I spent some time celebrating a certain someone's birthday tonight.
Yes we really did knit in a bar.
Labels: Knitting in Public
I'm still working on clue 2 for the secret of the stole. Last week was a bad school week so I didn't get a lot of knitting done. I have another bad week this week and a paper due on Halloween, so that may be put on hold for awhile. It was stupid of me to join a KAL during my first semester of grad school. I'm a fast knitter when I have time though, so I'm pretty sure I can catch up fairly quickly.
I'm also working on the hemlock ring blanket. This is a Christmas present. I am loving this pattern. Its a fairly mindless knit, so I was able to work on it at stitching group on Saturday.
2 1/3 C Sugar
2/3 C Oil
4 Eggs, beaten
2 C canned pumpkin (1 Ib can)
2/3 C Water
3 1/3 C Flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp pumpkin spice
2/3 C nuts, finely chopped
2/3 C raisins (soaked in boiling water for 1 minute, drained & dried) raisins are optional
Mix first five ingredients in a large bowl. Sift dry ingredients together; add raisins and nuts. Add to pumpkin mixture and mix until well blended. Grease and flour (4) 1 - lb coffee cans or 2 regular loaf pans. Fill halfway with batter. Bake in preheated 350 degrees oven for 1 hour 15 minutes
Using small mini loaf pans bake for 25 minutes.
Cream Cheese Icing
2 8oz pkgs cream cheese (softened)
2 sticks (1/2 c.) butter (softened)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups powdered sugar (plus up to a 1/2 cup)
In a medium bowl, cream together the cream cheese and butter until creamy. Mix in the vanilla, then gradually stir in the powdered sugar. If piping onto muffins, add more powdered sugar to make it the right consistency. Store in the refrigerator after use.
I also went yarn shopping on Saturday! That made me super happy. See my new acquisitions on my flickr page.
Yarn I got from Beth last weekend:
Pretty pretty stuff! Neither picture gives the yarn justice. The lace weight is drool worthy with the many subtle shades of color that are in the orange.
Part of one of my costumes. This one's for our "girl world" costume party. I'm not sure what I'm doing for work yet.
My friends and I are major Mean Girls fans and thought it would be fun to dress slutty. haha I'm sure that will be a fun party to post a pic of later. Maybe ;)
See that cute little pink coin purse hanging on my key rack? That is what I bought at the Girlie show. Maybe I will have time to take a proper picture of it later. Its a coin purse key chain from motokitty. Its hot pink sparkley vinyl! I LOVE it! I've admired her bags for awhile and really wanted to buy one at the show, but alas, they were all too small for me. I like huge mom bags and while she has pretty big bags, I just wasn't feeling them :(. But the coin purse, yes, totally me. Its the only thing I ended up buying. I had plans to buy more on Saturday, but we didn't end up making out there. My best friend was in town and we went to get her hair done at a beauty school where she was given the slowest student in the world. Oh well. At least I got to go Friday and grabbed business cards from everyone I loved!