February 21, 2018

Dishcloths, dishcloths, dishcloths.. and more dishcloths! :)

One day I got bored and as I stared aimlessly into my yarn stash, I saw that I had many odd balls of cotton yarn that were not being used!   So I turned them into a franken-ball of yarn!  Ultimately, it lead to my marathon dishcloth knitting extravaganza.

And now I have a tower of dishcloths, made of scrap yarn and I am not ashamed of myself...... *sigh*....  Then I went to the new Hobby Lobby that opened up on my side of town.   Did I mention that they had nice 40-50% sales!  So what logic did I do?  I bought more yarn of course!  I wanted to try out their brand of cotton yarn.  The only thing that pisses me off about this yarn is the difference in yardage between verigated yarn and non-verigated.  You get less yarn if you buy verigated.  BOOOOOOOOO!

Unlike Michael's (SHADE SHADE SHADE) this sale extended to the coloring books, so I picked up this book for roughly $7!  :)

Then I began knitting another dishcloth with the Hobby Lobby cotton!  It feels less dry then Lilly's Sugar and Cream.

Here is my stitch porn.... hahahahaha.

Well, I have nothing else to say.  Enjoy.

Got these for V-Day 2018, from my husband!  

And this is from the kid!  I can't believe he's a third grader now! :(

January 18, 2018

Fails at Knitting and Fish Friends

I knitted a hat, and it turned out like this! 

It was an attempt to match a scarf that I made the year before.  

So instead of just having a misshapen hat, I decided on just eliminating the entire mistake!

And now I can start all over!   This should be enough yarn, because the hat turned out way to big, so I should technically be fine.  

My betta fish has survived through a quarter of the year, and I am so happy I bought a heater for his tank (we live in Ohio).   I used to buy the tank and decorations, but I got him a heater, and it most definitely has prolonged his life.  The temperature is regulated and he's not getting sick all the time.

July 19, 2017

Homemade Lemonade

Mixed Berry Lemonade - Red, black, blue, and strawberries.
1C. White Sugar (or diet if you like)
1 1/2C. lemon juice (I just get the pre-squeezed stuff)
8-10oz. of frozen fruit (Strawberry, Mixed Berry, Cherries, etc.)
8c. Water

1. Mix 2c. of water with 1c. white sugar in a microwave safe dish and microwave for one minute.  Or if your fancy, melt the sugar and water mixture on the stove top and let cool completely.  

2.  While the sugar mixture (some fancy chefs call it "simple syrup," but I am not simple) cools, put another 2c. of water in a blender along with your frozen fruit and blend until it is a pulp (if your feeling fancy, strain that so the seeds are out, I personally don't care).

3.  Pour the fruit puree into the pitcher you will store your lemonade in.  Combine that with the sugar, remaining 6c. of water, and lemon juice.   

4. STIR THAT LEMONADE!!!  Then you taste it, and if you don't like it, add more of whatever you like, because it's your lemonade not mine.  :)