Friday, August 20, 2010


Well, I did it.

I finally worked up the courage to rip back and re-attach the rogue left sleeve of Viv.  Okay, "rip back" is a little harsh.  With so many cables to worry about, I instead painstakingly "un-knit" two and a half rows (I was really stoked when I realized the left sleeve was the first one I came to in the unknitting - no need to even unknit past that one in the attachment row!  Woohoo!).

Then I wanted some Ramen noodles,  because that's what the unknit yarn reminded me of.

Another reason the unknitting was helpful, was that I was able to transfer my lovely Viv to my beloved Knit Picks Harmony needles.  Why?  Oh, someone decided to nom the Addis.

But guys?  Guys?  GUYS?

After unknitting, and counting, and knitting, and recounting, and then counting some more, and then, oh, maybe a little more counting...

I'm back to the same row as before the Great Sleeve Fiasco of 2010 and this time the sleeves match!  Viv is symmetric!  And I'm wearing a yoke-less on the needles sweater as I type this just out of principle!

Okay, I have to go now, it's really too hot outside to be wearing wool.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Gwen Also Makes Pie

I love pie.  I mean, like, really love pie.  When I got married, we had wedding pie.  See?   I really love pie.

I'd been looking for an excuse to make summer pie, and when our friends decided to have us over for a cookout I jumped at the opportunity to bring a pie.  Especially since my mom had just delivered some fresh Ohio peaches.  Mmmm...

Supplementing the Ohio peaches with Pennsylvania peaches and Michigan blueberries, I made my first non-apple, pumpkin, or pecan pie.  And man, is it good.  I know because I completed Operation: Late Night Pie Delivery to my mom just a while ago, and of course we had to have a piece.

I started with a peach pie recipe and added blueberries (4 cups peaches, 1 cup blueberries).
Then I made my crust, and added a little ceylon cinnamon because I <3 Penzey's and was feeling saucy.

In goes the filling (not pictured: pats of butter).

My first lattice crust!  It was exhilarating.  

Baked and cooling.  The second pie was hilariously hastily made, but after tasting it I assure you it is scrumptious.  (Do people still use that word?  "Scrumptious?")

Guess how much butter is in this pie?  (Hint:  It's 14 tablespoons.)

Hey, That Girl!

It's done!  And it's soft!  And yellow!  And cute!

Finished just in time for church last Sunday.

Pattern: Hey, Teach! by Helene Rush Knitty Summer 2008
Yarn: Knit Picks Comfy Worsted, Creme Brulee
Needles: US 8 /5 mm Harmony interchangeable circulars (Knit Picks) 
Ravelry link

Now onto the pics...
I suppose you're going to tell me that 8 buttons are too many.  (I may agree.  These buttons are gorgeous but heavy... perhaps too heavy for the poor button band.)
Clearly the best way to wear it.
But the options are limitless!
Ta da!  Thanks, Nikon, for autofocusing right under my arm instead of on me.
Then something adorable happened.