Friday, April 29, 2005

Recipe time

It has been a while since I put up a recipe, so here is one.
Got a tasty recipe for a cobble, but if you are on a diet, forget about this one.
Ingredients: 1 stick of butter
1 cup of flower
3/4 cup of sugar (should be brown but I use white)
about a cup of milk.
whatever fruit you want, however much you want
cut up the fruit, pour over the batter and stick in the oven at 350 degrees (is there any other temperature) for 45 minutes,or until it is done,just keep looking.

You don't have to be strict on the ingredients. I know I'm not. And last time, I added one egg to the mix. This made the batter a bit more cake like. I put a mix of pears, apples, ras- and black berries. Tasty, even my non-sweet liking roommate liked it.

Thursday, April 28, 2005

The itsy bitsy spider

Not so itsy bitsy if you ask me. It looked huge, but then again, I do have a mild irrational fear of spiders. I say mild because I know the spiders are more scared of me, irrational because I know the little buggers are out to get me.
I finally got up the courage to kill one, the huge one I was talking about, and when I went to pick up the shmushed carcass, my sweet kitty poked her head around the corner and scared the living bejeezes out of me. My furry hero, she came to save me after I had saved myself.

But on a brighter note, my friend Michelle gave me the most gorgeous stitch markers. Oops, did I say gorgeous, I meant to say GORGEOUS. She made them herself (I saw her do it) but they look as she bought them for 50 bucks. I love them and I can’t wait to cast on a quick hat just so I can use them.
Look at her stuff on her website,
She also got me hooked on the washcloth that you see on her site.

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

The horrible end(s)

O yes, I finished the head band, and now all that is left is to weave in those ends. Yuck. I’m debating leaving them on, like a little tail or so. It could be a new fashion trend.
And I started a new scarf for a friend. Because I got sick and tired of doing the cables, I decided to work in colors. What does that mean … I will new have a ****load of ends to weave in. Why do I do this to myself?

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Take a hike

YES!!!, I finished the Irish hiking scarf. It is done. Soooo Happy! I did a happy dance around the room. Now I have to make a matching head band, which shouldn't take too long. And then I can ship it off, in time for the next winter in Philly.
And now I also talked myself into a new cold weather project. Yes, have another friend moving towards the cold. (Why would they go there?) Maybe she can get her scarf and hat before the next winter. Hmm, sounds like a challange. The scarf and hat will be red and white, very Christmassy.

Sunday, April 17, 2005

Sleepy Sunday

I had such a wonderful day today. I was passed out on the couch for most of it. It does mean that I didn't get the finish my irish hiking scarf. It is very close to being done, but it has gotten to the point that knitting on it is no more fun. And if I were making it for me, I would bound off the stitches a long time ago. But it is a present, so I shall keep knitting on, 'til it is a good long length.

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Finished !!! (the back)

Yep, the title says it alll. I finished the back on my first sweater. Now I still have the front and the sleeves to go, but you know, got to celebrate just a little.
I finished it aound 2 am last night. Ok, so I saw I was almost finished and like a crazy person I stayed up 'til it was done. But I am very happy.

Also, my friend gave me the cutest pink ribbon to support the fight against breast cancer. She knit it herself and I wear it proudly. And I will show it off at the Revlon Run/Walk on May 7th. So if you would like to help, you can make a donation at my website
Any little bit helps and is appreciated.

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

What to do

So I am at my friend’s house and I don’t have my knitting with me. How will I keep myself busy until class? I mean, I could grade some homeworks, but that is just not as much fun as knitting my sweater. Especially now that the back is almost done. And it has only taken my forever. Can’t wait to finish it.

I feel like a picture would be in order, but my computer is still busted. So instead I shall put up a recipe. It is for a tomato sauce that goes really well with chicken.
-yellow onion (diced into little pieces)
-olive oil
-can of peeled tomatoes
Put 2 or 3 tablespoons of olive oil in the pan. When that is warm, add the anchovies. (If you like it spicy, you can add some pepper flakes at this time) Stir until the anchovies are more or less dissolved. Then add the onion and sauté them. Takes about 10 min. Next, pour in the tomatoes, stir and let it all cook down a bit.
Like I said, this goes great with chicken and pasta.

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

A real scarf, to keep you warm

One of my little side projects is making a scarf for a friend of mine. I'm following the pattern for the Irish hiking scarf, lots of cables in other words. Now it has reached the point that I just want the scarf to be finished. It now measures a little over 3 ft, but because my friend lives in Pennsylvania, the scarf will actually have to serve a purpose. And that is to keep her warm. Not like sunny SoCal, where a scarf is just to make you look cute. The sun keeps us warm over here.
So, I guess I’ll get back to my knitting, put another 3 ft on there.

Friday, April 01, 2005

Easy Friday

Aah, how I love Fridays. Right now, my schedule allows them to be lazy Fridays. So today, I made my monthly attempt to cook something. This time, it was chicken curry salad, but more as a sandwich spread. The recipe is as follows:
chicken, yogurt, mayonnaise, chives, parsley, curry powder, salt, pepper, apple, cayenne pepper and 2 cloves of roasted garlic.
You need about 1 to 1.5 teaspoons of yogurt, same amount of mayonnaise. I added about half an apple. Chop everything up, mix in however much of the herbs and spices, 'til it tastes good. You can tweak the ingredients any which way you like. Turns out, this makes great chicken curry salad for a melt.

So with my tummy full of the yummy, I did some more knitting on the bumble bee pillow. My friend gave me some black 'tinsel' yarn and I am mixing it with some multicolored orange yarn. Put another stripe on. I might actually finish this one day, and kitty will NOT get to sleep on it.