Wednesday, April 15, 2009

I scream, you scream...

Behold, my very first foray into ice cream making! Incidentally, the archaic definition of foray is to ravage in search of spoils : to pillage. How appropriate :) H was certainly pillaging in the kitchen while this was hardening in the freezer. It took much longer than we expected. We'd both pull it out and poke at it hopefully, then when the spoon sank right in our faces would fall. Hehe. This didn't last very long once it was hard :)

Here it is in my state-of-the-art double boiler. Yummers! I got the recipe here, and I highly recommend it. I want to try it next time with fancier chocolate (I used ghirardelli, but who are we kidding, wouldn't valrhona be way better?) Speaking of which I am dancing up and down to try this "perfect" chocolate chip cookie recipe. Those valrhona disks look so amazingly decadent - and no need to chop this fancy chocolate. How cool is that?

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Feeling Wooly

It was very hard work to get these two balls of pretty, soft green yarn. It all started with a trip to my local consignment shop where they had a giant ball of soft green yarn on display with beautiful wooden knitting needles sticking out. I was petting the yarn lovingly when the sales lady walked by. I asked her if it was for sale or just display - turns out it was display, but she had a buy-one-get-one-free skein behind the counter that she wasn't going to use and said I could have for FREE!! Yipeee!!

I was not sure what to do with just one skein of this yarn, being such a massive gauge. You might think it's easy to unravel those two strings and turn it into two balls of worsted weight yarn. And you'd be wrong. I tried a bunch of really stupid stuff before finally sticking my own wooden knitting needle through the yarn and twirling it until the two strands separated and I could wind each ball a few feet at a time. If this makes no since, have no worries. I don't even understand it in writing. Just trust me, it was brilliant (or totally insane, however you want to look at it). The point is, I now have two highly useful balls of worsted weight free yarn. hehe!

These beauties were not free. These shall become a cute ear flap hat with pompoms, commissioned by my g'ma. I must show pictures of the one I gave my sister - we call it a snoopy hat :)

These will be the second hat - she needs one pink and one blue. She is so cute! I've already started the pink one. All it needs are ear flaps, strings and pompoms now. Pictures coming soon....

Monday, April 13, 2009

Happy Easter!

Check out this adorable 1930's cartoon from Disney. This is an all time favorite of mine, and highly suited to this past weekend. Enjoy!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

my snags

I had to request my dental xrays from New York to get a cap put on my implant here in SC (very long and painful story). Here are the pictures they sent...

Weird huh?!? I thought my earrings looked especially strange at that angle. That implant kinda makes me look like a pirate. ARRRR!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Happy Birthday!!!