Monday, November 07, 2011

~Opposites Attract~

I found this cute pattern on Pinterest a while back. I made one in solid red, for a gift. Then I pulled out some cotton yarn that I've had languishing in my yarn tote and decided it was perfect to make one with.

And then I didn't use it, and so I made a white and blue one and gave them as a gift. Once you figure out the pattern, these whip up so quickly!

They look complicated, but truth be told they are quite easy.

Pattern here. I'll be adding this project to my Ravelry page soon, with some notes on changes I made to the pattern.

Thursday, November 03, 2011

~Birthday Cake~

Thank you so much for the kind birthday wishes. I had a lovely day, I'll have to post some pictures later. Kevin unexpectedly had the day off so we spent the afternoon at the lake. It was a great family day! The weather was so nice {for November, that is} and we walked out to the lighthouse, and then afterwards spent some time browsing through a few shops.

My cake turned out so well. I'm sure I'll be making this cake {and frosting!} again in the future!

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

~I think I shall eat a bowl of frosting for dinner...~

As I previously mentioned, I was considering making myself a birthday cake. Today being my birthday {35, just so you won't have to go through the archives to figure out...} I set to work on the cake/frosting. Popular opionion was that I ought to make the Posie Gets Cozy chocolate cake with "cloudburst" frosting.


What can I say? It sounds so odd to cook flour and milk and expect to come out with the fluffiest eveh frosting. But it works. I am waiting for the cake to come out of the oven (and of course cool). That cake better bake and cool fast...the frosting might start disappearing if it takes too long. ;-)

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

~I Should Do This Every Day~

Tonight's scheduled dinner was Green Chicken Enchiladas, with made-from-scratch enchilada sauce. I decided to start earlier than my usual 5 pm and actually got my casserole made by 11:15 am.

I should do this every day. It was so incredibly easy to get dinner ready tonight--just turn the oven on and throw the casserole in!