Next up…

Next up on my needles will be Quicksilver by Melanie Berg.  Im going to dye up some yarn to knit it.  I need to figure out what colors I want to use.  I’m almost finished with the Vanilla Fog by Andrea Mowry.   It’s turning out great,  love it.  And the yarn is super soft.  It’s a MCN base by Artistic Lilly.  

Next hobby I’m going to tackle is cooking.  I want to become a foodie/cook.  I don’t want to cook my way through the Julia Child cookbook or anything,  just broaden my horizons on what I can choose from. Plus,  cooking is relaxing, especially with a glass of wine.  I haven’t had a glass of wine in months.  And it will give me something else to talk about in my blog.

Does anyone use Snapchat? I have like 3 friends on Snapchat. That does not validate my want to purchase those sunglasses that sync and record to Snapchat though. I need more friends!

May is quickly sneaking up on me.  I’m getting scared about the 5 hour drive to Orlando.  I hope my daughter can keep me awake and alert. Driving is not my thing,  but Disney is definitely my thing.  I love Disney. I want to hug Mickey!!

So,  if you have any great cooking ideas, please share.  I’d love to learn.  

♡A

What’s new…

Nothing.

I got about 2.5″ further into my hat.  I’d like to finish it by the end of the weekend.   Next,  I’m going to start the swatches for my TKGA course.   But, I’d like to start a shawl or a sweater.   Something a little more challenging than a hat.  

I need to start cooking again.   I only cook on the weekend mainly.   I was cooking a meal from a different country every weekend.  A theme night kinda.  But, there are only so many ingredients you can find in a small town grocery store.  It got complicated,  and expensive.  

My daughter got her glasses today. She’s so excited and can see a lot better.   I’m happy for her.  Now I need to get some glasses.   That will have to wait until after Disney in May.

Disney in May! Yay!

♡A

Fruit Salad, The Knitter’s Guild & Fajitas

Tomorrow, at my office,  starts the week of recognition for a certain department. I have a cubicle in this department, but I’m not a part of that department. They were nice enough to include me on the breakfast they’re having tomorrow.  But, I have to bring something.  I was volunteered to bring fruit salad.  Not cheap.  I got grapes, strawberries, melon, and pineapple.  It was all pre-chopped, so less work for me.  My hands smell like fruit, sniff sniff, so good! 

I’ve been knitting a majority of the day.  I ripped my Vanilla Fog hat out once more.  Andrea Mowry got in touch with me about the pattern question I had. It still didn’t make sense,  so I altered it to make sense to me.  I finally got the hang of the brioche knitting in the round,  and I’m about 1.5 inches into the hat. Fun! 

I’m going to sign up for the Knitters Guild this summer.  It’s basically a school for knitters to test your skills, I think.  I want to be a master knitter.   I know,  I cannot even get brioche in the round to work, I have a ways to go before I could be a master. The idea of having knitting homework just seems fun.  So, yea.  

I’m dyeing some yarn right now.  Water is heating up in my 20 quart pot.  I don’t think I needed a pot that big, but for some reason,  I got it.  It would be awesome for crab legs though.  Too bad it is contaminated with acid dyes now. 

Per the request of my daughter,  I’m going to use pink and aqua dyes for this yarn. It’s going to be called Jigglypuff.  She loves Pokemon.  But, it will not be available in my store. I’m just testing the color combination for now.  Plus,  it’s on 100% Peruvian Highland Wool.  Not soft,  at all.  I’d feel awful if someone bought that base.  I’m waiting on my yarn order to come in,  and this scratchy yarn is the only thing I had left to dye.

I’ve got my secret dry rub marinating on chicken now.   Going to fire up the grill around 5:00 and cook my favorite meal, fajitas!!  Spanish rice,  refried beans, peppers, onions, and cheese will be in the mix as well.  Not to toot my own horn,  but my fajitas are better than any fajitas I’ve ever had. Nom!

I guess that’s all for now.  I’m going to go dye my yarn,  get back to knitting,  and start cooking soon.   

♡A