Monday, January 26, 2004

on the knitting end, amy's valley cafe has animated demos on how to knit. i like her method of using the continental method rather than the english method like i do now. you can read about the differences of the two knitting techniques in an article by fuzzy galore. fuzzy galore also sells some really nice yarns. i am going to probably purchase some of their labrador thick and thin merino yarn or the iceland bulky merino in the near future.

glamour magazine's february '04 issue has the best fudge brownie recipe on the planet! i made this recipe today...and wow, it was so rich and yummy... the downer is that you have to buy the issue to get the recipe, because it's not online.

*forgot to mention*

went grocery shopping and found something interesting in my local supermarket!

100% dried pasteurized egg whites! from DEB-EL Foods Corporation. Just add warm water and use like you would regular eggs. i'm not too fond of separating eggs, especially when whites are higher in ratio to yolks. needless to say i picked this item up! :) i also like to use the refrigerated egg whites sometimes, when i can find them.

Sunday, January 25, 2004

buca di beppo is one of the best italian restaurants i've ever eaten in...and the portions are just HUGE! please check out the menu, invite all your friends and family, and mangiare! afterwards, take a walk in ghiradelli square and have a sundae at the soda fountain!

did this last night for a friend's was the best!

doing a google search for a french macaroons recipe.

want to make french macaroons...and i'm not talking about the coconut kind either!

here are some recipes i am thinking about:

the perfect chocolate macaroon

food network-jaques torres

macaron creoles

sarah moulton-gourmet magazine

Thursday, January 22, 2004

i have been craving chocolate...wouldn't it be nice to smell like it too?

chocolate perfume can be found here:


hampton court

serendipity 3- click on shopping section

demeter brownie cologne

comptoir sud pacifique- amour de cacao

found at sephora:

tartine et chocolat by givenchy

thierry mugler's angel

fresh's fleurs de chocolat

philosophy products :)

custom make your own chocolate perfume!

organic perfume oils:

organic style's fragrance

googlized-chocolate perfume oil

email me if there are other chocolate perfumes i missed!

Tuesday, January 20, 2004

Monday, January 19, 2004

got my shipment of lion brand homespun in winter white (not sure seller on ebay said there was no label). nice yarn though. the seller is knitplace.

artlist-THE DOG..big nostril puppies and kitties!

japanese font-astic!


went to ikea....bought some furniture...ate dinner there...

had the manager's special...swedish meatballs...and yum, the daim torte!!

decided to knit a long fringed scarf from the homespun.

Sunday, January 18, 2004

last night went to michael's...hubby bought me lion brand knitting needles sz. 35, stitch markers, a row counter, a weaving needle, and 3 stitch holders. then we went out for sushi :P

Tuesday, January 13, 2004

Congratulations! You're Elrond!

Which Lord of the Rings character and personality problem are you?
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LOL this is scary, but kinda true. Umm at least...I'm an ELF. o_O

You are DORY!
What Finding Nemo Character are You?

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yeah and this can be true too. somewhat............ ^_^;; i'm kinda like dory too. forgetful and a little ditzy......sometimes...heehee.

Friday, January 9, 2004

ebay is a cool place for yarn. :)

i won this interesting feather-like type of yarn called bernat boa in peacock, from the ebay store in the attic craft supplies. the colors of this yarn are shades of turquoise.

Wednesday, January 7, 2004

i have been working on a knitted hat for myself and finished it. i have been practicing the rib stitch on some of my leftover yarn and decided to make a hat using the rib stitch and the stockinette stitch. it fits snugly on my head. it could still use some work since the tension is kinda screwy.

Monday, January 5, 2004

first monday of the new year! :P i added more links to tanpopo. my mom wants a hat just like my bro. lol

to make for my kitty:

cat craft toys!

Thursday, January 1, 2004

happy new year's everyone! :) i've added more links to tanpopo's list of links.