Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Photo of the Day

Baby Hat and Scarf

I just finished knitting a hat and scarf for my nephew, Alex. The scarf is probably way too big for his little baby neck but I was so worried that it would be too small that I may have over-compensated a little. The hat is totally adorable and I can't wait until I have some free time to knit myself one. It's made from Bernat Satin with two strands of yarn held together. It came out very lush and thick and I'm sure it will keep his head nice and toasty all winter.

The scarf was knit in stockinette so it was curling like mad! I crocheted a border all around but it was still curling some so I'm hoping that a little blocking will straighten out some.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Yummy Pink Cupcakes

Our former roomies came over for a movie night so I whipped up these tasty vanilla cupcakes. They're topped with a cream cheese frosting tinted a very soft pink. Everyone swears that the frosting tastes strawberry even though there's nothing even close to a strawberry in it. I guess the brain automatically assumes strawberry flavoring when it sees something tinted pink. Either way, they were very tasty.

More Homemade Pizza

I made another homemade pizza dough. I think that they're so much tastier than the store bought crusts.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Bat Candy Bar Cover

I saw this adorable template on Skip To My Lou and made one to send to my nephew for Halloween. I think it's super, super cute and it only took about 30 minutes to make and then the time it took to for the glue on his googly eyes and wings to dry.



Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Photos of Today

I couldn't choose between the black and white and the color versions of this photo so I'm just putting up both.

Photo of Yesterday

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Gingerbread Cookies: The Sequel

I made another batch of gingerbread cookies today and this time I got some photos in before they were pounced on.


Monday, October 12, 2009

Gingerbread Cookies

I baked gingerbread cookies yesterday and they were so delicious that in just a day they're almost all gone! Now there's just these two sad little un-iced ones left. I'll just take it as a sign that I need to bake more next time.

Pumpkin of the Day

Hemlock Ring Blanket (In Progress)

I'm about a quarter of the way through the Hemlock Ring Blanket by Brooklyn Tweed and I'm so happy with it so far. It's the first project I've ever done with a lace pattern and although I've had to redo a few rows here and there when I've made mistakes I think that I'm getting the hang of it. It looks like a big mess right now but I know that it'll look all kinds of awesome once it's finished and blocked.

The Cascade wool is super soft and now that the weather's getting chilly it's great to have a big project like this to keep my lap warm while I knit.


Sunday, October 11, 2009

Pumpkin of the Day!

Homemade Pizza

I made my first homemade pizza crust today. It tasted delicious and was easier than I thought it would be. Once I patted it out into a pizza shape, Chris took over and made it a pepperoni pizza. So yummy. I'll be making this again soon.