Friday, November 16, 2012

Triple Double...

....Neapolitan Oreos!

No. Joke.  Vanilla cookies with strawberry and chocolate fillings. Paul and I discovered these in Target the other day.  Want to know how?  We were out doing errands after work, trying to hurry so we could get home and have dinner.  I need to run VERY QUICKLY into Target to get cat litter.  The pet aisle is very near the check-out line, so really, it would have been a lickety split trip.  The minute we walked in the door, Paul said, "Are you sure you don't need anything else?  It seems like  a waste to be here and not just browse around a little to see if we need anything."  As an aside, it is a general agreement between us that he really can't come grocery shopping with me because we end up with double the amount of items that are on the list.  And the extra items are usually treats, i.e. "third desserts".  So browse we did.  And we came home with these Oreos.  Which we definitely "needed". Quite yummy, surprisingly.

In Knitting News:
My Lucy Hat!:
I still haven't sewn down the brim.  Part of my excuse is that I didn't do the best job blocking it because I really need a head/hat form to dry it on.  I've been looking for one at all the flea market/antique shows we go to, because I like the look of the old-fashioned ones, but either they are very expensive or not for sale (just displays for the hats that are for sale).  On the other hand, I could have purchased a styrofoam one online or likely have borrowed one from The Spinning Room yarn shop, but I didn't think of it at the time.  Plus I was impatient and wanted to see how it turned out.  So.  I love it.  But I will love it more when it is blocked correctly.  Did I mention that the main color is yarn I spun myself????!!!!?!?!?!

Also, my SKYP socks are coming along slowly.  Not too much knitting got done this week since I was quite busy with babysitting my little doodlebugs. Pause the blog to say:  They are so darned cute.  We are in the read-this-book-10,0000-times-in-a-row stage.  Also, starting to try to say words: I say, "Benjamin, can you say 'book?'" and he says, "BA!".  I say, Benjamin, can you say, 'dog'?" and he says, "BA!".  I'm reading a book that says, "Bubbles, bubbles, POP, POP, POP!" and Michaela says, walking around the room with her stuffed Clifford dog, "POP POP POP POP POP POP POP".  They just make me laugh so much!
And so, here are the socks:
And a closeup of the skyp pattern:
Sorry.  Not great at closeups with my camera (not a great camera...), but I think you get the idea.  A pretty, subtle pattern.  And, despite not getting far, I got this far pretty quickly.  It's a very easy and quick, two-row pattern.

Oh, and I had another shopping "accident".  Except it was planned.  The Spinning Room had a Cascade Yarn Tasting and all the Cascade yarns were 20% off.  I know! Right????? I had to....
The light must be good in here today because
that is exactly what the colors look like.
Six skeins of Alpaca Lana D'oro - enough for a sweater, i hope; and 2 skeins of Cascade 220 Superwash Sport -maybe for mittens or a hat.  Oh my gosh.  This is really bad, though.  My stash has seriously gotten out of hand.  Especially recently - I've made several purchases of yarn for sweaters.  When will I knit them all????  Maybe I'll get a picture of my stash for next post.

In Book News:
I finished reading .
I learned about these Carl Hiaasen books from listening to the 2 Knit Lit Chicks podcast.  One of the women on the podcast loves these books and thinks they are hilarious so I thought I'd give one a try.  This one was definitely a fun read with lots of excitement and humor.  A perfect next-book after reading
Chaz Perrone is a self-involved, inept, marine biologist who throws his wife off a cruise liner.  Unfortunately for him, she is a great swimmer and survives the plunge into the ocean.  It is then her mission not to turn him in, but to get revenge.  Excitement and hilarity and some romance ensue.  There are a few sub-plots mixed in, which add to the humor, one of which involves the detective investigating the wife's disappearance.  He is apparently a recurring character in Hiassen's books.  I will definitely read another.

But now, I'm off to start:

1 comment:

  1. Oh I love this book, "A Sense of an Ending"!!! Ian gve it to me for Christmas, after he had read it, and also to Tess. We all loved it! My book club is discussing it next month so pass along any insights you come up with?? As for those cookies, I am headed for target!!!! Reminds me of how good raspberry and chocolate ice creams are together. The hat is fabulous, you look like Nanny in it! And congrats on spinning the wool. You are really stylin' :))