November 17, 2008

It's a Girl

The biggest news lately is I hit my 20 weeks pregnant and the halfway point. We had the gender ultrasound and the baby is a girl. I was so hoping for a girl, and am so happy that is what we are having.

I made a batch of brownies and topped them off with lovely pink frosting to celebrate our news.

I had mentioned before going through my old knits I had not finished, and finding some to work on. I pulled out this Reversible Cabled scarf. The pattern is from the book Cables untangled and I am using Classic Elite Waterlily yarn. I would like to wear this scarf this winter so I am working on it again here and there.

I also pulled out last years unfinished Scandinavian Christmas Stocking. This pattern is from Interweave press titled Christmas Stockings. I am using Classic Elite One Fifty yarn in colors Orchid, Chestnut, & Daisy. I love this knit, not sure why I never finished it.


I am totally excited about the upcoming movie Australia. It is directed by Baz Lurman and stars Nicole Kidman & Hugh Jackman. The plot summary from IMDB:

In northern Australia prior to World War II, an English aristocrat inherits a cattle station the size of Maryland. When English cattle barons plot to take her land, she reluctantly joins forces with a rough-hewn stock-man to drive 2,000 head of cattle across hundreds of miles of the country's most unforgiving land, only to still face the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by the Japanese forces that had attacked Pearl Harbor only months earlier.

The movie opens Thanksgiving weekend. It has been described as an epic movie; you know the kind that they just don’t make any more. Not only am I excited about the storyline and the people that are in it but I am so looking forward to seeing Australian countryside. It is on my list of places I need to go to before I die.

November 02, 2008

Daylight Savings

We get an extra hour today due to daylight savings. I wish I was able to sleep that extra hour. We were both up at 5am. So I got up and plopped myself in front of the computer. I hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween.

Here is a photo of some of my Turkish Turbans from my crop this year. I just love the color variations and how they are kind of shaped like acorns. I think I will plan to plant more next year.

Being pregnant, a girl has her cravings and I was craving caramel apples. So I could not help but whip up a batch for Halloween. This is the first time I ever made these. Being my first time I learned a few things. I bought a bag of organic apples and a few of them had some spots that needed to be cut out. The caramel does not stick to the cut spots, so if you are making these for other people it might be best to hand pick the apples. Also even though I placed them on wax paper the caramel still stuck to it, so I recommend spraying the paper before placing the caramel apples on it. Overall they turned out wonderful and delicious, I recommend a tarter apple, they go well with the sweet caramel.

Sabrina is doing great. She is real spunky and a fast runner.

She and Jasmine have become good friends. They are both very independent and are often off by them selves on their own adventures separate from the herd checking in with their moms on occasion for a milk break.

My favorite tree is turning colors. Most of the trees around here are evergreen, but we do see a touch of red and yellow here and there. We have started using the pellet stove in the morning due to temperatures around 30 degrees F. The cold weather has me itching to pick up my knitting again. I think I will look through my unfinished projects and see what is calling me to finish for the winter.