Sunday, October 28, 2012

Brrrrr. I'm thankful I don't live on the East coast but man, it's windy and cold here. I just can't seem to get warm even with my lovely handknit socks.
I've been busily knitting to get a vest done for mom and just seamed it up this morning. I figured she would need it with it getting colder and she's lost so much weight from eating gluten-free. So she seems to like it.
Here's the front.
And here's the back.
I used Impeccable Loops and Threads from Michael's and it just used one big skein of it. Less than 850 yards. Plus, I used a 50% coupon and got it for under $5.00.  A winner all around. The pattern is the Textured vest from Lion Brand ( Very fast and easy. I've already knit this twice but they were WAY too big.
Been busy cooking also. This week I was cooking from Robin Robertson's "Fresh from the Vegan Slow Cooker" and it's fabulous. Yesterday I made moroccan inspired stuffed squash with a kabocha squash that is great. And also quinoa stuffed peppers. I wasn't sure that I would like the slow cooker because I never have before but the slow cooker rules! The best part is the fast clean up. My favorite!
Also made some chocolate stout chili and some beer yeast rolls from the leftover beer.

 Here are some lovely fall shots. We stopped wherever we saw something beautiful.
Which is good, because I think this will be it for the leaves. Especially since we are going to be under a wind advisory for the next few days. I just hope that the leaves all blow out of my yard!

These 2 photos are from a park in the city that isn't particularly safe but there were alot of people there and we just drove through. 
I love mums. They're so pretty.
I drove past this tree this morning and all empty of leaves.
But it sure was pretty.
Okay. I'm not feeling 100% so I'm going to make a cuppa and lie down for awhile. Stay safe and warm and keep knitting.

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