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Old 07-28-2008, 08:59 AM   #5121
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This weekend I finished my S.O.S and one Sydney sock...
Those socks look Woonnnnderful


Last night I finally finished my first PAIR of socks. OK they are only toe warmers practice socks from Cat Bordhi's New Pathways book. But I think they will keep Abby's (future 1st Cousin twice removed) feet warm. I'll try to post pictures tonight. (DSWMBO had me doing yard work all weekend)
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Old 07-28-2008, 10:52 AM   #5122
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Lovely socks Dustina. I'm sorry to hear about your headache. I can't see how you can function for too long feeling like that. When my ears ache so badly, I end up in the bed. Take care my friend!
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Dustina- Gorgeous socks! You must tell me your secrets!

You all make me want to bake a peach pie so badly! It sounds delicious! About how many peaches is 5 cups?
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Dustina, those socks look WONDERFUL! Love the patterns; love the colors!

Bobbi, It depends on how big the peaches are. Big ones--5 would be plenty. Smaller ones and you'll need more. I like to really load the peaches in, so I use more than 5 cups. Go ahead and make the pie...you know you want to! Ours is long gone. I think I'll have to make another one. I'm out of crusts, though, so I might have to make one from scratch. Hmmm. Bake pie....Knit....difficult choices!
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Old 07-28-2008, 01:57 PM   #5125
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Originally Posted by Jackie Lim View Post
It's Monday.
its monday? WHAT? I Saturdays.

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Oh, tsk tsk tsk away! I'm still cheating! I have hand/arm issues and if it's between making home-made pie crust and saving my hands for knitting, I'm choosing knitting!
OK since you have a good excuse.
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Jess you are one mean woman (melt in your mouth goodness, grrrrrr)! Now I really want peach pie.
I would say I'm sorry, but I'm not. just kidding.
dustinac - you go straight for a frozen pie? OMG , my family would never let you in the house. There are certain things that my mom will buy frozen or in a box, but its a short list. I was pretty sure the world would come to an end or something the first time my mom used a mix to make cookies!
Bobbiknits - 5 peaches or so is good, as Gina said. Really I don't measure, I just eyeball it until it looks like it will fill the pie pan and then a bit.
Does anyone have a reliable method for keeping pie drippings from making a mess inside the oven? I used a cookie sheet in Aus but the pie pan would get stuck to it!
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Hi Jess, I use a pizza pan covered in foil. Just toss the foil after the pie has cooled or when it's gone! My MIL has a pan with a hole in the middle MADE for this. The pie sits on a raised lip and there is a raised lip around the outside of the pan, too, to keep any drips on it. But you have to clean it, so I like the foil thing better!
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I found this, Jess. It's sort of like what my MIL has.
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I'm baaacccck!
Hope no one missed me too much- haha.

We had a great time up North and it was so hard to come back. The weather wasn't great, but it was fun anyways.

Dustina- Great socks! I love that SOS pattern, is it free? I was thinking of doing the Ravelympics too, but I'm not sure I have the time. I hope your headache goes away.

Christine- Love love LOVE your new haircut. It's so cute and it really suits you. It inspired me to get mine done today too!

Jess- Mmmmm peach pie! I love baking, but I also love eating it....which seems to present a problem for me!

Bobbi- Have you started your new job yet?

Gina- I'm sure your pie is wonderful, even if you "cheat"!

Dotty!

Jackie- I really like that top you're going to knit. It reminds me of Rusted Root, which I love.

Sue- You should go to Little Knits, what a great opportunity! How's country life treating you?

Gina- I love the lacy top- the colour is great.

Hi Karina, Tami, Chris, Carla................and everyone else!

I worked this morning until 2 and then got my haircut. Not cute and short like Christine's, but I got it cleaned up. I had short hair when I was little and so I love my long(ish) hair now. It was getting very long and the layers were growing out, so I had it styled. I feel so much better!

These pictures are all from the hunt camp in Huntsville, ON. It was established by 4 men in 1896. It is a rambling old lodge on over 2000 acres of property with 4 private lakes. It has tons of trails for atv-ing and walking and it's just my favourite place ever. It can fit lots of people and we had about 40 this weekend with some room to spare. The main room has antlers and deer heads all hanging in it- just like you'd think a hunting lodge would!
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Originally Posted by Jackie Lim View Post
Morning,

It's Monday. I m going to knit this http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/leaf-t-shirt
the pattern calls for - Debbie Bliss Cathay Weight DK/8ply (11 wpi) Yardage 109 yd (100m)
The gauge is 5 sts per inch in stockinette

I do not have Cathay, so going to use this Cotton 4 Ply Bendigo Woollen Mills Weight Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi)
My gauge is 8sts per 1" stockinette st with a 3.25mm/US3 AT cir ndl.

Does it work ? any advise, thanks.
Jackie that would depend on what size you're using b/c the pattern calls for 5spi and you're almost doubling that, so it's gonna be big if you follow the directions. What size did you want to make? Maybe we could look at the pattern & how many sts are co and then decide if you could just go down a size and use those instructions instead of completely re-working the pattern (a total pain in the tush).

OK so here's some spindle candy...I got my Golding spindle today & I think the 'peanuts' used for paking weigh more than the spindle itself. .6 oz is tiny!


yes those are african violets, this spindle is so darn tiny, I can't get over it.
Then since we're a photo happy bunch, I have to share with you the sunset pic I got the other day, just the clouds...

doesn't it look like cotton candy?

Ann sounds like you had fun, love the pics.

Bobbi (I think) I can't wait to see the dye job complete!
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Dustina, how's your headache? Feeling any better?

Julie, that spindle is SO CUTE!!!!

Ann, welcome back! Your pictures are LOVELY! Wish we could have knit camp there! Wouldn't THAT be a blast!?!

Jess, your mom sounds like mine. ALmost EVERYTHING is from scratch. I do most of my cooking and baking from scratch, but I do cheat on some stuff.
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