Saturday, October 31, 2009

Socks...Socks...and More Socks.

Ok, I need another sock pattern, like I need another whole in my head.

But I came across these patterns on Dipsy Doodles Blog. I can't believe how cute they are.

I need to make them. The New Year's Day Socks

Austrian Lace Socks

Monday, October 26, 2009

It was a great day in sports...Well Almost.

Since Sunday was a good day for two out of my three teams that played.

The Soundtigers won!! Woohoo!! Starting to get back on track, they won four in a row, lost four in a row, now won two in a row, let's

Heres the highlight reel.

The other good win was THE YANKEES WON THE PENANT!! 1st time since 2003. I'm so happy for this, Let's just hope they don't blow it against the Phillies, not that it would be a terrible thing if the Phillies won, because I don't hate them, I actually like them, they are my NL team, and the only team that Doug and I can agree on.

Now for the not so good part of the day. The Dolphin's forgot to show up for the 2nd half of the game. It looked so good they were up 24-3 with 2 seconds left before the end of the 1/2. But unfortunatly they lost 46-34 and it was ugly.

Theres always next week right???

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Wednesday...What to do?

This semester in school, I have a break in classes for 2 hours, so I've decided that I need to find something to do.

Today was a little trip to Lighthouse Point Park. If the weather was just a tiny bit better it would have been awesome.

But it was still a beautiful day. I had so much fun in the park, the leaves were starting to change. I took a great long walk around the park, had lunch and took a stroll on the beach. I even wrote our names in the sand. Ok, so it wasn't really "beach weather" but it was still a great day.

And a nice way to kill a couple hours when I had nothing to do. Since school is so far from home, it's not even enough time to make it home for a little bit.

So far we have two Wednesdays down and now just three more to go. What's on next weeks agenda? I just don't know.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Bread Pudding.

I had a bag full of bagels that I got from Panera last week. There were 5 bagels in the bag and now stale :( I didn't want to throw them out, so I thought about it for a minute or two, and came up with Bread Pudding.

I used cranberry vanilla bagels and plain bagels, so I didn't think the chocolate chips would work with these but I added about a tbsp of cinnamon to take the place.

4 cups of bagel pieces
4 cups of whole milk
3 eggs
½ cup melted butter
1 cup of sugar
¾ cup chocolate chips (optional)
1 tsp pure vanilla extract

All I can say is if you have the chance to make it. I would.



Sunday, October 18, 2009

Went to a hockey game and knitting broke out.

Since there wasn't much excitement at tonights Soundtiger's game. They actually suffered their 1st lost game of the season. It was really not a good game, so what's a girl to do? I knit.

Since I knew I would have time in between periods I ususally bring some sort of yarn with me and this was no exception.

I was digging around for something a little different for fingerless gloves. I knew I wanted to do something a little lacy, something that was practical and yet still pretty.

I found the fishtale lace pattern. So with a little designing and some quick yarn math, I came up with these fingerless mits.

I had to share how cute this came out. I'm loving it. I think I need to make a few for the holidays. Also I'm adding them to my Etsy store incase anyone wants a pair.

Great Giveaway.

This super cute apron is a great giveaway from Living in the Burbs with the Lenz's. Had to share this apron is from Flirty Aprons and they're adorable.

I can see myself sitting at home cooking dinner for the two of us.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The best sock pattern

I'm posting this pattern so I don't lose it. Not that I need it, I can pretty much do them with out the pattern, but it's a good one to have incase anyone wants a good pattern.

Cast 60 stitches onto a single needle. Distribute stitches evenly across 3 needles. Join, being careful not to twist.

Work 15 cm/6 inches of K3 P1 ribbing, as follows:

Round 1: *K3, p1; repeat from * to end of round. Repeat this for every round.
Turn Heel
This portion is worked flat in plain stocking stitch.
Knit first 27 stitches. Put remaining 33 stitches onto a holder.

