Saturday, December 31, 2011

Getting ready for the January knitalong.
These are going to be....wait for it....wait....socks! Where you surprised? Nah, probably not.
The kal is for the solidsockknitters group on Ravelry... The theme in January is black/white/grey and this is what I had. A nice worsted weight that should knit up quickly. I don't have many solid colors in fingering weight that I can use for this group.
But I do like having the knitalongs because it gives me a deadline to work with.
Just staying home tonight (which is actually what I've always done on New Years' Eve because I don't really care to go out anyway) in my pink jimjams with polar bears and penguins (I'm quite the fashion-plate!) with a pot of Trader Joe's Candy Cane green tea ...peppermint with good and my knitting. Right now I'm working on this.... I am almost finished with the back so it's moving right along. I'm using Lion Brand Fisherman's Wool and I just love the color.
Well, I hope that everyone has a blessed and safe New Years and happy knitting!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Been busy knitting socks. For the Vanna White contest.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Hahahaha! See. It really exists!
The Celtic poncho in all it's "glory". I had to hide it because it was a gift.....
But she was totally surprised because I told her that I had torn it out and wasn't going to finish it. Teehee. Whew. Glad it's off the needles and I WILL never make it again.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

I hope that everyone has a blessed and wonderful Christmas!
(This isn't from here....nothing but sun for the next few days.)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Here's my Christmas present to myself!
I "loves" me some Hello Kitty.
Been busy knitting and making food to freeze for Christmas. This year I'm making lots of appetizers and just pulling some out of the freezer and making them as wanted. I figured that it would be alot easier to have everything made ahead and reheat.
I made some things that I've wanted to try and thought this would be a good time to have some. Worked with puff pastry for the first time and can't wait until it's time to have some. I did make some lovely sugar/cinnamon nuts that I cannot stay out of at all! Actually, this is the second batch I've made since ....well, ate the first batch. Don't judge!'s the holidays. Yeah, that's it.
They are worsted weight and made them for the Solidsockknitters group on Ravelry for the December theme, which is "Blue".
They were a really fast knit and other than changing the heel and toe (the directions were incorrect for the ones listed) they were fun to knit.
These are some "Sugar Plum" scones that were in the current issur of "VegNews" magazine. Also the recipe for those mean, awful nuts...teehee. And some peppermint bark that I made yesterday. The scones were really good. Rather soft and cakey, which is a nice change from some of those dry scones.
This was just a quick post since I've been knitting for a contest. I'll see you all soon and hope everyone has a blessed and happy Christmas.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Yes, I have been knitting and no, I haven't posted in awhile. No pictures really but I did finish these.
These are "Susie's Reading Mitts" and they were a fast and fun knit. The yarn is Hobby Lobby's "I Love This Yarn" and I think it knit up nice. They are a good pair to wear over a pair of those cheap dollar gloves that you can find everywhere.
New mug photo.

Got it the other day when Starbucks had their Christmas sale....$4.95. A good deal and it was hard to decide which one to get. I finally decided on green since I broke my other green one some time ago.  Right now it's full of Harney's Holiday Tea.
Haven't done any knitalongs in awhile but just started this one.

It's called "Wedgewood" and it's for the Solidsockknitters group. I didn't have any blue yarn except for this so a nice worsted weight it is!
I have been trying to catch up on projects so I can start some more! but it's taking time. I'm almost finished with a hat for mom so that will done tonight. Good 'cause I'm tired of looking at it now.
Made some lovely treats for Christmas that are now in the freezer. Some cranberry struesel bars and mocha cappuccino cookies. Also some artichoke/mushroom packets (which are like spanikopita but with different fillings) and some taco-like fillings in wonton wrapper cups. I thought that it would be nice to have things already made to just heat up throughout the day. Makes it alot easier to have most things ready ahead.
Also made a wonderful skillet lasagna from "Quick-Fix Vegan"by Robin Robertson. Absolutely fabulous!

Okay, I'm off to finish the hat. I'm glad to be inside because it's cold outside!! Somehow it being sunny makes it seem even colder because when you look out it just looks lovely but when you open the door....bbbbrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Hot cuppa and some wool socks and I'm good to go.
Stay warm and keep knitting.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

This is just so funny. I'll be back in a day or two. Enjoy!
Give a Moose a beer and you never know what will happen.

Must be Moosehead Beer !!!!!!

This actually happened with some guys from Maine.

They dressed the truck up with the guy dummy spread eagle on the roof of the truck.

The driver and passenger put on Moose Heads.

Down the Maine Toll interstate they went causing about 16 accidents.

They went to jail.