5.22.2007

party fun time

The countdown to my cross-country move has begun! Got about 5 weeks to go. I've been too busy to knit, been a bad blogger and bad blog reader, but I did manage to throw a party, heavily inspired by this incredible book:


I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence by Amy Sedaris. I am a Jerri Blank superfan, went to the Strangers with Candy movie premiere in San Francisco, and was thrilled when Amy Sedaris came out with this book. I was gifted an autographed copy of the above book by my awesome older sister. I borrowed an image from the book to make my party invites:

Per Amy's advice, I set up a sale for my guests, so that I could get rid of some things and help fund our move. I made about 80 bucks off my guests, but the sale turned into a free for all costume party (with my discarded clothes as costumes) by the end of the night. p.s. alcohol + roller skates = ouch. Yes, I wore my extra special handknitted dress.


My mom was in town for the day and helped me out with some of the food prep. The recipe for the cheese balls is in Amy's book. Super yummy! I got tired of making the bite-sized balls, so I eventually rolled the leftover cheese mixture into a mega cheese ball (It's hiding behind the wienees).
Mmmmmmm pigs in a blanket are totally underrated. Bye bye wienees:


And we ate and drank and danced all night long.

8 comments:

Claire said...

Aww...San Francisco...but yay! New York! You look like you are having a ton of fun in that last photo. I grew up in SF, and now live in NY. NY is much colder...and thus, more reason to knit! Knit on! And if you ever want to hang out, let me know!

knitlit kate said...

looks like you had a quite a bash...i love cocktail weiners.

p.s. any size 7 shoes left??

Gina said...

I do love that book. What a great idea to have a yard sale for your friends in the form of a party. It gives me such ideas...

jenna said...

Looks like a fabulous party! That book is a riot.

pamela wynne said...

Yay! My friends and I had an I Like You party this year, too. At the end of the night, we all conked out in the living room and watched "The Trip Back." :)

The dress looks fabulous in action! And, a la Kate, any size 7.5 shoes left???

shopgirl said...

Ironically, I sold all of my boyfriend's shoes, but none of mine! Most of my friends are size 8 and up. There are some really cute ones! I've got a nice slouchy black suede boot, lots of vintage heels in all sorts of candy colors, and this guy:

http://www.barefoottess.com/OnlineStore/Designer/RichardTyler/RTy-Kaple-Crc-Br/

Should I try a blog sale post>

tonijo said...

Looks SO fun! I am still in love with that dress you designed, too.

pearl said...

good luck with your move!!! i'll have to check out that book now...