Archive for April, 2009

Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Crackers

April 17, 2009

Suck.  Never try to substitute them for Crunchy Cheetos.  You have been warned

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Knitting and Cheetos, but not in that Order

April 14, 2009

I have suddenly become obsessed with Crunchy Cheetos, which I keep calling Crispy Cheetos.  This is confusing Hub because he in under the impression that I like the Puffed Cheetos, which are entirely different.  This all started because I was forced to eat out of a vending machine last week and I selected the Crunchy Cheetos because “I haven’t had those in years.”  Little did I know what I was starting.  In an effort to control this craving, I only buy the 50 cent package.  Because of this, yesterday I did a little tour of local convenience stores in search of them.  You would be surprised at how few convenience stores carry the Crunchy, as opposed to the Puffed, Cheetos.  None of my local stores even carried a version of the Crunchy Cheetos made by another company.  Cheetos apparently dominates the local cheese doodle market.  Who knew?  I actually walked out of one store because the cashier was taking way too long to ring up a gallon of orange juice.  I may be obsessed but I am not willing to wait more than 5 minutes in line to buy Crunchy Cheetos.  It didn’t help that all the other adults in line behind me were buying coffee.      

On another note, last night I finished the Luxe Neck Warmer from Knit 2 Together ( I did wash the Crunchy Cheeto dust off my fingers first).  It is a cute and quick knit.  I used some leftover yarn and knit it up on size 10 1/2 needles.  I was concerned that it would be too small because my gauge seemed to be off.  However, my gauge turned out fine.  It appears that I miscalculated my gauge in the feather and fan stitch pattern.  With the stitches curved how does anyone figure gauge in that pattern? 

I did run out of yarn so it is only about 6 inches long  but the size is good because it fits under my coat nicely.  If you look at the projects on Ravelry you will  notice that some people replaced the purl row with another knit row  for a smoother effect. 

The most exciting thing about this project is that I finished it in two days.  That is a personal best for me, the world’s slowest knitter.  I was so inspired I even wove in the ends and blocked it.  Right now I am waiting for it to dry so I can wear it.  Of course, tomorrow it is supposed to be suddenly warm.  I figure if I keep knitting wintry stuff Spring will really come just to spite me.  I still have not had the opportunity to wear the slouchy beret I recently finished.  It has been windy, rainy, and damp, but just not cold enough for a hat, particularly a hat that smells like  sheep when wet.

Hallowig

April 12, 2009

Hallowig

Today I finished making a Hallowig.   It was a reasonably quick and easy knit.  However, it did require some emergency needle buying as the sticky acrylic yarn worked best on a metal needle.  I picked up an Addi circ.  So I used cheap yarn on an expensive needle.  The weirdness of that does not escape me. 

Anyway,  since I KIP a lot, people have been constantly asking me what it is.   Since it is so odd I have been showing them the picture from Knitty.  That I am knitting something for Halloween in April seems to get people’s knickers in a wicked twist.  I finally said to someone, “why do you care?”  The person just sputtered at me.  Just wait until I start knitting an Elvis wig for Hub!

Spring has Definately Sprung

April 1, 2009

And why do I say definately?  Because today I finished a lovely woolen beret.  While it may get windy and rain buckets, I just know the temps will not drop low enough to allow me  to wear my new hat in public for the foreseeable future.