Sunday, January 27, 2008

Local Yarn Store Haul! I bought 3 balls of wool, some circular needles, and away I go! Chris did great bringing home library books so I could learn. And Alder is already hanging over my shoulder wanting me to teach him. I keep telling him I have to figure it out first before I can show him how. :) I'm just going to knit some 6 x 6 swatches, basically "samplers" of stitches as I learn them. This way I can buy small amounts of wool, they don't have to match. I can impulse buy a ball just because I love the color or feel but don't have to make a whole sweater out of it.
Baby Longies on Loom
Not sure if they'll fit a newborn as I kind of winged it. But I figure they can be rolled up at the bottoms and tied at the waist, right? And if all else fails, they can be worn later. These were knitted with my amazing goodwill find yarn, ($1.00). And the wool was SO soft!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

I love Paula Deen. Especially when she's actually cooking and not coming up with recipes that require you start with a "package of". She makes me want to be an old southern lady. This is her lemon cake recipe. And o mi god. It's really, really good. Kind of sugary, okay, really sugary. But if you like lemon meringue pie....or marshmellows....I think you'll really like this cake. It's beautiful too. We made it last night after Chris & Alder left for Portland for the weekend. Now, this is way too much cake for me, a 3 year old and a 1 year old to eat. Seriously, I don't know what I was thinking.