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Saturday, February 19, 2011

brand new make-up, and brand new knits

Unfortunately, I'm swamped with school right now (what else is new, right) and I haven't had much time to post.  I've also got about four finishing/repair projects sitting on my coffee table right now that need my attention.  So what did I do with the bulk of my day?  I cast on for a brand new secret project using some yarn that I've been dieing to work with.  I'm really enjoying it, but I've been pulling a lot of vegetable matter out of the balls and that bugs me a bit.  Otherwise, the yarn is wonderful and soft and warm and I'm super excited about the color palette.  Why all the secrecy?  Because I plan to submit this one somewhere (I'm not sure where yet) and some places won't take the submission if so much as a photo has hit the web.  If any of you know me personally, I'm sure you'll see it.  If not, (if I have my way) you'll see it picked up by some knitting magazine or online source somewhere and I'll be taking my first steps toward Big Girl pattern writing.  By the way...has anyone else ever heard of a 'Domo' or a 'Shoop da Loop'?  No.  Good, I thought it was just us.  Look like I'll be knitting something for The Boy using these images.  Take a second and Google it.  I'll wait.

You back?  I also got a Kat Von D eyeshadow palette from Sephora (did I tell you this already...?!).  Anyway, it's fantastic.  Everything they said it would be.  I've been playing with my make-up for four days and really vamping it up.  One half of the palette is gonna be off limits for work and church, lol, but the rest I consider for general use.  Now, don't let this little paragraph make you think that I'll actually bother to wear make-up more often then I do.  I just like having it in the house.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Battle Sour Dough, continued

Well, last night's sour dough did not rise, but I went ahead and tossed it in the oven anyway.  I think its gonna be two squat loaves.  I pulled out the stuff the start another batch, made sure to put the correct amount of yeast and honey, and then fed my started.  I noticed that when I fed the starter it was too thick to stir so I added a few extra teaspoons full of water.  I decided that this would be a good time to check the recipe again to be sure it was 1C flour and 1/2C water instead of the other way around (cause that would be my luck).  I was okay on that part, but discovered that I was supposed to leave the starter out for 12 hours before putting it back in the fridge.  I've 'fed' the starter three times in three days and haven't done that step yet...so I think this starter might be a lost cause and I may have to start over from scratch.  sigh!  Well, I've got enough flour so I'm going to press onward and see what happens, and if it doesn't work out I'll toss the starter and start again.  Maybe I'll just google sour dough starter and see if I can buy some and have it shipped.  Maybe I'll just say 'forget it!' and buy my sour dough from the market...but not before I master this recipe.  I'm past the point of no return on this endeavor. 

Oh, and my ice-cream?  Yeah, that failed too.  Fruit wasn't frozen enough and the substitutions for the heavy cream were too wet for it to set up.  I tried to put it in the freezer last night to see if that would make a difference.  It's frozen solid now.  I'll be starting on that as well.  And at some point today, I'm supposed to bake muffins.  Yes folks, the batting average has fallen even lower.  Maybe I should just go knit something...this IS a knitting blog after all.