Wednesday, January 25, 2012

{Yarn Along} and Giveaway Winners

Joining Ginny this week again in a yarn along...

I haven't accomplished much in the knitting world this week, again. I'm still truckin' away on Dad's scarf though. He's a tall guy, so I'll be at it for a while. I'm also almost finished this project I'm working on. 

I did however get a little more organized this week. I have a hard time continuing with crafting/art/knitting projects when things aren't organized. I can handle a mess to a certain extent, probably more than a lot of people, but even I have my limits!

The  boys were gone for a day and I got SO much done around the house. I need more days like this. Laundry was put away, my dining room table looked like a table again, the dishes were done, the floor was mopped...and you wouldn't know that ever happened to look at it now. I think I need to send them away for the day again this week!

We took a trip to Niagara falls NY, and stopped in at the new Hobby Lobby (at last!!!) and I bought a tub for my yarn stash. My yarn finally has a home! I also bought a neat set of double pointed needles by "yarnology". I'd never seen this brand before in Canada.
They're acrylic, and they look like twisted glass on the inside (like a candy cane). I needed this size anyway, and they were pretty cheap, so I'm happy.

I'm still working on the Family Dinner book, and I like a lot of the recipes so far. They're pretty simple, but the idea is that the food is something simple and fun to prepare as a family. It also gives some ideas for discussion at the dinner table.
While I think that's great, I doubt our family will be using that part any time soon. Our dinner table discussions are never lacking, that's for sure!

I also just checked out
Quinoa 365. I've always liked the stuff, but it will be fun to see other ways to eat in bread.
Just do YOU pronounce Quinoa? I was initially told it was "kwin-oh-ah"...but then recently was told that it's actually "kinn-wah". Meh, I don't really care. It's yummy, and my kids eat it!

And now for the winners for last week's giveaway... (pulled from my vintage Pyrex for good luck..)

I know I promised that Lotte would draw the name for the rubber stamp giveaway, but she fell asleep when her call of duty came, so Mark filled in and drew...drum roll....

Ikkinlala and Tamara!! Thanks to everyone who participated, it was fun!


  1. I have been wanting the quinoa book { I say Kinn-wah] since I usually eat it 7 or 6 times a week; I need some new ways of preparing it.
    Your needles are so very pretty!

  2. I say 'keen wah' but who knows. Love the grain as well. I will definitely have to check out that book.

  3. Oooo, Hobby Lobby. So many people talk about it - you had fun I take it? Your needles are pretty - I haven't used acrylic needles before.
    I'm excited to see your slippers!
    I say "keen wah" but still, gasp, haven't tried making it. We have a bag...for some reason I'm scared of it. I've been enjoying the family dinner this week as well! Thanks for mentioning it. :)

  4. I've always heard "keen wah" and WOOHOO! I haven't won anything in ages! :D Thank you!

  5. Love your pyrex dish..
    Isn't it amazing how much you can get done if the house is empty for a few hours?
    And how quickly everything reverts back to a state of chaos?

  6. being raised in Bolivia where quinoa comes from, I'm thrilled that it's finally getting popular in North America as well now! And the correct pronunciation is "keen-wah" despite what doctor oz says. :)