Archive for October, 2009

20
Oct
09

Candydiosis

Besides BR here aging another year and celebrating our 10th anniversary at the House of Prime Rib, I was busy this weekend!

First, I was motivated by Ree’s chocolate truffle recipe and made my own Peet’s Coffee Truffles:

coffee

And my friend Laura and her “partner” are celebrating their 20th anniversary this weekend, so I decided to make them some market bags. I’ve completed 2 so far, and am finishing up a third. Unfortunately I only have one photo:

bag

I wasn’t too fond of this pattern (the bottom really leaves a lot to be desired) and I ran out of yarn, so I had to make the handle in a different yarn, but I’m down 2.5 skeins of my over 750 balls of yarn! (Poor Kimberly told me she has 1500 balls! I can’t believe it – I’m drowning in 750!)

And finally on Sunday morning I took the kids to the Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival. I think this is the current largest pumpkin of the year:

pumpkin

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13
Oct
09

Panic

After a rash of starting and frogging new projects, I’ve started to Panic that I won’t be able to complete my 12 sweaters for NaKniSweMoDo this year! I’ve only completed 10 and do have 2 on the needles, but still … I’ve had to frog a few lately that I hoped would count in this KAL, but no such luck.

Meanwhile, I did complete something:

arm

Yes, it’s my friend ARM’s socks! You may remember that he has begrudgingly driven me to many yarn stores in the L.A. area and in Portland, and one day asked me to make him some socks. I completed those socks, but then gave them to my dad! ARM asked again about his socks, a couple of times, and seemed really upset when I told him about my dad, so I started another pair right before I saw him last time. But then I ran out of yarn on the second toe! You know I have over 750 balls of yarn, so I pulled out one ball of black yarn, one ball of gray variegated and did a little slip-stitch magic to complete a pretty darned good toe, if I do say so myself:

toe




Elspeth

is a knitter, librarian and pop culture enthusiast in the San Francisco Peninsula. Email me at emmckee@rocketmail

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