Saturday, October 25, 2014

Greek Fest

Our parish's Greek Fest was today (technically still going on at the time of my writing this) and I think everyone had a great time. We added something new this year: an area of children's activities such as games and face-painting. The kids definitely approved!
























 








Busy Day [Updated with a few photos]

Today is the Greek Fest at our parish. I barely sat down yesterday, I was so busy and today is not much different. I'm taking my camera with me so I'll be able to post some photos later. I hope everyone has a good time!

Opa!






Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Yarn Along

My knitting has been severely curtailed recently with all of the preparations for the Greek Fest and working on the shop. Plus, Miss Moppet has been extra fussy lately and I can't knit and hold a cranky baby at the same time. (Maybe I should look into getting a third and fourth arm...)

Considering this is such a tiny project, I find it rather amusing (in a grim sort of way) that it is taking so long. I don't even have a Ravelry page for it yet and only one photo. Ah well...


It's going to be a turtleneck sweater. I haven't picked up the sleeve stitches with my dpns yet so they look like cap sleeves. It's 1:12 scale and will go into the shop with the other miniatures. I'm knitting it on size 0 steel dpns with size 5 crochet thread.

I really need to get some more full-size projects underway. Hopefully after the Greek Fest.

I've been reading my way through all of the Harry Potter books at night since I have been wanting something mindless that will cart me off to someone else's problem-filled world (and let me escape my own). Hardly illustrious reading, but just being honest here.

 

Baklava Lesson

Right now there are two pans of baklava cooling on the counter on cooling racks and one more in the oven. Thanks to my apprentice, Duchess, the first two pans went in at almost the same time. Interested in how to make it? I have a very detailed photo-tutorial here.




Ready to go in the oven...


And in the third pan... Could it be? Chocolate baklava?!?!


All for the Greek Fest at our parish on Saturday!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Well, I'm back.

As I explained over on A Creative Slice, I got homesick. So I came home. You're seeing 51 new posts over here because I imported all of the posts (plus comments) from the new site back over here to the old one, so no one will be missing anything. I do apologize for the inconvenience and annoyance!