Saturday, May 29, 2010

Another Pile Finished!

I am so excited. Finally took the time to weave in the ends on these dishcloths!! Love the butterfly-the picture definitely doesn't do it justice. Except for the entrelac style these were all either KAL's or patterns on the Internet.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Dragonfibers Socks

It took FOREVER to finish this pair of socks... They were done toe-up and I had just finished turning both heels and made a mistake on one. Instead of patiently ripping it back, I got pissy and ripped out the whole sock. Umm, patience is a virtue and WILL NOT do that again!

These were knitted with Dragonfibers Superwash Merino in the Miami colorway. It is an awesome yarn-the colors are beautiful, the yarn amount is generous and it is soooo very soft. Will use this yarn again!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Just Stuff

Spring has come and gone, hotter weather is setting in.. and it has been a long time since I wrote much of a blog. Yesterday was my birthday, 52, and I have decided to get it together and start accomplishing things. Piles-have to get rid of piles (didn't I blog about this last year??), half-finished projects need to be totally finished, organized.. ummm, yeah sure, it's worth a try! Yard work.. oh heavens, I am grateful that I have found help to get some of that done... Oh and I need to make a list for Bill. If I am going to get things done, shouldn't he be doing the same.

I did finish this trio of cute little doilies today. Not sure where the pattern came from, not even sure where it is, lol! But the ends are woven in and they are starched.. no, they are not perfect. Had never used cotton thread before but thing I will try some other projects using it. Will stick to small items for a bit though.

While fooling around on Facebook, found a post about Esau. He was Josh's dog, the dog that he slept with in Fallujah, the dog that was his right arm, an Air Force bomb dog. It appears that Esau developed a tumor and had to be put down. Maybe they can run and play together in Heaven. Rest in peace, faithful friend!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Better Than Sex Cake

Chocolate cake mix-prepared as directed in 9 x 13 pan
3 Heath Bars or Butterfingers
1 c sweetened condensed milk
1 c butterscotch ice cream topping
Cool Whip-can use regular flavor or chocolate

Let cake cool about 5 minutes. Use the end of a wooden spoon and poke holes every inch. Cool another twenty minutes. Drizzle with mixed sweetened condensed milk and butterscotch topping. Frost with Cool Whip. Sprinkle crushed candy bars on top.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Graduation Day

Yesterday was graduation day at WVU-P. I don't think Jason was too thrilled to attend... but it was well worth it. After his service in the Army, he chose to attend WVUP and major in Elementary Education. He graduated cum laude and will now work on his Master's. We are definitely proud of him!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Peanut Butter Dip for Chicken Tenders-Asian Inspired

Sounds odd, but was actually a nice accompaniment!

1/3 c creamy peanut butter
2 T brown sugar
1/4 t garlic powder
1/4 c hot water
2 T soy sauce
2 T rice vinegar

Combine all ingredients until well blended.