Three Things Friday

DSC01256.JPGThree things that I have been doing today instead of blogging:

1. Admiring my adorable “Loopy goes Trick or Treating” Woolpet that the amazing Laurie sent me as a gift. (Zoe thoughtfully gave him a little poke for good measure.)
2. Shopping for necessities for the new Loopy Office.
3. Setting up deliveries, making appointments, and scheduling moving help.

Three things that the Loopy Elves did today:

1. Packed up all your orders and got them out without me. :-)
2. Set up an obstacle course of boxes for me to dodge in the Loopy Room. I’m sure they did all of that arranging on purpose.
3. Stacked 10 newly arrived cases of yarn in my front entry (because why carry them down to the Loopy room when we’ll be carrying them back out on Monday?)

Three decisions I made today:

1. The little kitchenette in the new Loopy office needed a Loopy red microwave. (Who knew there were red microwaves??)
2. The sign for the new building needs Loopy on there. You’re right.
3. I “needed” a pumpkin scone to go with my latte today. Big errand day.

So you can see that things are a bit one-tracked around here – all revolving around the big move next week. Thanks so much for your fun and encouraging emails, phone calls, and blog comments about it! We’ll work hard to get things back up and running asap, because I know you’re going to love all of this new yarn that keeps arriving. In the meantime, here is my first recipe from my Colorado weekend of good food.

DSC01231.JPGDawn’s Dressing

1 1/2 cups cubed whole wheat bread
3 3/4 cups cubed white bread
1 lb. ground sage turkey sausage
1 cup chopped onion
3/4 cup chopped celery
2 1/2 tsp. dried sage
1 1/2 tsp. dried rosemary
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
1 Golden Delicious apple, chopped
3/4 cup dried cranberries
1/3 cup minced fresh parsley
3/4 cup chicken broth
4 Tbl. unsalted butter, melted

Spread bread cubes in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Bake 5-7 minutes in preheated 350 degree oven until toasted. Put in the bottom of a 9 x 13 pan.

Cook sausage and onions over medium heat. Add celery and seasonings and stir for 2 minutes.

Pour sausage mix over bread. Add apples, cranberries and parsley. Drizzle with chicken broth and melted butter and mix lightly.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Three things I will have to show you next week:

1. The socks that I finished in Colorado that I forgot to photo for you.
2. A peek at the mess we’re sure to make in the new Loopy room.
3. An unbelievably wonderful pumpkin dessert recipe from my friend Christy.

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don’tyouthink?(butnoscones.Mustnoteatsconesagainanytimesoon.)
Whatthreethingsdoyouhavetotellmetoday?Weekendplans?Sconeeating?


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62 comments on “Three Things Friday

  1. Good Luck on the move. I know it’ll be great when complete. Maybe one day I’ll be able to get to St. Louis to visit. In the meantime, I’ll keep ordering and attacking the mailman when I’m waiting for a package.

    3 things for the weekend:

    1. My oldest daughter’s birthday was Sat. and we celebrated All weekend.

    2. I finished a pair of socks for me from Perchance to Knit yarn. Yum. They fit perfectly and feel so good. Of course I casted on another pair immediately.

    3. I received Knit Picks Harmony needles and they are FABOO! Casted on a childs hat with Loopy sock yarn immediately.

    4.-one extra-I LOVE the knitting communities, whether in my neighborhood or online. We are all the greatest. :)

    Can’t wait to see Lots of photos of the big move.

  2. What an adorable picture of Zoe and Loopy…so cute – I really think I need a pet in my life… : ) I had a really hard time coming up with three things, I guess my brain is just tired of thinking lately, lol…

    1. I made some very delicious pumpkin muffins from a pumpkin bread recipe I found…
    2. …and I did not adjust to make them healthier this time around…
    3. …but next time, I definitely will cut out some of the oil and replace with cinnamon applesauce and also double the spices, because I just like a lot of spice in my life.

    Very little knitting getting done this weekend. But, we did have beautiful weather and it made for nice walks. : )

  3. I love the picture of Trick or Treat Loopy and Zoe. Super cute. Three things huh?

    Three things that made me happy this week:

    I got my yarns that I ordered from the last Loopy sneakup.

    I found my winter jammies just in time.

    I managed to find and buy some new jeans that fit.

