I got out my yarn and my pattern and
Bloody Mary cardigan and swatched for that. The swatches for that are actually at the top of the picture above, since I didn't keep track of the sections I knitted below it with the same size needles and had to re-knit them. Another winner move. But, things were looking up and I almost had guage with a size 7 needle and did have gauge with a size 8 needle. Hooray!
I was getting ready to go ahead and cast on with the size 8 needle, and that little
And now, I'm almost done with the 5 1/2 inches of 2 X 2 ribbing at the bottom on the back:
Vodka Lemonade. She is also the same designer of my Cranberry Capelet. I like her stuff.
So, I promised you two easy as pie recipes. By the way, I have no idea why they say "easy as pie". I do not think pie is easy to make. Probably because I don't like it.
My mom passed along this one through the Facebook.
A 45 Second Oatmeal Cookie! It is from The Wellness Maven blog, who go it from the Carrots 'N Cake blog who created it and calls it the 3 Minute Oatmeal Cookie.
It's a little tiny recipe that makes a healthy cookiesand is really quick to put together and cook in the microwave.
Crock Pot Chicken and Stuffing
- 1 lb. chicken breasts
- 6 oz box of Stove Top Stuffing
- 1 10oz can cream of chicken soup
- 1/2 cup sour cream
|I know, doesn't look like much. But it's yummy!|
I also promised you a book review!
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon: This was the 850 page book I started a couple of weeks ago. I think it took me about a week and a half to read. It was good! Not over-the-top good, but very entertaining and it kept me engaged. I had seen some conflicting reviews on Goodreads but overall the reviews were positive. I had been under the impression that this was an historical fiction book and quickly realized that it's a romance as well. The story takes place in post WWII Scotland. Claire, a former army nurse, is on a second honeymoon with her husband, when she visits a Stonehenge-type ruin and falls through a crack in one of the stones.... into the year 1743. So now, she has a life and a husband in one century and a romance with a clansman in another century. The storyline was engaging, with clan border wars, Claire needing to adapt to a much more primitive way of life, and her struggle to come to terms with this new romance. In a way, it reminded me of a soap opera.... can't stop watching, wanting to know what happens next, and romance. In case you need to be warned, there are some pretty graphic love scenes. But they don't take over the whole book. And also some graphic descriptions of torture and injuries -- I had to cover my eyes for some of those.
This is the first in a series of several books and I will likely read the next one some day. It would be a good beach read.
Whew. That's it. I'm off to work on Bloody Mary. (Ugh- doesn't that sound awful?)