Saturday, May 02, 2015

Warmth, Finally

 It is going to be a porch day. 
Finally, the warmth has arrived. 
And, I'm knitting mittens. 
This is my Mongolian Cashmere, half off! 
 Thanks for all your suggestions. 
Caffeine Girl, You had the tip that helped me.
I found that placing 3 stitch markers evenly around the needles, and decreasing K2tog before each marker, made a very nice round tip. 
If Mittens grew on trees....
 This is our blender.  Wedding gift circa 1982. 
It pooped out this week while I tried to make a berry smoothie with chocolate yogurt. 
Good news is, Santa brought us an immersion blender and it takes up half the room. 
Have you made daiquiri's with an immersion blender? 

 I Love the Kentucky Derby.  My bets' on Mr Z for 
my Mr. Z (zach)
Tomorrow we are headed to the Arlington Racetrack with my fun Uncle Bill.  
Uncle Bill is a bit of a gambler. 
We've never been to the track together and we've been planning this all winter. 
I just love to look at those horses. 
I usually pick the horse by the name...

I thought of one of you when I saw the PEACE signs at our local garden shoppe.  One of you made your own.  
Aren't they pretty? 
I love garden whimsy. 

I also wanted to share a recipe from this week. 
You take a yellow cake mix and mix it with pineapple
(a can of crushed pineapple) 
Then you bake it. 
It makes a very sticky cake. 
Fireman loved it. 

Do you have a two or three ingredient recipe?


Tired Teacher said...

It's finally warm here, too, but not warm enough to sit in the shade. It's a good day to sit in the sun and soak up the warmth while knitting.

Mereknits said...

My MIL had a peace poll right in her front yard in Wauwatosa, WI. It now resides with my SIL in Door CO.

Good luck to Mr. Z, you know that would be my favorite too.

Judy S. said...

I'll be cheering for Carpe Diem and like you chosen by the name. Glad you've finally got some warmth! It's nicer here, too. Hurrah!

knitterbeader said...

I just saw where Mr.Z didn't win the Derby. Next time!
We hit 100 degrees the past 2 days so too warm to sit outside and knit!

Caffeine Girl said...

Oh, Kathy, you are so sweet! Your thoughts mean so much to me. I loved the posts and I'm glad my mitten tip helped.

I remember when blenders looked like that. I'm pretty sure I had one just like it in the 1980s. Isn't that color called "almond"?

Teresa Kasner said...

Gravy - bacon drippings, flour and milk. :-)

Made some last night and the grandsons loved it.. on everything. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Yarn Miracle said...

I've got a three ingredient scone recipe that we all love:

Easiest Scones in All the World
2 c. self-rising
2 T. sugar (and a little to sprinkle on top
1.2 c. canned full-fat-in coconut milk (stirred)

Mix it up. Shape them, brush a little of the coconut milk residue on top and sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 425 for 20 minutes. I usually half the recipe (makes 3 that way) and keep the rest of the coconut milk in the fridge until next time. Not at all coconutty tasting either!

PS I heart your mittens!

SissySees said...

LOVE that fountain.

I am drawn to names, but need to know EVERYTHING to make a bet; jockey, owner, trainer, pedigree...

Anonymous said...

I have always picked horse races by the one that does NOT want to go in the shoot. I figure that one will be in an all-fired hurry to get OUT!

Suburban prep said...

Have fun at the track.
I can hear the announcements and things sometimes from where I am.
It should be a gorgeous day!!

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