A good day to be gluten free!

It was, it really was! 🙂 Why, was it a good day to be gluten free, you ask? Let me show you why:

 

!!!!PIZZA!!!!

!!!!PIZZA!!!!

YES! You read that caption right – PIZZA….gluten-free pizza!!! As if it being pizza wasn’t good enough, the fact that it came from a restaurant (Uno Chicago Grill), and I didn’t have to cook it was just sublime. The wait for them to bring it out was excruciating. I have been wanting pizza so bad, and I was really hoping it was going to be good. I was shocked at the size – that thing was about 10 to 12 inches and 6 slices of cheesy goodness. It looked like pizza, it smelled like pizza, so I took that first bite…..and…..it TASTED like pizza! Real, honest to goodness pizza. Oh, was I ever happy. I will be going back there again when the mood for pizza strikes me.

A New Pet?!

Why, who is this little guy, just perching on my knee?

Hello There

Hello There

 

A new pet, perhaps. Look how cute he is!

Strike a Pose!

Strike a Pose!

Unfortunately for him, he has a different fate in life. He will be chewed, licked, nibbled, tossed about, and covered in kitty slobber. He was SO much fun to make and a very easy little project. It took me less than 2 hours to make him. Our cats love the smell of sheep, so I know they are going to have a blast with this guy. All that remains for me to do is finish the stuffing, add some catnip, sew him up, and then watch the fun explode!

If you are interested in making one of these cuties for your kitty, you can find the pattern HERE. I certainly will be making more!

My First Lace!

I am so excited to have finished this project. It took less than a month, and was a wonderful pattern to work with. This is my very first lace project and I am SO happy with how it came out. I love it, and even found an excuse to wear it already! It was a bit chilly on my walk to class today, so it worked nicely wrapped around my neck to keep me warm.

The pattern is the Shetland Triangle by Evelyn A. Clark. I did add in two extra body repeats and I am happy that I did, because it needed that bit of extra size. I also added beads to the border chart and it was a great addition. It just adds that certain something, brings out the colors, and adds some sparkle. I do love me a bit of sparkle! 🙂

I used Jojoland Melody Superwash and it took approximately 550 yards to finish this beauty.  I will make this project again, and I will also use this yarn again. The yarn was wonderful to work with, and yielded a soft, drapey, warm lace project.

Here are the photos (click for bigger pretties):

 

In the Early Stages

In the Early Stages

Going into a bath.

Going into a bath.

Finished and glowing in the sunshine!

Finished and glowing in the sunshine!

Beading Detail

Beading Detail

Being Modeled

Being Modeled