Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Christmas is coming so fast!

I've been knitting like a mad fool to get all my gifts done for Christmas.  I know I probably shouldn't have started so late and done so many but I love giving knitted gifts to those who appreciate them :)

I finished up my Mom's crazy socks a couple of days ago and now I'm about half done the Gap-tastic cowl for my best friend Jessie.  It's done in a really nice yarn : Bariloche by Hilados in blues, greens, purples and browns.  She has a grey and a black coat so I think it'll be nice :)

After the holidays I can go back to knitting for myself! yahoo! So many projects I want to work on.  One of them I'll be knitting at the same time as my friend Nicole, the Duotone Cowl.  I have some grey and deep red yarn on it's way to me.

Duotone Cowl 


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

I found this recipe on Spoonful.com and I thought it was super cute and great for Halloween!

Jack Skellington Bento Box

What you'll need

  • 2 slices of bread
  • Sandwich fillings
  • Fresh spinach leaves
  • Cream cheese
  • 1 hard-boiled egg
  • Pineapple chunks
  • Baby Carrots
  • Cucumber slices
  • Tools needed: Cutting board, small sharp knife, toothpick, oval cookie cutters, kitchen shears


How to make it

Prep Time 15 minutes
  1. Jack Skellington Sandwich: Cut both slices of bread into a circular shape (Jack's face isn't a perfect circle). Fill sandwich with favorite ingredients, the above sandwich is peppered turkey and cheddar.
  2. Jack Skellington Bento BoxTo make Jack's features, cut two larger ovals from two spinach leaves. Set aside.
  3. Jack Skellington Bento BoxUsing a smaller oval cutter, cut the edge of one of the spinach leaves. Flip the cutter and re-cut the same piece of spinach to make an almond shaped nostril. Repeat for the second nostril.
  4. Jack Skellington Bento BoxFor Jack's smile, use kitchen shears to cut a smile shape from the edge of a spinach leaf.
  5. Jack Skellington Bento BoxTo assemble, dip toothpick in cream cheese and use very small dots to adhere Jack's features to the bread.
  6. Jack Skellington Bento BoxUsing kitchen shears again, cut small sections of spinach leaves to finish Jack's mouth. Dot with cream cheese and press in place.
  7. Zero Boiled Egg:
    Slice egg in half lengthwise, save the other half to put in the bento box underneath Zero.
  8. Using oval fondant cutter, cut two eyes for Zero. Attach to the egg, using cream cheese if necessary.
  9. Slice end off of one carrot, then slice a single circle for Zero's nose. Attach with a dab of cream cheese.
  10. Slice/shave two strips from the sides of a carrot to make Zero's ears. A thinner carrot works better for this. Cut a small point at one end.
  11. Using the tip of a knife, pierce the side of the egg enough to insert one ear, then repeat on the other side.


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Hello my spoiler in The Second Annual Post Holiday Karma Swap!!! I think you're swell!!

Here are my answers to some of the questions that were asked in the thread, hope it makes your life easier!

