Saturday, October 3, 2009

OMG! I need a spanking

WOW! has it really been over a month since I blogged? Where did the time go? OH, I know! It must have been aliens. Yes, Yes, that's it. They came and fuzzled my brain. That has to be it....and that's my story and I'm sticking to it. September came and went in a flash. Busy at work, at home, with kids, etc. Excuses, excuses. Well, I'm blogging now.

I LOVE October. Nearing the end of the year, the holidays are coming and cooler temperatures. Yes, 70 degrees is a cooler temperature. I was in a mood, and made some caramel apples, I think the autumn just SCREAMS for caramel apples. So I made my caramel (from scratch, no Kraft carmels wrapped in cellophane for me), melted chocolates and dipped some granny smith apples. Don't they look yummy? Oh, they are...the tartness of the granny smith against my yummy adult toned caramel, smothered in chocolate and decorated with oreos, toffee, mini m&m's, or reeses pieces. I had a blast making them, and the family had a blast eating them. They were SO big it took 2 days to eat one apple. I also made some lovely home made scones, a traditional cream scone, and then a cranberry orange and white chocolate scone. Served with strawberry preserves and homemade clotted cream of course. What a joy.
Currently on my needles...I started a Men's Sweater vest class at our local yarn store, the Knit & Knibble. Oh, I could spend weeks in there lost in the luscious yarns. So I am working on my very first garment. I'm working it in a sort of Navy shade of blue in Cascade's Sierra an 80% cotton 20% wool blend. I'm pleased so far, and I will get a picture posted soon. I'm also working on an afghan, but the sweater really is the priority at the moment. I have to have a certain amount completed by my next class in November.
In the Cross Stitch realm....well, I'm still working on the Big Round Zipper. The border has given me a ton of problems. I'm diligently working through them, and hope to finish the border today. I'm stitching with my best stitching friends today at the FIRM, and that is an easy project to work on while talking. Or maybe not, as I keep making errors on the border. I may need to reconsider.

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