December 27, 2010

It's true, I am a spoiled girl.
I have been coveting this Kitchen Aide pasta maker since some time last year. It makes tubed pasta like macaroni and rigatoni. My mom spent way too much money and got it for me this year. She was so excited about it that we made fresh rigatoni for Christmas dinner with it. She practically grabbed it out of my hands when I was opening it and ran to the kitchen with it. It was so much fun and so easy to use.

Hubbs got me the Knitting Chart Keeper from Knit I have been dying for one of these for some time ever since I heard Chrissy from Manic Purl podcast talking about them on her podcast. Naturally, I got out a pattern that had a chart and cast on for a new pair of socks right away. Love this. Now I don't have to mess with sticky notes to keep my place on the chart and when I'm done I can close it up and the cat doesn't lose my place on the chart. So awesome!

My older sister, Molly, got me Around the World in Knitted Socks by Stephanie Van Der Linden. Tons of fabulous sock patterns in this book. There were a couple of patterns my Gram expressed interest in, so I'm trying to think ahead about Christmas or her Birthday next year. I've been wanting to learn to do some color work but wasn't really sure where to start and this book has lots of great patterns in it for two stranded color work. I think this might be a good place to start since I feel like after as many socks as I've done, I've pretty much got socks mastered. PS, I love the socks on the cover! Yum!

Hubbs parents got me the Cooking Light Fresh Food Fast cookbook. So many great recipes! I've already my first recipe picked out. Going to get a pot roast at the grocery store tonight, and make it in the slow cooker. The picture looked so tasty! Can't wait to try!

1 comment:

Evil Twin's Wife said...

I want that pasta attachment too! :-)