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Wednesday, December 26, 2007

One Computer, Two Teens and Fifteen Knitting Projects

One of the problems with having only one computer in the house and two teenagers is that the computer is always in use. Harumph.

After a lovely Christmas of lounging around at home while knitting, reading and sleeping I got up early to download some photos to share. There are a gazillion (I never exagerate!) wire hook ups for computer stuff but the one for my camera is not among them. Harumph.

Now I have to wait for the afor mentioned teenagers to make their entry into this Boxing Day so I can calmly ask if they can track it down for me because I have not been able to download in what seems like weeks and now when I want to I can't and for all that they are given in this world they can just stop giving me the attitude and respect me and look for the GD thing!!! Ah yes I will be calm....Harumph....Ohmmm....

I will now put the impending rant in the unused portion of my brain and TELL you about my knitting this season.

For gifts I knit 2 scarves, 2 hats and 1 pairs of fingerless gloves for members of my family. For clients I knit a cardigan, 2 pairs of socks and one pair of Mrs Beeton's ruffled wrist warmers. It doesn't seem like much but the shop was really busy so me knitting at Kniterary was next to impossible.

Yes the knitting business was great! More and more people are discovering my little gem in Whitby Ontario. I couldn't be happier that I took the plunge!

On the needles now.
Still.. the Swallowtail Shawl from Interweave. It will be done this January!! Right now it takes me a good half an hour of concentrated work to get one row done so most days I can only get one or two rows done.

Socks that have gone into the frog pond and are now being reknit as Rainbow Socks.

Thrummed Mittens.
A Scarf.
Malabrigo gloves.
Rowan Betty cardigan.

I hear teenagers moving. I must go and prepare my calmness.

Hopefully there will be pictures soon.

Happy Boxing Day!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Help For Young Mothers at Christmas!

May you never wonder again why children slept so well in Victorian times!

I was looking for Mulled Cider and WIne Recipes and came across this lovely recipe....

Hot Milk Posset - to help kids sleep

In Victorian England, children were allowed small glasses of wine at the dinner table. Alcohol was a traditional sleep aid for all ages back then. This posset was a classic drink that nannies gave to tykes that were having trouble falling asleep. Apparently it worked very well!

1/8 tsp almond extract
1 pint milk
1/2 tsp grated lemon peel
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg white
1/4 cup dark rum
1/2 cup brandy

Heat in a saucepan the milk, lemon peel, sugar, and almond extract. When it begins to scald, remove from heat. Beat egg white and add in. Now add rum and brandy. Serve hot.

I am intrigued and repulsed all at the same time. Do you think the recipe is for one serving or several?

Monday, December 03, 2007

The Mess on My Desk

You know...I Try.

I really really do.