Sunday, November 18, 2012

Fall knitting updates

I finished the Molly hat, just in time for cooler weather. It's very fall, from the persimmon/cinnamon color of the yarn to the cable and textured stitches. Normally it wouldn't have taken me more than a week to knit but it's harder for me to find knitting time so it took about twice that. The pattern is well-written and I'd definitely use it again.

For my next project, which will probably take forever to complete, I cast on the Estelle sweater from Melissa Labarre, using Quince & Co. Lark yarn. It's an open front cardigan with fan and feather trim and some midsection ribbing. I'm almost ready to pull off the sleeves so I'm hoping it will go fairly quickly. I had bought the yarn last year and never found the time to start it until now. When we reorganized the house most of my stash went to live in bins in our backhouse/storage area so it's fun to go 'shopping' in the back because I've forgotten about a lot of skeins.
My holiday knitting is going to be minimal this year. I want to knit matching hats for Doug and George and I think I've found a pattern that will work for dad and baby. Our eldest niece has requested a hat in cream colored yarn so I need to get on that too. And maybe, a cowl or two for George's daycare 'teachers'.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Muffins for Saturday morning

Lately we have a silly Saturday morning routine, we sleep as late as George will let us and then Doug will go get us coffee and doughnuts and then we'll all lay around in bed watching Roseanne reruns most of the morning (I can't believe that show is 20+ years old). One morning I got the baking bug and decided to bake our doughnuts instead of sending Doug out for them. Technically these aren't doughnuts per se, they're doughnut muffins. Regardless, they're delicious and while they are more time consuming than a doughnut run they're well worth the effort. 

Chai Spice Glazed Doughnuts Muffins - recipe here  

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Photos from October

October went by waaay to quickly, I can't believe it'll be Thanksgiving in a few weeks.

Our friend's annual pumpkin carving party, we won 2nd place (of course the one year we left early). The finished product didn't last for very long. It started collapsing a few days later.

Visit to Jones Orchard corn maze and pumpkin stand with my brother, sister-in-law, and nephew.

George in his Halloween costume

Halloween knit night at my house

On to November!