Sunday, June 6, 2010


Hey there, blogity readers :)

I've been so busy knitting for the last few weeks I haven't had a chance to update. I've been doing a lot of things for trades and i wanted to let you all know that if you or anyone you know is interested in doing a trade for YYMN, I'm usually available for that. The only drawback is that paying customers are my very first priority. ;)

Here's some things I've worked on over the last month...

Saturday, April 24, 2010

This week, on Hyena Cart...

I've got some Semi-customs coming up on HC this week and a collaboration in site...

First up is For Crying Out Loud - there is a you pick size with Southwest Spectrum's "Boot Hill" on aran BFL. I have enough to do up to about 20h, 18r, 12t & 5i.

Then on Tuesday is a Semicustom Elizabeth tunic with yarn dyed by Amy from Alligator Knits. More details on that soon :)

And soon I'll be pairing up with Sticky Peas for a collaboration, but I won't have details for that for a little while ;)

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Considering I've been gone for 2 months...

I figured I'd do something completely different than what I normally do.

Yes, I'm still knitting. I am, however, taking a hiatus for a while because I'm getting married in April. It's a long time coming, so I'm sure that not everyone is surprised by this. I've been with my fiancee for over 5 years & we have a son together, whom I've posted here before. He's 4½ going on 16.

Anyhow, aside from knitting I've been getting more into cooking. I LOVE cooking and baking. I always have. I just haven't tried anything terribly different lately cause we been in what we like to call...a Food Rut. I'm sure you've been there too. Where you eat the same 6 meals for months. It's not fun. So the a few months ago someone pointed me toward Pioneer Woman and Bakerella. I'm sure most of you have heard of them too. I hadn't at that point.

I also found that I LOVE PW food. This is one of her recipes that I have flipped up because my Fiancee doesn't eat red meat, so I'll post what I did differently...

This recipe, from PW's site & Tasty Kitchen is called My Most Favorite Burger Ever. (for now)

So I started with the printed out recipe...

I chopped up some red onions, grabbed my brown sugar and butter and got to caramelizing my onions. Which by the way, I could have eaten them that way. Forget about the rest of the food.

Then I mixed up the turkey meat. I added garlic powder, salt, ground pepper to taste and about 1TBS of Goya salsa picante, which is what I had on hand vs her recipe which calls for Tobasco. With her spicy mayo sauce, I used 2½TBS of light mayo (please. Mayonnaise. Not Miracle Whip. Seriously, that stuff is SO nasty) and added about 2tsp of the same salsa picante. Notice there's not clear photo of that?? That stuff made my mayo pink. It was really creepy looking. I won't be using the salsa picante next time. No kidding.

I grabbed my no-seed Kaiser rolls and hacked them in half. I could have slathered that mayo and the onions on there and called it a day, but I chose to follow through for the man cause he can't cook anything but toast. I toasted up the buns on the grill pan while the lovely red onions were still caramelizing.

So I grabbed a honking chunk of the ground meat, probably about a ½lb and balled it up and made a patty that would fit on the roll and tossed it on a preheated over med-low heat on my gas stove. I cooked the patties about 4mins on one side prior to flipping. About 2mins into that cook time I rotated about 45° to get the hatch marks.

Then I slathered the awkwardly pink spicy mayo on the rolls, added some BBQ and ranch over the top of the onions on the patty to heat it up as I can't stand cold condiments. After it was heated up, I placed it on the roll and added some baby greens. Smooshed on the top roll & Voila! Dinner is served!! I served roasted potatoes on the side and some garden salad.


Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Stocking up on Friday!

Come take a peek at the shop! I have to finish up a few things and I'll be stocking up at 12:30pm est.

An *awesome*, if I say so myself, collaboration with Lindsey from Cake Clothing Co in size 18-24mo...

PJB featuring cake collab

And a cute little soaker which is perfect for the upcoming summer months :)

Edward soaker

Also, be on the look out for a spring time collaboration with none other than FCOL!! Coming soon!!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Happy New Year!

Hi blog readers! I hope that your new year is starting off happy & healthy!

I joined a group on Ravelry started by a friend of mine to give us some challenges this year - I hope to expand my knitting to include a REAL size sweater and some more knitted garments. The group is appropriately named 52 in 52 2010.

I've started out my projects this year with a gorgeous cowl for myself in Purewool's 3ply merino, Amanecer. The cowl is called Candle Flame Cowl.

Follow me throughout the year with this project - Find the group in the links on this page and the badge on the sidebar to left as well.

I also have an awesome collaboration coming up very soon and some YYMN customs that I'll be showing off, of course, as soon as I have some yarn in my hands. :D

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Happy Holidays & some updates...

Just sending you all wishes for a safe, happy and healthy holiday season. :)

I've taken on a couple customs right before the holidays and they should be finished & shipped by the end of the week. :)

I'll be able to take on one more custom right around the New Year...So be on the lookout for that spot to open up at The Custom Rack...a new adventure I'm taking on along with a few very close friends of mine. To be able to offer up YYMN as a group on one cart is amazing and, well, convenient!!

Also, be on the look out for a collab and/or a guest spot coming soon....

Wednesday, December 2, 2009