Sunday, March 09, 2008

It's All Green!

Well, Not if you live in Vermont. The ice storm was just beautiful. It took down my cheap dog fence and Bubba got into the neighboors garage...they have a dog fence, electronic. I'm sure they were thrilled. The roads were nasty. So, I made jewelry.
I met up with Norma and gave her Abigails' earrings. She is so great. She brought me Chocolates, Yummy, Thanks Norma

The 3 earrings together are mother of pearl.I got a bunch of green because, after all, I am Irish. I have the temper to prove it. Ha Ha Ha.

I have had requests wondering if I would sell my jewelry. Yes, and I'm cheap, Just drop me a comment. I take requests. Reasonable ones.
Oh, and this lovely lady is my mom. Ruth. She is the best! Silly just like me! I get it from her, no doubt about it.

I believe we are peas in a pod. I love her new scarf. May have to find some Noro and make my own. I laughed when I saw she had started a new one, after all it is March. But hey after todays weather....She may be on to something! I have not been doing any knitting. We had some extra shelving at the warehouse and I have decided it would be perfect for my stash closet. SO I am going to reoranize before I start anything new.

Monday, March 03, 2008

Whoopie Pies, Socks and Earrings- Corrections to recipe!!

Thanks to a comment from Kristina, I have made Whoopie Pies. She has a relative who makes these and will not share it. Seriously folks, life is too short not to share something as simple as a recipe.
So here it is:

Whoopie Pies

2 c. sugar
3/4 c. Shortening
2 eggs
Beat together and add:
2 C. milk
2tsp. Vanilla
12 T. Cocoa
4 1/4 C flour
2 1/2 tsp. baking soda
pinch salt.
Mix together well.
Drop by rounded tablespoons or teaspoons on greased baking sheets. Bake at 350 for about 6-10 minutes. They will spring back when done. Cool on rack

Frosting ( the best part)

1 1/2 C. each shortening and marshmallow fluff
1 T. milk
1 1/2 C. confectionary sugar.
2 tsp. vanilla
Makes about 2 dozen huge pies!

Okay so I made a pair of earrings to wear today. They are okay! Not my best!
And the sock -it SUCKS! the foot is fabulous. The ankle and up is too loose. AAGGH.
Thanks to the fabulous Norma, you all may be coming for a visit. Hello! Nice to meecha.
By the way, if you ever get to chat with Norma in person, she is the real deal-what you read is what you get. She is so animated. I love her. I met her in person at the local yarn shop and squeeled when I saw her. Hugged her and all! She really must have thought I was a whacko- I really liked the tattoo idea. LOL.
My daughter just turned us on to Jeff Dunham. Go on over and check him out...I keel you!
P.S. I have no idea how to insert a freakin link. It won't work!

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Central Park Hoodless!

Okay, let's get one thing straight, I loved my CPH. But, I wasn't loving the hood. It laid kind of funny and I could feel it like a hunchback in my coat. So, I bit the bullet. I was going to cut the hood off, but Barb and Kaylen at Kyarns cringed and said I knew hot to fix it. UGH. So, yes I ripped off the button band and ripped off the hood. I kept the same number of stitches and did the same ribbing as the sleeves and the bottom. Then I picked up the button band stitches on the new collar too. & buttons later and about 6 inches of collar, I have a CPH that I LOVE. It was so nice to finish it yesterday because it was COLD.
I have been working on a pair of socks for me and a simple wrap for a friend. While I was down visiting my dad, I stopped by a yarn shop in Windsor CT and purchased 2 patterns and was gifted a Rowan book, at least I think it was. Oh well. I have the yarn for everything I bought. Just waiting to finish the projects at hand.
I have been making earrings thanks to my mom! She has started her own business of jewelry making and I remembered how much fun it was. So about $100 later, I am making my own. For myself and for others. I love to make earrings for others!
So I am barefoot and going back to my warm chair to finish me a pair of socks.
Keep warm.