Starting with a purl row, work 21 rows of stocking stitch, slipping the first stitch of every row. The right side is facing for next row
RS: Knit 18 stitches, SKP, turn
WS: Slip 1, purl 9 stitches, p2tog, turn
RS: Slip 1, knit 9 stitches, SKP, turn
Repeat last two rows until all stitches have been worked. Ensure right side is facing for next row. 11 stitches remain on the needle.
Re-establish Round and Create Gusset
Knit all heel stitches. Using that same needle, pick up and knit 15 stitches along selvedge edge at side of heel, using slipped stitches as a guide.
With a new needle, work in pattern across the 33 stitches of instep – those stitches that you’d set aside on the stitch holder.
Using another new needle, pick up and knit 15 stitches along selvedge edge at other side of heel, using slipped stitches as a guide. Work 6 stitches from the first needle.
The beginning of the round is now at the centre of the heel. There should be 20 st on the first needle, the 33 st of the instep on the second, and 21 st on the third. Rearrange the st if you need to.
From here on in, the 33 instep stitches will be worked in the rib pattern, and the gusset and sole will be worked in stocking stitch – that is, knitting every round.

Decrease Gusset
Work a round even – keeping the instep stitches in pattern – twisting all picked-up stitches.
Work a decrease round as follows:
>>Needle 1: K to last three st, k2tog, k1
>>Needle 2: Work all st in pattern
>>Needle 3: K1, ssk, knit to end
>>Work an even round, keeping continuity of pattern
>>Repeat these last two rounds until Needle 1 has 13 st and Needle 3 has 14 st. 60 st total on your needles.
>>Work until foot measures 5 cm/2 inches less than desired length.
Shape Toe
From here on in, you’ll work entirely in stocking stitch. Rearrange the stitches so that you’ve got 15 each on Needles 1 and 3, and 30 on Needle 2.
Work a decrease round, as follows:
>>Needle 1: Knit to last three stitches, k2tog, k1
>>Needle 2: K1, SSK, knit to last three stitches, k2tog, k1
>>Needle 3: K1, SSK, knit to end
* Work 3 rounds even
* Work a decrease round followed by 2 even rounds, twice. [6 rounds total]
* Work a decrease round followed by 1 even round, three times. [6 rounds total]
* Work 7 more decrease rounds. 8 stitches remain.
To finish, either graft together final stitches or cut yarn, draw through the final stitches and tighten. Weave in ends

Monday, October 12, 2009

I you?

Ok I finally broke down and created an etsy shop.

Everyone keeps asking me "why don't you sell your knits?" And all this time I haven't figured out how, when, where why.

I've been shopping off etsy for years, usually I buy yarn and knitting items. I bought a few things for my wedding and a few odds and ends. It's a great little place to find things.

So know you can find me.

Fluttaby Knits

It really is a work in progress and it's going to take me a while to get it up and running but for now, I've got a few things up and I will keep adding.

Wish me luck, and happy shopping.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Opener #2

Yet another fun game, and yes another win, this time it was a 6-2 win WOOHOO!!

We had so much fun, I met up with 2 of Doug's friends from college, he hasn't seen them in about 5 years, and it was a 1st meeting for me, they were great. So glad we got a chance to meet them.

The game really was an exciting one, especially if you were a Bruins fan. I don't think I can say the same if you were a Falcons fan.

After the game, we stayed to do a little autograph stalking (Doug wanted a puck signed and he got it) granted we waited over an hour, but it was worth it just to see the look on his face.

I got a picture but it was kinda crappy :(

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Season Opener #1 Complete.

And I'm happy to report, it was a winning one. The Bridgeport Soundtigers, beat the Lowell Devils in Overtime 4-3. I can happily say we are 1-0 for the season. I don't know how long that will last, but I don't care, I'll take it.

One win we get now, is one less we may need a little further down the road.

It was a great game, unfortunatly as ususal the refs hate this team, I really don't get it, but maybe one day I will.

They spent most of the game in the box, and if you read the box score you will see the one sided calling of the game, I know I know, I may be biased to my own team, but it really was one sided.

Let's hope the team can keep up the momentum for the rest of the season and we make it all the way to the playoffs and the Calder Cup Championship.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

I need a reason....

