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Sapphire Blue Mittens

Sapphire Blue Mittens

These are a pair of sapphire blue mittens that I managed to make in just one day. I have put them in my etsy store: seejanebabble!

Sapphire Mittens…the real kind….

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…of mittens, I mean. Oh, and the color Sapphire. Not the jewel, people.

this is a quick knit at one mitten a day despite numerous toddler interventions on my daughters part. the Wee tells me they’re beautiful. I tend to agree. I made the thumb on the first one a bit big, even for my husbands burly hands. Needless to say this is a prototype pair that I will wear around town to see how they hold up.

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Me and the Wee

Me and the Wee

This is a small shot of me and my wee babe. She’s also my toddler test group for knits!

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The Little Gnome Hat

The Little Gnome Hat

These are little newborn gnome hats made by me, seejanebabble, for my shop on Etsy.

Vegan Cookies

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Yes. I have been busy! Does this make me a vegan master chef yet?!! No. But it’s a start.

There’s no picture and it really did happen!

…because this is cool…

The Zombie Bite Calculator

Created by Oatmeal

Dude. This quiz really solidified that I need to get back in shape and maybe that I should go in for a physical or something to increase my odds.

No no. I’ve been knitting. I just haven’t been knitting for my shop. Stupid cute patterns. It’s hard to let go of some of the things I’ve knitted. I swear, though, that this next baby surprise jacket might make it into my shop depending on how it’s licensed by Meg Swanson.

Yes. I am so proud to say that I have been working on my bucket list. I made empanadas. Yes, they were on the list, I mean you have to have some gimmes on the list or it is just a depressing list to look at. Oh, and I ate them all before I thought to take a picture. It really did happen!

On the plus side, I have decided to curtail my eating out habit, specifically to all of the highly recommended restaurants simply because every time I take someone up on a place it bites me in the ass. I mean, the food is great or horrible going in but then coming out, well, it’s no picnic that’s for sure. Add to that the fact that ever third or fourth time we flush our toilet it overflows…yeah.

Eventful and uneventful…no, I’m not going to wax poetic.

Yes, I did finish the hot pink cabled iPad cover. It was for my mother in law, who dubs that particular color as “menopause pink.” That was a good term for it, I think, and while knitting it, I kept having to look away, no small feat since doing two things at once usually ends up in some sort of disaster. Alas, I mistakenly mailed it to her place in Timbuktu without taking a picture of it first. Oh well.

Today, on the brighter, not lighter, side of things, I have made my Awesome Sauce. What, you may ask, exactly is “Awesome Sauce?” Well here it is:

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Basically here is the recipe..but don’t hold me to it as I seem to vary it each and every time, and this time I was all out of cornstarch…

Combine in a small pot 1/3 c sugar, 1tbsp energy egg replacer, 1/2tbsp flour and mix. Turn on the heat, medium-hi, and ad 2 c milk stirring constantly for about 7-8 minutes. Add 2 beaten yolks stirring continuously as you add them and continue to stir until the mix starts to thicken a little. Add 2-3tbsp of cocoa powder Nd a generous tsp of vanilla, almond, orange, or mint extract. Cool in the fridge for awhile and then eat it. I, personally like it warm and smooth!

Time slips away when you’re

Knitting like a fiend!!

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So here I am sitting nice and cozy, when it finally dawned on me that I have not actually been adding to my blog in real life, just in my very vivid imagination…it’s kind of like when I would sleep walk as a kid in my grandma’s house at night. It could also be the fact that I’m a pretty good daydreamer, even if I do say so myself, but I don’t…my hubby also agrees that half my accidents are because my mind has wandered somewhere else…what was I saying?

On a more personal note…I think I pretty much murdered my coffee machine. It really is a tragedy since I’d been using it every day, sometimes twice a day because without my daily pot or two of Dunkin Donuts or Flyin M whole bean coffee I am useless. No no, I am not one of those people who needs an intervention, I am one of those people that really rarely drinks crappy coffee.

The bucket gets fuller and I made my dear daughter a tank top.

Ok, so I was actually on number 65 of my bucket list…
65. Go deep sea diving
66. Ride a whale
67. Build a yurt
68. Live in said yurt for at least a year
69. Try Tuva singing
70. Deliver a baby
71. Learn to speak Portuguese
72. Make all my daughters clothing for a year
73. Homeschool my kids
74. Learn how to weld
75. Blow glass vases
76. Make a sword from scratch
77. Learn how to spin yarn
78. Make my own dyed yarn
79. Learn screen printing.
80. Train my cat to stop puking on my stairs….

….because, seriously if she doesn’t stop it, I’m going to be eating my nightly chocolate in an ambulance for a broken butt bone. Sometimes I wonder if she is still pissed at me for putting my yarn out of her reach,or making sure she can’t press her little head through the second story window, or maybe it is the fact that I insist on using the vacuum cleaner a few times a week. who knows, cats are weird…

Ah, yes. I was knitting another teal iPad cozy with no embellishments and suddenly I though to myself, “Gee, this color really really looks great next to Sophie’s eyes.” By that point it was a bit long for a hat, so I just pulled it all the way over her head and voila! a tube top…except, I didn’t want my little one to be in something I wouldn’t wear myself ( yes, i totally would wear a tutu) so I added some moss stitch straps and promptly took her outside to play in the mud. Yes, it’s still in a sopping wet pile by the door, but what are you going to do? She’s gotta learn how to properly play in the mud and, well, whether it’s Prada or mama, something’s going to get dirty!

The Bucket List p. 2

51. Grow an avocado
52. Learn how to make empanadas
53. Develop a taste for red wine
54. Learn how to sail
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There’s so much more but for some reason I am having a brain fart at the moment. On the plus side, my new etsy shop has gotten a few views! Yay me! And, true to form, I have been working on probably four projects at once…hence the lack of new items in my store at the moment.

I need to learn how to knit faster!