Monday, April 25, 2011

Biggest Flood in 25 years!



This video shows a local man made lake in our city that has filled to the max because of all the spring melt runoff. We had much more snow than usual, yes my snowblower was put to the test this year! Watch in the video how it has washed up over the walking paths and is now on the road and still continuing to rise.

No, I'm not in any danger I live in a different end of the city, but homeowners near this creek and lake area have to be concnerned. There has been a lot of sandbagging but I"m not sure how much that will help at this point.

I'm going to try to head out and capture some video myself.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Seeding the Fields Dishcloth

Here is my 'Seeding the Fields' cloth. I thought of the design on the way to work last week. I did a trial run and I didn't like the look so I reworked it so that the seed rows really stand out. I wanted it to look like a freshly planted field or garden. A simple little cloth to perk up your kitchen. The seed stitch gives it the scrubbing power for when you need it.

I'm pleased with how it turned out. I'm going to try making it in some solid colours too so that it photographs better.

If you're on Ravelry the link will take you to the free download page. If you knit it I'd love to hear your feedback, if there are any errors please let me know.

Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Dishcloth Stash Rebuilding


I really like this pattern, it makes a nice sized cloth and it is quick and easy to knit. It is quite a pretty little cloth and it's a free pdf download at Ravelry! I finished the one in Faded Denim and now I'm working with this bright summer colour. I love knitting dishcloths in crazy colours.

I am trying to replenish my 'Gift Cloth' stash. I had depleted it a bit through Christmas and I haven't been knitting cloths since then. I love these little travel projects. I can enjoy knitting time on my work commute and there portable enough to bring to work on at work during my lunch break. When I'm in need of knitting and need the feeling of accomplishment, especially when working on larger projects, dishcloths are the perfect fit.

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Pay It Forward Handmade - Take One



Multnomah knit for my Sister Michelle as part of Pay It Forward Handmade - Facebook.

Monday, April 04, 2011

TUSAL Time

A bit more ORT's in the jar with a few more projects on the go.
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Sunday, April 03, 2011

Sunday Brunch


Thanks to Dee for this fabulous recipe Dutch Baby! I was reading her blog this afternoon and I couldn't resist making this after seeing the pictures she put up, my mouth was watering! This is such an easy breakfast to make. I love how it just grew and grew. If you are going to take pictures be very quick as just like a yorkshire pudding it does deflate quick, but it sure looks stunning when it grows.

I just took some frozen raspberries and blueberries with a bit of sugar so they created a nice sauce, this was super quick and then I just dusted them with a bit of icing sugar before I served them. Everyone was impressed. Pop over to Dee's and get the recipe, you won't be disappointed.

Friday, April 01, 2011

Friday Lunch Adventures

I was so lucky to be the recipient of a $30 gift certificate for Golden Willow Natural Fibre, a LYS. Today I finally got around to visiting. I had some free time at lunch so I popped in to see if I could find any yarn. Oh there were such pretty yarns, some that just looked like they jumped out of an Easter basket they were so bright and cheery. It is weird shopping without a project in mind, you end up wandering aimlessly for quite a bit. Thankfully I went back to the starting point of entering the store where I had first seen the Malabrigo. At first I decided not to buy it as I wanted two skeins to ensure I had enough for a big shawl and second I thought perhaps I would use a different yarn. I guess I am truly in love with this yarn. I am glad I went back for a second peek as I did not notice at first the Tiziano Red. I had been thinking about getting this colour for a bit but I ended up choosing other colours when I ordered from Eat Sleep Knit.

So now I own these two gorgeous skeins in this wonderful red and I am jumping up and down thinking of what pattern I will use.

Then I tried a sandwich I never would have tried if it was not fact of it being Lent. It was a cheese bagel sandwich toasted with four slices of cheese, lettuce, tomato, cucumber some mayo....it was just wonderful. Now I am back at the office sipping on a new Lipton Tea - the pyramid ones - a nice Spiced Cinnamon Chai....not a bad Friday after all!