Monday, January 25, 2010


This morning I made a lot of Cranberry Scones that I plan to freeze. They are delicious and only about 60 calories each!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Happy 29!

So my boyfriend Matt turns 29 tomorrow! (next year is going to be a big year, I can't wait) But we celebrated this year with a more low key celebration. We started the day with a lunch at Iron Hill, my treat of course, and they even brought him cake with a candle! He spent the day playing video games or watching his choice on tv, either Family Guy or G.I. Joe. At night we had a few friends over and had some dessert and beer. Since I have been getting into cooking I made two desserts, German Chocolate Cake and Hot Apples in my slow cooker to put over Vanilla frozen yogurt. The cake was delicious but didn't look too good, I feel as though it may be material for Cake Wrecks. But somehow the candles I choose seem appropriate for the "wrecked" cake.

The menu from the weekend includes:
German Chocolate Cake
Hot Apples and Frozen Yogurt
Turkey Meatloaf
Pumpkin Casserole
Spanish Tortilla
Cranberry Scones

I plan to update my knitting soon and hopefully starting to take pictures of my culinary creations.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Happy New Year!

The start of a new year is usually time to reflect and look back upon the past year. Instead I am going to look ahead to all of the exciting new challenges that I am sure will come my way this year.

But first let me update a little about what has been going on with me. I spent November and December finishing all of the knitting projects for Christmas presents and they included some of the following.

This is a hat I made for my Godmother Barb, who I am sure is reading right now. Hi Barb! BTW, the hat is machine washable on delicate, I don't know if I told you or not.

This was my big project that has been top secret for almost a year, the Afghan I designed and knit for my mom. She really liked it and the best part is that is machine washable.

In November I also went to the Opera with Matt, which was a wonderful day for us.

Christmas was spent in West Virginia and New Years in West Chester. December was a very busy month with parties and fun things to do almost every weekend. Teaching is going well and my students present fun challenges every day.

So what does the New Year bring, only time will tell. But I would like to update this blog more than I have been. I am going to make a goal of updating it once a week. In addition to Knitting, I think I may have found a new hobby. I have been cooking a lot lately, trying new dishes. I may add that to the content of this blog. So for now I will talk to you all next week.

Friday, October 30, 2009


Well you guessed it school is back in session so I've been neglecting this blog...sad! So I figured I would post about what I've been up to in the past two months.

September began with a wonderful weekend in the inner harbor of Baltimore.

School began a week later with over 40 students in my studio, some from past years and some new. All of them are a lot of fun to work with present exciting new challenges.

The knitting has continued but most of my projects are top secret until Christmas time. This year I've actually planned my Christmas gift knitting far enough in advance that I may finish it all in time...we'll see though. In the midst of that I did manage to finish these gloves that I started a year ago from my sisters own hand spun yarn. Aren't they pretty!!

October has come with colder weather and a lot of rain. My 5 year reunion from college was in October and I got to see a lot of people I haven't seen in a long time included these folks.

I also got to get some exciting new purchases from IKEA, the greatest store EVER. I feel that it brings me closer to my Scandinavian Heritage to shop there.

I have some exciting events coming up including but not limited to going to the OPERA with Matt!
I hope to blog more often to include pictures of these events.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Summer FO's

As everyone else is going back to school I'm in the middle of my summer break. I have just 2 weeks left, then I will be back to a busy teaching schedule. Until then I have been knitting, practicing and trying to spend as much time with family and friends as possible. Here are the knitting projects from the summer.

This sweater is my favorite from the summer projects. I started working on it during my beach vacation in June. It feels great and looks pretty great too. This one was definitely worth the time and money spent on this beautiful sweater.

With my recent experimentations in difficult lace projects I got this shawl. This skein had so much yarn in it that I had enough for one large and one small shawl. This is the smaller shawl.

These socks were meant to be entered in the Goshen Country Fair, however after some sizing issues it was clear that they would not be finished in time. Well there is always next year and I still got a nice pair of socks out of it.

I'm only half way done with this project but the matching sock is coming along. I had some cotton yarn hanging around and how perfect are these socks for summer and early fall.

Well in 2 weeks my knitting will have to slow down as other things begin to pick up.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Best Intentions...

So I wanted to post more than once in July and I have 30 minutes left to make that happen.

This summer is going by way to quickly as I'm sure everyone can relate too. It was just a month ago that I was in New England with my parents. We took a quick trip up there to do the "Charles Ives" Tour and to see Cape Cod. I enjoyed seeing Cape Cod, however the beach was a bit of a let down after the hot sunny beaches of North Carolina that I experienced the week before. I was very surprised to see these hearty New Englanders sunbathing in foggy 60 degree weather as I sat on the beach in my jeans and sweater.

My summer has been filled with teaching and spending as much time with friends and family outside of teaching. I am almost finished with my Kindermusik Camp "Zoo Train" where every class is spent visiting and exploring different animals at the zoo. Summer lessons have been fun and challenging to teach as I have been subbing for a teacher that is away for the summer.

My weekends have been filled with trips home to celebrate my sisters completion of her Masters Degree, as well as spending time with Matt riding around in his new Ford Mustang Convertible.

As July draws to a close I will try to soak up what is left of summer and hope that time slows a little before things start up in full swing in September.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Summer Days...

It has been a beautiful summer the past couple of weeks, minus the rainy days I spent in New England. Matt and I had a wonderful trip to the Outerbanks!

I even got some knitting time in at the pool we had at the house we rented. It was far to risky to take my knitting to the beach.

I'm working on the Decimal in the this beautiful Soy yarn. Its coming along nicely, but I've had a lot of other things going on, so I hope to finish before Fall. I'm also working on a couple of other projects...shh, can't mention them here.

Matt and I had wonderful week with our friends and I can't wait for the next adventure we take.

After my trip down south I took a trip up north with my parents. I think that deserves a different post for a different day. I hope to post more than once this month!