Saturday, May 12, 2007


Originally uploaded by Ingrid!.
I bought these sweaters together about 7 years ago. They're really high quality cotton, I got them at Barney's, one pink and one blue. Over the years, the colors faded but the yarns still held up, which is surprising for cotton. Anyway, I couldn't just let them die away so I dyed them!

One minor accident. I hung them a bit too close together while they were still wet and got some blue splotches on the pink sweater ( I guess I didn't rinse it as much as I should have) but the story has a happy ending! I had turned the sweaters inside-out before dyeing so the spots are on the inside. Yay!

They're nice and bright now, and serendipitously flickr-like. I like.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

I met the Bonneville owner!

Today I was thrilled to walk outside with Tony and see my favorite car parked across the street. I've taken lots of pictures of this car (and played with the color some, as you can see!) over the years.

I was in the middle of taking a few more, when a man came out of 450 and started walking towards us (me and Tony) and the car with some keys. I asked if he was the owner and when he said he was, I started gushing about his car. He seemed a bit puzzled when I told him I'd taken lots of pictures of it.

There's just something about the long, elegant lines of the car, the regal bronze-y gold color and the way it wears its tattered edges and signs of decay so gracefully.

In all the excitement I forgot to ask him what year it was, though I think it's early 70s sometime. He said it gets pretty good mileage for its size (pre-70s gas crisis), about 15 mpg on the open road. I don't care about the open road mileage much, as I'm happy to see the car parked around here all the time.

Lovely, yes?

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