Friday, February 22, 2013

Totally Pastel Bonbons

Lion Brand has these packages of yarn. They are called bonbons and come in pastel or bright. You get 8 with 28 yards each. They are pricey at $10/package but Joanns had them in the clearance isle for $2. After I made my scrappy socks I decided I could get a pair of socks out of each package. So what do you do when it is snowing, knit of course. I just picked up a color and knit til it was done. I had about 16" of yarn left for each sock and got an 8"cuff. The pastel socks are done.

I hate the city more than I hate snow

I live on a small cul-de-sac on a bigger cul-de-sac. I know it is not easy to plow snow and figure out where to pile it up but... This guy was a complete moron, I dont know if you can tell by the pictures but he has all of us plowed in, no one can get out withous some severe shoveling. I hope we dont have an emergency or someone needs to get in because as for now we are house bound. I have shoveled the deck and the front porch and sidewalk leading to the front porch and will start the drive later. Hope none of us has a heart attack shoveling.

Thursday, February 21, 2013


We are in a state of emergency due to the snow storm today. Places around the city have had anywhere from 7-11 and it is still snowing. We are in a lull. We already set a record for the most snow on this date and may set another one soon. Part of my deck is empty and you can see the drift out my back door. The wind is howling and it is so dry it is drifting pretty bad. The airport is closed, malls are closed, movie theaters are closed and basically we have been told to stay home but there are always those out there who think they can defeat the bad roads. If you are gonna be stupid I wish you well.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Simply Punkin Pie

The first pair of socks for me has been done but I have been finishing other projects with deadlines and cleaning house. I thought they looked like the filling in a pumpkin pie with the spices mixing in with the pumpkin. They are very soft and very warm.

Pinapple Upside Down Cinn Rolls

The next batch of cinn rolls were these. I would use crushed instead of chunky because you only get a small taste of pineapple and I would not put the pineapple juice in the sauce part because the bottom of the rolls were a tad soggy. They are not real sweet but they are delicious.

Decorah Eagles

Well we aren't gonna be watching any little fuzzballs this season. Mom and dad have decided to use the new nest. We will never know why but no cameras over there so we wont know much. I can only hope after the kids are gone this season we can get a camera over there. Perhaps they did not like the intrustion but... I wish you well and hopefully we won't lose any eaglets this season.