Thursday, May 22, 2014

a blast from the past

When I first started knitting, back when I started this blog, I bought everything that I thought would help me become the best knitter. I envisioned myself, as the maker of sweaters, scarves, gloves, any and all things that could be knit, and I wanted to do it and share my love with my friends, family and through this blog, the world.

But I'm not the greatest knitter, life gets in the way, and my knitting slowly dwindled until I was lucky if I completed one scarf a year.

I really do want to return to this, I love the peace I feel when I knit. It's meditative and calming and I really need that in my life right now.

 I'm going to start with a cleanup of my stash... This first to go is Rowan Knitting Magazine number 1.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Spring Rolls

I had a craving for spring rolls and my favorite Vietnamese restaurant was just too far away, so I made my own.

I didn't have all the ingredients that typically go into these, and for some reason I'm developing a allergy to shrimp so these aren't truly authentic, but they're yummy!

Ingredients: ground pork, rice noodles, garlic, green onions, carrots, and egg

 Rice Paper spring roll wrappers

 Fry 5-6 minutes in hot oil
Serve with Vietnamese Dipping sauce
fish sauce, lime juice, sugar. garlic, carrots, cilantro and red pepper flakes 

Sunday, April 17, 2011

someting knitted!

I finally finished knitting something!! Well, it's not totally complete as there's some blocking to be done and some the finishing bits, but the knitting part is complete!

Actually I finished the knitting part a while back, but I finally downloaded the photo from my camera.

Here it is...
Cables and Dropped Stitches

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Baby blogs

My niece Marissa suffers from an extremely rare disease called Infantlie Spasms. This disease causes her to have seizures several times a day, severe enough that her development is delayed. Her first seizure was when she was 2 months old...and developmentally this is where she is now.

Marissa's Bunny is a group of traveling stuffed bunnies, all named Fairfax, that travel the world and to spread awareness of this disease. Her parents blog about the bunnies, their journeys and Marissa at

They're currently on the list to be a top baby blog. The list counter resets every quarter and I'd like your help to make them number 1.

So let prove to the trolls that believe MarissaBunny does not belong on the list because she has special needs. I think it's great that they are in the top ten and she has special needs.


Sunday, October 10, 2010

chocolate curls

I had the urge to make chocolate curls today. So I made
milk chocolate cupcakes with chocolate curls
milk chocolate cupcakes with chocolate curls