Friday, September 17, 2010

Strolling through Carytown

We went to Carytown the week-end before last.  It's a street here in the downtown area of Richmond, about 9 blocks long with all kinds of specialty stores, clothes, toys, collectibles, vintage etc., lots of restaurants and some cafes.  A pretty cool place just to stroll along and window shop, sit in a sidewalk cafe and just people watch.   Some things are quite expensive there, but I managed to find something to buy. ;)

In one of the stores I found all this "Hello Kitty" stuff and I just had to get something.  I got this cute tote bag.  The saleslady said, that they had just come in a few days before and are for the 50th anniversary of Sanrio.  Ok, I was already sold on it anyways.
Then I saw this awesome journal and had to get that too.  There is something about journals and cute note pads and things like that, I just love to get, not that I'm really that big of a writer.  I really should start to keep a journal,  and what greater inspiration, than jotting down some of my thoughts into this cool one. 

Also found a store with some great postcards and of course I couldn't resist getting them. It's pretty difficult to find any cards here, other than touristic ones and I'm always on the look-out for cards now, it's become an addiction lol. I especially love the tin with the "Sweet Treats" cards. Soooo pretty with glitter!!!
They really had some awesome stuff there and so much to look at. It took me almost an hour to look through the entire store.  There was some really beautiful stationary and other writing paper and envelopes, but quite expensive, so I chose to get the postcards instead.  Maybe next time I'll get something else!

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Crocheting now!

The last week I've crocheted 3 more grannies. I need to have 9 by the beginning of next month, so I can send them off. I'm trying different designs and it's really fun. I've also started a ripple afghan, which I'll continue working on from time to time for a change.
Will show some pictures soon!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

My First Granny Square

So, here it is, my 1st granny square. This one, I think I'll count as a trial one and keep for myself.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Yeah, my yarn is here!

My yarn finally came yesterday. Now I can get started on making my granny squares. Hope it will go alright, since I haven't really crocheted a lot in the last years. I guess it's like riding a bicycle lol. The yarn is also a lot thinner than I'm used to working with, but I'll figure it out.
So hopefully, if it goes well, I'll be able to show my 1st granny here pretty soon.