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Chiles Rellenos! January 29, 2012

Posted by Stella☆LunaC in Back of the Fridge Recipes.
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I picked up two nice Pablanos at the local Super Mercado, and had some Queso blanco left over from shredded beef tacos, so this old favorite was in my to-do list today. Mmmmm, one is the few deep-fried delicacies I absolutely live for!

I used this Chiles Rellenos recipe
They turned out awesome, and of course I had to break into into one o make sure it was ok…perfecto!

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Best served immediately with your favorite salsa, or cover and refrigerate for later. Pop in a 350• oven for about 20 minutes.

The rest of my day will be spent with DH, quietly knitting wile watching cooking shows, and listening to Spaz babble and Whoo-hoo from his cage.

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I hope your day is a beautiful one; here’s a little something from mine to help brighten your corner~ 20120129-150522.jpg

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Never ata a loss for words, just time… January 26, 2012

Posted by Stella☆LunaC in A Stitch in Time | Projects.
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I have been once again remiss in blogging- what is up with that? Oyeah, the emails.
I’ve been a knitting fool, plus work has been amazing, so without further boring you with trivialities, I must show you what has been keeping me away!

First, I got really interested in making a neck warmer cowl, specifically for when I’m out riding. I didn’t like the fuss of a scarf, too many loose ends needing to be tucked out of the way. Gearing up is a process, as it is. I usually pull the home out, start her up, and she’s warming up while I’m gearing up. That can take me 5 minutes, and one more article added just means less time on Stella.
I saw this new Lion Brand Tweed Stripes yarn at Joann.com and the color Wildfire jumped out at me; Harley Orange! They even had a simple FREE PATTERN: Marble Cowlfor what I needed!
2 days later, VÓILA!

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I love the striping, and how soft it is. I washed it last night and it came out even softer; NOTE: this yarn, while soft, does not hold its shape, and becomes quite drapey, a good thing for this type of project 😉
Ohai! How do you like my new Bikers jacket? I got it from a friend who no longer rides due to neck surgeries and other comfort issues. She had a brand new pair of chaps, and threw in the jacket. O.M.G. I am in 5, 6 and 7th Heaven!!! I just finished seeing on my HOG owners patch, AB-F’ing-FAB!!!

Next, I needed another cowl for my Taking Igor Outside At 11:30 At Night coat. I dove into my stash and found some Red Heart Lt. Grey Heather, which would pick up the subtle gray in the fleece coat. Using the same size 10 16″ circular needles, I threw another one together in 2 days. An pleased to report, this yarn seems less stretchy and is holding its shape well. This is a nicer acrylic yarn which I would definitely recommend for something larger, say, a sweater or Turtleback-type wrap or just a simple shawl.
Will wear it for a week before I note any stretch or shape-shifting, but it doesn’t feel as though that will be a problem.

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And speaking of Turtlebacks, I’m back on my very FIRST large knitting project, the Turtleback Wrap, as seen in previous blog posts here. So many have asked for the directions, I felt compelled to revive the hibernating wrap and will complete it post haste!
This is an easy pattern: K2 P2 for the rectangle, fold and see up to within 7″ for armholes. I’m going to knit it until I run out of this luxurious yarn!

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That ball of fluffiness, that’s Paton Divine. Like knitting a cat!

Well, that’s it for today! The snow is melting, we’re missing a spectacular Northern Lights show, due to overcast conditions, but I hear it could last a month?!? Will post any news, pics and/or sightings!

Have a loverly rest of the day, wherever you call Home, and I promise to update more often, now that the Holidays are but a memory. 😉

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Still no snow, and away we go! January 11, 2012

Posted by Stella☆LunaC in A Stitch in Time | Projects, About Town, HarleyWood.
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Today turned out to be a perfect day for January; the sun was out, the temps hovered at just under 50, it was a perfect opportunity for Stella and I to get out for a nice ride around the town.

We left at 2:45, rode past barren windswept corn fields, past farms and cow pastures, past silent, empty silos, and rode back in as the temps and sun began to fall, just after 4pm.
As I pulled up to the garage, (DH said, “beep your horn when you get back, and I’ll raise the door…”) and had to look for the freaking horn button. After all, it had only been 7 weeks since I last took Stella out, and hadn’t had a need to blast the horn in a while. Bee-BEEP! Up the door went and Stella and I were back inside the warm confines of Garage World. For that one hour outside, I hadn’t even noticed the cold, until we were back inside. It occurred to me then, I forgot to wear my wool socks, DOH!
Speaking of knitting, I’m working on a scarf for Nats. I’m working it up in Lion Brand Homespun, Gothic colorway.
Go here for the FREE PATTERN Rustic Hat and Scarf

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I have resolved to stick to two smaller projects, while puttering at a larger vest over the next few months, and try to have a few more socks done by next Fall. Time will tell. I have no immediate plans for a Halloween (doily?) project, yet. That could change at any time 😉
The deer are making frequent stops at the bird feeders, now empty. I’ll have to pick up a new bag of bird seed at Lowes soon.

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For the past couple weeks, we’ve seen a smallish fox in the area. Usually he can be seen laying in the sun, preening his rather thinning tail. I took this ahot from inside the Blazer, before pulling up a few yards ahead and pulling over. Igor would not spook him, in the off-chance he took to barking.

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I was able to get within about 10 yards of him before a passing car slowed down to watch, and spooked him into dashing into the trees where he waited for both the car, and me, to leave. I waited patiently, until he came back out of hiding. Barely glancing at me, he trotted off on 3 legs, favoring a front paw, and disappeared into the trees on the opposite side of the road. I wished the little guy good luck and good health, went back to the truck and Igor and I left for home.
Igor is doing great since his surgery, and is sporting a new monogrammed winter coat and most recently a new Harley bandana he got on our last trip to Kutter’s H-D.

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We’ll wait for the snow, and be content with what we have, until we get ready to ride again in Spring.

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Happy New Year From Stella and LunaC January 1, 2012

Posted by Stella☆LunaC in Random Musings.
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Another year has come and gone. Winter has finally come to stay and left us a little dusting of snow.

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Igor will be happy when he sees his playground today!

If you haven’t been following my blog, or just started, I wont bore you with long drawn-out recaps. If you just found my blog, I hope you will stick around for more.
Whether you’ve been following, are just an occasional passer-by, or a new Reader, I promise this year will be another great ride, with double the miles, and smiles as I take Stella and LunaC out on day trips around the town and county.
I can’t wait to take early morning rides, feel the sun on my face, the road beneath the tires, the wind at my back and miles of smiles to burn up!

Oyeah and there will be knit’n and crocheting, and as many FREE PATTERN finds as I can find and share! 😉

Many Blessings for love, peace and prosperity for us all, in 2012. Ride safe, ride to live and live to ride!

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