Thursday, January 24, 2008

Drum Roll Please....TAH-DAH!!!!

Here, without further ado, is my latest finished SECRET PINK PROJECT:

They are slips for my sissy, in honor of her birthday which was yesterday. They are from the pattern in this book.

Said sister gave me the book last year and I figured it was high time I used it and made her something in return. Yeah, so now I can crochet too. As long as that book is near me, anyways. It's not to the level of me and knitting. Me and knitting, we're like this, I can knit with the eyes closed. We can hang out and do other stuff. Me and crochet, still getting to know one another.

Here is my knitting project for moi:

It's the Beachcombing pattern I made up last year for sissy's birthday; decided to make me a pair with the Rowan Calmer. Tha's my well-worn knitting project notebook with all my original patterns underneath.

My LYS now has advertised a NEW CORN FIBRE! My Maisy sock is still half made, chillin' on some needleage upstairs but I feel a need for MORE CORN!! AHHHHH! It's getting scary in here!

Speaking of, guess who decided to cut her own hair with regular old scissors on a whim? Yep, you are smart--it was me. Word to peeps--don't cut your own hair, ok? Sure it grows back but you will look like an arse until it does.

Also on the scary front I tried out a recipe for Bride's Bread (that's Bride as in the goddess, not me as in trying to get hitched). I wrote up a lil' something for a group I belong to and wanted to include this recipe but decided to try it first before putting it out there. I'm glad I did try it--here's how it looked:

It looked and smelled SO GOOD!!! I bit into a piece and hello too much salt and baking soda! I think it was a misprint in my book so I am not recommending this one! I think I'll try another recipe, then post it if it's good. By the way, it's for Imbolc which is coming up on Feb. 2nd and was a forerunner of sorts to Groundhog's Day and Candelmas.

Lastly, HAPPY BIRTHDAY MADISON PENELOPE, my first-born baby daughter! She turned 11 years yesterday and spent the day doing her favorite thing: