I almost never rip out my projects, but there comes a time when you just have to admit defeat. This scarf has been sitting in the UFO basket for way too long, 2 years to be exact. The pattern is called the Classic Scarf. The scarf is for my sister and I had her pick out the color. Two winters have past and she still has not received her pink scarf. I only have half a ball left of knitting to be done, but since I left the needles on there for that long, it has left a ridge on the knitting when I resumed knitting it. I am not sure that it will block out and I am itching to start something new with it, so I frogged it.Does anyone know how to straighten out the yarn? Any advice or tips would be appreciated. The yarn is 100% Baby Alpaca. I already have a new pattern picked out, so I want to start knitting ASAP. I want to give it to her this winter.
The 3 Stooges: Bobbi, Melody and Ellie. I love Melody's little feet. She is always twitching her toes when she is drinking her bottle.Melody is hamming it up with Bobbi. She smiles a lot now and there is no greater joy for me than when I see her smile.
I made Shrimp Scampi with Linguine tonight and it was excellent. DH and I both went for seconds. This was my first time cooking with wine and I was surprised that I liked it since I don't like to drink wine. The recipe can be found HERE from the Food Network.
I was cleaning out the fruit draw in the refrigerator and found some apples past it's prime. I decided to make an Apple Cake with them. It wasn't rotten, just not as fresh and crunchy as I usually like it. My sister is worse than me. She won't eat an apple if she can make a dent with it by pressing her finger on the apple. She likes them super crunchy. We both don't like mealy or super ripe fruit.
I used a Pear and Blueberry Cake recipe, but substituted with all apples. For the half a cup of blueberries in the batter, I diced up some apples to equal a half a cup. The cake turned out light and moist and it was not overly sweet. DH loved it and ate 2 pieces in one sitting which is a lot for him.