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Adventures, Concerts and FFN

July 6, 2017

Here we are already into July and I am barely able to keep up. I swear it was just June, all I did was blink and wham! There is a lot to catch up on, but in the interest of keeping you from falling asleep at the computer, let’s just do the highlights, sound good?


May was capped off with a trip to the Bavarian Village known as Leavenworth, WA. You may remember our winter time trek, wherein we saw the Nutcracker museum. This time we braved the heat and decided to check the place out. Luckily it still held onto the small town charm, and I didn’t have to worry about the Giant getting frostbite on his toes.


Started off a bit slow, a way for us to ease into the hectic pace we find ourselves in now. The first few weeks were split between the Giant getting to see the newest edition to the family (sorry no photos to share) and my glass blowing class (mentioned last post.)

Mid June saw the fulfillment of a bucket list item for me (and a thing to do before I turn 30- two birds one stone kind of deal.) What, you may ask. I finally got to see my favorite band, The Shins in concert. Introduced to me over ten years ago by my bestie, I had made a deal with myself (and her) that should I ever get a chance to see them in concert, I would. (Of course I made that deal when they were no longer touring and figured I was SOL for it.) Fate decided to cut me a break, and they went on tour again, this time landing close, right outside of Portland, OR. I was able to get tickets for The Giant, My bestie and me. It was a bit nerve wracking because I was certain I would mess it up, luckily I didn’t. Of course Fate also decided to be its usual self and the band announced that they will be playing a show pretty much in my backyard right around my birthday (because of course.)

It doesn’t matter too much to me. Because I actually got to see them in concert! Ahem, okay I am back to my usual cool, level headed self. One last thing, it was amazing, and only confirmed that I love them and the music they make.

June continued and with it more activities. There was a Strawberry Festival which doubled as a Eastside Heritage Center activity. Aside from the hot weather (90+ degrees) it was really quite fun. Photos lacking. The Giant and I were able to sample a variety of foods and view a lot of local vendors.


The month ended with an F.O. I know, I am pretty shocked about it myself. The long awaited baby blanket was finally completed (it’s since been shipped and delivered.)

Photos of the thing were a tricky mess, made all the more complicated by the cats desire to lay on all things wet and woolly.


The pattern is something I made up, although I am sure it’s out there already. Just a bias knit blanket with the colors striped into one another. The color order was decided on by the Giant, who tends to be my go to for color opinions (he’s the one with the graphic design focus.)


Yarn wise I used all the same type, Cascade fingering, colors I wish I could accurately tell you. If you are super duper interested I might be able to dig around and find, or guess really hard.


Blocking proved to be a nightmare, I spent 45 minutes just trying to get half of it pinned out. That bias was no joke. It may not have been my best work, but I can say it definitely inspired me to get blocking wires.


Here’s hoping the tiny human likes it.


  1. That;s great you got to see your favorite band! the blanket is so nice, the colors are great for a baby blanket.

  2. shellssells permalink

    Oh, the mountains. So jealous. That’s what I am looking at, even though the town is pretty too!

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