1. Do you like Hello kitty stuff? YEs I do :D anything kawaii!!!!
2. Would you like a project bag or needle rolls like the ones pictured here? Or would you prefer a box bag, or drawstring bag, or perhaps a tote? Basically, what kind of bag do you like for a project bag? love drawstring and box bags as long as there is a closure to keep the cats out, could use a needle roll to put my circulars in or my knit picks interchangeable needles!!!!
3. Would you prefer your stalker put together a sort of kit for your package, or would you prefer an eclectic assortment of small goodies? How about a theme for the package? I think either would be fun, themes are good too I'm really easy to please.
4. Would you like/use handspun yarn? Or perhaps spinning fiber? I have some handspun that I haven’t knit up yet, so maybe not
5. Would you like handmade stitch markers? sure!
6. Would you like hand knit dishcloths or spa cloths? Spa ones for the bathroom would be nice
7. Out of these three, which would you like best: a. Fingerless mitts b. Lightweight hat c. Slippers: fingerless mitts
8. If you like fingerless mitts, do you have a preference for yarn weight? for fingerless mitts I like fingering, DK or worsted weight and I love most colours - just nothing fluorescent or pastels please :)
9. And do you like Mal sock? LOVE mal sock, it’s so squishy and soft :)
10. Any particular scents you like/dislike for lotions/soaps? scents I don’t like are strong flowers, scents I do like are fresh fruity like grapefruit, melon, citrus, vanilla, cucumber, coconut, pineapple…
11. How do you feel about Vegemite/Marmite? I would try it, don't know if I'd like it!
12. Given a choice, would you prefer to receive something listed in your favorites, or a complete surprise that may or may not be knit? I love surprises, but also love my favorites and queued patterns :)
13. What kind of needles do you have mostly: straights, circulars, or dpn’s? I use all but mostly circs & dpns
14. Do you prefer gold, silver, or copper with your beads? Earrings, stitch markers, or necklaces? silver or copper, stitch markers or necklaces
15. Do you prefer “fancy/quality yarn” or “quantity yarn?” quality over quantity if you want to really spoil me
16. Would you prefer something that you have openly requested, or something that I know you want but that you won’t knit/make/buy/otherwise obtain on your own? Oooh the second one sounds fun!
17. Would you rather have something in your absolute favorite color, or something in another color you mentioned you like as well? Or maybe a totally surprise color, as long as it isn’t one of the dreaded colors you mentioned? Or am I just the only one that thinks about these things and you couldn’t care less, lol? I would love a surprise, or something I said I like! Just not the dreaded ones please
18. Would you like to ride Heidi’s jet pack? ??? YES!!
19. Do you like boucle? not really
20. Do you like toys? I do, but I have too many I think
21. If GnaS were to spin you some yarn would you prefer: a. Llama: white, brown, possibly some black b. Alpaca: fawn, darker fawn c. Angora: White (snow white…need sunglasses white), Red (tannish), Blue (gray) d. Corriedale: White(natural), colored (shades of gray) e. Columbia: White(natural) f. Also, what weight? Do you like laceweight? Fingering? 2 or 3 ply? g. okay, now that you have all the options, and ability to decide if you want any of them combined, say a ply each….or would you like the fiber itself to play with instead? I like naturals and greys, 2 or 3 ply DK weight?
22. Would you enjoy getting a regional treat from your stalker that may not be available where you are? Is there anything in particular that you like that you cannot get where you live? Oooh I love getting things I can't find around here!! yes please!
23. Malabrigo, Manos, or Queensland yarn? First choice of colors? Oooh I would love some Manos or Mal in reds, blues, purples….
24. Would you rather get just a few really nice things, or a bunch of little fun things in your package? A few really nice things would be nice, but either way works for me! Surprise me!!!
25. Is there anything you might like from WEBS when your spoiler goes there this weekend for a class? WEBS Beads, perhaps? the Jojoland Rhythm Superwash looks pretty nice! As does Aslan Trends Bariloche, I love beads as well, for making jewelery and stitch markers!
26. How do you feel about woven scarves? Or would you rather have a minion? I’ve never owned a woven scarf though so leaning more towards that
27. How do you feel about handmade cards/notecards? always welcome!
28. Do you like to cook, and would you like some special recipes? if it’s easy it’s good for me, I’m in the middle for cooking talents
29. Home made maple syrup or fresh honey? (Heidi will squeeze the bees herself!) honey please!! I’ve got my own maple syrup dealer

Thursday, September 9, 2010

new gym = good thing

Going to join a new gym tonight! I was going to a different one and my membership expired. 2 of my good friends go to the other one so I'm going to join and get motivated to go with them! There are lots of really great classes at this new one, including Zumba which I LOVE! I'm going to drag my friends to it with me, it's so much fun and a great work out :)

Other than that I have a sore neck still from Tuesday. It's not as bad any more but as the day goes on it's getting worse. I just took a Robax so we'll see what happens. blah I hate getting old! lol

Friday, July 9, 2010

how fun is this?!

a blog? hmmm this is interesting.

Today I'm happy and the sun is shining, life is good :D I'm working on some knitting projects that I need to get done this weekend. I'll post some pics when I'm finished. I also am creating some stitch markers to eventually post in my Etsy shop, need extra funds for Christmas gifts for this year :)