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One of my goals (I won’t say resolutions) for 2015 is to consistently post show notes, and to treat this blog as, well, more of a blog. So here’s to new beginnings.
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What I’ve Been Doing
This weekend we visited the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Here are some pictures from the Samurai, Egyptian, and Battleship Texas exhibits. If you are ever in the Houston area, I highly recommend taking a trip to HMNS. It’s awesome!
WIPs (Works in Progress)
- Sock yarn blanket – pattern by Shelly Kang
- Shur’tugal Socks – from Socktopus by Alice Yu. Yarn used: Wandering Wool Helvellyn Sock base in Royalty.
- Everdeen Beanie – from Weekend Hats by Cecily Glowik McDonald and Melissa LaBarre. Yarn used: Malabrigo Silky Merino in Amethyst.
- Rainbow Dash – pattern by The Nerdy Knitter. Yarn used: Knit Picks Brava in various rainbow colors.
- Olympic Forest Baby Blanket – pattern by verybusymonkey. Yarn used: Berroco Vintage in colorway 5124.
- Christmas Magic batt from Knitting Lagniappe
- Shetland/silk sample from Porpoise Fur
- 100% Polwarth from Brazen Stitchery in the Rainbow Connection colorway
Still working on the 12 Days of Christmas Sampler from The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery. Almost done!
Enabling and Acquisitions
- Malabrigo Rios in Coco
- Ella Rae Lace Merino Chunky in colorway 500 (Turquoise Brown)
- Leafy Mitts pattern by Marin Melchior (not on Ravelry)
Winner for Christmas All Year Long KAL (October – December)
In the Kitchen
- Buffalo Chicken Chili
Modifications: I used the meat, shredded, from a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store deli instead of ground chicken. I also left out the celery salt and dried cilantro, since I didn’t have it on hand. I used a little less than 4 cups of chicken broth (probably about 3 1/2 cups). Finally, I cooked it on the stovetop rather than in a slow cooker. I combined everything except the cream cheese in a large pot, then put the cream cheese, in pieces, on top. I brought the mixture to a boil, then turned it down to medium low to simmer, covered, for a while. I didn’t time it – just until the cheese had melted through and mixed in well, probably an hour or so.
- Marshmallow Swirl S’mores Fudge – From Sally’s Baking Addiction: Irresistible Cupcakes, Cookies, and Desserts for Your Sweet Tooth Fix by Sally McKenney