Pies, Tarts, Cake Balls and Chocolate

Not necessarily in the order of the post title, but it’s been a seriously busy month! Knitting is not progressing fast enough to note, but the kitchen…oh the kitchen is buzzing! My last post was just before Easter, and that weekend at the Stitch n Bitch, I made Chocolate Nests and Chocolate Mint Grasshopper Pie.… Continue reading Pies, Tarts, Cake Balls and Chocolate

Three Pies and a Busy Sewing Machine

Lindsay’s key lime pie was as bad as I said it was, and to make up for that this week I made three pies, chosen by my ladies. Emerald was the first to reply, suggesting a Chocolate Cherry Pie. Essentially, the Chocolate Strawberry Pie from last month. This one’s crust was made from the Oreo… Continue reading Three Pies and a Busy Sewing Machine

Gauge is Important + New Yarn

So everyone always says that checking your gauge is important and I’ve had a few close calls with socks, where I really needed to block them or there’s no way they’d fit but aside from socks I don’t generally knit things that need to fit. I like to knit accessories and silly things, like wee… Continue reading Gauge is Important + New Yarn

Welcome to the World + Belated Birthdays

Wee one #3’s arrival was the most anticipated yet! Both her brother and sister were weeks early, so naturally we all assumed she’d be early as well. Imagine our collective surprise when she decided to arrive 3 days late! It’s amazing the things I put off or just didn’t do at all because I was… Continue reading Welcome to the World + Belated Birthdays

One Anniversary and Back to Back Birthdays

My parents celebrated their 30th anniversary a few weeks ago, I had a few silly ideas for the pearl anniversary that involved patterns with lots of ‘purls’ in them but nothing seemed quite right. If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time you know how much I love knitting creatures and toys… Continue reading One Anniversary and Back to Back Birthdays

Valentines Day Rewind

Coming in about a week late, we had so many fun projects happening for Valentine’s Day I have to document them, late or not. The week of Valentine’s Day, I was excited (though honestly not surprised) that my oldest wee one (he’s 8 ) wanted to make his class valentines this year instead of buying… Continue reading Valentines Day Rewind

Early Feb Birthdays and Valentine’s Prep

I kicked off my knitting this month with the most traditional knitting there is – a cozy! A hot water bottle cozy, at that! I found a wonderful pattern for a cabled one with a ribbed turtleneck-like trim so it really looks like a wee sweater. I made it from some Red Heart I got… Continue reading Early Feb Birthdays and Valentine’s Prep