Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Check a few things off

I have had pineapple upside down cake on my mind for awhile. I can't make a dessert like this just for my husband and I  but it was perfect for the Superbowl party we went to. I am not a good baker and it came out great. The recipe called for a little coconut in it and that made it a little special. The cake was just what I had been dreaming of. I can check this off my list.

I needed an easy project to take to the Superbowl party. I can't seem to watch television and do nothing. I have been commissioned to knit this afghan for a woman so I thought I'd take a square. I think I have again underestimated the time it will take. My dilemma is always charge too much and not get the job or take the job at a low per hour rate and make some money. I've decided to make this a personal challenge. I am going to make one of each square.
Some squares are challenging for me and I think it will be fun to conquer all of the patterns.

And in case you were wondering if I finished something - I did indeed. This is the front flap of an evening bag. The actual bag zips on to the top of this piece.  I always love to needlepoint  so this was fun. A gentleman is going to give this to his wife for Valentines Day. It was fun to be a part of his romantic gift.
One project completed - Check!


Jane said...

I love pineapple upside down cake! Yum!

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

That bag is just gorgeous! This posting really showcased your talents....A little cooking, a little crafting. You do beautiful work.

Lap Dog Knits said...

Yum..I love pineapple upside down cake and yours is a beauty!

The seasonal square book - I have it and knit a blanket for my husband - he's loves it and I loved the book (hope you'll enjoy it too)

Projects completed??? I'm not quite there with you...:-(

Kristyn Knits said...

Love the finished evening bag!! His wife is going to love it!! Enjoy your knitting!

Gigi said...

Ooooo, gorgeous needlepoint B! And that cake looks and sounds so good. I love pineapple upside down cake but DH doesn't, so I haven't made one in eons. Guess I could make one anyway and just eat it all myself . . . or not ;)?