Monday, August 29, 2011

Sophia's Hat

I had leftover yarn from making Cat's hat so I made one for Sophia.  I used this pattern, Lemon Curd Slouch, by Ali Tong.  The hat does not slouch though because I used bulky yarn instead of the heavy worsted yarn the pattern calls for.  But that was okay because Sophia really liked it!!  It will really keep her warm if it gets cold this winter.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Cat's Hat

Cat wanted me to make a hat for her and I finally finished it!!  TADA!!  I hope she likes it.

This is Sophia in the photos!  Isn't she cute?!

I used Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Bulky yarn and this pattern, Thorpe by Kristin Kapur.
The pattern started at the top which was a bit difficult for me because I don't use DPNs that often and the yarn kept sliding off of the needles. But after I got going it was fine....

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Fevre Dream by George RR Martin

I finally finished this book last night.  I really enjoyed it.  It was written in 1982 so well before the Fire and Ice Series (Games of thrones books).
It's about a man, Abner Marsh, who is a steamboat captain and owner on the Mississippi River in 1857.  He is having money problems and meets a man, Joshua York, who wants to build a new ship with him but with some "rules".
Joshua is a vampire but different from all the other vampires in fiction today.  Check out this book and you will really enjoy it.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Recently Read Books

I have read a bunch of books recently.






I really enjoyed all of these books!  I can't wait for the next installment of  The Fire and Ice books by George RR Martin and the next Sookie book.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

I have gone Primal...

what does that mean?? Well, it means I eat real food
like meat, fruits, vegetables, nuts and fats. 
I try to eat like our
ancestors did years ago!
For more info check out:
and keep track of my progress on http://www.isgrocooks.blogspot.com/ .