Edit: I have no idea what happen tot he pictures!!! I am reposting to see if I can get them to show up! Gotta love technical difficulties!
I can’t believe I only missed one day this week! WOW!
Well here is my week y’all!
Sunday, March 18
Here is a picture of my first ever knitted article of clothing. Muffinhead’s mom and I found this pattern. It looked simple enough. She picked out some yarn that she liked and I got busy with my needles.
About half way through I began to suspect that it was going to be to large. When all was said and done it is about two, if not more, sizes to big. The DD even tried it on and it almost fit her.
Note to self": Never attempt to knit a garment without making a sample gauge first. The instruction called for size five needles. I actually had to go down to a size three needle to get the correct size gauge. Go Figure.
My only problem now is that I have that nagging “Nanner Nanner Boo Boo” voice in the back of my head. I am going to have to try to make this again and see if I can get it to be the proper size!
Monday, March 19
Just for fun I had Muffinhead try it on! Yeah, maybe in another year she will be able to wear this one!
Muffinhead and Buster go from being best friends to disagreeing like siblings. They settle in to watch Elmo on the sofa.
Tuesday, March 20
Now that the weather is nice and warm we spend a lot of time in the back yard.
Thursday, March 22
Here is my first “Something New”.
Have you ever tired steel cut oats?
I saw that Sara made mention of them in one of her latest post. I picked up a container of them during my last grocery run.
The jury is still out as to whether or not they will find a place in my cart again. Aside from the 30 minutes it takes to cook them I am a bit put off by the price, ringing up at almost $5.00 for this small container. Plus it has a very different texture than regular oatmeal. My first attempt to make them failed miserably.
You can click here to read an article I found about the differences between rolled oats and steel cut oats.
The backyard is really starting to fill out. I am very eager to see how all the changes I made last fall will look as things begin to fill out and bloom!
Just look at how much my lamps ear has grown since I planted it!
One tiny little sprig planted back on 4-17-2010…….….
Now look at it!
Friday, March 23
My second attempt at the steel cut oats was a bit better. The night before I soaked them in a measuring cup full of water. The next morning I drained them off and cooked them according to the directions and was much happier with the texture. The oatmeal was softer and the constancy was a bit more like oatmeal. However after 30 minutes of simmering on the stove top the bottom of my pan was a mess.
30 minutes, messy pan, expensive….hmmm I am still deciding if these will make it back in my cart again!
Saturday, March 24
My second new thing!!!!
I finally got a new phone. I had time on Saturday to sit down and read through the instruction book and get to know all the features. I felt very vindicated because the guys at the phone store had great difficulty getting my old phone to work and quickly recognized just how tiresome dealing with the glitch touch screen really was. There were even a few time when they had to hand the phone over to me to see I could get it to work.
Thankfully I have powered down the ancient relic for the last time and am enjoying my new phone!
Well that was my week!!!
A giant sweater and two new things!
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