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Blog Profile / craftykeg

Filed Under:Hobbies / Crafts
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Archived Since:August 10, 2008

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4 years agoHobbies / Crafts : craftykeg

My progression to making up s’more-cakes this morning started like this:  1. I want pancakes.  2. Maybe chocolate chip pancakes.  3. Oh look, a modification next to the recipe to make graham cakes.  4.  Oh look, there are mini marshmallows in the cupboard next to the chocolate chips.  5.  Oh my god – s’more-cakes! (At [...]

BBQ Chicken Pizza

5 years agoHobbies / Crafts : craftykeg

More food!  In addition to the crockpot, I also received a pizza stone and peel for Christmas.  I was pretty excited about this – I hate how pizza tends to be soggy in the middle and burnt around the edges, so I was pretty sure that the pizza stone would solve all of my problems. The [...]

New Year’s Resolutions

5 years agoHobbies / Crafts : craftykeg

I don’t usually make new year’s resolutions, but this year I’ve made a few.  A major one is to get back to posting regularly!  Secondary to that, I’ve decided that I need to entertain more at home, so that might benefit the blog as well, since there is usually food involved in entertaining! Speaking of food, [...]


5 years agoHobbies / Crafts : craftykeg

I finished Seascape a while ago, but I hadn’t had a chance to take any pictures.  I finally found some time, and some sunshine. The finished dimensions came in at 10.5″ x 88″, leading to a pretty respectable scarf.  The edges seem to curl in a little bit, even after blocking, but I rather like the [...]

Garden 2009

5 years agoHobbies / Crafts : craftykeg

While I wasn’t blogging, the garden grew!  I thought that a big update of what we have growing was in order.  Saturday it didn’t rain, so I got a chance to take some pictures. Here is the garden as a whole (please don’t judge our shaggy lawn, it’s been rainy everytime there is time to mow [...]

Oh look, I have a blog!

5 years agoHobbies / Crafts : craftykeg

The other day my sister complained to me that I hadn’t blogged in ages – and she was right!  And I don’t even have a good excuse for the last month!  I finally defended and started my new job, oh and moved – so there has been a lot going on, but it’s starting to [...]

I Can Hear My Knitting Laughing at Me

5 years agoHobbies / Crafts : craftykeg

Loudly, in fact. I’ve been annoyed at knitting lately, and I was trying to hold on to a project that wasn’t really working.  First, recall this awesome swatch that I knit ages ago (March 3rd, actually).  I made that swatch in preparation for some awesome fingerless gloves that I had envisioned in my head.  Enter problem [...]


5 years agoHobbies / Crafts : craftykeg

It’s been a while, huh?  I’ve been too busy to blog, too busy to craft really.  34 day until my PhD defense, so not to much time for anything! But we did make a tasty dinner last night, fajitas! Two small steaks were rubbed with salt, pepper, and a little taco seasoning and grilled.  The peppers and [...]

Sheldon is Excited for Spring!

5 years agoHobbies / Crafts : craftykeg

I finally got around to finishing Sheldon.  I started on him months ago, ran out of yarn and put him down.  I finally picked up some more yarn and finished all of the pieces a little while back.  (The yarn is just Sugar n’ Cream cotton.) Then I ran into an unusual stumbling block in [...]

Alien Invasion

5 years agoHobbies / Crafts : craftykeg

Another little ami - this time from my imagination.  I had envisioned a green alien, but the only green yarn I had was far to splitty to be crocheted tightly.  So, white won.  But, I like the white and red combo, especially the eyes.  Each eye is made of four red seed beads from my [...]

In Celebration of Pi

5 years agoHobbies / Crafts : craftykeg

For those out there less nerdy than me, Pi day was on Saturday.  (It was also Einstein’s birthday.)  To celebrate, I made meat pie! Meat pie is something that my French-Canadian grandmother always makes on holidays.  It is very tasty - she usually has to make two to feed all of us pigs!  I’ve never made [...]

Hoppity Hop Hop Hop

5 years agoHobbies / Crafts : craftykeg

Please meet Barnabus Bunny!  This is a amigurumi love bunny that I made as part of a CAL in the amigurumi lover’s group on Ravelry. He’s pink - but for some reason seemed more male than female, so Barnabus it is.  He also has a cute little tail, but I only snapped this one good picture [...]

Shirt #1

5 years agoHobbies / Crafts : craftykeg

I’m on a mission to make some new clothes for my big kid job.  On Saturday I went to the fabric store and bought ten shirt patterns (on sale for $2 each - who wouldn’t buy the limit, really?)  I also picked up enough material to make four of them.  This weekend I finished one. The [...]

A Weekend in Pictures

5 years agoHobbies / Crafts : craftykeg

We had a great weekend!  We started off by making this really tasty dish with mashed potatoes, cabbage, onion, garlic, leek (I like leek, I’d never had it before!) and yes, of course… bacon.  (But only a tiny bit, really!) Sunday we went to Dim Sum downtown (sadly, no pictures… we ate all of the food [...]

We Eat Too Much Bacon

6 years agoHobbies / Crafts : craftykeg

I was just getting ready to post about the yummy dinner we had on Sunday when I realized it contained bacon.  As did the last like 5 food things I’ve posted.  You people must think we eat nothing that doesn’t contain bacon.  I swear that’s not true!  But, at least I’m not posting bacon-food everyday! So, [...]

Something Bloggable!

6 years agoHobbies / Crafts : craftykeg

I’ve finally finished my Dublin Bay socks that I started forever ago.  I had such trouble with the second sock, I have no idea why I made so many mistakes!  A bit of ripping and re-knitting later though, these are the first pair of hand-knit socks I have ever worn. I finished them Saturday morning and [...]

Volume = 4/3∏r³

6 years agoHobbies / Crafts : craftykeg

I’ve been noticing for a while now that my knitting philosophy has been changing.  I’ve been resisting it for a while.  I’d always been a product knitter - simply choosing projects that will yield me with something that I can use.  Especially when it came to gift giving.  Of course, I wanted the things I [...]

Second Verse, Same as the First

6 years agoHobbies / Crafts : craftykeg

Our unbelievably awesome, resourceful and she-who-always-has-candy secretary, Deb was very enamored by my new hat of a few posts ago.  So much so, that she begged me to make her one if she bought the yarn.  Of course, since Deb is so awesome that she makes everything work here in crazy-rules-academia land that I said [...]

Bacon Makes Everything Better!

6 years agoHobbies / Crafts : craftykeg

Last weekend I had a HUGE craving for a cheeseburger.  Specifically a bacon mushroom cheeseburger.  And even though it was freezing out, my awesome boyfriend braved the snow of the backyard to grill them for us.  This was not a half-assed cheeseburger!  First we cooked the bacon, then sauteed the mushrooms in a tiny bit [...]

Knitting for Kicks

6 years agoHobbies / Crafts : craftykeg

I got some totally sweet size 1 dpn’s from Tim’s mom for Christmas.  So, I decided to make me some socks.  In the process I discovered that these are the most slippery needles I own… but it made things interesting! So far I have made one sock.  The pattern is called Dublin Bay (link is down [...]

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