Friday, April 29, 2011

Decisions, decisions.

The Aidez is officially moving...to the hibernate status on my Ravelry page. For anyone who's interested, I'm pipandbaby on Ravs). I was looking at Ravelry this morning for a while to see what I could make with either DK weight yarn or sport, or even fingering weight. I need to make something summery. I have two birthday people coming up in June...need to make something. Maybe scarves? Not wintery scarves, scarves like the Bandit or something. Fortunately for me, they both are total hippies and would appreciate that.
I'm also going to a wedding next month in NYC and would like to knit something for the couple....But who knows. I'll probably have it in my head that I want to make the Tree of Life Afghan or something insane like that and will not fully commit.
Knitting is hard, right guys? I fully wish I could make Chucky Cheese bin of yarn to dive into, but that also seems slightly ridiculous. I do have in giant tupperware bin in yarn room...I wonder if I could fit in that. I'll update in the middle of the night from the yarn bin to let y'all know how cozy it is.

Good morning!

Make sure you read my blog all day, every day! You never know when I'll post something I'll regret and then delete it the next morning. Thanks, Cafe on Main! Also, who knew I could eat so many nachos? I sure didn't.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

My knitting has gone...full stop.

I am in a serious knitting funk. The Aidez, while fun, has tired me immensely. I pick up my yarn, look at it, sigh, and put back down. I don't know. I have so many unfinished projects and don't know what to do. So...what should I do when I'm not knitting? Bake. Bake until sugar is coming out of my ears. Tonight's project? Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake. Adding a dark chocolate ganache and crushed peanut butter cups to the top. Because, why not? Might as well go for it.







Why yes, those are crushed up Teddy Grahams.










Did you think I bought a crust? Do you not know I went to pie school? (this shiz better be good, because I'm really overselling my skillz here)












Mmm....cream cheezy....










Oooh! Dark chocolate? OK!













I didn't lick the bowl. (Yes I did)














Well now.











And...I ran out of peanut butter cups. Hope dark chocolate chips mixed in won't throw anyone off tomorrow. Ugh. Epic. Fail.


















Don't know why I'm avoiding knitting so much. Is it just casting on? It might just be casting on...I don't know. Am feeling kind of a mess lately. My knitting is following suit. Have all of this delicious yarn and can't bring myself to cast on. I can feel Knit Picks Palette Silver glaring at me from Yarn Corner (not to be confused with Yarn Room). Now feeling Scully glaring at me. I wish there was a thunderstorm tonight. Possibly tomorrow. Tomorrow is Thursday. Thursday. Almost Friday. I think? I don't know. Maybe I should stop blogz. Am feeling like a sad panda. Am going to break out ipod and PJ Harvey for the evening. Oopsies! Need to refrigerate cheesecake first.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Aidez...will...never...end...

I'm so damn close to the end of the left front, but am sidetracked by severe tooth issues (thank you, Ducky, for making me inherit the sweet Denning teeth curse) and general avoidance. By baking!
Totally made love-ins this afternoon. If you don't know what those are, you are seriously missing out.













Look like a mess, huh? They are fudge-y cream cheesy goodness. Chocolate cupcakes filled with cream cheese custard and dark chocolate chips? Shut the front door. They are amazing. Also, disregard half of the items on the counter. Love-ins do not involve lemons, peanut butter, whiskey, or beer. My kitchen is a hot mess.














Super easy, too. Avoiding eating cream cheese custard while assembling? A bit more complicated.












Seriously.

Also, don't give me any crap for making cupcakes while in the middle of a dental emergency. Don't want to hear it.

Oh, and this is what I'm currently avoiding. Stop looking at me, Aidez!!


Sunday, April 3, 2011

Gnomes on my Dome

So, I heard about the Knit Bomb Day in June...and thought it would be a super idea to make a bunch of gnomes out of wine corks, from the Korknisse pattern on the Ravs. Unfortunately, the pattern is in Norwegian, and Google Translate is not up on translating knitting lingo. I found a good translation, thanks to http://www.saranorine.com/content.cfm?section_id=12&entry_id=17, and have made first gnome, pausing due to much giggling and shenanigans. They are so ridiculously cute. Peep this:













Super plan is to make squillions of gnomes, in a ... wait, am I not supposed to give away theme or location? Is the point to be total secret squirrel and have random knitting scene show up? OK, I'll go with that. Only hint is gnomes.And, OMG. So cute.

Simultaneously working on Aidez...on left front. Working in super bulky yarn is quick, but it's still a whole cardigan. Fortunately for me, now am in possession of size 10.5 rosewood straight needles, so so swishy and nice to use...mmm...rosewood...Got some work done...Three repeats of the Ear of Corn Pattern which looks really neat, but is kind of irritating. One thing I will say, Aidez has the easiest to remember cable patterns I've ever done. Only one row in an 8 row pattern where I need a cable needle (using new rosewood cable needle, since I had my Brittany needle in my hair for the past week and got lost in super fro), so it's not too bad. Lurrving it still. Although wanting to start project using Knit Picks Palette in grey (of course) to make myself springtime/summertime sweater. I want to make a pullover, as I hate purling. I'm guessing it's because I knit English. I really tried to knit Continental guys, I swear. But I can't get the hang of it. So....

















What have we learned today? Knitting clothes for wine corks is great?


Correct.