Wednesday, December 14

Panta anyone?!

I came across this fabulous knit! I'm so very excited about this. A panta-along is being put together(by rainberryblue)... Go check it out and see if it interests you. This is going to be perfect for me because I always wear my hair up in a bun, hats just don't work. I have already started it, well actually I have it completely knit up and all I need is to seam it up. I knit it in one day, it goes very quicklyy. Once I finish it I'll post pictures.

This is one thin
g I didn't even mention until now, a baby hat my sister Dawn. A friend of hers just had a little girl. L is modeling it. As you can see it's too small for her, which is good. She is almost 9 months old, and I want it to fit a newborn. It was put in the mail on Monday along with my final package for my secret pal. Yes I know, the deadline was the 4th.... I'm a bad sp. But hopefully she wont mind.

It is quite frightful outside today. They say we are going to get 8 inches of the white fluffy stuff by tonight... I love snow
. Well actually i hate driving in it and cant stand when its melting and all slushy. But when it is snowing it is one of the most beautiful things God has given us. G made his first snowman today. Of course he had some help from daddy and mommy. He also insisted on wearing his sunglasses that only have one lens. He is such a silly little boy. Lately he had been such a sweetie and we laugh and have tons of fun together.

Oh yeah, we finally got a Christmas tree. That was on Sunday, and I just put lights on it today. We have a little one so we could put it on top of an
end table. That way L can't get into it too much. Oh how I love the smell of a good Christmas tree.... and sweets....

Today I made buckeyes. So many people have posted recipes on their blogs, I think its about time I post one. So here you go.


1 lb peanut butter
1 lb confectioners sugar
1/2 lb graham crackers
1/2 lb butter or margarine
1 tbs vanilla

Crush graham crackers fine. Mix all ingredients together. Roll into small balls. Chill(I like to put them in the freezer).

Melt (double boiler works best):
18 oz. Chocolate chips
1/5 bar of paraffin wax (canning wax)

Dip the chilled balls into the mixture, holding by toothpicks. Put balls on a cookie sheet covered with wax paper. Best when served from refridgerator.


I had some left over
chocolate and dipped bananas and pretzels in it(not together, separately). Yummy!

Last week I learned a new technique. The tubular cast on. What a cool thing it is! It makes the most polished looking cast on I've ever come across. If you haven't tried it I suggest you do! Just look at it! Very cool! Go ahead and click on the pic. Get a closer look.

Ok well I wanted to post a picture of my tree but I've misplaced my camera. I'm kinda freaking out, were could it be? It will turn up eventually, until then, no tree pictures or any others for that matter. AHHHH

Knit happy everyone!


Colleen said...

Hi, Jessica! I got your package today and WE ALL (me, my husband, and my two girls) loved it. I've already snarfed down half the chocolate and that Wrap Style book - to DIE for.

Did you know that your sister, Allena, was my secret pal for SP5? How did THAT happen? I figured that out a few weeks ago quite by accident; I was visiting her blog and saw a link to a "Dorinda Koch" Mary Kay site. I kept thinking - "hmm, that name sounds familiar. Where do I recognize that name?" It was from when you emailed me from your parents' computer when your computer was down. Is that weird or what?

Thanks again so much for being my pal; I loved everything you sent and don't feel bad about being "late." I'll let you in on a little secret - I just sent MY pal out her present today.

Allena said...

that's cool your SP loved it funny though that it was the same as mine! LOL
i love that hat btw... i still have to get some size 5 DPNs that are long enough though for that initial cast on! etc...
here's a ? why is G wearing swimming goggles? LOL cracking up here!
love ya

Samantha said...

Hi ... That is an adorable baby hat. Where's the pattern from? I'm always looking for cute hats and other easy knit baby items. The tubular cast on is wicked awesome! I will have to look into it. It looks like it makes a nice even edge. :)

pleutim said...

Isn't that the most amazing cast on?? I love it, that and the tubular/kitchener bind off. It makes the edges look so neat and tidy and professional.