Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Tropical Storm Irene

We survived Tropical Storm Irene on Sunday with food and fun. We lost power from 1 pm on Sunday until 5:45 pm on Monday evening.

Before the power was gone I made another batch of Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffin Minis. Hotel Man has dubbed them Dema-kins. I changed up the batter this time. I added 1 teaspoon of cinnamon to it. I filled 12 mini cupcake tins then added 1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa to the remaining batter. They were delicious this way. Next time I make them I'm going to skip dipping them in butter and cinnamon sugar and try a different topping.
A couple hours after we lost power mommy, daddy and Mr. E came over. They brought over Monopoly and we started a game. Mr. E wanted to be included in the game.
Instead I remember I purchased Candyland last Christmas for $1 and quickly retrieved the game from the game closet. He and I sat at his little table across from the big table and played the game. Well, at least, he looked at the cards and found the matching colors on the board. He knew how to follow the Candyland trail too.
I managed to sneak in two more Amazing Color squares during the day too, Squares A7 and A8.
Last month I stitched a Critron Shawl for myself. You need to a member of Ravelry to see the pattern. I used Fitzwilliam Yarn from Sunflower Yarns in Coral. The pattern is nothing but single stitches. After a while it got boring so I often put it down and worked on something else.
I though the edge was a boring so I stitched a simple Picot stitch to finish it off.
That's what's happening around here. Tomorrow night Hotel Man and I are going to the New England Patriots final pre-season game. On Friday he has to fly to Chicago for the day and I'm hanging out in Boston by myself. For the weekend we will be at the Deutsche Bank Golf Championship. It's become our annual tradition to spend the weekend there. Last year I brought a small crochet project with me to work on one day while sitting on the 11th green. This year I'm bringing yarn to stitch washcloths.

Have a great Labor Day Weekend!

Sweet P


Libby said...

Good to hear you made it through the storm - it was a doozy!

Amy Darsie said...

How adorable is he, playing Candyland! Cute!

I love that Critron. The color is vibrant and bold; beautiful!