Saturday, April 18, 2009

April 18

Ten days. It's been ten days since I last posted. I am exhausted. The past week was nuts.
My sister and I made the cakes from hell for our mother's birthday yesterday. The process involved two chiffon jelly rolls, filled with raspberry preserve, sliced into 1/4 inch rounds and lining two 6 cup round bowls. Said bowls were then filled with a vanilla bavarian cream (home made custard with whipping cream). These were left to set overnight. Unmold onto cake plates, then glazed with an apricot glaze. (apricot preserves, strained and thickened with gelatin. Happy birthday, Mom!

Mom's Birthday

We made this thing 20 years ago for her birthday, and she'd been "remembering that cake" so my sister decided that this would be the year to repeat. She WAS surprised. And it WAS good. But it may be another 20 years before THAT process is repeated!

Wednesday was birthday gift shopping day. My sister and I spent the day at Tyson's Corner, collecting "things for the birthday basket". Thursday night was cake making night, Friday night was birthday dinner night. Mom was very happy.

I had to miss my son's Conference Championship Track and Field Meet. DH went to represent us. DS did very well, PR'ing, which is making a "personal record". And beating his old teammate from high school, who now runs for UNC Wilmington. DS was very happy.

Today I pulled all the weeds from the front bed, completely cleaned out the fridge - amazing what a burned out light bulb that breaks when you try to get it out will do. At least I got rid of a ton of really icky old stuff, and it's squeaky clean now!

I also had to clean the floor with a sponge - broken light bulb glass, you know.

We went out for dinner.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

WIP Wednesday…

It's taking every ounce of willpower I have to not swatch something with that Pink Peace Fleece.

So in the full WIP Wednesday fashion, I have almost finished the left front of Camille. I have almost finished the second front of Sweet Pea, and I have finished 6 inches of sleeve on February Lady.

February Lady

Sweet Pea Sweet Pea

I think Sweet Pea needs a wet blocking. It's fitting Mini-Me a little snuggly.

Friday, April 03, 2009


I have to step away from the Destash boards!
I think I need a 12-step program! This really is yarn pr0n! This is what I have amassed in the last month alone.

Outback Mohair
Plymouth Outback Mohair - 1090 yds.

Cherry Tree Hill Froth
Cherry Tree Hill Froth in Champlain Sunset, 1288 yds

Mountain Colors Mountain Goat
Mountain Colors Mountain Goat, one skein in Wild Raspberry

Peace Fleece Georgia Rose
Peace Fleece Worsted in Georgia Rose, 1600 yds

Berocco Optik
Berocco Optik, 3 skeins

Lorna's Laces Glory - Tahoe
Lorna's Laces Glory in Tahoe, 1080 yds

And another gratuitous Kitty face shot. Isn't he adorable? I can't help it.

At least I will have a long stretch of car knitting this weekend. We are going to Philly to tour the University of the Arts with DD. It was Philadelphia College of Art when I went there, way back in the 80's. I have not been back since I graduated. This should be interesting!

Happy weekend!