Saturday, May 12, 2007

Cake Makin'

This is what the kids and I worked on this week. 5 year old daughter made the cakes (brownie recipe) and helped to put it together. 2 9X13 inch pans stacked one on top of the other and the third 9X13 cake was cut into circles with a biscuit cutter to form the bases for the turrets. She had a great time.
Then we invited a couple of her friends over to help decorate it - they obviously had lots of fun. After the 5 year olds were running out of steam the older kids in the family helped to finish it!! Lots of fun!
In knitting news the ever lasting blanket is now 28 1/2 inches to a side with 190 stitches on the needles. The first ball of yarn is almost done so I joined the second ball and started decreasing. YEAH!! the end is in sight :o) That is about all that got done this week except that we got a new baby bunny who is really, really cute. Pictures next post because my camera battery needs to be charged.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007


This past week there has not been too much knitting going on. I have been reintroduced to my sewing machine and I love it! On Monday I finished a princess hat for DD#3 for her castle day on Friday. I used satin and an overlay of tulle that had tiny silver gems already imbedded in the fabric. I picked the stiffest stabilizer I could find, hand sewed the gold and white trim on the bottom, ribbons to the top and sewed the whole thing up. After that, I found some teardrop beads and attached them to the bottom (about 50 of them) and put a couple of bells on some of the ribbons. Ta Daa!

The blanket is made out of fleece - a solid and a print for DS#2 and it took me about an hour. I am loving sewing again. What is next......
Since this is really a knitting blog I should post a little about knitting. I finished the front of the purse previously posted about and am working on the back (just have the bottom and the clasp band to work on), the interminable blanket is worked on a little everyday and the bookmark has not seen the light of day yet this week. Maybe I should take it out and give it a little air later on today...