Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Busy, busy, busy

Here is a picture of the cutest grandchild in the world in the Sideways Sock Yarn sweater. The sweater looks great and Amy thinks that Abigail will be able to wear it this spring even though it turned out a little large. I also sent the Basic Baby Booties and they are a little large also. But babies grow so fast that I’m sure she’ll be wearing them soon. When I sent these to Maryland I took advantage of a great deal that the post office has. I used a flat rate box and stuffed as much in it as I could. I found that I had some duplicates of knitting books in my stash and sent them to Amy. It’s nice that I have a knitting daughter! She was also homesick for some Malt o Meal hot cereal and it isn’t available out east. Who knew? A large box of it was over 2 pounds. Into the flat rate box it went. The postal clerk remarked that I sure got my money’s worth on that package! Over 7 pounds and it got there in 2 days. I’ll be doing that again. I asked for another flat rate box and have it ready. I put things in as I think of them. By the way there are two sizes and the flatter one actually has a larger volume. The Compadre figured that one out of course.

I started knitting the Domino baby bonnet from Lucy Neatby. I have always been intrigued by domino knitting and this is an easy project to try the technique out. Kelly at Double Ewe is doing it also and her gauge is tighter than mine. Of course neither one of us has checked our gauge out, so we don’t know whose is the right one! I’m making the 6 month size with the idea that it will fit Abigail this fall. It took a little getting used to the fiddlyness of the thing but it’s now almost mindless. I like it. News flash, I measured my gauge and I’m right on.

I’m going to be participating in a mini craft fair in a friend’s home in just a couple of weeks. I don’t have much made to sell yet and of course I always wait until the last minute to put on the burn and get as much done as I can. So I’ve been tatting up a storm, several pairs of earrings and some motifs to put in cards so far. It’s always hard to know what will sell, but if what I make doesn’t sell then I’ll just have more in stock for the next time.

This week is the string bag sale at Double Ewe. I brought my bag last night when I went to open knitting. I filled it quite nicely and still could have put more in. I didn’t need any more yarn but I did want to make a summer sweater out of the Ty Dye (Slant on Nature) and the Market Squares Tote so I bought yarn for them. A few other skeins might have been added to the bag along the way too. One can’t ever have enough sock yarn!

Miss T came over this afternoon to knit and chat. We had a very good time and even got some knitting done too! By the way it's entirely Miss T's fault that the car drove itself to Borealis Yarn the other day, and then a ball of Noro Sock yarn followed me into my car.

I made Swedish Apple Pie and it was sooo good. We enjoyed it plain but you could put whipped cream on it or even ice cream. You can see we ate it so fast that I had to photograph it partially gone.

Swedish Apple Pie

about 6 apples cut up and put in a 9" pie pan (to fill it about 2/3 full)

1 T. sugar

1 T. cinnamon

1 Cup sugar

1 cup flour

1 stick butter, melted

1 egg

1/2 c. chopped walnuts

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix together the tablespoon of sugar and the cinnamon and sprinkle over the apples in the pie pan. Mix together the cup of sugar, flour, melted butter, egg and walnuts. Spread over the apples. The batter will be very thick - I used my fingers to spread it over all the apples. Bake 45 minutes. Let rest on a cooling rack for 1 hour before cutting. Enjoy!


Ruth said...

I was there at 9:59:59a.m. yesterday morning with my bag wide open!! LOVE the colors you chose for the Ty-Dy and the bag. And of course...beautiful granddaughter!

Anonymous said...

I lived in Vermont for a while, and my parents would send me Malt O Meal too, for the same reason. Sadly, there was no flat-rate packaging back then.

Mmmm...Malt O Meal...haven't had breakfast yet...

Miss T said...

I can't believe the East coast has such a Malt O Meal deficiency!

Knitting was great fun, and I was thinking about that apple pie all night. Thanks for the recipe!