Friday, September 19, 2008

Completed: Shetland Shorty!

This is the Shetland Shorty from Knitty. I used some cashmere that I had in my stash. Hailey had asked specifically for this sweater to wear with this dress. The browns match perfectly. We're both pleased!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Donut making, part 2

This is the eating part of the donut making. It was a nice way for us to end a week of work well done, to sit down and have donuts and cider together.

Donut making

Each October, when I was a little girl, as the weather cooled and the fall chill hit the air, my mom would make home made donuts. I would watch and anticipate the yummy goodness. She'd give them to us with cider or hot cocoa. I'm not sure if she intended to make such a memory, but every fall I think of donuts. This year, I've been thinking of them incessantly, even though it is only September. I decided the only cure was to make some. I've only made them one other time, but they were really quite easy and very yummy. I think they could become a fall tradition around the Scandrette home. In fact, I think they might show up at a yearly Halloween party we attend....

Our culinary adventures this week...

The kids were each in charge of a meal this week. On Monday Isaiah made pasta and sausages. On Thursday Hailey made a Thai coconut soup. On Tuesday, Noah made this....a beef potpie. He sauted beef, carrots, potatoes and onions and then cooked it in a mushroom soup. It all went into the crust and then into the oven for a while to brown the crust. It was wonderful! We'll be making that again.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Sock Monkey blanket

I have been gone from my blog for a while. I am working on a couple of lace projects that are taking me quite some time. Here is a blanket and matching hat I finished just yesterday for a baby shower. The pattern is from Stitch n Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker and was quite quick.

We vacationed in Palm Springs in August and while there, I made my usual stop at "Tuesday Morning". Eight balls of Angora found their way home with me, as well as two balls of a merino, alpaca, silk blend. The price was just too good and the yarn too lovely. Altogether it was 300 g. of yarn, cancelling out the yarn progress made by the sock monkey blanket. Well worth it, though, I think.