Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

I'm spending Thanksgiving with My friend's in-laws. DH is out of town and they invited me to spend the afternoon with them.
I haven't done enough knitting in the last days. I did finished the triangular shawl and is blocking (with no pins) as we speak.
The Socks are off the needles and on their way to the recipient...I forgot to take pictures of them, but I can ask them to take them for me. I hope they fit!

I'm always thankful for all the blessings that I have in my life, but this year I have sooo many things to be thankful for, so Gracias Dios por derramar tantas bendiciones sobre mi y mi familia.

Thursday, November 19, 2009


Some of my friends got together to throw me a baby shower. In the past , I'm the one that makes the cake/dessert for the occasion, so this time I wouldn't let them say no.

I baked some chocolate cupcakes. Everybody loved them! They had a chocolate ganache center and a butter cream frosting.

Cupcakes cooling

After cutting out the center, I pipped chocolate ganache in each cupcake

After pipping the frosting with a big star tip, I sprinkled some coarse sugar

I got this awesome cupcake tower at Marshall's for less than $15! It fits 32 cupcakes. I had about 25 leftover cupcakes (that didn't fit in the tower) and I used them as long over due Thank you gifts.
I've been working on my To-Do lists. We're having family over for Christmas and I have to rearrange furniture, clean, plan menus and get ready for baby!

Saturday, November 14, 2009


Once again we had the opportunity to go see Wolfmother . This time we didn't have to drive that far and we were closer to the stage. I was worried that the baby was not going to enjoy it, be she behaved pretty good! much better that the first time we went to the movies.
Moving on to knitting news, I finished the first sock. I'll tell you all about it tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Baby sweater

I finally blocked and took pictures (dark and bad) of the baby sweater.

The pattern is the 5-hour baby boy sweater. Very fast knit, next time I'll knit the sleeves in the round. All I have left to do is add some crochet loops and 2 or 3 buttons.
I have leftover yarn that is going to become a hat and booties.

Let's see, what else? I hope I can turn the heel on the first sock. The pattern I'm using is this one. I'll have progress pictures next time.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Raviolis and knitting

I have been wanting to make raviolis for a very long time. Today happens to be the day that I got tired of looking at a container of roasted butternut squash in the refrigerator (half of it became a really good soup, the other half was just sitting there for 2 weeks).

Inspired by this post, I decided to give it a try. Even though I have a pasta machine (which I got for $8 at a thrift store!), I found it very tricky to roll, fill and fold the little raviolis. I blame the dough, at first it was too dry and then too wet :-( Anyway, I made the raviolis , but not the sauce. They're in the freezer, along with 1/4 of the roasted butternut squash, I think it still be good, right?

I started my FIL socks last night. This are my 3rd pair, toe-up, on 2 circs. They're a little thick, but that's OK, they're winter socks. I'm using Moda Dea washable wool on US5 needles.

I really want to knit my family Christmas gifts, I know, I've been down that road before, but this time I really have an excuse, having a baby is expensive! and I was sorting my stash and realized that I have way too much yarn. I'll check Ravelry to see if I can find something quick & easy that looks like it took a lot of time to make ;-)

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Another shawl

So, yesterday started knitting another Boneyard Shawl. I know this is supposed to be a stash-busting project, but I got yarn just specially for it.

It all started with a trip to Crafty Planet to look for some yarn to knit socks for my FIL. I didn't find anything I liked, but since I had a 20% off coupon, I decided to buy something for myself. I got 2 skeins of Cascade 220 Heathers in 9442. The yarn is very's odd, my label reads that it's Merino wool, but the website states that is highland wool, hmm. I got it in pink just in case I didn't feel like knitting something for myself.

Anyways, I didn't find yarn for the socks, so I went to Joann's and found 2 balls of Moda Dea washable wool in brown. It was marked 7.99, a little too much for my budget, but I had 2 40% off coupons. I was pleasantly surprised when I went to the register and it turned out that that particular store doesn't carry that yarn, so it didn't come up in the register, so the lady grabbed a ball of yarn that she had on hand and applied the 40% off to that price. I ended up paying $2.99 per ball!

Friday, November 06, 2009

Thriftstore trip

It's no secret that I like to shop in thriftstores, actually, I don't like it I love it ;-)

Today I went to one and I found a Frida Khalo puzzle. I don't know if all the pieces are there, but I'm going to find out soon.

It's been a long time since I've worked on a puzzle. I think this one is pretty nice.

Thursday, November 05, 2009


Here's my latest FO.

Habitat by Brooklyntweed. This is my first project where I follow a chart instead of row-by-row instructions. It was really easy to follow.

I used Patons Classic Wool and US 8 needles (I don't know how I forgot to change needles after the ribbing or why I CO with larger needle size). I like the hat, but it turned out a little bit thight for DH. It fits me, but I don't think I'll use it, I'm going through a slouchy-hat phase.
I don't use cable needles, so it made the whole thing go faster.
Next time I'll use a yarn that makes the cables pop out more.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

I got out of bed to post

Yep, I was already in bed when I remembered that I didn't post today, I know I'm already out of the whole NoBloPoMo thing, but still, I had to post something today.

I still don't have pictures of my latest FO, so I'll just tell you what's on my needles (that I'm actually working on). I'm knitting the 5 hour baby boy sweater in a very girly color (rose iris).

I promise I'll post pictures tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Well, that lasted long...

I can't believe that I forgot to post yesterday!!!! I remembered in the morning and was going to take pictures of my latest FO, but it wasn't dry and blah, blah, blah. Oh well! There goes NoBloPoMo.

Anyways, I have pictures of my Boneyard Shawl, which I made while in Mexico

(couldn't find anything else to perch my shawl on, so concrete blocks it was!)

I really liked how it turned out. I made some mods on the pattern, check Ravelry for extra details.
The yarn I used was picked out by DH, color and all! very fashionable, don't you think?
Patons Silk Bamboo in Orchid, it has a very nice drape. I'm planning on knitting another in wool, without the picot edge, just YO's

My last post before going into hibernation mentions that I'm very near my 100th post, I want to do something, a contest probably, any suggestions?

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Almost a year ago...

I can't believe it's almost a year since I posted...well, not true, I can. A lot of things have been going on, mostly work at first, but in the last few months I've been really busy making a baby :-) I'm so excited! We're all very excited.

As excited as I am, I haven't knitted anything for the baby yet, I don't know why. I have a lot of patterns in mind, but just haven't decided on the yarn.

I've knit a lot of things in this past year, I'm sure all my FO's will make it sooner or later into the blog, because I'm planning on participating in NoBloPoMo, so good luck to me!