Friday, December 08, 2006


For real--quit it!! I'm just a nut with a keyboard and a bit of yarn and some needles. Certainly not worthy of all your kindness!

But I must give a proper shout out to Lisa (aka Ladylungdoc). She sent these gorgeous Pacific Northwest Native Art coloring books that Chunky descended on these immediately. He is quite enraptured with them. They explain all of the various animals the Pacific Canadian/Alaskan Panhandle Natives put in their artwork. I know I've mentioned it before, but I went to college and got my wannabe degree from U of AK Southeast-Juneau so I got to learn a lot about Tlingits and Haidas. Call me nuts, but I took a lot of pleasure in seeing Chunky take to those coloring books--he may be Michigan born but he's still got Alaskan in him!

And then Pyewacket hooked me up with some of her homemade soap, some KP Essentials sock yarn and a little something for the Chunkmeister. Go over to her blog--behold the soapy goodness. I know she sells it--I just don't know how. It's wonderful stuff (I used it last night in the shower), and it smells divine. I've got her "O Tannenbaum" bar nestled under the tree skirt of my ghetto tree to give it that "real pine" smell!! I let Chunky smell a bar of it and he declared it was the weirdest looking chocolate he's ever seen.

I'm not worthy y'all. Seriously.

Which sort of brings me to my crazy-ass idea I vaguely discussed a few posts back. It's not exactly a charity thing--it's more like an interactive PSA with knitterly prizes. Sort of a twisted KAL, with yarn, but no knitting. I'd like for it to go on for a full year, but I'm not sure if I could keep the momentum going for 12 months. I must shower on it some more (with Pyewacket's soap!).

I'm still chugging away on SIL's cabled scarf. I'm thinking about pulling an all nighter (after I finish this post) to finish the damn thing up. My Old Man copied my mom's entire Christmas music library for me and mailed it up. Overnight my Christmas music has doubled and I need to get listening!

I didn't get much done last night on the scarf because of this:


Monday is Mama Bear Boss's birthday. Because Papa Bear and Baby Bear Boss won't be there on Monday (Baby Bear Boss's FIL died and the funeral is Monday--I hope I can still manage to take a lunch to go knit with Janna!) we decided to do cake today. I volunteered to make it.

What you see there is a peanut butter silk cake. Yellow cake mix plus 1/2 a cup of creamy peanut butter, bake it, slap this creamy decadent peanut butter filling you make in the middle of the two cakes, frost it with a tub of chocolate frosting and ta-da.

Thing is, I got a little carried away with the creamy peanut butter filling. I put too much between the layers and the top half of the cake cracked in half and slid off. So I smashed it back together and dubbed it the peanut butter earthquake cake.

While I was proctoring a couple of students in the computer lab for a few hours today they cut into it, I'm lucky they freaking left me a piece.

Ok, well back to the boring-ass cables. The end is in sight, but not close enough!

I leave you with some more cake porn.



Blogger Pyewacket said...

But we like you, we really really like you! ;-)

Okay, my jaw literally dropped when I scrolled down to the cake. And I think a little drool escaped.

10:39 PM  
Blogger LadyLungDoc said...

chocolate...peanut butter...cake...

Will you adopt me?

11:00 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Pavlovian response going on here, too. MMM, two great tastes that taste great together. Beats a tomato any day! (And yes, we do eat 'em like apples.)

11:10 PM  
Blogger janna said...

Yum!!!! (And if Monday's a problem, just email me.)

11:26 PM  
Blogger Zonda said...

Yummy cake! I'm drooling now!

Yeah, we really like you and don't want you to run outta yarny things!!! :)

11:59 PM  
Blogger T. Budnik said...

Thanks for the cake porn. I haven't baked in forever. Although, I'm sure I'll be baking SOMETHING for the holidays.


12:15 AM  
Blogger cpurl17 said...

Ok, that does it. How much to lure you into cutting a hunk of that little chocolate gem and put it in the mail to me? I live in earthquake country afterall.

12:21 AM  
Blogger Denice said...

How dare you combine knitting and chocolate in one post. You know how to make us all drool.

Enjoy your night of endless cables. . . have a drink first and cables get much, much more enjoyable.

1:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn! I am trying to stick to my diet here! That cake looks yummy...

7:49 AM  
Blogger sgeddes said...

That cake looks wonderful! I can feel the sugar rush coming through the screen.

10:37 AM  
Blogger Alisha said...

Oh my gosh that looks so yummy!!!

12:11 PM  
Blogger AR said...

Oh that cake looks so good. I wish it was somebody's birthday here. Maybe I'll just make up a holiday. Mmmmmmm

4:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh! Yes! I agree, I am drooling over that cake! So continue with your idea I know that I want to hear more even though I don't knit I do sew and quilt. Love, Mom

4:05 PM  
Blogger The Fluffy Ewe said...

In the words of Homer Simpson... "gaaaaaaaaahhhh" That cake looks so yummy! Before I was pregnant with Tater, I really didn't care for it much, just liked p'nut M&M's, Snickers, you get my drift. Now I am rising to the levels of chocoholism. Must be my way of coping with being a SAHm 24/7. Lol

Tell ya what, you gimme the recipe for the cake and I'll give you the recipe for Cherries in the Snow. Deal?

And for SnG's, my word verification is boywazx. Well I thought it was funny.

4:10 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

So the peanut butter earthquake cake was a success! Visually, tastily and eye candily!

4:18 PM  
Blogger Rain said...

That cake looks too good for words.

5:16 AM  

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