Sheared Bliss


Weekend Recap
August 31, 2009, 10:41 pm
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Friday: Made brownies.  Special brownies.  What’s the secret ingredient?  Click here.

I used this recipe, subbed pattypan squash for the zucchini, chocolate chips for the nuts, added a little milk because the batter was too dry, and skipped the frosting.  You really would never guess the squash was in there if you didn’t know.  They’re a little more cakey than I usually like my brownies, but they’re not bad at all.

Saturday: Sewed all day chez NurseK.

NurseK and I sewed, made pesto, sewed, made stir-fry, sewed, and ate brownies.

NurseK: “Hey Mom, guess what the secret ingredient in these brownies is.”

MommaK: “What?  Marijuana?”

Hehe, MommaK apparently thinks I’m way more interesting than I actually am.

All white sewing projects make for very visually uninteresting photos.

All white sewing projects make for very visually uninteresting photos.

Sunday: MommaCodeMonkey and I dealt with this –

– times three.  More on that later this week.

Millions of peaches, peaches for me.  Millions of peaches, peaches for free.  La la la.

Hah!  Now it’s stuck in your head too.

Sunday Dinner Chez Bliss:

I love you, now feed me.  No seriously, give me your pizza.

I love you, now feed me. No seriously, give me your pizza.



FO Friday
August 28, 2009, 6:00 pm
Filed under: Fiber Arts, FO Friday, Knitting | Tags: , , ,

Time for another baby present!  This one’s for a coworker who’s due in a couple of months.

Details:

Yarn – Caron Country in Spruce (or possibly Peacock), Deep Purple (maybe Plum Pudding), and Loden Forest (could be Foliage).  Yeah, I dunno, the colors are awfully close on the website and I can’t find the ball bands.  Yes, again.  What?  This stuff is perfect for baby things and I have lots of odd bits floating around in my stash.

Needles – US size 5 (I think – I’m so good at documenting my work, aren’t I?) double points.

Hat Pattern – My own.  I just cast on as many stitches as I thought would go around a baby head (64ish, I think) and knit a stripey tube until it looked tall enough for a baby head.  I braided one strand of each color of yarn together and threaded that through the fabric to gather the top of the hat.

Sock Pattern – Loosely based on Pitter Patter Socks by Jacqueline Ziegler.  I knit the smallest size of her children’s sock pattern, added stripes, and deviated a bit on the heel and toe.  The pattern calls for a short row heel which I did, but I wasn’t paying much attention to the pattern at that point and mine looks different from hers so I may have done it differently.  The pattern also calls for doing decreases at the sides of the toe then finishing it with kitchener stitch.  I hate kitchener stitch so I decreased evenly around the toe until there were just a few stitches left, then finished it off by threading the yarn tail through the remaining stitches.

I love knitting baby clothes – they go so fast!  As an exercise in contrasts, the project I just started begins with the instruction “Cast on 242 stitches.”  Groooaaaan . . .



Tomato Tuesday
August 25, 2009, 8:57 pm
Filed under: Food, Garden | Tags: , , ,

FLT* – A Photo Essay

Mmm . . . delicious . . .

*That’s “facon,” lettuce, and tomato.  I’m a vegetarian.



Randomly, on a Saturday

1. I went to the museum and made bread this morning.

PioneerJ displaying a loaf of third bread.

PioneerJ displaying a loaf of third bread.

2. I brought home some fresh-picked pattypan squash.

Mmm . . . squash . . .

Mmm . . . squash . . .

3. I am in love with this yarn.

Thats the bamboo, nylon, and superwash merino blend in Dragonfly that I picked up in Estes Park earlier this summer handspun into a very fine two-ply.

That's the bamboo, nylon, and superwash merino blend in "Dragonfly" that I picked up in Estes Park earlier this summer handspun into a very fine two-ply.

4. I will be spinning more of it at my spinning group tomorrow.

Isnt it gorgeous?  Have I mentioned how much I love this stuff?

Isn't it gorgeous? Have I mentioned how much I love this stuff?

5. Gratuitous cat picture.

Shrubby the fierce!

Shrubby the fierce!



Tomato Thursday
August 20, 2009, 7:52 pm
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Ok, so the alliteration isn’t as good, but I had to share.

Red, baby!  Well . . . pink anyway ; )

Red, baby! Well . . . pink anyway ; )



Shrub In The Box
August 17, 2009, 7:55 pm
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Shrub In The Box

Originally uploaded by ShearedBliss

It’s Monday, and a fairly crap-tastic one at that. Have a cute video.



FO Friday
August 14, 2009, 6:45 pm
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Remember this?

Yeah, that’s the helmet liner I was knitting for SoldierD back in July.  It’s finished!  Actually, it’s been almost finished for a while, just waiting to have the ends sewn in and I finally got around to it.

Reason number 437 that my neighbors think Im weird.  Yes, thats me, on my patio, in my pajamas and a helmet liner, pretending to be a commando.

Reason number 437 that my neighbors think I'm weird. Yes, that's me, on my patio, in my pajamas and a helmet liner, pretending to be a commando.

Pattern: “Helmet Liner” from Citizen SAM

Yarn: A couple of leftover bits of Patons Classic Wool in taupe and chestnut brown alternated in one row stripes