Friday, March 26, 2010

2 out of 3 ain't bad

I had 3 goals for the evening tonight: run, blog and settle down with a nice bottle of red and my knitting. I didn't get to run (Phil's out for the evening, so I had all the kid duties), but here I am, with a nice glass of Ménage a Trois wine. Like I said, 2 out of 3 ain't bad.

Of course, I had to post about how Honeybee had now become the IT project for it to mysteriously lose some of its appeal. I've been working on the second Zaphod Beeblebrox sock for the past few nights, finished it earlier this evening while the kids were watching a movie. I've been sort of off socks for the past few months, but I think I may be getting my mojo back. I've cast on for the second Conwy sock (teeny tiny cables with black yarn -NEVER AGAIN!), and after that, I'll be free to dip into the stash for something shiny and new! Can't wait.


I've been meaning to share something with you for a few weeks, but I just can't figure out how to work it into a post, so I'm just going to go with it. I was browsing on Etsy a while ago (MAN, that Etsy's a sneaky thing...), checking out friends' favourite items and sellers, etc., when I came upon Skeletal Dropkick's shop. She specializes in hand thrown ceramic ware with a monster/zombie flair, and for some reason I was taken with her stuff, the quirkiness of the items she creates. Anyway, long story short, before I knew it, I had bought this:

It's a French butter crock, and in my defense, I've been meaning to pick one up for a while now (just not, you know, a ZOMBIE butter crock, heh).

You stick the butter in the top portion (in this case, the monster's skull cavity), and pour water in the bottom portion, and this way you get room temperature butter that stays fresh. Plus, every time you have toast or bread, your husband asks you "Would you like that with or without monster brains?" (I know, I'm easily amused).

OK, I'd better get crackin'! This wine isn't going to drink itself, you know.

Happy Knitting Everyone!


Sereknitty said...

Hah! That dish is hilarious -- trust you! Love your table cloth, btw :)

Sinéad said...

Butter brains. Fantastic. Anything that makes mealtimes more exciting!
Hope you enjoyed your vino last night!

Audrey said...

Il est vraiment original le petit beurrier breton. J'en veux un aussi depuis longtemps. Maintenant il faut que j'aille voir sur Ravelry à quoi peuvent ressembler les bas Zaphod Beeblebrox! Bon week-end!

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Love the butter dish! Very neat. I've never heard of that before!

Can't wait to see some knitting progress! Black & Cables = eech! Don't mix those again! Especially with tiny yarn!

2/3 ain't bad!!

Big Girl Feet said...

Heehee! that is super cute!!

Laurie said...

HA! That sounds just like something my husband would say. Love the crock!

Anonymous said...

Too cute! That's one of the most adorable zombies evah! verif word is "forker"