Monday, January 26, 2009

Monday- Cocoa Swap Topic #3 and 28 and counting

Well I finished three more headbands today. I adjusted the pattern a little and started with the I-cord on one side and increased then started the pattern, this way I didn't have to pick up stitches on the end afterward. I like this way MUCH better. I was actually pretty proud of myself for figuring this all out myslef. I am so not smart that way. I have 2 more to make to complete the set. I hope to have them added to ETSY tomorrow.

By the way this is a second lilac colored headband, the other day when Hannah was here and took posssesion of the green kitty, the other felted kitty and Violet the guilty sheep, she also managed to keep the headband too. Oh well, I like to give her things.
So far my project total is now 28, so I am a couple days ahead. I so like that, I hate being behind.
My son is asking for a pair of slippers. He is complaining of COLD feet. I need to get some more felting yarn I guess. If I am going to go, tomorrow has to be the day since tomorrow night the snow flies again. Six to Ten inches expected. Oh boy, it's still winter in New York.
Thought I'd mention again I have added a few contests to my side bar--------->
here on the right. Most are pretty simple to enter just a comment of some sort. Prizes vary, so check them out.
Speaking of Contests, I will be starting my February contest on the 1st. it will be month long contest with one grand prize at the end this time. The prize is something I have not featured before... but I think you'll like it, if not for yourself then perhaps as a gift for a friend or family member. So mark it down so you don't forget to stop by everyday in February for your daily entry, OK?
Tuesday I have a DR appt with the breathing DR. Hopefully I will get scheduled for another sleep study to determine if I still need the CPAP at night. I am hoping that the answer is NO the sleep apnea is cured.
I also plan on stopping by at the office (where I used to work) since it's only a mile from the Dr's office to see my boss. He hasn't seen me since before I had the surgery so I am anxious to know if he notices. I did not tell him I was getting the surgery done either. Funny I was telling my husband today that he and my boss Mike were the only two people I did not tell before hand. When I was working Mike was referred as my "Work Spouse" I think we spent more time together them Gary and I did. I married Gary in 1980 and started working for Mike in 1983 so I have been with them both for a long long time. I actually miss working. But Mike doesn't want me coming back until I am 100% healthy again. That means off of oxygen completely. So maybe this appointment tomorrow will make this option possible sooner then later.
Cocoa Swap Topic # 3
Marshmallows/Whipped Cream - The big debate.
How do you prefer you top your cocoa? If you like marshmallows, do they need to be the big ones, little ones, homemade, gourmet, flavored? If it’s whipped cream, is it fresh, the kind in the can, flavored? Or are you a fluff gal? Or… do you like your cocoa naked? Tell us about how you top off your favorite cup of chocolate!

When I was young I liked marshmallows, the mini ones, on my hot cocoa. I remember my mom counting them out for each of us girls. It's been a long time though since I have splurged and had marshmallows. I NEVER even thought about fluff, but gosh that must be very sweet. And as for whipped cream, wouldn't touch that with a ten foot pole. I think I might be one of the only people alive that does not like whipped cream on anything. Blech. LOL. But since surgery and now no sugar allowed, marshmallows are out... it's naked cocoa for me from now on, and sugar free at that.
Well friends... time for me to get to bed, 7am comes pretty fast. Sweet dreams everyone. Until tomorrow...


Unknown said...


Great headbands and you are very clever to figure out how to do that.

Good luck with the sleep apnea. I use a machine and I do believe that I would need to be weened away from it. Of course, I would, according to my doctor, have to lose at least 70 pounds before he would ever consider it. Sigh.

Neither of my two younger children like whipped cream. Although, if given a choice, they will "tolerate" the "real" stuff over any "whippy dip" stuff. LOL.

Have a great day.


Unknown said...

I love your blog.

Now for the comment on cocoa. I like mine with either small marshmallows or fluff. I've never tried whipped cream and probably wouldn't like it...I think of that only for pies and sundae's.


Unknown said...

I like the headbands. My daughter likes to take my handknits too. It's a compliment, really :)

I like my coca naked as well, even though I don't mind the occasional whipped cream topping or even fluff. but at home, it's nekkid!

magnoliasntea said...

Knitting the i-cord first was brilliant. Love those headbands!

I've been trying to comment here for 2 hours. Sigh. I'm so mad at my internet I can't think.

RoamingKnitter said...

Cute headbands & great idea to start with the I-cord. More simple knitting techniques mean more kitting.

I love whipped cream but not on cocoa, just too much on it. But I like the mini marshmallows on it, just usually don't have any on hand so it's nekkid cocoa for me!

sailorcross said...

Hi Kathy!!

Those headbands are so cute!! Now, where is the pattern for these?? I could see me or Cara wearing one of these.

Here's hoping you can start to be weaned off your CPAP!! I'll bet Mike will fall off his chair when he sees you!!

As for me, I am a total coffee addict--but for the occasional cup of cocoa, I prefer mine plain, too.


Anonymous said...

That is a lot of I-cord. I have to admit that I usually have to stick to a pattern without making adjustments. It might be why I tend to my tried and true patterns.

I agree. I think marshmallow fluff would be very sweet and I'm not sure that I would like them on my cocoa.

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