Monday, November 11, 2019
Sunday, October 6, 2019
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
but the temp was 90 and humid. Thankfully the cold front is a coming and tomorrow will be about 57 (with lots of rain but we need it) tomorrow and 60's for days!
So to celebrate fall here are some baked pumpkin donuts. Gluten-free and vegan and the 2 kids that were home tried and ate them. They were actually very tasty but more like a muffin texture-wise.
I sprinkled a little cinnamon sugar on them. I didn't have powdered sugar and honestly, I would do it this way next time too. I am no much of a fan of powdered sugar
Current project because well I have a ton of Christmas stuff to make and my back is not cooperating of late. Yes, I know it's only been a month. Yes, I know the surgery was way more invasive then they thought it would be. Yes, I know I m technically ahead in healing but I am impatient and I want it over with. So anyway, now that that's out of my system. The orange yarn is actually one of the first yarns I ever made back that I bought at my very first Rhinebeck. I have no idea what it is or what is in it. I do know however it has mohair in it and itches like a son of a &*^$#. I still have a good amount of the fiber left I just couldn't spin it anymore. I do however have enough to make this cute little pumpkin which I can knit while enjoying my new best friend, my heating pad.
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
This is a pile of ends woven in on a project I blogged about sweater wise on 3/25/14. It started off as another sweater that even though I loved it, on me it looked horrid. (See 2/25/14 on the sidebar)
Its Elizabeth Zimmerman's New Zealand sweater and well the reknit of the body went fast. Then we moved and well life happened. It stalled with just one sleeve to go.
(pre-bath I just had to try it on)
and so last year I picked it up and knit most of the sleeve. and then realized I couldn't read my own notes. (note to self: you will not understand what the hell you mean later on. Trust me. Write better notes!) and the sleeve was way bigger than the other one. So I ripped it out and put it away so I could think of a way to make the sleeves match.
What I would up doing was "reading" the other sleeve and changing my notes and constantly checking to make sure they were matching up. Thank goodness for knitting experience and my ability to actually read my knitting. I really didn't want to rip the other sleeve out to reknit them both together.
Because the yarn was from another sweater with tons of parts there were a ton of ends to weave in. It took most of the day (on and off) to do but it is done and I have my sweater. Which is even baggier than I originally planned but hey I wanted baggy and that is what happens when you lose weight and take 5 and a half years to finish.
Sunday, September 29, 2019
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Monday, August 19, 2019
Monday, August 12, 2019
For some reason, the heart is greyed over ( maybe just my computer) but they are really deep blue. The picture doesn't really give the size either. It @ 26 inches by 24 inches. I am planning on turning it into a big pillow so hopefully, I can get a good picture of the blue. The "white" squares are low volume whites. Basically white on white or grey on white. This was a trial run for a quilt I am planning using scraps.
Now for the yum.
This is something that has taken longer than it ever should have. Ah, life. (still working on bending space-time continuum) Purchased at Rhinebeck back in 2011. It's a combo of merino (yum) alpaca (double yum) and silk (again yum) I have 338 yards of Yum. It's so soft and squishy. I have petted it numerous times already. It's sitting on my dresser waiting to be put away and I give it a squish when I go past =)
Saturday, August 10, 2019
Thursday, August 8, 2019
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
There was also the quilt sandwich made (backing fabric(white flannel) and batting then the quilt top. And it was pinned together!!! I even got time to cut the fabric for the binding.!!
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Anyway. The baby quilt is all cut out. My newly configured sewing area is all set. Now to just get the time. Ahh time ugh. I need to learn to bend the time space continuum