I got crazy on New Years Eve day, yes, when I was supposed to be cleaning for company (of course) - and made a batch of Martha Stewart's Marshmallows. I have always been curious. Mine aren't as pretty - but wowza, they are spectacular. After cutting up the sticky mess, I thought "never again". Well, I'm now thinking "again and again". My youngest made the family a batch of holiday hot chocolate mix at daycare, the yummy albeit mishapen vanilla marshmallows are the perfect compliment.
I finally snapped a picture of my Guitar Hero avatar, Izzy Sparks, since he has gotten top billing on more than one of my blog posts - aint he just the cutest flaming thing? Love.
Lastly, my first cast on object of '08 - some plain jane stockinette sockies in Yarntini Cherry Cordial self-striping - yum. I turned the heel on New Year's day - what a nice quick, non-focus kind of project. I was expecting an umpteen hour wait at the OB-GYN today, so I was sure to be prepared. Self-striping yarn baffles me anyways, I mean other than stockinette or a bit of chevron, I feel limited - but I love this colorway, I want to lick it.
Now I need to just figure out how to don my new sockies (er, sockie) while sipping some homemade hot chocolate topped with a fancy handmade marshmallow while snuggling with Izzy Sparks (he is the pretty man-friend I wish I had, I mean he could offer some seriously great hair advice). Perfection.
Now to interrupt this perfect little fantasy - it really is all fun and games until someone loses an eye - or damn near. I was walking proudly through the house with my new sock...why is it that the 80 pound golden retriever wouldn't see me coming and maybe sidle out of the way? Oh yes, tripped flat over him, flopped just like a fish (my sister knows just what I mean, right?). Knitting needles in hand, so could've lost an eye or stabbed myself somewhere vital, who'd a thunk knitting was such a rough sport. All I could think on the way down was please do not let my back go out. But all is well - no injuries so far. Just a cautious reminder to watch where you are going with 4 sharp instruments in your hands. Just want you all to learn from my mistake...*wink*