mmm yarn

AWESOME Saturday! SO MUCH FUN YARN! Rhinebeck was awesome!

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artichoke brooch

I worked on my brooches yesterday. I actually embroidered this one weeks ago, but hadn’t put the backing on. I finished it up, and I love it! It might be my favorite brooch that I’ve made. Who doesn’t love artichokes?

biggest pumpkin

Saturday we went to the Topsfield Fair. I saw tons of chickens, turkeys, rabbits, pigs, and cows! I also saw a TON of crafts- amazing work! It was a total blast. This pumpkin was the biggest pumpkin in the area! AMAZING! 1,464 pounds! It must have been killer getting it there!

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We went apple picking this weekend.  It was the perfect day for it.  So lovely.  I can’t wait to make apple pie, apple crisp, apple sauce, apple butter (maybe), baked apples.  mmmmm

challah for rosh hashana

I made a round challah for Roshashana last night. It came out all doughy in the middle because I didn’t let the yeast activate long enough. I modified the recipe I usually use for challah by adding honey and then rolling raisins into the braids before weaving them together. I threw a ton of rainsins on the top, but that seems to have been a mistake because they swelled and burnt. The outside of the bread was quite tastey eventhough the middle wasn’t edible! It was my first time making Roshashana dinner, and I don’t think I did a bad job- just a little different.

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I went to visit friends this weekend, and eventhough I brought a long four projects- the Suprise Baby Jacket was the one I worked on the most. I’m sure part of it was that I was making it for their unborn baby, but also because it’s garter stitch and was the easiest thing to pick up while I was playing a game! I love these colors together. I can’t wait to make little accessories to go with this sweater. I should be working on my Christmas knitting, though…

Big & Small!

Big sweater, little sweater.  I laid these out to see what my buttons would look like – I’m very happy with my button choices.  Only one sleeve left for the Jessie sized one!