Saturday, February 14, 2009

Big Ball of Domesticity and The Crack Sweater

Yeah...well...the best laid plans and all that...I decided not to go to Rainbow Fleece Farms after all today. I'm in a spendy mood today and I could get in a whole heap 'o trouble in the yarn barn down there. Best not to poke at The Fates too much, so I decided to do some chores around the house and run some errands in the hopes that I will have all day tomorrow to goof off. I took Ben for a loooong walk, went to the grocer, baked some goodies, and did laundry; all the things a good little girl must do in order to not feel guilty while she spends tomorrow reading the paper, doing the crossword and going to the movies!

I baked Banana Chocolate Chip Wontons. I saw them on TV and then looked on the net for a recipe and then finally tinkered up one of my own. They are good-not too sweet...fun to make. I have a friend coming over later so I'll test them out and will see what the opinion is there. The recipe's over on Molly Bee's Kitchen.

I have also been working on my sweater as my hands will allow. I overdid it a bit last night, insisting on knitting even after my hands totally fell asleep.This was after receiving excellent advice from Mrs. Sable not to do so. And she's been there and done that so you'd think I would listen... but the lure of the Crack Sweater was too great. It's been so long since I did anything but mindless knitting that I am so grooving on this pattern. I accidentally knit through an entire episode of 'What Not To Wear' before I remembered that I hate that show, such was the concentration!
It's not easy to take her picture; the Crack Sweater, she is elusive. The wire on the circ that I am using is made out of some industrial strength Flubber Stuff and will not uncurl and lay flat no matter how much I swear at it (and I tested the very limits of swearing lemme tell ya) but you get the general idea.

Here's a little bit of a closeup. Anyway. My friend is due to arrive soon so I'd better git going. Hope you all are having a wonderful Valentine's Day!

7 comments:

Cindy G said...

Well dang those wonton things look tasty, and I think easy enough for even me to manage.

Sweater lookin' good!

Mum said...

Love, love, love the sweater. How about inviting me over for a taste of the wontons??

Lisa/knitnzu said...

Yeah, how could anybody NOT love fried anything with chocolate and coated in sugar?? The sweater looks great. Sucks to have ripped, but, you know, you'll be happier. Glad you took care of you for VD. We've been talking about this at knit night... how it seems to be such a big deal holiday, esp. w/ the younger adults, whereas it wasn't when we were younger. Is it that the generation following behind is so sucked into the whole commercialism and consumerism thing?? I was amused by some of the guesses... mine is someplace between at least 5K and more likely around 7.

Kitty Mommy said...

The sweater. She is GORGEOUS!!!

peaknits said...

I am in search of my "crack" sweater - I want to knit one with a mess of cables. I have Acer between me and cables for now - but then, me and the Sow's Ear have some negotiating to work out:) Your sweater is looking wonderful btw! And those banana yummies! What movie will/ did you see?

DPUTiger said...

that's looking fantastic! Way to go! I've had some serious sweater-knitting itching going on, but I'm unhappy enough with my size that I've decided to knit Hubster a sweater first. He's less likely to change sizes than I am :)

HOLY CRAP, I have a real word as my verification word! "hazing"

YarnThrower said...

You are soooo productive! I don't know how you have the energy to cook and knit the way you do!

I LOVE your sweater so far! Very nice!