Wednesday, January 30, 2008
it said he was my opposite and to stay away.
So we have a rabbit joke at our house, which as we had our bunch of kids became a bigger joke with our friends. haha.
I fell in love with fuzzy mitten's bunnies.
i love bunny knitter's bunnies too, but she doesnt sell patterns yet :-(
Here is how our bunny looks so far:
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
( "would you like honey or condensed milk on your bread?", rabbit asks. "Both" replies Pooh, "but no bread if you please, just a small helping...."
This may look a bit gross but it is really good and one way to make sure the kids dont just eat the snow out side. Think Dulce de Leche. mmm, yummy!
what you need:
1-a huge bowl of CLEAN snow
i dont know how many times i have had to stress this, but CLEAN snow does not have bits of grass in it or dirt, and it is most definitely not yellow. also as a rule, it cant have fallen from the roof, and only tops layers of snow.
2- can of sweetened condesed milk, we used fat free.
3- a bear full of honey, if you are out of honey "princess syrup" also known as caro light syrup works but not true Pooh bear icecream without the honey.
warm the condensed milk in the microwave, 20 sec intervals til it is more managable.
drizzle both it and the honey on to the CLEAN snow.
mix it up. okay you more like cut it in cuz the honey hits the snow and hardens. this is why warming the milk helps.
serve in a huge mound on a plate. it is really fluffy so it looks like alot to the kids, but it really isnt.be sure to have hot chocolate ready since the snow gatherers are already cold.
Tali learning to make snowballs
a menacing snowball perched in bella's hands , and yes tirzah is about to shake the tree and dump snow on the baby. not nice, but that is how you win a battle, send the enemy home in tears.
Chai armed and ready.
BUT not as ready as Kezzi is!
at 1pm we had 3.5" they are predicting 7-10". everything has been cancelled in town tomorrow...and yes once again no massage :-(
Monday, January 28, 2008
this is for the store too, cuz i got books to pay for! ( i got a new stone edition tanakh and a siddur that is transliterated for the kids)
Sunday, January 27, 2008
so between the jane austen movies and stack of books, i am adding another book and ofcourse the movies will have to be rented...i own the 2002 movie but want to see the gerard depardieu version.
Friday, January 25, 2008
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
monkey socks (yep still knitty.com) 2.5 mm crystal palace's panda wool (bamboo & wool)
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
i love to watch making fiends and the muffin shorts too. harold being muffinless kills me everytime! (Many children get muffins for breakfast. Many children get muffins for snack. But not Harold .... Harold was muffinless. ...) this is why no child should be muffin deprived!
so when i found vendetta socks, today i thought 1- i wonder if everyone knows making fiends and 2 why aren't they green? 3 does anyone have a charlotte socks pattern-in blue of course
the series got picked up by nickeloden, but you can still watch the original webcasts. our malachai will mimmick the show's malachi and say "can not, tis blasphemous!"
Sunday, January 20, 2008
cuz i finished my bamboo socks
i love the feel and colour of this yarn. thank you becka!!!
in honour of the dreary weather which promises snow, and my ear ache , i stayed in jammie pants today. are the sheep cute? not to mention they are green ofcourse.
Sunday, January 13, 2008
i love the "do over day" b/c it is a leap year. according to jewish leap year, which is also this year, there is a leap MONTH! i think january definitely qualifiyes from the month. no power, no plumbing...
yesterday we had septic & plumber guys, and still have issues b/c there is an internal leak...remember july and the bathroom cave in? well related to that. that is fil;ling the septic and the wet rainy ground is saturated and not helping.
so the stress had me knitting!
top on chai's head is wildefoote luxury yarn. it blocked beautifully. i hear alot of complaints about this yarn, but this turned out so well! latvian braid cast on in contrast colour.
blue one: the bamboo from knitting wounded. the drape, the texture. it is sooo yummy!
becka-would husboy like one? i was thinking of send one to you,for him.
we will have to discuss what he would like.
the mulit one is claudia handpaint "walk in the woods".
latvian braid in coordinating colour.
i love the colours of this one!
all are greetings from knit cafe's yarmulke pattern. US1 & US3 needles.
Friday, January 11, 2008
i came home from comparing ancient manuscripts, to an overflowing toilet, backed up tub...
and the septic was pumped a couple mons ago, so we knew that was not it!
today was spent snaking drains, removing the old toilet, installing a new one....snaking things again. calling sam at work and giving him plumbing updates.
blahblahblah. everything was lovely.
then i washed a load of laundry.
now we are back to square one.
and a plumber.
did i mention our landlord is MIA and we think maybe deceased?
i do not like the new year.
however i have a new love of electricity, running water, heat and good plumbing!
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
....and now i have been playing with it! so it is all over. but i got a cute sock blocker WITH sock on it, 2 skeins sock memories in carnival, a yarntainer, stitchmarkers, and 2 skeins of the most perfect blue, bamboo. see:
this is the best yarn for boys! naturally antibacterial, absorbent, odor resistant. i am gonna stock up on this stuff!
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
i finished dad's sox waiting at the dentist yesterday...they were an hour behind, so i had a good wait.
Austerman step with jojoba and aloe oils infused into the yarn. Which made my hands soft as i knit them. i guess it lasts 30 washes. short row heels that do not match, but i am anal about the other stripes so they almost match to the toes.
Us 2 2.75 mm
Sunday, January 06, 2008
i am catching up on emails, but we have more storms coming in, so i may not get back to everyone.so far mom and dad are still without power.7,000 up here still with out power-some till thursday!
80% of the almond orchards have been destroyed, oops sorry they say "A'mond" in the valley!
all of our trees survived. tons of branches done but nothing bigger than 3" diamater. no damage to our house. but 3 houses up has a new tree planted in the house.
I got alot of knitting done, dad's socks are almost done now.
we took some pictures of our crazy weekend, i will post those eventually :-)
Tuesday, January 01, 2008
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Seven Random Facts about me…
1- i fed a cheese and mustard sandwich to a cow, in canada.
2- some "friends" tried to sell me, and hung a sheet out the window to advertise.
3- i used to be able to hold a conversation in russian. ( do not attempt this now)
4- i am allergic to peaches.
5- i used to swim even if the beach had snow on it, now i am FREEEZING at 50 degrees F
6- only 2 of our kids were planned. they others were great surprizes.
7- i am the first in my family born in the USA, on mom's side, dad's has been here since 1700's.
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