big day I decided to whip this delicious chocolate (since cakes are my specialty and all, plus I love birthdays.) Like all good recipes, I found it here over at my favorite recipe gettin’ place epicurious.com, I will forewarn you though that the frosting is pretty rich, but oh so deelisseoso, (that’s how we say delicious at our house.)
Woah Man, check out these layers, it’s like entering the 5th dimension of Narnia (but not really like that).
Like all good dads your birthday buffet should consist of chocolate cake, record presents, and gin & tonics. This is exactly what I would want if I was a dad.
During the house packing, in a fit of unconscious tossing , I decided to part with all of the random scraps of wrapping paper I had around, thus when I want to wrap something now I must get creative. For this special present I use the city pages and I whip up a handmade bow. If any of you ever find yourselves in this situation check out howaboutorange.com for tips on making the perfect magazine cover bow.
So yeah, I just finished this pair of grey mittens. What can I say, work has been slow and I’ve had a lot of time on my hands (punny, ha!) and so far I haven’t thought of any knitted items to make that would be appropriate for summer wear. However, I will now be mos def be prepared for the winter. Excellent (said in the voice of Wayne Campbell.)
If anyone else is interested in keeping their hands busy you can stop by freevintageknitting.com and whip up your own pair.
So I found the gold mine of awesome Craigslist furniture last week. I had seen an ad for a quaint little two-seater sofa on the old CL so I made an appointment to check it out. We borrowed Jordan’s (aka Uncle Juice) truck and headed on over to East St. Paul. Well what do you know, this craigslist lady has a huge stash of mid-century furniture. Her garage, basement, and main level of her house were all packed to the gills. I felt like I was on that show “American Pickers.” So I filled up the truck and walked away with this amazing orange swivel chair, a really crazy sofa, and a foot stool. Yay Allens!
Here is the sofa that Jeff had to have. Six striped cushions on a metal frame. What a crazy couch this is.
Of course I couldn’t finish off a room without stopping by my old friend Ikea’s place and picking up a bookshelf. I can’t resist.
It’s hard to take photos of this space, too many windows. Here’s the full frame so you can get a sense of the space.
Next project will be to add curtains, I just ordered 14 yards of the this “peach coreoposis” fabric from Amy Butler Designs. Can’t wait until it shows up in the mail. I’m gonna sew 8 panels, on the advice of my friend Colz. Believe me, I will let you know how it turns out.