Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends, family, and followers! I hope everyone has a fun and safe holiday full of delicious food!

I'm over at Katie's house. She's making the turkey. I brought Pecan pie and am making green bean casserole and candied sweet potatoes. The food is going to be delicious!

Safe travels and great food!


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Waffle Shortage, eek!

So, if you haven't heard, there is a shortage of a breakfast staple- Waffles! Ok, ok, it's not that big of a deal right? Just make your own and freeze them. Played around with a recipe, I'm going to play around with it some more soon (for some reason mandarin waffles sound delicious)...

But anyways, pull out your waffle iron and get to cookin'. They're fast, easy, and don't take a whole lot of effort. :)

Waffles (makes about 12 depending on your waffle maker)
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/8 cup sugar (I add a little more because I like them sweet)
1 tablespoon baking powder
3 eggs
little over 1 3/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
dash of cinnamon
cooking oil or butter for iron

Preheat waffle iron.

Put dry ingredients into a bowl and set aside.

Beat eggs. Add other wet ingredients and mix.

Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until moistened. You don't want to over mix or they'll be rubbery.

Follow instructions on your waffle iron to cook waffles. Pull out of iron using a fork. Set aside on a plate (with a paper towel underneath to absorb excess moisture) until they reach room temperature and then put them in the freezer. Pull out and pop in the toaster when you want to enjoy. Easy peasy!


Sorry I haven't been doing a whole lot of anything lately. I'm sick, which turns me in to a big baby. Finally after 2 weeks of not getting better and missing tons of class, I went to the doctor and discovered (or rather, they discovered) that I have pneumonia. Fun! So I've been lounging around, relaxing as much as I can, and trying to recover. I've been stressing out over missing school, and trying to make up everything I've missed, but at this point all I want is to feel normal. :)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

"Too Young" to knit? NEVER!

I find it a little funny that when most people find out that I know how (and LOVE) to knit, their first response is "But you're so YOUNG!"

I think it's sad that more young women don't know how to knit, bake, or do other crafts. Don't get me wrong- I think it's great that women are able to do damn near everything else they could possibly want to do. I simply think that everyone should have a constructive hobby, and doing something with your hands is productive and stress relieving. Well, except for when you knit in your tail or drop 20 stitches because you want to see if something is going to fit (AHEM, me).

That's probably why whenever I get the chance to help out a new knitter, I do. I may not be very experienced, but I still love it- and I want others to love it as well. There's something about giving someone a gift that you made especially for them with your own hands that just can't be beat. Everyone that I've made a gift for has loved it, regardless of whether it had complicated stitches or a fancy pattern.

I hope that more women take up knitting- young OR old (or anywhere in between). I hate when people think that knitting is old-fashioned. Heck, maybe we need a little tradition thrown in our lives, it seems to be vanishing fast.

Well, I'll end my cough-syrup induced rant and get back to casting on my brothers hat. The weather is getting chilly here and I want to finish it this weekend.

Happy Knitting!


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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Finished kids hat!

Finished the hat last night! Oh, and I got a new phone, so hopefully the quality of pictures are better :)

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Monday, November 9, 2009

Hey there I'm Katie and in case you don't know me I'm Valarie's drinking/knitting buddy (and of course her super close, wonderful friend). So I figured I'd share some past projects and one I'm working on now. :)
The last pic is the shawl I'm working on.
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Saturday, November 7, 2009

Hat In Progress

My cousins wife asked me to make a hat for their son. I'm working on it now. I slightly modified my Hat With Cables pattern for a smaller head. More pictures as I go!