Thursday, February 05, 2009

Intervention Needed

I can admit it.

I'm out of control.

I can't stop buying Sundara yarn. Since Sunday, I have purchased three seperate orders from her with each limited batch of yarn she has been selling.

2 different sock yarns on Sunday.

1 sock yarn on Tuesday.

1 Laceweight yarn today.

Must..... Stop....Am losing control....Help requested!!!!!

Monday, February 02, 2009

Paper Packages

On returning from picking up my little guy from preschool today, I discovered this wonderful package on my doorstep. Is there anyone out there who doesn't get excited when a package arrives for them? I most certainly do.

After soliciting some suggestions/advice from the blog readers, I went with my initial choice for the Seaweed Wrap from Virtual Yarns and am thrilled with the color Crotal that I selected.

Doesn't it just look mouthwatering. Yarn feels lovely. Nicely presented. Clear pattern.

No, I haven't cast on yet. Am trying to work on another project before I allow myself the opportunity play with this kit. Any bets on how long I'll last before my weak little control button flips off and I cast on? I'm not counting on holding out for long. I know my strengths and weaknesses.

Did anyone else buy a kit from Virtual Yarns? The drawing is still going on.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Need a quick chocolate fix?!

What's one to do when you're watching the pregame to the Superbowl, have a house full of chips, dips, meat and all other salty football-gamish products and are craving a chocolate fix. You could make some brownies or a cake, but that's 20-plus minutes away at least. You could run to the store, but who wants to miss the game... not me. So, I turn to The Most Dangerous Cake Recipe which a friend had emailed to me and five minutes later - I'm in chocolate nirvana.

Here's the recipe for those of you who need a quick fix yourself, but beware ... once you realize how fast and easy it is to whip up a chocolate cake you might find your knitting projects not fitting you anymore around the waistline. Continue at your own risk.

5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

4 tablespoons of flour
4 tablespoons of sugar
2 tablespoons of cocoa
1 egg
3 tablespoons of milk
3 tablespoons of vegetable oil
3 tablespoons of chocolate chips (optional, but really the cake needs them - so do you)
a small splash of vanilla extract
1 large coffe mug

Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well.
Add the egg and mix well.

Pour in the milk and oil and mix well.

Add the chocolate chips (if desires - but seriously who doesn't desire chocolate chips) and vanilla extract, and mix again.

Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at high (1000 w).

The cake will rise over the top of the mug while cooking, but don't be alarmed, it won't spill over.

Allow it to cool a little and then tip out on to a plate.


I cut mine in half and added some raspberry chocolate vanilla ice cream.
And why is this the most dangerous cake recipe in the world? Because now you know you are only ever 5 minutes away from chocolate cake - day or night.