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Hair Brained

6 Jan

ImageThere’s been a whole lotta knittn’ going on.  Unfortunately, I didn’t take pictures.  At least not with my camera.  Blankets, sweater, hat, cowl and dress!  Not really sure where this sudden creative drive is coming from, but I like it!!!  Currently, I’m knitting a hooded vest for Grace.  There are so many cables, I almost put my needle through my eye.  Thankfully, I’m done with those and am working on the very easy body.  The pattern is Paprika and I’m too lazy to link it.  While there is a lot of cables, it’s a very easy and beautiful pattern.  I’m using acrylic yarn, nothing fancy.  It’s for a seven year old.  I need it to be sturdy, machine washable, and I don’t want to cry when she ruins it.  And yes, she will ruin.  Again, Grace is seven!  It happens.

When I’m not knitting, I’m making hair bows.  Yup, I have a new crafty obsession.  My nights are filled with yarn and ribbon.  Overall, bows are quick and easy.  Glue guns can be cruel, malicious devils, but they get the job done.  I made quite a few as Christmas gifts, and there were some very happy little girls.  These babies are great for last minute gifts.  I totally forgot about G’s Christmas party at school, I made four in under two hours.  See?  They’re fantastic.

Other than that, life has been very quiet.  We’ve been spending most nights playing games like Spot It, Blokus and Headbands.  It’s so wonderful having Chris home at night.  G has been so much happier, both at home and at school.  She loves being a real family.

Well, that’s all from me kids!  I hope you’re all having an amazing start to the new year.  Any resolutions?  Mine is to eat more chocolate.

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Serve Immediately

15 Aug

Baked an apple pie yesterday. It was superb. I used this recipe for the crust. Again, it was superb!  Don’t believe me?

Even Grace needed a picture!  After the pie was out of the oven, it was off to the Game Fair.  Nothing too interesting happened there.  Grace shot a clay pigeon with a sling shot, that was pretty cool.  The pups were on their best behavior.  Although we did learn they are water snobs.  They refused to drink out of water bowls unless they were filled with fresh water.  Prissy, prissy!  They crashed as soon as we walked in the door.  Which we appreciated, we were able to eat our pie in peace.  Yeah, none of us wanted to wait until after dinner for a slice, where’s the fun in that?  Chris and G went out and shot her BB gun.  Since I’m intelligent, I stayed inside, away from the seven year old with a gun.  Papa didn’t raise no fool!

Tonight, I made Chicken Florentine Pesto Pasta.  It was phenomenal!  The only thing I changed, was I added garlic salt.  There’s no such thing as too much garlic salt.  All three of us cleaned our plates.  The plan was to have a slice of pie after, but…..our tummies are a little full.  It’s doubtful I’ll eat anything else tonight.  But I might do a little more baking tonight.  At Trader Joe’s today, I picked up some brownie mix and mini peanut butter cups.  It’s back to work for me tomorrow and I have a feeling I’m going to need all the chocolate I can get my grubby hands on.  Have you had Trader Joe’s mini pb cups?  They’re little pieces of heaven.  I’m starting to drool just thinking about them!

Now I’m going to sit back and relax.  Probably alternate between rubbing my belly and knitting.  I’m making G a Tiny Tea Leaves Cardigan.  I could link the pattern, but I’m much too lazy.  I’m using Cascade 220 heathers in a gorgeous dark purple.  G-funk is really excited, she loves it when I knit things for her.  I’ve been rolling around the idea of making some reusable sandwich and snack bags.  There are a lot out there, but they’re a little pricey for my taste.  Chris is always complaining about buying ziplock bags, we have lunch containers for G, but they don’t make lunch bags big enough to hold it all if you use them.  Maybe that’s our fault.  We like her to have a drink, sandwich, fruit, veggie and a snack.  That’s a whole lotta ziplock bags/containers.  Maybe reusable bags are the choice for us?