I am so proud of these socks, they are 2nd pair I’ve made, and they are so awesome. This pattern is found in the Knitting Vintage Socks book by Nancy Bush. There are at least 5 other patterns I’d like to make in that book, so I will be busy making socks for awhile. Next on the docket, “Child’s First Sock”, in a really sweet Koigu mustard colored yarn.
Here are the specs:
Pattern:: Gentleman’s Fancy sock rom Nancy Bush’s Knitting Vintage Socks
Yarn:Cascade Heritage Hand Painted Sock Yarn 2 skeins
Needle: Size 1
We celebrated Jeff’s birthday yesterday, it was crammed right in between a busy school schedule and a busy work schedule. Finn and I try our best to make it special, starting with the best birthday cake to date.
Finn helps by decorating all of Jeff’s gifts, not only do his drawing stylez look cool but decorating distracts him from helping untie all the ribbons.
You knew that crayons work good for drawing but did you know that they also make great afternoons snacks?
Things are looking good around the Allen household.
Inside the four layered cake. This is the first cake I’ve made all from scratch, I used this cake recipe and this frosting recipe. The cake was 100% de-lish, believe it!
I’ve been bitten by the sock making bug, good thing winter’s coming soon. I’ve purchased three kinds of yarn and plan to get sock making asap. Anyways if you don’t see me around the internetwebmachine for a few days, you know where I’ll be.
I can’t wait to make these into Child’s First Sock from “Knitting Vintage Socks“
In honor of Aaron’s Birthday and the unofficial last day of Summer and my return to work after 8 weeks off, we decided to have a few folks over for some food and some yard games.
Elsa and I had our work cut out for us. First thing’s first. Cupcakes for Rip. We were low on supplies so we had to do some improvising. I only had enough butter to make the cupcakes. I got on the interweb and looked myself up a vegan frosting recipe. It was no butter cream, but it did the trick. Tasty and sweet! Just like frosting should be.
Mmmmm…… frosted cupcakes…….
Ok. Cupcakes down. Next, get those chickens on the grill. My Dad grows chickens out at his place. He raises ‘em and feeds ‘em and ultimately slaughters ‘em. It’s a given that a couple end up in our freezer. We decided to go the ol’ beer can in the bum route when grilling these beauties up.
I can’t take much credit for the preparation and grilling of these birds. The most I did was make sure these girls were thawed out and made sure there was no cross contamination. Working for six years at a Kentucky Fried Chicken has made me an expert in poultry handling. I guess you could say I do chicken right. I guess you could say that.
Along with chicken husbandry, my Dad grows some wicked awesome veggies in his garden. I sliced those puppies up and threw ‘em in some spinach and our meal was complete. Our Friends brought things to share and we really did have an awesome afternoon grillin’ and chillin’!
Another Birthday down. Another Summer under our belts. Adios, Summer. We will miss you!
I’ve had a craft closet for almost a year now, it has just been turning into a major junk pile though. Last night in a fit of inspiration I decided to go through all my stuff and organize my junk pile into a functional craft zone.
I think this cross stitch is missing a “?”
I finally do something with all of these baby jars that I have been collecting, now all my little do-dads are in the right place.
I even have enough room to store my photographs, and save them from the garage. Way to go me.