Posts Tagged ‘Weber’s’

Apple Pie and Hallowe’en Socks

October 17, 2015

Last week, I crossed the bridge to visit my children.  It was also an opportunity to buy apples for pie and shop.

I have decided to use Velcro rather than buttons for my raincoat.  I seem to have every color but yellow.   Well, so did the stores.  After three stores, I decided to go with pink with white hearts.  If it’s going to show, it might as well stand out, n’est pas?  The raincoat is coming along nicely.  The pattern is whole written with lots of  diagrams.  I can’t wait to show it.  Of course, now we’ll probably have a drought.

My first pie of the season is in the oven.  I can hardly wait.  Do I have pie with supper or for supper?

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No. I did not cheat!  I knit mostly at night and trying to pick up stitches along the sides in black was giving me a headache.  So, I decided, one was enough.  It’s not the first time my socks haven’t matched.  It’s more like the tenth or twelfth time.  When knitting the second sock, I purled the black whenever there was two rows to help it stand out.  I did Partridge stitch heels using both yarns.  It’s a great look.

 

A Pie Making Day

November 7, 2012

Even though I would prefer to knit with the Warrior Princess in my lap, I made an apple pie.  This is my third this season.  I have enough apples left for two ans a half more pies, so I’m debating on getting more apples.  Two and a half  just doesn’t sound like enough.  A trip to Weber’s is planned for this weekend and Monday we’re going to Bird-in-Hand.  I’ll have two opportunities to buy apples.  I really should do it.  They are not nearly as time-consuming as they used to be.  Store bought pie crusts are now as good as I used to make.  Several years ago, my daughter gave me a crank operated peeler, slicer, corer.  Sometimes, I still need to do a little peeling and/or slicing.  Winesaps are rather misshapen so it happens.  Actually, I think my pies are better than ever because I can make them quickly and easily.

I Wanted to See ‘Frankenweenie’

October 16, 2012

So I called my grandson.  Yah.  He wanted to.  Then I called my son.  Yah.  Him, too.  Thursday, I left LSD and headed for Reisterstown.  I picked up my grandson at UMBC, then we met my son at the theatre. 

We all enjoyed the movie, but I think I got the most out of it.  Tim Burton is a genius.  The scenery reminded me of  ‘Edward Scissorhands’ in that it was set around 1960.  The characters were so—-characteristic?  Sorry.  I’m not very good at this.  My favorite was the science teacher.  His face was so long that you couldn’t look at his eyes and his mouth at the same time.  And his mouth was so expressive!  Would I see this movie again?  Yes!  Definitely!

Friday, I went shopping.  My daughter told me Weber’s had cider and apples and I wanted to go to JoAnns.  I found a Hallowe’en doormat and a knitting magazine, but no fabric.  Weber’s yielded a bushel of Winesap apples and two gallons of apple cider.  Then I visited my brother and sister-in-law.  Some of my high school friends may remember her as the new French teacher.  We spent a pleasant afternoon discussing aches and pains, kids and cats.  I gave them some apples and they gave me two trees and a Christmas cactus.

Saturday, I packed up and headed home.  As usual, I brought more than I needed.  But, really, does it really matter?  I drive a minivan.  I forgot that the Frederick Road exit was closed, but I am familiar with the area and got to Cloverhill yarn in just a few extra minutes.  The shop has changed hands again, but it’s still a good place to get basic yarns.  I managed to find two of the three skeins of Brown Sheep bulky that I wanted, so I was happy. 

Today is Sweetums’ birthday so I think I’ll take him to Smith’s for dinner.  What else do you do with a guy who pretty much buys whatever he wants and doesn’t want much?  But, I love him.  That’s why he’s Sweetums.

Flo was unimpressed.