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Good Morning Sunshine…

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It's been a crazy whirlwind here, the hurricane blew through the end of October, we didn't suffer any damage. I was sure we'd wake up and and be in the midst of mass destruction. Lots of rain and wind and a few branches strewn about…

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Monday morning was windy and rainy, we only worked until noon. The news stations were telling everyone to stay home. The roads were getting treacherous…

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Sunday was a windy day, I think everyone was having a hard time believing a major hurricane was hearing towards us…at the end of October! The trees were in full autumn splendor, it was beautiful.

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The storm, hurricane Sandy, made its turn into land further north. New Jersey & New York took the brunt of the storm. =(.

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KNITTING
I’ve been working on several knitting projects.
First up are these adorable fingerless mitts.

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“Susie Rogers Reading Mitts” I used Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light in a cream color.

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This pattern was an easy knit. I love the picot edge! That little detail gives the mitts very feminine look.
next on the knitting agenda

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I fell in love with this very versatile knit project!
I have the perfect yarn for it too…

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Check out Three Irish Girls web site http://www.threeirishgirls.com/product.php?productid=354&cat=1&page=1
I love cowls, this pattern is so versatile! You can wear it half dozen different ways!
now…lets see what else I have on the knitting needles

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I was at Walmart and of course I found my way over to the craft department…Caron Simply Soft yarn was a steal at $3.00 a skein. I got several in various colors.

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Caron Simply Soft holds the cable pattern beautifully! This red is perfect for a Christmas cabled scarf!

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These 2 scarves are gifts! I know my cousins will be very happy!
now for some Noro

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Noro yarns have the most amazing color combos, it is hard for me to choose a few skeins, I want them all!

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I’m knitting an enterlac scarf for myself. I have loved that knit pattern ever since the very first time I saw it knit up…of course it was knit with Noro yarn! Mmm, luv it!!
This is an enterlac cowl knit with sublime cashmere yarn, very soft and very warm!

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I had several skeins in complimentary colors.

last but not least…

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This little Jem is a Chapstick cozy!

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phallic Chapstick cozy
Click the link…you too can have your own cozy for your Chapstick!
I’m knitting lots of these for my girlfriends, perfect stocking stuffers!! =*
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Starbucks

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I am a serious coffee drinker! I visit my local Starbucks almost every day! It helps that it is with in walking distance from my office. My fav coffee drink is the cinnamon dolce latte, vente please
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TEA, I like it too

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My good friend, Diana has introduced me to the world of tea.
http://www.teavivre.com/ has authentic Chinese teas. My favorite is black tea. I’m acquiring a taste for green teas. I’m no too crazy for white teas yet…I have had a few that were very good…

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Twinnings Irish Breakfast tea is my all time favorite….

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About those Doomsday Preppers
Have you seen the program called “Doomsday Preppers”? It on the history channel, http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/doomsday-preppers/
I feel as though I live in a bubble…a safe little bubble that protects me from all the craziness…but now my curiosity is peaked…what exactly is a doomsday prepper? What are these people preparing for? Is there something going on that I don’t know about? YES, there is…I must say I am more than a little bit worried. When I am out and about…happily purchasing my daily Starbucks latte or home sitting on my comfy couch knitting away or just day dreaming…watching the birds busily fluttering around my myriad of feeders…could there be something sinister lurking…

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before I start freaking myself out, I need to educated myself what can I do to survive and protect myself should “something” catastrophic happen, hurricane,terrorist attacks,solar storm or some other natural disaster.
So much to think about….

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Coffee + Knitting= Bliss

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I want to share a corn bread recipe with you all, it’s do easy! To 1 box of Jiffy corn muffin mix add 1 box of Green Giant Niblets corn & butter sauce, 1 egg and 1/3 cup milk. Then grease a
9 by 9 inch baking dish with Crisco. Pour the mixture into the prepared dish and bake at 400 degrees for 20-30 min. Then remove from oven, let cool…
Then enjoy! It’s so good!!

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My sister-in-law has a few chickens and is kind enough to give us 18 eggs weekly. These eggs are HUGE! They are delicious too…
I don’t know what breed the girls are but they are pampered and loved and treated as pets. We have an Amish community here and the chickens came from an Amish farm.
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Now I must share my most recent knitting project. It’s called the “Autumn Scarf”. The pattern is Annie Lee’s. You can see more of her knitting on her web site http://www.jumpercablesknitting.com

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I’m a self taught knitter. I had always wanted to learn how to knit. I dabbled with crochet when I was in middle school. My mom was an avid crocheter and up until just a few months ago she was still enjoying the craft, carpal tunnel struck like a thief in the night. Now Mother is Leary about picking up her crochet hook… The pain was so awful for her. So… I’ve tried coaxing and I bought her a wooden handle crochet hook and some support gloves but she’ll not have any of it.
Anyway, back to my story…I got a How To Book on knitting. Very basic, geared towards the beginner, lots of clear concise photos and that’s all I needed. Thanks also to the Internet, you-tube and the ladies at my LYS, Crazy For Ewe, I was “hooked”. Pun intended!!

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The lace detail looked a bit daunting to me at first, but after a few trial and errors I was ready to get my good yarn out and make this scarf/shawl. This project was knit with Patons Lace yarn in color way sachet. It’s hues of purple, white and lime green. It’s got the look of mohair.
It’s for my Auntie, I know she’ll love it!
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I’m back on the coffee thing… I bought a bag of Caffe Verona, it’s a bold brew and I love, love, love it!!

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I bought this at the Amazon web site, it’s under 50$ and I give it 5 stars out of 5 stars! I was not familiar with or how to make a latte… I Just like to drink them. So for me the learning curve was a bit curvier , =)

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I do love my coffee… Now I can get my fix at home! I still love my baristas at the Starbucks in Safeway!!
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Now, I am using the WordPress app on my iPhone, I have the app on my iPad and it’s awesome. I hope this is just as impressive,
Ciao my friends

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I do love my coffee, I cannot start my day without it. In the mornings I enjoy watching the sun rise and I savor that wonderful steaming potion.

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Starbucks is just a 5 minute walk from my office…my drink of choice is a cinnamon dolce latte. It’s divine! Now I’ve been trying to figure out the nuances of making this exact hot beverage from home . I have an espresso machine, I’m relatively new at frothing milk and brewing freshly ground espresso beans but I know I’m on the right track. The wonderful baristas at “my” Starbucks have been very helpful…but the missing link was the flavored syrup! I’m still going to frequent my friends at Starbucks…now I can enjoy my favorite coffee beverage at home.

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I keep another blog that is dedicated to my knitting. But I wanted to share some of my projects with you all. This shawl was knit with Malabridgo yarn, the pattern was written by a very talented knitter,
Annie Lee. You can see her projects and purchase patterns at Jumper Cables Knitting
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I don’t want to sound like a freak or anything…but, when I go into a yarn store or a yarn boutique my heart begins to race and I feel giddy! Like a child getting ready to open a birthday gift…
As I see all these groups of yarns arranged in color groupings…some are light and lofty, others are chunky and brightly dyed. Then, in the yarn boutiques they have different projects knitted and on display…sweaters,hats,lap blankets and more. It’s such a wonderful sensory experience!
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