Music Player

not posting, random, Ravelry

I haven’t been knitting that much so, I haven’t been posting. Duh.

In the last month or so we have aquired a few more pets. 8 baby chicks, 2 doves(w/ 1 baby) and 1 puppy. I guess I’d better take some photos and post it soon.

If you look to the left, I have a music player with a few favorites. When I say few I mean few. If you ask me what my favorite bands are we can have an hour long conversation. No joke.

Still have the stupid headaches, but I can still knit a little even with a headache. I can’t do lace or decreasing, just ribbing and stockinette.

Have you signed up for Ravelry yet? I love it!


AGGHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! *ahem*

Dyeing, fiber, food dye, random

Agghhhhh! Sorry about the photos…I thought the problem was just with my computer! To see the real pictures go here. To answer the question that’s on everybody lips…no, I did not use fruit to dye my yarn. I wonder what would happen if I did dye yarn with fruit and vinegar. Would the sugar react? Would the yarn take the dye in the fruit? Would the finished yarn be so delicious that I had to eat it!?! Jk. I made you think about it though, didn’t I? The challenge is on, find a fruit to dye yarn. Post the results. Go.


random, survey

Card reader is still broken so, here’s a little about me…

1. Are you a yarn snob (do you prefer higher quality and/or natural fibers)? Do you avoid Red Heart and Lion Brand? Or is it all the same to you?
Uh, yes…but I still like Lion Brand.
2. Do you spin? Crochet?
I spin and crochet.
3. Do you have any allergies? (smoke, pets, fibers, perfume, etc.)
4. How long have you been knitting?
9 years, but I wasn’t crazy about it until 3 or 4 years ago.
5. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list?
6. What’s your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products etc.)
Strawberry, vanilla, and cucumber/melon.
7. Do you have a sweet tooth?
Yes, I love chocolate (dark) and ice cream.
8. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do?
Beading, sewing, cooking and working with clay are some of my favorites.
9. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD)
I like Christian alternative rock and Christian metal. Yes, my computer can.
10. What’s your favorite color? Or–do you have a color family/season/palette you prefer? Any colors you just can’t stand?
Blues, greens and purples are my favorites.
11. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets?
Good. Weird question. Anyways, I have one dog, 5 ducks, two rabbits and 25 chickens.
12. What are your life dreams? (really stretching it here, I know)
Become a knitwear designer or some other fiber related job.
13. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with?
I love any thing soft and NO scratchy. 🙂
14. What fibers do you absolutely *not* like?
100% pure acrylic.
15. What is/are your current knitting obsession/s?
Lace and colorwork.
16. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit?
17. What are you knitting right now?
Mittens and a sweater.
18. What do you think about ponchos?
19. Do you prefer straight or circular needles?
20. Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?
All of the above.
21. Are you a sock knitter?
22. How did you learn to knit?
My brother’s friend’s mom.
23. How old is your oldest UFO?
No comment. 😉
24. What is your favorite animated character or a favorite animal/bird?
Hello Kitty!
25. What is your favorite holiday?
26. Is there anything that you collect?
Yarn, duh.
27. What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have?
28. Any books out there you are dying to get your hands on?
Not really.

Chipate (a flat bread)

baking, random, recipe, Uganda

Chipate is a Ugandan style flat bread that is used to dip in stews or to be eaten by itself. It is also good folded around chicken and rice or with butter.

My version of chipate:
1 cup white flour
1 1/2 cup spelt flour
2 tsp. vegetable oil
2/3 cup of water
pinch or two of salt
handful of chopped onions
pinch of powered garlic

Knead together all of the above ingredients in a medium bowl until it looks like pizza dough(or tortilla dough). Makes about 6 2inch balls of dough or 18 smaller balls of dough. Roll each ball flat using a rolling pin. Cook them for 1 to 3 minutes each side on a medium-heat ungreased skillet until they are light brown and bubbly. Serve with seasoning salt, chicken, beans and rice.

You can also add chopped green peppers or carrots instead of onion.

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baking, random

Yesterday I baked a abstract-yellow-cake-triple-fudge-chocolate-chip-frosting cake. Abstract meaning off-center, somewhat random(a little bit pysanky, don’t you think so?) design with M&M’s on top….

Dun, dun, dun, da, dun, dun, dun, da, dun, dun, dun, da, dun, dun, dun, da……………….

TA DA!!!!!!!!

…..and zig-zag M&M’s the side! Please ignore that the cake is slanting to the left….One little *cough*major*cough* problem with the cake is that the frosting has chocolate chips in it and that tore up the top of the cake. Bet you were wondering why there was a pile of M&M’s on the cake….

An “insider” shot of the cake. Guess how much cake is left today! You might not believe me….
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