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Is it the End of November already?

Wow! Time has surely flown. I’m busily working on the “Black Sheep Hoppy Feet” patterns. There are pictures and links to come soon. I’m also working on a tatted pillowcase edging. Plus, I have a tatted scarf on the shuttle.

Then there is the shop sample of my Yuh-Chi scarf in Zauberball. Oh. I like how that is coming! It will be my fifth Yuh-Chi scarf. I really love this pattern. I think it might be my go-to pattern for easy and rewarding knitting.

I’m also planning some Christmas cookie making. I do love Christmas cookies. I think I need some cut-out cookies this year. Maybe some gingerbread, but definitely some sugar cookies. So, hang on until I can come back pictures!

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Happy Cheese Ball Day!

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I fiddled with several different cheese ball recipes and came up with this tasty one.

Kelli’s Cheese Ball
1 package cream cheese
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar
1 cup shredded pepper jack
1 tbsp milk
1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
1tsp smoke flavoring

All cheese must be at room temp. Mix all ingredients together well. Refrigerate overnight. Divide into 2 large or 4 small balls and roll in sliced almonds. Can be frozen for several months.

I think it tastes best at room temperature. This allows the cheese flavors to really brighten and the smokiness of the seasonings to come out.


Happy Pumpkin Pie’s Giving

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There is a good chance that I am face deep in pumpkin pie when you read this. Upon baking my pie I was quite tempted to help myself to an afternoon snack. Or maybe evening dessert. Ok, I might have contemplated just eating the whole pie at midnight to celebrate Thanksgiving.

In any case, I am sure I have eaten a slice for breakfast. Well, why not, I say? I did make it from scratch and surely if I made it from scratch it qualifies as potential breakfast food. There lies a slippery slope. lol

Happy Thanksgiving!


Haystacks

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These are a treat from my childhood. I’m not even sure of the last time I made or ate them. All I know is that I was staring at a bag of chow mein noodles in the grocery store thinking, “yum.”

Suddenly they were in my cart and I found myself picking out the rest of the needed ingredients. Feel like making some yourself?

1 bag milk chocolate chips
1 bag butterscotch chips
1 big bag chow mein noodles
1/4 cup chopped mixed nuts (optional)

Melt the chips in a big bowl in the microwave. Pour in the noodles and the nuts. Mix well. Spoon onto waxed paper. You may need to place these in the fridge or freezer to fully firm before serving.


While I Wait

I’m sitting at the kitchen table right now.  Listening to my husband speak hindi with his father.  Waiting for him to finish so that I can venture out to the rabbit barn and do my morning chores.  I’m rather stuck here right now though, because when I leave the house something incredibly loud happens.

Abbie howls.

It’s not just the mild whining, or a little yipping, maybe some big girl barking, no.  Abbie howls when I leave her in the house.  Not when I leave in the car, only when she is left in the house and I have clearly gone to do something fun outside.  And, lest you think this is a sign of her un-dieing love for me, she howls when Avi goes out as well.  To recap, I can be in the house and Avi walks outside without her and this causes howling.  And vice versa.

So, really I’m just sitting here to prevent the howling and wondering when I can go check my rabbits and run my outside errands.  I’ve been sick with a head cold for several days and minus the 1 hour I spent going to the grocery on Friday and the 2.5 hours I was at a knitting party last night, I haven’t really left the house.  I’m ready to go out for a while.

Now if Avi could just finish helping his Dad install an app on his phone via Skype, I could risk the howling beast.


While I Was Out

I happened to find 2 things that I thought were rather funny.  The first is this line of “ass” hot sauces.

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I think the names are funny, but I’m not a fan of hot sauce. So, no I’ve never bought or tasted one. Still, I thought it was funny.

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These “gator eggs” are just clever marketing. Really clever marketing. I’m just hoping that avocados don’t go the way of chocolate milk. By that statement, I mean, people believing that chocolate milk comes from brown cows and avocados are really alligator eggs. Sometimes people are very gullible.

Until that happens, I am just going to enjoy the funny graphics and ideas.


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Exciting News

So, I’ve been collaborating with a local yarn shop. It’s one that I frequent often. I go to guild there weekly or I try to (this week’s head cold prevented my usual Thursday night knitting with friends). While Tina has a smaller shop than some of the other yarn stores, I’ve just really found my groove there. I love the guild and the people and Tina offers to order yarn if it’s not in the shop. Plus she is building her tatting offerings and seeking new yarn lines. It really is a delightful, and growing, shop

Now for the exciting part: I’m designing a monthly knit-along. It’s a year (12 months) of socks!!

We are going to explore different cast-ons, cast-offs, heels, toes, and patterns. I’m terribly excited about it and have already written the first 2 patterns for the year. I’m anticipating a fun year of sock-u-cation. As I finalize things with Tina I will put up another post so interested parties can contact her to sign up.

Right now, our plans are to offer the yarn, pattern, and some little goodies for sale as a monthly purchase. So you can pick and choose which months to order. You will be able to see the first quarter’s socks soon. That’s right, it’s not going to be a complete mystery. Each quarter we will release photos of the socks for that quarter, while still keeping the rest a secret. I’m not a huge fan of mystery knits. I like to see what I am making.

So, for now, if you might be interested in joining my little year of socks, leave a message in the comments or send me an email. 🙂