Thursday, November 26

Pie for Thanksgiving

A family tradition. And the other part of the tradition to trying to find the recipe - because we securely file it away every year under P in the recipe box.

Walnut Pie

Preheat oven at 350.

1 c brown sugar
1/2 c white sugar
1 T flour

Combine above ingredients


2 eggs
2 T milk
1 t vanilla
1/2 c melted butter
1 c walnuts

Line pie plate with crust. Pour in the filling. Bake until set, approx 40-50 minutes.

- Peggy Hall, 3/25/1985

Monday, November 23

Cats and wet wool

If cats don't like getting wet, why can they not resist lounging on a wet piece of knitting, set out for blocking?

The vest is from Knitting Classic Style by Veronique Avery. Denim by Paton's. Instead of a zipper closing, I'm going to use wooden buttons with loops.

The neck scarf is the latest Schoolhouse Press knit-along, the Icelandic neck scarf. I used some merino/alpaca blend that I bought at the Midwest Fiber and Folk Art Festival (great fun!) by Frontier Fiber Mill (Indiana). Turned out very small. I don't know what the gauge should have been but won't be as useful as Ishbel.

This afghan is one of the baby afghans due in December. The Hap Blanket in Whimsical Little Knits by Ysolda Teague. Ella Rae garter stitch center and border stripes in Feather and Fan of Frog Tree merino.

This isn't so much a picture of cats on wet wool, because the afghan has been blocked for about 24 hours, as it is of the older cat passing on her charms to the younger; Monkee has tricked Terry into being her protection for a nap on the afghan.

Sunday, November 1

Striped cats striped

Terry, Ronnie and Moggy have tested negative for FIV and FeLV. These kitties are ready for a new home. PAWS will call when an opening is available; Kathleen might still foster them when her friend and the friend's 4 cats move back to newly-finished floor towards mid-November. In the meantime, I am enjoying having babies again.

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