Saturday, October 17, 2009

Today's thrifting

I wouldn't normally think I needed this if I saw it in the store. But at a thrift store for $1.50 I needed it and it's never been used!! I knew what I'd do with it before I got it home too. It's not old of course and seems well made and sturdy. My KOIGU yarn will rest nicely in there.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Better than before....

I had to make another .... Apple Pie of course. This one better than the last. Taste is essentially the same but the first one was 'soupy'. I followed the recipe but the flour content of 2 TB. was not enough. My friend Jody at Gumbo Lilly advised me to increase the flour to 1/2 cup. Perfect! My lattice top might be prettier on the first one though.

ETA: Uh Oh! It was supposed to be 1/4 cup flour!! Well, it turned out anyway! I did stack it pretty high with apples and juices spilled in the oven. And it's making an awfully good breakfast this morning!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Wore my Paton's 'Must Have Cardigan for the first time today. I do love this sweater! This time of year it's cooler in the house than it is outside sometimes. It kept me warm all day! I'm glad I went with the two toned yarns. I love the 'rag' look. My changes to the sleeves and back seem to make the yarns work well together.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Tis the Season for Apple Pie

The Better Homes New Cookbook was my grandmothers and has sure come in handy for me many times. It's in a binder form which is really great when you're reading a recipe as you cook. I picked apples last Saturday. First Saturday in October is 'Stayman Day'. This is the first pie of a few I hope to bake this Fall. Not bad looking huh? Pastries are not my thing but I think I can handle a pie!

Sunday, October 4, 2009