Thursday, March 23, 2006

Rearview. I think I'll call it "Granny's Baby" Posted by Picasa

WIP Posted by Picasa Well, my model is not being perfectly still, but you can probably tell what this is intended to be. A cute 3/4 length sweater made from variegated yarn, which to me is just awesome. In my opinion, you can't really capture the true beauty of this yarn by tainting it with complicated stitch patterns. So, I've decided to stick with the SC, and it's working out just fine. I'm half way done, but I don't think that I have enough yarn, and my next knitpicks order is pending until April. Hmmmm, what to do...

Try To Visualize... Posted by Picasa I know it's a mess now, put I have big plans for this area. When I first moved into this house, this was supposed to be my retreat. But, since I had to make room for another child, I lost my office/storage space and this became it. I'm determined to reclaim this space and make it beautiful. I just have to get organized. I've purchased a huge cube shelf at Ikea, which I also plan to use as a divider. This way, I'll get to have an office, a little workshop, and even a retreat. I'm sure I can fit it all in here. I just have to use some extra creativity. Believe it or not, this area looks about 30% better than it did before I shot this picture. It's so hard to find the time to clean up a totally trashed area. My goal is to get it done before the end of Spring. Pray for me.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

What's For Dinner?

My kids loooooove Tuna Helper. They thinks it's a delicacy. Who knew? Maybe it's because I started them out on Salmon Fetuccini. We all love this. This is a recipe that I got from my Uncle Arthur a while ago. I fell in love with it and we never get tired of it. It's fast to prepare and make. Want the recipe?

1 Small salmon filet
Equal parts chopped basil and garlic (I like about two tablespoons at least, I love garlic)
1 Pat of butter OR 1 1/2 tblsp of olive oil
1 tsp of Lawry's Season Salt
1/4 tsp of garlic powder, onion powder
6 ounces of heavy whipping cream
1/2 teason of dried rosemary
1/8 tspn of black or white pepper
1 lb of fresh fetuccini

Season the Salmon Filet lightly with Seasoned Salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and rosemary. Broil under oven's broiler for about 10-12 minutes or until filet is cooked through.

In a medium to large wok, saute garlic and basil in the butter or oil and set aside. When the Salmon is done, shred the flesh only into the pan with the garlic and basil, then add the whipping cream. Bring to a light boil, cover and simmer for about 5-8 minutes. Season with Lawry's to taste.

Boil your pasta, rinse, drain, and pour directly into the salmon sauce you've just made. Toss well. You can use the extra basil by mixing it with a nice green salad.

See, I told you that was easy. And so, so, good.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Ok, so the zig-zag skirt's been finished for a while now... but I haven't worn it, and I probably won't till next year cause it's too tight. Grrrrrr! I checked my gauge over and over. I guess I just got tired of ripping out and tried to just visualize it going on effortlessly and hanging just right. It didn't work. Oh well, something to look forward to.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Well, alright now! I'm finally figuring out how to use this bloc. So, please enjoy the links I've listed and shoot me an email from time to time. Hopefully soon I'll be displaying my finished works, but I'm getting all backed up for some reason. I want to clean my room, which for some reason doesn't fall under the general category of house keeping. Oh yeah, I've been trying to stay on top of that, unsuccessfully. I'm trying to design a 3/4 length toddler cardigan and also construct my Josie's Poncho. Wait I minute! How did I start neglecting my crochet all of sudden? I'll be back on top in a minute.