Real Life


When I left Ravelry I was determined not to spend too much time on an online presence. I have ventured onto Facebook with occasional life related posts and a Farm page that gets some posts. I don’t give it a lot of effort. I have accidentally deleted stuff or friends, but most real life friends know I don’t take it that seriously. I would rather like what you say over a nice iced beverage.

Unfortunately with more and more patterns going to Ravelry it is hard to find unique designs. I am pretty happy with what I find. But, I did miss a way to mark things I had carefully searched out. So many devices and bookmarks on different devices. I finally gave in and have Pinterest Boards and love to mark yarn, tools and patterns when I find them. So much easier than bookmarks.

But mostly I turn to Etsy, Craftsy, or my extensive collection of patterns in my Dropbox, and I make things. 😀

It does tickle me that people think I am anti technology. On the contrary, I have 3 apps for access to farm things from any device. I am just anti time sucking and fretting over negative waves from strangers!

With that, I hope you have an amazing late spring and summer. Full of fiber, friends, and fun.

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Anyone still checking in here? I see the traffic to old posts, but honestly have been super busy.

With the Christmas season approaching I put down my knitting and crocheting and started to make my toffee.

I will work on a decent PDF. Till then I took a couple pictures. I tried to add the instructions. But I make toffee better than I try to be photo savvy.

So here is the text version.

Ground nuts
Ground semi-sweet chocolate or mini chips
1 pound butter
2 cups sugar
Layer a thin layer of chopped or ground nuts on a cookie sheet.
Top with ground chocolate or mini chips.
Slowly cook. Stirring so it doesn’t burn.
Cook to hard crack. This is toffee colored. It can be tested in ice water. I believe it is the same as peanut brittle.
Pour over chocolate. Spread carefully to cover most of the chocolate if possible.
Sprinkle with chocolate. If any toffee is exposed spread the chocolate to cover the toffee. Who doesn’t like chocolate?
Cover chocolate with more ground nuts.
Let cool. Break into pieces.


Merry Christmas everyone. Hope you have lots of things this December to bring you joy. For us it is celebrating the birth of Christ with family and friends.

Now back to knitting.

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