Sunday, December 16, 2018

I'm a Meme and Other News

We had the Special Ed Department Holiday Party Friday night, and I won some pretty awful stuff in the White Elephant exchange, including a really awful hat. I was goofing around in it and one of my colleagues turned me into a meme:
This afternoon I went drawing with my friend Tsela, who included me in one of her sketches.
 Tsela is much faster than I am and she completed two sketches in the time it took me to do one. We always think it's fun when we draw the same thing. The results are always quite different (mine is on the right):
We were drawing at Madison Chocolate Company (highly recommended!) and saw a celebrity there. I know he's shy so I settled for taking a photo of the back of children's author Kevin Henkes. 
I started a hat with some Cascade 220 from my stash. The Antler Hat pattern is free from Tin Can Knits. I have never been disappointed in a Tin Can project. This is a very easy cabled pattern, and it's going quickly.
I am making a recipe from my new cookbook for dinner tonight: Lemon-Fennel Chicken in a pot.
I love Dorie Greenspan's baking recipes. I swear by her pie crust. She is the co-author of Julia Child's baking book; I can't imagine a better credential! I also made one of her chocolate cake recipes for dessert. I hope things come out well because my mother is coming for dinner!

18 comments:

  1. You look like you are having a great time at the party, you are now a celebrity being a meme and all. Have a wonderful week.

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  2. What a fun photo from the party! I love white elephant exchanges - always lots of laughs.

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  3. Love that picture of you...a meme!! And your sketches always wow me. You are so very talented. Let us know how the recipes turn out - I have never heard of Dorie Greenspan.

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  4. Love the meme and your sketches!! You are both so talented!

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  5. Fun post! I love seeing your sketches. Tin Can patterns are great, I agree, and love that latest yarn color, too.

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  6. ♥ the picture of you in the hat.

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  7. you and that hat are adorable!! Love your sketching and how fun to see a famous person! I have knit that hat and it's a great pattern!

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  8. Beautiful drawing - both of you! And, I love Dorie!

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  9. I've knit the antler hat - it's a fun knit!

    I love your sketches... I need a sketching buddy!

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  10. Al has knit that antler hat and it is a great finish. Fireman was just saying he wishes he could paint. He doesnt think it can be learned. I think it could! Do you?

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  11. Now that is a celebrity sighting. I just looked at one of his books today while shopping for a gift. I love his work. I have made Antler mittens and enjoyed them. You are right, Tin Can Knits patterns are worth knitting - every time. I like the color of that hat.

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  12. I love your new modeling career! It's always a treat to see your drawings!

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  13. Your sketch is lovely, as is your friend's. I love the colour of your hat, and agree you can't go wrong with tin can knits!

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  14. Looks like you had fun at the holiday party! The sketches are so well done I love the style. Lovely antler hat so far!

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  15. It is really great to know what caffeine does to those who knit, love to work with needles.

    Jeff Morgan
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  16. Love your photo! :) It's so nice to have a great group of friends! Whau! Those sketches are great! Ohhh I wish I could knit! Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

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