tonight i went to dinner at the marks US prime steakhouse. i was invited to go by KPMG (a big four accounting firm) because i showed interest in a competition they are having this term. i truly believe this was the most expensive dinner i have ever eaten. there were twelve of us there and the tab could have easily been seven hundred dollars. i had crabmeat encrusted salmon and key lime cheesecake (as well as some bread, parts of appetizers, and some vegetables). it was all very tasty (as it should be for that price!). i don’t know if i’ll make the competition team, since they don’t even know how they are going to choose people, but at least i got a really good dinner out of it. i don’t think i’ll be horribly heartbroken if i don’t make the team (although the benefits are really good) because i do have a tough courseload already and i feel like if i don’t make it, it is probably a sign that i needed to focus just on schoolwork. i suppose we’ll see. oh, and dinner took a total of THREE HOURS. i was impressed.
the most expensive meal… January 23, 2007
i got in a really crafty mood over the weekend and did some non-knitting craft stuff. the largest project was this little handsewn pouch that i made for my grandma (who has been pretty sick; i hope she’s ok). she really likes bees and i had gotten this fabric to make something for her a few months ago. an added benefit is that the gingham keeps my sewing lines straight! the pouch is small, a bit bigger than a business card, but i really think it turned out well. i used this pattern, although i realized while i was making it that it was actually incredibly simple and i could’ve probably done it on my own (though i doubt i would’ve thought of it). would’ve been much simpler if i had been at home with a machine, though! haha, oh well.
the other crafty projects had little glitches that i plan on fixing and posting later, hahaha.
paola wanted to see my little mini ironing board (and crafting area, haha), so here that is. i am still amazed that everything i have here at school manages to fit in my little half of my room. guess i’m really lucky the closet is big. ^^
potholders! don’t you worry, there was certainly knitting done around here in the past few days. these were an IOU for dad from Christmas and i’d say i’m getting them to him in a pretty timely manner. i can’t rave enough about this double knitting technique for potholders. two knit layers, no seams, and very easy once you get the hang of it. it reminds me of ribbing, a bit, the way you alternate. i made them the same way as i did here. dad even picked out the colors, they match our kitchen at home. i like the combination; i think they look classy. ^^