Daisey and her Funny Noises

Daisey doesn't like to be bothered when she's concentrating on eating her bone...

ETA 04/23/2007: The last video was too dark and you couldn't see anything. I took a new one!


The Nerd...

...that is my husband. 24 wrestleman figures thrifted at goodwill for about $1 each.


Best Hello Kitty Product Ever.

Now, if only I can find a set somewheres...


Time for Night Night

Milo and Daisey's cousin Dukes in some PJs I made but didn't fit anyone until now...


Pika Pika!

I made my little brother a birthday cake. He turned 23.


Toe Ups!

My first pair of toe up socks. My apologies for the crappy picture.

Pattern: Toe up socks from Twisted Sisters Sock Workbook/Modified Jaywalkers
Needles: US 3
Started: February 7, 2007
Finished: March 12, 2007
Yarn: Socks that Rock, I think the colorway is 'Pebble Beach' (but don't quote me on that one)

Notes: These are the fastest socks I have ever knitted. They look fuzzy in the picture because I've already worn them a few times. I wanted to try some toe up socks but didn't want the boring stockinette so I took the basic idea of the Jaywalkers and adapted them to the number of stitches. I like these socks, but not as much as my original
Jaywalkers. But I really do like knitting socks from the toe up. I'll just have to keep practicing that hourglass heel...


Peh heh heh heh Rogies, Peh heh heh heh Rogies...

Has anyone else seen the feature on Sesame Street all those years ago where they show a perogy factory and sang a song with the words "Peh heh heh heh Ro-gies, Peh heh heh heh Ro-gies..." over and over? Maybe it was just the Canadian version.

Anyways, #98 on my 101 in 1001 list: "Learn how to make perogies"

My husband (being of ukrainian/polish descent) loves homemade perogies. We go, regularly, to a
shop where they sell authentic kielbasa and homemade frozen perogies, amongst other things. Tired of spending $7 on like 15 perogies, I (of Chinese descent) vowed to learn how to make them for my husband.

I used
this recipe, but instead of following the techniques for 'making' the perogies, I found this handy dandy tool that makes 18 perogies at a time.

I wanted to make the following types of perogies:
1. Cottage Cheese and Potato
2. Saurkraut
3. Cheddar Cheese, Potato and Bacon
4. Dessert Perogies -- Apple, Blueberry

Unfortunately, I only got to the first 2. I think the problem to getting more out was that my rolling pin wasn't heavy enough. That's what I get for buying a $5 one.

I plan on making more, since I had made all the fillings and didn't get to use it all.

But I think they turned out well...


101 in 1001

Gak. It's been a little while....

I've got a few projects that I can post, and will get to those soon. They include a pair of socks and the startings of an afghan.

I've also decided to joing the
101 in 1001. It is described as follows:

The Mission: Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.
The Criteria: Tasks must be specific (ie. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (ie. represent some amount of work on your part).

March 1, 2007 – November 26, 2009

Now, I'm not going to be posting the whole list here. But it does include things like:
17. Pay off my car
20. Put down total of $XX on the principal for the mortgage
29. Apply for my passport
35. Visit Mann's Chinese Theatre
43. Sew 5 skirts
78. Flood the backyard one year for a back yard ice rink
87. Go curling
98. Learn how to make perogies

However, I would like to post about some of them as I complete them, so hopefully it's not too confusing when I do. But you never know. Maybe I will post a link to my 101 list.