Thursday, October 28, 2010

Brrr! It got chilly today. 48* and breezy. I got to wear my lovely wool socks that I knitted from Kristin Nicholas' book. I'll tell feet have been toasty warm all day.Not much going on today. Went to Jungle Jim's to pick up some vegetables and got some fabulous coffee. Higland Grogg, which I absolutely love and can never find anymore. I know what I'm making for breakfast tomorrow! I will probably make some pumpkin waffles as well. Time for pumpkin spice soy milk as well. And as it just so happens I have a carton in the fridge. Sounds like a good fall meal.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Actual knitting content ahead. Teehee. This is a sock that I'm making for mom. It's Deborah Norville's Serenity Garden. Nice colors but it's a little soft so I cast on fewer stitches because the first one I made was HUGE. I suppose she could have worn it if she put both feet in them at the same time! I could've had them finished by now but I usually knit on them in the car. They are on size 3's on the Hiya Hiya 9" needles. I do like those alot mostly because there are no "ladders" when worked on them.
Getting close to the end of the first one.
I am almost finished with the Clasica sweater that I've been working on...and on and on. I just want to be done with it so I can start something else! But I've been good (well, except the socks and since they're small they don't really count...right?) and I should be able to finish and seam the whole thing up by this weekend.
I shouldn't write that. You know, "The best laid plans of mice and men gang aft aglay".
So we'll pretend it never happened.
Awful weather today. How weird to have tornado watches/warnings at the end of October. Unfortunately not much rain though. Poured like crazy for about 10 minutes and then sort of dribbled for a few hours. I am sure that it really didn't make much difference here since we are over 8" short of rain. It was nice to see rain.
Here is the picture of the finished pasta dish from the last post. Sure was good.
Alright. Off to work on the sweater. See you soon.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Fall is here finally. I must say that I am somewhat surprised to see so many lovely colors since it's been so dry but it's nice to see them. Went down to the park to enjoy a nice fall day and knit a little while there.Just so pretty.

I think this one is my favorite.
Since it has cooled down considerably I have been doing some cooking. This is a pecan fudge pie from "La Dolce Vegan" which is actually the first cookbook that I bought (many moons ago...teehee). Also made a nice cauliflower-lentil soup.

This is a great pasta dish that is radiatore pasta with chickpeas, spinach and sundried tomatoes. It's from Robin Robertson's "Quick-Fix Vegetarian" which is kind of a misnomer as it's vegan. But this was a fast and tasty dish and I will definately make it again.

Well I had the picture with the pasta but must have erased it. I 'll definately put it in the next post.

Yes, that is actual knitting that you see here. I have been working on several things but whipped out this cute cowl the other day. It's called the Topsy Turvy cowl and the pattern is free from Crystal Palace. I joined the Ravelry group for the kal and I really like the cowl. I used Mochi Plus and bigger needles since I wanted it to be looser than the pattern. I don't think that it will be cool enough to wear it anytime soon. Supposed to be in the 70*s for the next week. At least I've gotten to wear socks a few times!Okay, off to make a cuppa. Have a great night all and see you soon.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

This is my last purchase from Yarns and Fabrications before they shut for good. It's some lovely fingering weight yarn from Farmhouse Yarns and I got it for 60% off. Quite the bargain.
The OscarMeyer weiner mobile was in town today!!
I didn't get in to sit down but Amanda did.
And she got me a weinermobile whistle! Just like when we were little. Woohoo.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Fall is definately here. Aren't they cute?
And to be in the fall mood, I am having a cup of Pumpkin Spice red tea from The Tea of Republic. Very good but I should have made some apple cider muffins to eat also. At least there are a few pretty trees around. Since we are in a drought now I am surprised to see any color at all.
Not much going on right now. Still doing some stealth knitting as well as trying to get my intarsia socks done. I will definately have some pictures soon.
It's been chilly enough the past few days to wear my swirl shawl and I love it! So warm and light. Plus, it just looks cool.
Went online to Planet Purl the other day for a class and it was alot of fun. Anyone go to those? It's nice to be able to learn and wear your jimjams!!
Okay, going to knit for awhile but I'll be back with more soon.