Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Anyone wanta help a girl out?

I've told you about my friend who's family runs a couple of dental/medical clinics in Haiti. Anyway she is there now and has posted on her facebook page that the people are in need of blankets, tarps, and sheets. I was wondering if any of my knitting and crochet friends could help me out. I collecting (and making) 7 by 9 squares to put together in to afghans. Don't feel left out sewing friends, if you'd like to help I'd happily take anything you make :) and pass it on. I've never quilted (not yet) or I'd ask for quilt squares. If there is anyone out there looking for quilt squares let me know, I'd love to try to make a couple and pass them on! I'd like to give 10 blankets, that 449 squares. I crocheted 4 last night :) If you'd like to help or have a question please leave me a comment with your email and I will get back to you asap :)

Thank you friends!

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Chocolate Covered Bacon...

Is oh so good. No I'm not kidding. Last night both dh and I wanted a candy bar, then it turned into cake. But neither one of us was going to drive to the store at 1am. That's when chocolate covered bacon was born. Now this is not my original idea. I've had a bacon candy bar before and it was soooo yummy. Anyway we fried up the bacon, melted some chocolate, added some chili pepper, dipped the bacon, and there you have it bacon covered in chocolate. We only had chocolate chips on hand so they didn't really re harden so next time we're going to try a different kind of chocolate, and oh yes there will be a next time!

I finished Birch #2
Birch #2

and am working on the Sweet Lily Shawl. I'm not really sure how I feel about this pattern yet. I mean I like how it's turning out, it's just weird to knit...maybe it's the short rows and it not mindless like Birch was.
Sweet Lily Shawl

And I'm crocheting Trinity a blanket. This is me trying to use up random balls of acrylic and novelty yarn. Trinity loves it and can't wait for it to be finished. I think it's kinda ugly. Ugly Ripple Afghan for Trinity

I haven't really listed anything in the shops this week. I've been lazy and I'm trying to sell down. There is over 200 items in one. I still have to move some of the vintage goodies in to the This and That shop and I've been thinking about carding some more batts. I really need to unload some of my fiber and destashing it hasn't seemed to work. But first I have to clean my carder....not fun.