To make this!!!!

Cupcakes and Frosting
1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® yellow or devil’s food cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
2 containers (1 lb each) Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting
Red liquid food color
Red gel or paste food color
Barn Decorations
Tray or foil-covered cardboard (about 20x15 inches)
5 thin pretzel sticks
6 graham cracker squares
1 1/2 cups shredded coconut
Yellow liquid food color
Green liquid food color
Chick Decorations
Reserved yellow coconut (from barn)
8 brown miniature candy-coated chocolate baking bits
4 small orange gumdrops
Sheep Decorations
4 red miniature candy-coated chocolate baking bits
8 brown miniature candy-coated chocolate baking bits
4 small white gumdrops, cut in half vertically
64 miniature marshmallows, cut in half crosswise
Pig Decorations
8 red miniature candy-coated chocolate baking bits
8 brown miniature candy-coated chocolate baking bits
1 roll Betty Crocker® Fruit Roll-Ups® strawberry chewy fruit snack (from 5-oz box)

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Pancake Roll-Ups
Total Time: 15 min
MORE OPTIONS: 1 2 1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Grease bottom and sides of 9-inch square pan with shortening or cooking spray. Place paper baking cup in each of 12 regular-size muffin cups. Make cake mix as directed on box, using water, oil and eggs. Pour 2 1/4 cups batter into square pan; divide remaining batter among muffin cups. Bake cupcakes 17 to 22 minutes, square pan 22 to 27 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely at room temperature, about 1 hour. Refrigerate or freeze square cake 1 hour until firm.
2. In small bowl, tint 1 cup of the frosting with red liquid food color to make pink frosting. In medium bowl, tint 1 1/2 cups of the frosting with red gel or paste food color to make desired color of red frosting for barn; set aside. Reserve remaining white frosting. Decorate square cake to make barn; decorate cupcakes to make 4 chicks, 4 sheep and 4 pigs.
3. Barn: Trim 1 side of square cake to form roof of barn; place cake near top of tray with roof at top of tray. To "crumb-coat" cake, spread thin layer of red frosting over entire cake to seal in crumbs. Refrigerate or freeze cake 30 to 60 minutes. Frost sides and top of cake with remaining red frosting. Make vertical lines on top of cake to look like boards (use spatula or toothpick).
For window, break 2 pretzel sticks in half; place near top of cake in square shape.
For shutters, place 1-inch-square piece of graham cracker on each side of window.
For sides and top of doorway, place 3 pretzel sticks near bottom of cake.
For doors, place 2 1/2x1-inch graham cracker rectangle on each side of doorway.
For roof, arrange eight 2 1/2 x1-inch graham cracker rectangles on top edge of cake, overlapping to form barn roof shape.
For hay, place 1/2 cup of the coconut in resealable food-storage plastic bag. Add 2 drops yellow liquid food color; seal bag and shake to mix. Place small amount of yellow coconut at bottom of window and doorway (reserve remaining yellow coconut to decorate chick cupcakes).
For grass, place remaining 1 cup coconut in resealable food-storage plastic bag. Add 2 drops green liquid food color; seal bag and shake to mix. Scatter green coconut on bottom half of tray. Decorate cupcakes and arrange on coconut grass.

4. Chicks: Frost 4 cupcakes with white frosting. Top with reserved yellow coconut. For eyes, add brown baking bits. Cut orange gumdrops to resemble beaks; place on cupcakes.
5. Sheep: Frost 4 cupcakes with white frosting. For muzzle, spread 1/2 teaspoon pink frosting in small circle on each cupcake; add red baking bit for nose. For eyes, add brown baking bits. For ears, add white gumdrop halves, cut sides down. Place marshmallow halves on face for wool.
6. Pigs: Frost 4 cupcakes with pink frosting. For snout, spread additional 1 teaspoon pink frosting in small circle on each cupcake; add red baking bits for nostrils. For eyes, add brown baking bits. For ears, cut 8 small triangles from fruit snack; place on cupcakes