Friday, October 23, 2009


It's official. I will be taking a 1 week vacation at the end of February. You know what that means....Stitches WEST!!!! Yes, for the first time ever, I am going to Stitches West. I bought my airline tickets tonight, and now just need to wait til Monday to register for a class that I want to take, and then wait *oh-so-patiently* to hop on that plane and go have some fun with my Bestest Friend Evar and her family.

I am so freaking excited, I might just bounce out of this seat!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Peanut Butter Frosting

Just so I Don't Forget....

As per Loopy Ewe Blog

Peanut Butter Frosting (from, with modifications based on some of the reviews. This frosting is way too good.)

1/2 cup butter, softened to room temp
1 heaping cup of creamy peanut butter
2-4 Tbl. milk
2 cups powdered sugar
2 tsp. vanilla

Mix butter and peanut butter until smooth. Add powedered sugar gradually, beating the whole time. Add vanilla and then the milk as needed (1 Tbl. at a time.) When well mixed, turn up the speed and whip for 3 minutes, until light and fluffy.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Electric Monkeys

In the mail yesterday: An electric bill for bunches of money

In the mail today: An electric bill for less money for an apartment we are no longer tied to.

This means: Either the idiots at the company didn't bother to cancel the account when we moved out FOUR months ago, our apartment manager did not get the account transferred and canceled the way she wanted, OR the Electric Monkeys are trying to steal out moneys.

Either way, I am slightly perturbed. But since the electric bills are NOT in my name, I am UNABLE to call them tomorrow to try to straighten it all out. Instead, I must wait for LB to find time, inclination and some other stuff in order to get it done.

I am swearing up a storm on the inside. And on the outside I am watching Penn and Teller's Bullshit, and knitting in the hopes that I don't kill someone.

meh. Back to knitting

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Soynuts and Slave Labor

I have been working hard all day around the house. Did two loads of dishes, and am waiting for the third to be done. Laundry loads have been completed. (though I have to say, laundry is not done until it is put away. Hence the piles on the bed for LB to put away from yesterday. ONE BASKET. I just need one empty basket for doing my hang-dry loads. Is that too much to ask?)

I made 4 loaves of banana bread. One for mom, one for me, one for my favorite lead of all time, and then another that will be frozen for later. I am waiting until LB gets home so that I can make a few loaves of Pumpkin bread. If I play my cards right, he will have picked up butter to facilitate the bread-making.

Next up: MUFFINS! I have a box of FiberOne muffin mix, and am considering making some muffins.

Of course, this is a silly idea, simply for the fact that I am working towards losing weight, and while the muffins are healthy and fiber-y, they are probably not necessary in addition to the banana walnut bread. Nevermind the fact that baking is fun, keeps me out of trouble, and is a good way to spend a Sunday afternoon. ( is knitting...)

In knitting, I have finished the decreases for waist shaping on the Test Knit, and am contemplating my navel regarding the fact that I haven't gotten further on it. yep. Still haven't started my Christmas knitting. It may end up that the in-laws don't get hand-knitted gifts, and instead get the stuff that was peripherally involved in the knitting ideas....Meh. We'll see how much time I have once this is done.

New amazing podcast! Social Knitworking. They combine three of my favourite things in one podcast! 1)Drinking! 2)Knitting! 3) Complete Nerdtopia!

Back to baking!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Throw me in that Briar Patch!

Chocolate pb cup stuffed cookie/Brownies! *drool*

Okay, the news:
-I've lost a few pounds (being 2.4 if you're counting) since starting my workouts on the 30th September. I feel better, both about myself, and in health. But it is still hard getting up so early to work out.

-I have still not started my Christmas Knitting. Me, being a monogamous knitter, can only work on one project at a time, and I am still working on my test knit. It's nice, and the fabric is's just....400 stitches is hard...

-No spinning. I need to procure a seat of the correct height so that I can sit comfortably.

-New podcast! Crafternoon Tea with GrannyG


Thursday, October 1, 2009

TechKnitter does it again!

Gawd, there is so much amazing stuff in this post. Please. I think I need to lie down.