Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Okay, so I planned to not add any yarn to the stash this year and to only knit from stash. I did well...for about 3 months. Then I happened onto some 1/2 price Lion Brand Cashmere Blend at Beverly's--how do I pass up cashmere? I've never knitted with it, so it fell into the catagory of "it's a treat...it's for research...I have to sample it or I won't be able to know what it is like to knit with..."--all very good rationalizations for going off my fiber diet. Then, along comes Big Lots...throwing perfectly good wool blend yarns at my feet for $1.50 a skein...what's a girl to do? Landscapes, in Deep Sea colorway...so pretty. So I indulged, again...I will be good, for now...until the next "treat"--my LYS is moving, and I'm sure the Grand Reopening on May 2 will be another opportunity to fall off the wagon. I have a good excuse, too...I need some more Brown Sheep Cotton Fine to go with the 2 skeins I found for $1 at my thrift store (which I'm having major withdrawls from, as it burned to the ground a month ago). I could knit a beautiful shawl from those 2 skeins -- if I only had about 6 more skeins (okay, maybe 8) to round out the yardage. Maybe, just maybe, they'll have some in stock and it will be on sale for the opening. I have to go to the opening of course, since I will need to report on it, even if I am the only one reading my blog. Besides, there will be goodies -- like free yarn.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Nutella cannolli...what more can I say...everyone gave these a 5 DPN rating. Notice there is only one left in a box of 4. Took a lot not to eat it so I could take a picture. Picked them up at the Farmer's Market yesterday -- worth every calorie. The fresh tomato pies were good too (kind of like a pizza, not very cheesy though, sliced fresh tomatoes, lots of garlic, & basil on a homemade crust--probably more photogenic), just not the same as NUTELLA CANNOLLI! This man is a genius.