Thursday, September 24, 2009

Smores... Not Just for Summer Campfires!

I LOVE smores. And I make them year round. But there is a special skill, or know-how, to achieve the perfect smore indoors. And I'm going to share how I make mine!

Need: Marshmallows, Hershey's chocolate, honey graham crackers, something thin and sort of long (skewers or chopsticks work great, a fork can be used in a pinch)

Take out one graham cracker and break it in half. so you have 2 squares. Place 1/2 a Hershey's bar on one of the squares. Turn on the burner for your stove but turn it down to medium-low. Place the marshmallow on whatever thin implement you found, and rotate it over the small flame rotisserie style until it becomes soft, golden brown, and has swelled to about 2x its original size. Place it on the chocolate and use the non-chocolate covered graham cracker half to slide it off the (skewer, fork, etc.). Cover, and enjoy!

PS... this is great with a cold glass of milk!

PPS... it's VERY easy to get caught up in eating your smore and leave the burner on. This is NOT recommended. Please remember to shut the burner off!

Friday, September 18, 2009

I Give!

It has been an awful 2 days. Nothing has gone drastically wrong, but many things have not gone right. As for the aforementioned podcast, the idea is taking a break for now. It isn't a good time for me to start something new, and I've hit so many roadblocks its not even funny.

I did do one thing today that made me a little happy. Well, two actually. The first was that I went through my queue on Ravelry on put all the yarn for those projects, plus a label saying what the pattern was and who it was for, into a ziploc bag. That way I can still see the yarn (as the bags are clear... did I need to say that?) I also started to organize my office. If I do a little bit everyday, it should be done in a week. It's very frustrating to do it for too long... so I worked in there for 20 minutes or so today.

I think I need some tea.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Yes Ladies and Gentlemen, it may soon become a reality. I'm not going to say much, because at the moment the project has hit a bit of a snag, but I will direct you here...

Thursday, September 10, 2009

The good, the bad, and the possibilities

Where to start? How about with the good. I finished Sydney's Christmas hat! I really like the feeling of getting something accomplished and off my needles, but at the same time its almost a little sad not to be knitting it anymore. I get over it pretty quickly though. What is still on the needles? The SFS sock (aka bane of my current existance). If you read my last post you know I had to frog 2/3 of the leg and I'm back to having 2 inches done. Pathetic. I'm working on my mom's socks for her birthday. I have been pretty dilagent about these because socks take me a while and all my Christmas gifts are fairly small, easy, and (hopefully) quick this year so I want to have these well underway before I get too deep in those. Lastly, I'm working on some washcloths for a baby shower I'm going to in October. I want to make sure I get these done, so they have been my prime project I'm working on. Already had to rip one out after 15 rows.

So, the bad. I wanted this post to be chock full of pictures from our trip, of Sydney's hat that is finished, and of course of the kitty. Unfortunately, the batteries in my camera are dead, and I have not had a chance to find the spares or charge these ones. Ugh. So no pictures yet.

Oh, the possibilities. I have been toying with the idea of doing a podcast about knitting, books, movies, cooking, etc. Pretty much everything I mention on here. It's something I've thought about for a while, and I think I;m going to go ahead and do it. Why not? I know there are already a lot of podcasts out there, but no one has my unique perspective or intrest in things :) At least, thats what I'm telling myself. I have to check into a few more things (technical wise) to get it up and running, but who knows? Maybe we'll have a promo up in a week or two :)

That's it for now. Pictures will follow soon, I promise!

Friday, September 4, 2009

More information to follow

We are back from our Boston/Maine trip and it went great. I hope to get pictures up soon. One of the highlights of the trip (for me anyway) was getting to shop at Webs! For anyone who doesn't know, Webs is the biggest yarn store ever (that I know of). Not only do they have a large store, they have a warehouse attached... all full of yarn. I was pretty good... didn't buy one of everything. Next post should have more pictures and details of what I bought. A lot of it (ok, maybe half) was for projects already planned. The reason for this being short and abbreviated is that we are leaving again. Tonight. It's just a weekend trip to Rochester, so nothing major, but I still have to try and get everything from one suitcase, washed, and into another. Another words, more information to follow.