  4. Very happy for you with your new place! Congrats and I think I’ve helped pay for it..maybe a little ;) lol! I finally got on Ravelry yesterday and, boy, do I have a LOT to learn. One of the first things I did was look for your site. Nope..couldn’t find it. (sigh) I know its me. I’m not used to the format and have to navigate a little….Ok..a lot…before I can really use it. Like I’ve said before I’m kind of a tecno-spaz. Good thing I have kids that can show me/teach me how to do techie stuff. However it looks FABULOUS there. Lotsa fun! Good luck and happiness with your new and improved building!

  5. Hmmmmm…… Three things I have done/will do this weekend…

    1. Go to a dear friend’s bridal shower and spend more money than I intended to.. oops… and I was definitely thinking that I should have made her socks instead of buying something… oh well.

    2. Finish sock #1 of a pair for a different friend (who was at the shower so I couldn’t knit and chat at the same time– I didn’t want to spoil her Christmas surprise!). This friend is all about colors–maddeningly bright psychedelic colors– so I’m using Interlacement’s Telemark. I never thought someone could be blinded by sock yarn, but this stuff– whooooeeee. Amazing yarn to work with, though.

    3. My weakness isn’t scones, but rather animal crackers dipped in nutella. Thus, I will have to tear open the box and dip away, and resist the urge to eat the nutella straight from the jar with a spoon…

    Good luck on your move, Sheri! I also can’t wait to see the sign for your new store!

  6. 3 things I need this weekend….

    1. Spent Sunday outside planting lavender started from seed, cleaned up some shrubbery. Way too nice to be inside.

    2. Worked on Mom’s shawl for Christmas…was going well until I messed up a YO. DRATS!!

    3. Had an overall relaxing and stress-free weekend.

    Good luck with your move, and I think a red microwave is snazzy!

  7. Three Things:

    1. Wishing you a wonderful week while you move and that everything “moves” right along!!!

    2. Finished TWO pairs of socks from Cat Bordhi’s new book: Woven Ridge and Philosopher’s House socks!

    3. Now I have MAJOR inbetweenitis as I don’t know what to start next! Christmas stockings, mini stocking ornaments, a shawl, a sweater that I’ve been procrastinating on…I know!!! How about some socks!!!

    The woodpet sheep is DARLING!!!

  8. 1. Wishing you good moving wishes!
    2. started polyurethaning my stairs — I LOVE THEM!
    3. finished knitting baby blanket #2 for my brother’s upcoming twins — now I need to sew in ends and embroider, but so close!!!!

  9. Squeee! I’m so excited for the Loopy Room to have new space! How cool is that? (I know I’m behind in the congratulations, but I’ve had 20 people in my house for the past three days, and two of them were sleeping in the computer room. Sigh. No blog checking.)

    Three things about me:
    1.) I have mega yarn to reskein so it can visit the NEW Loopy Room.
    2.) Right after I finish typing this, I’m going to go see how my Fantasy Football teams fared.
    3.) I really need a latte and a pumpkin scone.

  10. My weekend? Stitches, Stitches, Stitches!

    I took a 2-day, 12-hour “Construction Techniques for Fair Isle Sweaters” class with Beth Brown-Reinsel on Friday and Saturday. Beth’s fabulous, and so was the class (my third with her). I have the cutest mini-cardigan knitted!

    Sunday morning was “Bavarian Knitting” with Sarah Peasley, which was also good but needed more than the 3-hour slot it had. I wanted even more content/info than Sarah could squeeze into the time allowed.

    And I shopped. A lot. I didn’t buy a ton of *stuff*, but I spent a ton of money. Sigh. Must get to knitting it. It’s going to get harder to find knitting time soon–Monday I start a new job with an hour-plus-each-way commute instead of the 30-45 minutes I have now.

  11. i know it’s not the weekend anymore, but ehre goes anyway, lol.

    1. marching band competitions are exhausting.
    2. homecoming was this weekend
    3. my son had his first date to homecoming (go see, i have pics on my blog!)

  12. Three things I did this weekend:

    1. Met a knitblogger!!
    2. Watched my baby do a booty dance with his reflection (very funny!)
    3. Found out that Watermelon flavored Smirnoff tastes HORRIBLE when warm.

    Three things I have been telling myself are more important than knitting:

    1. Surfing Ravelry
    2. Posting on my blog
    3. Crocheting (gasp!) mice.

    Three things I should be knitting right now:

    1. Pedicure socks for BFF’s b-day gift (Today)
    2. Hat for brother’s b-day gift (Oct. 23)
    3. Baby booties for a craft fair (Nov. 1)

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