My soul bloggy sister Angela

So I was reading Ang’s blog  as I do every couple of days since our swap started. It always seemed we had several things in common and I just giggle at her written antics. She can really spin a yarn or two in prose. (hhahahha snort.. spin.. yarn…. hhhh.. heee) Angela was part of one of the swaps I joined. I made a point to visit every blog say hi and try to get to know some new friends.
Today I log on and its been a week since reading last (my flu and all) and I am just floored.. we have been living the same life in different states!! So … here goes…
As posted Sunday Nov 4 I go shopping at Only Ewe to pick up my Atlanta Yarn Hop Passport. I also picked up some yarn for socks. I am determined to conquer DPNs. (yea cause that’s been going so well…) Well the first skein I pick up is TOFUtsies. I love the color and the little crab on the logo. Yes always the mermaid.. the crab attracted my eye. You have to understand I am still in that newbie.. colors logos and feeling inspire me to buy my yarn. I understand ply twist etc matter but to me…. by golly if I love it I will find something to make with it !!!
My second skein choice was made by the store owner Elyse. She suggested a great ply and brand that very usable pretty and easy to work up for newbies like me.

Lo and behold.. who went yarn shopping on Sunday as well in MA ? Why yes it was my funny blog friend.Angela

So scrolling.. she has posted pics of kitties.. well guess what those kitties look like.. none other than the infamous Mr Williamina Twinkle Toes McFluffin himself. I call him Willie for short.. Ang has orange kitties too! Ok ok .. I have 8 cats so my ability to hit every color spectrum is not that rare.. but to have two orange cats – twins and they look like her cats??.. again.. dismiss it as coincidence??? I think not ! I couldnt snap a picture of Smooth Orange Kitty (who is Fluffins twin but..as the name implies smooth and short hair). Fluffins found it rather funny I was chasing him with a camera in a screeching voice pleading with him to sit still. Finally caught him when he was sleeping. However… If we all notice for one minute… the darn cat actually lifted his head and smiled ! What a dork ! After all that chasing !

Speaking of socks… NNN !! FFFFRRR !! This is my first official cast on .. although Ive casted several times and frogged. I cant figure out a decent way to hold all these itty bitty wacky needles at once. Its a little wacky balancing 4 needles while using one to knit.. well two but any of you who have done DPN multiple knitting for those awesome socks.. well you know my agony. I have confidence I will conquer this. Already I am beginining to balance them and I am only on Row4. I am following a tutorial as I go so while not a pattern just yet.. it will be a sock eventually.

The Yarn Shop Hop is in the morning. It runs through the 18th, but I am going to hit all of them in one day:)  I wont have much time this next week with all my training for work to go out. I love contests and prizes… watch I wont win one da%& thing… rofl.

Share a Square – for kids with Cancer

Through my web wanderings I found another great site.
If you are new to crochet – want to do something simple that will mean the world to another and make some great little squares – check out Shelly’s site. She is collecting squares for kids with cancer. What a beautiful and fun thing to contribute to !!!
Please read her site  – there are thirteen square patterns by Thorne to even get you started.

From Shelly’s post:

  • To find out more, see the original post here.
  • Updates to the program are found here.
  • See the instructions for a crocheted square here
  • Tagged!

    Update – everyone is leaving work – we got a last minute meeting request today from our CTO. He asked that we all be in at 8am (i am here at 7am anyway) for a mandatory meeting. I know things, only because I have a friend outside our company that is a big part of our investors here with in the company (complicated dont ask) and have been told not only are we for sale – who was buying us (maybe) but that most of our jobs would be gone. That being said tomrw may be a ground breaking day ….. 

    Barb from the Dishcloth Swap posted a fun thinking game. As you all know I love playing anything that entertains me during the day.
    So the rule – you take the questions below and answer with the First Letter of your Name.
    Charity – “C” I did ok until I got to sports and fruit.. lol.

    FAMOUS SINGER:
    Christina Aguilera
    FOURLETTERWORD:
    Cute
    STREET:
    Colorado Avenue
    COLOR:
    Cerulean (real pretty blue hued color)
    GIFTS/PRESENTS:
    Cupcakes, Clothes, Crochet hooks,
    THINGS IN A SOUVENIR SHOP:
    Charms
    BOY’S NAME:
    Christopher
    GIRL’S NAME:
    Charity
    MOVIE TITLE
    Color Purple
    DRINK:
    Cosmo!!!
    OCCUPATION:
    Customer Service
    CELEBRITY:
    Cameron Diaz
    MAGAZINE:
    Crochet!
    U.S. CITY:
    Clearwater (FL)
    PRO SPORTS:
    Cricket
    FRUIT:
    Cucumber (technically a fruit oh yes!)
    REASONS FOR BEING LATE FOR WORK:
    Cramps
    SOMETHING YOU THROW AWAY:
    Container
    THINGS YOU SHOUT:
    C*NT! (yes I really do)
    CARTOON CHARACTER:
    Cinderella (OF COURSE!!!)

    If you made it this far – you have to comment back and post your answers! My little comment box is big enough.. trusttttt me!

    Cheesie Chicken Casserole

    I made this for the first time tonight after searching frugal budget minded recipes to stretch my grocery budget. The directions call for chicken breasts to be cooked then added. I found a cheaper option. Boneless breasts (4 cups needed) sell for almost the cost of this whole dish (about 6$). I picked up a roaster for 1.98 and had leftovers for another dish next week. ( I froze it after I cooked it).

    So which ever is easier pick your passion. I prefer the roaster.

    4c shredded chopped cubed chicken
    1 can cream of chicken soup
    1 can red kidney beans
    2c corn (frozen 1 can drained or fresh off the cobb)
    * really good sub the chile corn frozen mix available in frozen foods add some mex !
    1 can chopped tomatoes
    1/4 tsp ground black pepper
    1/2 tsp chili powder ( i put in some more!)
    1-2 c grated cheese (mex flavor even better!)
    Flour tortillas
    Total cost for the web recipe was 6.60$ I believe mine was less.
    Feeds 6 people easily twice with more for leftovers!

    If you select the roaster:
    Plop it in the bucket and boil until done. Cool chop and freeze the rest!

    If you select boneless breast:
    Saute 1 onion in butter/margarine until softened. Add chicken. Dissolve 1 chicken boullion cube in 1cup hot water. Add this to chicken and onion in skillet.

     Main:
    Add cooked chicken, chicken soup, kidney beans, corn, ground pepper, chili powder. Stir combine.
    In a casserole dish (13×9) place a layer of torn tortillas. Add layer of chicken mix sprinkle half of cheese. Add another layer of torn tortillas cover with chicken mix and top with remaining cheese.
    Recipe calls for 350 at 30 minutes.

    I baked longer because my oven sucks and I wanted my cheese nice and brown.

    Serve with a dollop of sour cream salsa and a nice side salad.

    This is a warm cheesie dish that my family really adored tonight.

    Friends of Spin

    Officially addicted. I have been pouring so much over posts blogs and forums I cant even take out my needles (gasp) horrid I know!
    Crochetville is really great I am super excited to get to know people in my area. I was thrilled to see there are thousands of enthusiasts in my area and more that are directly in my city.

    So while drooling over other blogs – I created a wishlist – more of a personal *things* I will eventually buy or beg family to get for me.  I joined several rings of things and web forums.

    I also made the most fab dinner. I will post it next.

    My Newest Obsession – Karla’s Blog and links !!