On to the sleeves

20140210_2  Well they don’t really look like sleeves at this point but  that’s two sleeves on those needles.  I decided to do them at the same time because much like “second sock syndrome,” second sleeve might work the same way.  Get one sleeve done and then start a new project since the second sleeve would be boring.. 🙂  Plus it’s much easier to make sure they actually do end up the same length.  These are bell shaped sleeves with just that inch or so of seed stitch on the bottom so I’ve got a whole lot of stockinette stitch with just a few decreases to go before I get to the armholes.  But the perfect thing for movie watching or bus knitting.

I did find a couple interesting looking patterns on Ravelry the other day to save to my library and then go back later to decide if I want to buy them or download them.

One of them is this cowl.  Love the different directions the stitches travel.  This dress – it would look so cute on my sister – I love the one done in white.   And this heavily beaded shawl .  But for now – sweater sleeves and a pair of socks I want to get finished and then I’ll decide what’s next in line.

More “Justquiltin Swag”

Or “Denise Swag” as my friend calls it.  I had ordered the Dog Pound Pals calendars but then got a coupon for additional savings and decided – heck I needed some

giveway things for the From Head To Toe – A Knitter’s Gifts project.  Sooo…. yes I ordered a couple of things.  For that project, I ordered some totes — perfect to keep a knitting project in among other things — a knitting bag with a knitting quilt on it.

knitbagBut then, the Dog Pound Dogs really wanted to be on a tote bag too  so I had to order a couple of those.

These have designs on front and back.  The front…


and the back


and I didn’t order any pens in the first order and my Juststitchin pens are running out of ink one by one and I love those pens — so some new dog pens ordered as well.  I’m done shopping!!!  I so excited to see them in person.  Vista Print does a nice job and it’s a good thing they only do this sale twice a year! 🙂

I tried out a new recipe for dinner — I’m not a fan of zucchini – I think i’s a texture thing and a lack of flavor thing (kind of like tofu) 🙂  But I found a recipe on Weightwatchers for these zucchini chips.  They may not be pretty but they taste like a cross between deep fried zucchini sticks and in a way onion rings – I think it’s the coating that reminds me of onion rings.  These I will most definitely make again and the only thing that might make them better (other than my cutting them all the same thickness so none of them turn into ‘blackened chips’) is they would be really good with a drizzle of hot sauce across them.