Saturday, January 26, 2008

Saturday Bath

i just can't resist posting about this! warning: this post will not contain any knitting content! tonight was saturday bath night here at the homestead...for the cat! her name is alley in case i have not mentioned that before. yes, i know...alley cat...haha! ok so alley has what is called miliary dermatitis. she has had this condition for a long time. most likely it is due to fleas which is weird because she doesn't go outside and we no longer have an inside/outside cat. it makes her feel really bad. she throws up a lot and just over all looks pathetic, but this week it just seemed to peak. i took her to her vet's office for her steroid shot and the vet suggested giving her a bath to rid her of the offending fleas. so tonight it was bath night! i love pics of wet kitties!

this is the before the bath picture. still dry here!

here we are getting our belly cleaned!

i turned the shower on so that i could get her good and rinsed off. she was really pissed by this point! look how wet! so cute!

this is right after i got her rinsed off. she is hanging on to my shoulder. now i am soaked as well! oh well!

all done! mom and i towel dried her then used the hair dryer to get her nice and fluffy! it didn't stop her from doing her own drying. in fact now, 2 hours later she is still licking to get all "dry"! she is so ocd!

this was actually really fun, but i am not sure she would agree! knitting content coming soon, i promise!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

First FOs of 2008

hi all! i am so sorry it has been so long since i last posted! there has been so much going on, but no time for that right now! i will fill you all in soon on everything...i promise! but for now you will have to settle for a couple of finished objects:

this is the trapezoid bag from felted frenzy. i love how it turned out! it is made from plymouth galway in dark brown. this is also my first needle felting project! i love how it came out! the button is from joann! it was just perfect!

this is a prayer shawl...i call it mango. it is a for a friend's brother. i think he will love it....he loves orange! it is huge and heavy!

that is all i have got for now! more soon!

Friday, January 04, 2008

Recipe Box

Kay of Mason Dixon Knitting is currently running a Recipe Box contest. She has called for people to post pictures of their recipe boxes along with a recipe from said box, so here is my entry:

We don't have a box...we have a drawer! This drawer holds all the little pieces of paper from various places and decades with numerous family recipes. i love going through this drawer! it is a culmination of two families coming together! in the spirit of family i am choosing to share 2 from each grandmother!

The first is from my mother's mother:

Mint Lemonade

2 cups sugar
2.5 cups water
1 cup fresh mint
6 oz frozen orange juice
6 tbsp lemon juice

place sugar and water in a saucepan and heat until sugar has dissolved. pour this mixture over the mint. add frozen orange juice and lemon juice. cover and let steep for 1 hour. strain into glass container. cover and keep in refigerator. allow 1/3 of a cup of lemonade to 2/3 cup of water.

this is a handwritten recipe and at the bottom it says, "good"! so funny! it really is good! try it!

This is my father's mother's pecan pie recipe:

Grandmom's Pecan Pie

2 cups light brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup milk
2 tbsp flour
1/2 stick melted butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups pecans
pie crust

mix everything but the pecans together well then add the pecans. our into pie crust (either made or bought) and place in 350 degree oven for one hour. makes one pie.


Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New Year!

here we is 2008! this is going to be a great year and i am really looking forward to all the knitting!

2007 in review: well, as 2007 began i started the family nurse practitioner portion of my program which took me to a wonderful faith based clinic here in nashville and a small office in white house for clinicals. i finished the program in august and began a long (and still on-going) job hunt which has taken me to Missouri, Texas, Georgia, and Maryland. on the knitting front i was very prolific. here are the stats:

felted bags: 6
baby bib: 1
cotton flannel baby blanket with crochet edgings: 8
knitted baby hats: 6
prayer shawls: 6
felted bowl: 1
crochet baby hats: 2
dishcloths: 3
scarves: 19
felted clogs: 6
crochet cross: 1
pair of socks: 1/2
total completed projects: 59.5

isn't that incredible! 59.5 completed projects!

i have more about the new year to share but i forgot to take pics when it was pretty out side. you'll have to wait till tomorrow!