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I have chores again now that I’m living at home. Granted it isn’t any different than living on your own only this time your Dad gets to tell you to sweep and vacuum the floors 🙂

In between cleaning spurts I baked.

Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies from Tartlette. It’s a new to me blog and I’ve been revelling in the alluring food photos. The only tweaks I made was adding a tsp of vanilla and a 1/2tsp of kosher salt since my butter was unsalted. I used my Extra Brut cocoa and the TJ’s Bittersweet chocolate so these cookies are definitely for the dark chocolate fans. The Extra Brut cocoa is a lot stronger than the lighter brown grocery store brand and the rolled oats give the cookies a nice chewy/nutty feel. Definitely a keeper and I even goofed and put in baking powder instead of baking soda.

I couldn’t wait till Amused was completely dry before trying it on and taking a picture.

It fits! I will have to wait a few days before I can get a daylight photo of the sweater. The color is really quite nice and indoor pictures just never look right. 

There has been knitting since Amused was finished but nothing new. I’ve decided to pick up the Moderne Log Cabin Blanket again and much to my horror I was only 1/3 of the way through section 5. I thought for sure I was in section 6 or 7.  Before starting on another larger project I will only have the blanket and the sock on the needles.

Finishing the blanket in 2009 will automatically get me to my Stashdown goal so you can see why I’m motivated to finish it up. Besides I can’t consider making my Dad a new lap blanket to replace the horribly felted one (I wasn’t there to stop it going in the dryer) until I finish my own blanket. Thank God for Tivo and all those saved NCIS episodes, they are perfect for mindless knitting.

Flickr Photos


On the needles

February Fitted Pullover

Sapphire Waves of Grain

On the Bedside Table

The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan (ok not really since I can't find the book anymore)

on the wheel

Absolutely Nothing.

Stashdown 2009

January 1st 2009

Balls/Skeins of Yarn: 233 Total Weight:33.13lbs Total Miles: 27

February 1st 2009

Balls/Skeins of Yarn: 213 Total Weight:30.09lbs Total Miles: 26

March 1st 2009

Balls/Skeins of Yarn: 218 Total Weight:31.95lbs Total Miles: 27

April 1st 2009

Balls/Skeins of Yarn: 217 Total Weight:31.45lbs Total Miles: 26.5

May 1st 2009

Balls/Skeins: 229 Total Weight: 33.8 Total Miles: 28.4

June 1st 2009

Balls/Skeins: 210 Total Weight: 31.9 Total Miles: 27.7

July 1st 2009

Balls/Skeins: 201 Total Weight: 30.5 Total Miles: 26.5

August 1st 2009

Balls/Skeins: 228 Total Weight: 34.0 Total Miles: 28.8

October 1st 2009

Balls/Skeins: 254 Total Weight: 38.2 Total Miles: 31.8

November1st 2009

Balls/Skeins: 224 Total Weight: 34.9 Total Miles: 29.9

December 1st 2009

Balls/Skeins: 206 Total Weight: 31.9 Total Miles: 27.1


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