Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Hello, Bunny

This is neither about knitting or crafting of any sort, but I just need to memorialize the following: 

Yeah, it's a tea towel with a rabbit bouncing on a trampoline.  Obviously, I need it more than life itself, but shipping costs more the tea towel itself, and I just can't justify it.  Also, I want this on the mug and apron as well.  Come on, why only on the tea towel?  Do you guys think someday, maybe, there'd be a whole line of bunnies jumping on trampolines that I could register for when I "get married"???

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Birds singin' in the sycamore tree

Not much progress on any knitting fronts with me these days, but I am a wash away from sending off the baby quilt I made for V.  Here are a couple of camera phone pictures.


Also made a really sweet little baby hat for A&C that I'm hoping to see in action very shortly!  It's Be Sweet yarn, and came with a handy little pattern on the back that I mostly ignored.

I also made a bearded hat for my brother-in-law for Christmas, but the pictures I have of it are WAY too embarrassing to share here.  Sorry folks.

And finally, though I know it belongs elsewhere, I have to rec this bread recipe.  It's a good weekend bread, what with the rising and punching and rising, etc that it needs, but it's delicious and pretty easy.  It has molasses and carrots and cocoa and coffee, but they all blend together to create a real flavorful but subtle bread. I've swapped out the rye flour for whole wheat and forgotten the caraway seeds and replaced the butter with vegan margarine, and it's been good everytime.  Oh, and the amount of yeast called for = one packet, if you buy your yeast in packets and not jars.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

why do you have to go and make things so complicated?

I've reassessed Christmas 2011 gifts and have come up with a slightly less complicated plan in the hopes of finishing them before July 2012. So here comes a second Millwater! This time, I won't pull the grafting too tight.

PS: Wamps, whatever happened with your Peaks Island?