ON THE NEEDLES
Here is my WIP for this week. I know it doesn’t really look like anything yet but you’ll just have to take my word for it, it’s a Cat Hat for a baby, with little ears. This is in anticipation of the Papoose’s new baby brother or sister, estimated arrival first week on October.
Thanks to Adel’s Knit and Craft 2011 and Ravelry for the free pattern.
IN THE OVEN
Yesterday I got my first issue of The Baking Sheet, a King Arthur Flour publication, of recipes, both sweet and savory. One that particularly piques my interest is Coconut Coffeecake. Oops, I forgot about the apple cakes I never got around to doing over the holiday, with the eggs that were in and out of the revolving door (seemingly) of my fridge. Maybe by Saturday, my new silicone pans will be here. I hope so. I’m excited to try them out.
Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent of no birds sang there except those that sang best. Henry Van Dyke
The blog continues to evolve and I continue to learn. Now I’m trying different types of titles and think I like shorter, simpler ones. They seem to work better with the new theme and fonts and feel less contrived and more natural.
IN THE OVEN
I’ve set out the same two eggs a couple of times the past couple of days, each time planning on making these really cute apple cakes I got from Pinterest and every time I get distracted by something or another. Since I have to go back to work tomorrow, it will be Friday before I get a chance to make them. On the other hand, my sourdough is rising and I’ll be able to let them bake while I’m getting ready for work in the morning and we’ll have fresh bread tomorrow.
Memorial Day is nearly over and neither Mr. Iknead or I want to go to work tomorrow. It’s been such a great past four days, we did just what we wanted to do and nothing more. Real life is calling though and like it or not, we have to answer.
Here’s a recent picture of Babydiva (aka Harper). She’s getting chubbier every time I see her and has started to really smile and coo when we talk to her. She is a treasure.
The majority of men are bundles of beginnings. Ralph Waldo Emerson
fonts. Really, though, I have no freakin’ idea about computer code, don’t know what it is, don’t know how to write it and honestly, I don’t want to learn. So, I bought the WordPress Typekit and it magically worked and now I have fonts. I like it.
In the Oven
I’m still baking like a crazy woman. Today, it was Salted Caramel Nutella Brownies, which I pulled from vittlesandbits.blogspot.com, from Pinterest.. They’re the ultimate brownie, chewy, chocolately and the caramel glaze puts them completely over the top. I was going to post a picture, but they are very gooey and haven’t been photogenic at all today, I think I’ll try heating the knife a bit next on the next try.
By the Book
My current read(s) are The Daughter’s Walk , by Jane Kirkpatrick and I am Forbidden: A Novel, by Anouk Markovits. Both are somewhat of a departure from my usual reads, I lean more toward nonfiction, but these books just may change my reading habits a little. These are going to be repeaters, I think.
Here’s Susannah blowing out her birthday candles last weekend, from a bakery in Fayetteville called Rick’s. It was as pretty as it was delicious and she got both of them on her first try!
OK, so the fonts aren’t perfect, but I’m learning.
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler. Henry David Thoreau
my blog a little bit. It had become a little bit stale (to me) and after browsing other blogs and looking at different layouts, I decided to try a new one on for size. I like the idea of headings, so I’m going to take test drive that too.
On The Needles
Still working on Maidenhair Fern socks, I’m nearly finished with the first sock, about an inch from starting to decrease for the toe. Is it just me or does any other knitter feel like the last few inches on a project seem to last forever and just when project burnout is threatening, all of a sudden, the magic row appears and that particular part or project is finished. Is it some sort of tear in the space time continuum or something?
Susannah and family celebrated her second birthday a week ago last Saturday (again with the space time continuum, I swear it was just last month that we were relearning the art of baby swaddling and burping) and a good time was had by all. Four two year old girls, two wading pools, a picnic and a birthday cake sounds like a recipe for disaster, but everybody played nice and left smiling.
OK, this is about all the tweak I can handle today. Tomorrow, fonts (but I have to read up on them first).
I have learned that to be with those I like is enough. Walt Whitman
socks are my WIP Wednesday offering.
Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them. Adlai E. Stevenson.
sock project is ongoing. Here’s my WIP for this week – Leaf Lace Socks.
Is shaping up nicely. They’re Nicole Okun’s Maidenhair Fern Socks.
They’re still in their infancy but will come along well I think.
Question authority. John Lennon