But on the other hand, would Bellatrix choose a color at all close to Gryffindor's red? It seems as if all the Unforgiveable Curses, Bella's favorites, produce a green flash, so maybe this would be more appropriate:
I'm sorry, I seem to be having technical difficulties with this photo.
OK, here we go.
The Smooshy will get me the stitch count the pattern calls for. But maybe the Wollmeise will produce a more appropriate stocking. I can always up the stitch count if I have to.
I didn't post for a week because I was roasting to death without air conditioning and it made me grumpy and sulky and I had to stay in my room under the ceiling fan or else risk killer headaches. However, before the air conditioning died entirely (i.e. before we dropped $10K on a new system which only worked for 16 hours and then conveniently died on the weekend when we could not get warranty service), we did a couple of fun things.
For example, we decorated Bug Cakes. They come out of the pan looking like this:
I couldn't believe how well the Everbake Pan Spray from the Baker's Catalog worked to get these little cakes out with all their detail. I sprayed and floured lightly and voila!
Not that all that detail mattered once the little people got going on them.
Quote of the day:
O: [squishing on more frosting] This is going to be really yummy!
Another child: That looks really messy.
Mom: Don't tell O that his cake looks messy.
O: I want them to say that!
Tool of the day: Pampered Chef cake decorating set
Note: to view product, get into their website, then search on "Decorator Bottle Set," or its product number, 1585