Archive for December, 2008

Merry Christmas!

This is me wishing everyone a happy Christmas!  Care for a cookie?  :o)

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alive and well

I’m here! Seriously. My poor little neglected blog.. I’ve been really busy with school and projects and finals and all that, but you know what?! I’M DONE!! I graduate this Saturday, and I’m pretty excited. Well, to be honest, I’m more excited about my family coming in and spending my first Christmas with Dave and the holiday and everything. But graduating.. It’s really awesome!

Anyways, I have been doing a few things. I just haven’t written about them. Maybe a week and a half ago, I made these:

The recipe (thanks again, Martha!) is here. I may or may not have added an extra 1/4 cup of sugar. I really couldn’t tell you. They were pretty good, though.

Yesterday was HUGE for completion of stuff! I finished my first single for the yarn I’m working on right now. The second single still remains in roving balls.

That reminds me, actually..I have a spinning store right down the street from me. I haven’t been until today. It’s called Grandma’s Spinning Wheel, and the owners are REALLY nice. They are an older couple, both retired science teachers. I love it. I also love the new spindle that I bought for my next spinning project. :o)

I also finished a Christmas gift last night! This one is for my brother’s girlfriend, who asked me several months ago for a cowl for skiing. It’s just an 88-stitch tube with some 2X2 ribbing on the ends and a few stripes..but it is lovely, and I really hope she likes it!

I made more cookies last night, too! Don’t worry..it’s the last thing I’ve done. (I know by now you’re thinking “WTF? Nearly 3 weeks of silence and now a long string of word vomit?”) These are called Biscochitos, and they are a traditional Christmas cookie in New Mexico. I don’t remember the last time I’ve had them, and they are YUMMY. ..and festive! Here‘s the recipe I found. As a warning, I must tell you that most other recipes use lard, hence the reason I used this one..

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have some Christmas-light-seeing to do with friends! I hope everyone’s holiday season is as warm and happy as mine. :o)

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someone graduated

Hint: it wasn’t me.

Snake graduated from puppy class on Monday! Now I just have to stay on top of practicing everything, so she doesn’t turn into a huge monster. She won a contest at the end, so she got a new toy. :o) Smartypants.

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