Long time coming

Well my friend Ashley came over and as I hoped I got some good finished objects pictures and we made some yummy desserts. We also watched The Perks of Being a Wallflower (I would highly recommend the book and the movie. I enjoyed both) and talked about what was going on in our lives so a good time was had by all.

So here are the pictures that I have been saying I would post for about a month now.

Well I have decided that I love the cowl the colors are perfect. They are just a nice pop of color in the dreary winter months. And again, it was wonderful to knit up. Such an easy and fun project.

Well I have decided that I love the cowl the colors are perfect. They are just a nice pop of color in the dreary winter months. And again, it was wonderful to knit up. Such an easy and fun project.

Here is my deja vu cowl.

Here is my deja vu cowl. I love it!

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Now here is my beautiful blue sweater. This is the one that gave me such a hard time with size. It ended up that the second time around modifications work perfectly.

Now here is my beautiful blue sweater. This is the one that gave me such a hard time with size. It ended up that the second time around modifications work perfectly.

I absolutely love the color of this sweater and though it caused me a lot of grief and I hated having to rip it out and start over the knit picks city tweed dk yarn is just lovely.

I absolutely love the color of this sweater and though it caused me a lot of grief and I hated having to rip it out and start over the knit picks city tweed dk yarn is just lovely, so it made ripping it out and starting over easier.

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Mainly what I did was follow the Emily Raglan Henley pattern the raglan equaled 9 in from the back of the neck, then I cast on 10 stitches under each underarm, placed a stitch marker in the middle of the 10 stitches and then the five that it called for in the front and then joined it in the round. After that I decreased on either side of the stitch maker under the center of each arm every 5 rows until it measured 16.25 in. Then I increased every 5 rows 3 times. Then I worked even until the in measured 23.5 in from the top to bottom and did a 2 in 1×1 rib. Then I followed the rest of the pattern except of the arm ribbing I only did a 2 in 1×1 rib.

Here's the hoarfrost test knit that I did for IvoryEve.

Here’s the hoarfrost test knit that I did for IvoryEve.

It was a super fun and easy knit and I really happy with the color of the hat. It was by far my favorite dye job.

It was a super fun and easy knit and I really happy with the color of the hat. It was by far my favorite dye job.

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Now that I got all of that out of the way now on to the yummy stuff. The first thing we made was this Berry Cobbler thing. It was super easy, only required 3 ingredients and the prep time was only 5 min. I liked it, it wasn’t my favorite thing that I have ever made, but I’m not a big cobbler person. Everyone else in my house liked it so it was a success.

 

The Berry Cobbler.

The Berry Cobbler.

The second thing we made was Golden Grahams S’mores. They were so yummy, I took them to work and gave it to the office staff¬† at the school, a coworker, and a friend of mine and they absolutely loved it. One person said it was like crack, overall it got a great reaction. It too is easy to make and has minimal ingredients, the other great thing about it is all you need to do is let it chill in the fridge for like 15 min. so it can get set and then you can devour it.

The Golden Graham S'mores.

The Golden Graham S’mores. We made these Thursday morning and this is all that’s left Friday night.

 

 

 

 

Caramel, Creamsicles, and Pasta

Well this past week has been pretty crazy due to going back to work and squeezing in hangouts before people go back to school so I haven’t got to post about my most recent baking adventures and knitting completions. Back on New Years Eve I babysat so there really wasn’t any crazy shenanigans that night but earlier that day I had a blast.¬† My friend Ashley come over and well, the one thing you need to know about Ashley and I’s friendship is that are hangout’s about 75% of the time involve diy stuff, baking, and pinteresting. Now you may ask what the other 25% is, in case you were curious it is eating, watching movies, and talking.

So on this visit we decided to make Salted Caramel Pretzel Bark and Orange Creamsicle Truffles. If you would like to try either recipe you can click on the name of the desserts and follow the hyperlink to the blogs that the recipes were posted on.

The salted caramel pretzel bark came out really great. We did run into a few hiccups along the way though. First off we struggled making the caramel. I account that problem to the fact that we were using low fat butter, but I really don’t know. We finally got the caramel finished though it didn’t quite look like the picture and took forever so the second time around we just melted the caramel candies. The second hiccup was that we didn’t grease the foil in any way the caramel stuck to it. But over all it turned out really great. Here are some pictures:

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The orange creamsicle truffles turned out equally as good, but we didn’t have any problems. We were very excited they turned out well and felt very fancy because we had to use orange zest. Yes we are nerds. The only thing was that making the truffles you had to roll them into little balls and that became messy. Recently everything I choose to make seems to end up getting messy.

Messy hands!

Messy hands!

Yummy orange creamsicle truffles.

Yummy orange creamsicle truffles.

While we were waiting for all of the dessert ingredients to chill for various reasons we made this pasta, it was very yummy. We had to improvise on the ingredients though and used dried herbs because we didn’t have fresh. Next time I make it I will use fresh herbs, like I said it was good with the dried, but fresh herbs I’m sure will make it even better.IMG_4351