I’m Dreaming of a White…Halloween?

Snow.  In October.  I can’t believe it, but there is a ton of the white crap outside.  And I was spending the day in NYC when all this was going on!  It was quite sloppy in the city.  I was happy to come home to nice, dry shoes and socks. 
I did get some pretty photos of the snow with the fall colors here, straight from my backyard.  Back to crafting stuff tomorrow, promise. 
Oh, and Happy Halloween, all!  I’m ready for trick-or-treaters tonight with my bucket of candy that I need to stop picking from.  I’d love to know what you are doing for Halloween tonight.  Dressing up?  Having a party?  Spending the night crafting? 

Long Lean Sweater Finale: DONE!

You’ve read about me knitting this sweater for quite some time now, and it is finally time to unveil the final product!  Here is it, blocked and being worn.  I love, love, love it!  Someone asked me today where I bought it from.  That made my morning. 
Thank you for sticking with me while I knit this.  I hope you enjoyed watching my progress.  I certainly enjoyed your comments and support.  And, of course, knitting the sweater.
Now it’s on to other things.  From the looks of the poll, I should be sticking to smaller projects, and that is certainly a good point with Christmas on its way.  I have a few items that people have requested and presents to knit. 

Long Lean Sweater: Week 7 Almost there!

I cannot wait to wear this sweater!  Still, it needed to be blocked, and as you can see, here it is unblocked and while it is being blocked.  I hope I did it right.  It needs to dry for a while, but it should be ready by Wednesday.  I am going to be rocking my first sweater!
Unblocked
Blocked and Drying
I used this cool wool wash to while soaking it called Eucalan.  It’s lovely.  It makes the Noro yarn nice and soft.  I got the unscented kind, but it comes in a range of scents.  LYS’s usually carry it, so go grab some for your next project.

Oh, don’t forget to vote in the poll in the right hand side.  What should I do next?  I’m having a hard time deciding.

Jenn’s Easy Curry Recipe

I figured I’d do something a little different today.  How about a simple recipe?  This is Jenn’s Simple Curry, which was made from ingredients that I already had, including the random vegetables.  It’s a vegetarian meal, too.  I always have curry paste and a can of coconut milk on hand in case I need to make a simple dinner.  This recipe serves about 4-6 people.
1 can of cooked chickpeas
1 can of string beans
1 can of spinach
1 can of coconut milk
1 fresh green pepper, chopped
2 tablespoons of Patak’s Mild Curry Paste, or as much as you like
Open cans and drain water from vegetables.  Combine ingredients into a large pot and simmer on low heat for about an hour.  Serve over rice and with naan bread.
You can use whatever vegetables you prefer, actually.  Tomatoes taste good in the curry, but make it watery, though. 
Enjoy!

Beading Night Catchup

I actually made this necklace two weeks ago, but hadn’t had a chance to feature it here yet.  This is my Halloween necklace with glass beads and antique-y looking findings.  The owl pendant was the spookiest thing I could find at Wal-Mart, where I got the supplies for this necklace. 
Eh, it’s cute.  I’ll wear it next week in anticipation of Halloween, along with the funky spider earrings I got from Avon, believe it or not. 
I actually like the detail on the black and orange beads a lot.  I was happy to find those.  In fact, I think these were the beads I grabbed first, and the ideas sort of came after that. 
I might try to bead something more goth for Halloween, too, since I love the goth aesthetic.  Anyone have any good beading suggestions?