Saturday, December 13, 2014

Adventures in baking

Today was a fun day. I baked a bunch and we got a tree and it's all decorated. Granted none of this helped with the huge list of thing I need to make for Christmas. I am so behind it's not funny. Surgery,  being sick, everyone else being sick and all the other craziness that happened I am like 2 months behind. Just gonna do what I can. It's the only thing I can do. 

Anyway today was fun. It all started with making another Kringle (I tweaked the recipe) and I managed a picture of a piece. It's like a cinnamon roll but in different form and much easier to make. 
Okay it's not a great picture but oh so good. I also made pizza/calzone braids and sorry no pictures but very yummy. Lastly I made these cookies called butter horns. It's a tradition in my hubby's family. It was a big to do when we were first married about getting the recipe. The whole certain way to make them and all. Well I mostly made them the traditional way until today. See they are supposed to use walnuts and I didn't have any. What I did have was pecans. Mmmmmm. So being the rebel I am I broke tradition. :)   They were very yummy. Sorry no pics. 
Yeah I guess I have to remember to take food pics :)

ETA: pics   Here are the cookies. Well 2 of them

And can't forget the tree!


Sunday, December 7, 2014

Well I hoped for an easy day

It didn't happen. 

Today was supposed to be baking (for fun I was going to try a Kringle) tea and knitting. 
Well the Kringle was amazingly yummy and everyone liked it. Tea is well tea but the knitting well it didn't want to behave. 
It's a hat for my sister (another Doctor Who fan) - there's Daleks around the hat. I made the large adult size just to be safe. I finished it wove in all the ends and went to try it on. It fits MJ. How the heck did a large adult instructions turn into a toddler sized hat. Granted MJ has a huge toddler head but come on!!  It fits K perfectly ( he head is smaller then MJs - yes hard to believe but it's true). So I can give it to her for Christmas but then I'll still need something for my sister. 

Some days it sure feels like the stars are aligned against me. 

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Embroidery Update

Other side done

I'm using tea dyed linen. Which is good because my little darling knocked it into my tea. I rinsed it off and no stain. Yeah!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Well it's been a while

Let's see. Thanksgiving happened and them all and I mean all of us got the cruddy ick that went around. Pretty nasty ick too. Half of us needed 2 rounds of antibiotics (of course I was one of them).  So basically I got nothing done. So time for catch up. Thing was, I was ahead before Thanksgiving. Oh well. 

Here is some embroidery I finally got to start. It's for my friend who hopefully I'll be seeing before Christmas. After everything is embroidered I am going to turn it into a zippered pouch :). Hopefully all goes easy and well. I am making it up as I go. That seems to be the theme for me of late :). Makes it interesting 

Friday, November 21, 2014

Gift complete

But not given. So no revealing photo. Just a teaser. 

Yeah not much to see. Sorry

Saturday, November 15, 2014

I am out of my mind to do this

So we are big Doctor Who fans here. Each has there favorite Doctor. My oldest is the 4th Doctor (played by Tom Baker). The 4th is the one who wore the famous scarf. The scarf was orginally 12 feet long that stretched to 20. It's all garter stitch and I can imagine the weight of 12 feet of scarf would stretch quite a bit. Anyway my son has been begging for The Scarf. So I bought yarn and started. This is all I have done

If I'm lucky it's 15". This is going to be interesting. The color changes help and most are not that long. The problem is I'm knitting it at a tighter gauge so it doesn't stretch to 20 feet so after 20 rows or so my hands are screaming and I have to stop. He's worth it though

Friday, November 14, 2014

You get what you pay for

And that's the problem with free patterns. Now I know pattern writing is hard, I've done it. I check and redo many times. Though sometimes you come across patterns that make no sense what so ever. 

Case in point 
The flat disc on top is supposed to be a hat. 4 times I redid thinking it was me since I haven't crocheted in a long while. Then I checked out other peoples projects. It wasn't me it was the pattern. So I am doing my own thing ( that's what in the bottom half of the picture) and basically using the picture for inspiration. That is what I normally do anyway. It's just been really busy and crazy here so I figured I'll just follow a pattern and relax. So didn't happen. Oh well