Happy Halloween – and a Sale!

Happy Halloween to all of you who celebrate it!  We’re having a sale that started at 11 pm last night and goes through Saturday at 11 pm (Central Standard Time). You can check out this post to see just what is included in the sale.  We’re busily packing orders and getting them shipped, but we won’t be able to get through all of them today. We’ll ship the other half of them on Monday. We promise to keep working quickly, though – no trick or treat breaks today!  I guess on Monday, I’ll also have to change our Halloween decorations to the Thanksgiving ones.  It’s hard to believe that November is just about here. (Wondering what that beautiful yarn is in the Halloween display? A new Wollmeise colorway called “Thriller”!  Our latest Wollmeise order has started to arrive – the first two big boxes so far. We’re waiting for the rest and then will put it up in increments sometime in the next couple of weeks. I still can’t figure out why the mail system can’t deliver the whole order at once. This always happens.)

We’re planning on having a great weekend. Want to know why? Because College Guy/Web Guy surprised us by walking in the door last night – he’s here for the weekend. I love surprises like that!  I think I mentioned in the blog that College Girl was home a couple of weeks ago for Fall Break, but College Guy took off on a Road Trip with four friends, so we didn’t get to see him.  (Here’s a photo of the Road Tripping group, visiting the Canadian side of Niagra Falls at sunrise.  They traveled 3000 miles, through 17 different states plus Quebec and Ontario, between Tuesday night and Sunday night of that week.  Remember college days when things like that seemed entirely do-able?  They packed so much into that trip and had a great time!)  I think the other reason that Web Guy likes to surprise us is so that I won’t have time to come up with a “can you fix/change/invent this on the website for me in the next two days?” list. 🙂  So, we’ll just plan on a fun, relaxing weekend, instead.

I made a chocolate cake last night to bring into Loopy Central today, and wanted to share the recipe with you.  The chocolate chips keep the middle gooey and moist, and it’s very easy to make. (It would also make great cupcakes.)  Here’s the recipe:

Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake

1 yellow cake mix
1 lg. box instant chocolate pudding mix
1 cup oil
4 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
8 oz. sour cream
1/4 cup water
1 (12 oz) pck. miniature chocolate chips

Sift together the cake mix and the pudding mix.  Mix liquids together, including the sour cream.  Blend this with the dry ingredients, adding chocolate chips last.  Spray bundt pan with cooking spray and bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes.  Remove from oven, let cool in pan for 10 minutes, and then turn out onto a plate.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with ice cream.

Have a great weekend and enjoy perusing the sale today and tomorrow!

Sheri whoisfinishinguptheMalabrigoSockthisweekend,toshowyounextweek


  1. We were at Niagara Falls on October19-20th (after Rhinebeck) and drove through 5 states and Ontario (but then, we’re a little bit older). Great photo! I wonder if we saw them on the road? 🙂

  2. I think it’s time to start stalking – I’m salivating with just the thought of Malabrigo, but you add Wollmeise and Chocolate to the mix…..you might as well put me in a rubber room 🙂

    Have a great wekeknd with College/Web guy and Happy Halloween!!!

  3. Nom nom nom that cake looks soo good!! I’m with Karen. I’m excited about the Malabrigo Lace. I’ve just begun to build my lace stash. My coffee shop is still closed so I’ll be ready for a salted caramel HC on Monday.

    I’m gonna have a restful weekend. Hopefully I will finish sweater vest that I’ve been working since June 1 (it hibernated during SoS) and will then work on my Snow on Cedars Mitts. i’ve done a couple of inches using CD Fairy Dust roving that I’ve spun. I’ll send picture when mitt 1 is done.

    Have a fun family weekend and stay safe!

  4. I have the exact same recipe for the chocolate cake. It smells divine while baking, and
    has been a huge hit with my sons’ cross country team this fall! Happy Halloween to

  5. Oh, my, that cake recipe sounds scrumptious! And I’m also looking forward to the Malabrigo sock yarn! …I knew the background in that photo (of College Guy & friends) looked familiar: I lived in Buffalo for 20 yrs, & we frequently went to the Falls, and usually to the Canadian side of course. The spot where they’re standing (in the picture) was my favorite place at the Falls, on either side of the border.

    I haven’t tried the salted caramel hot chocolate yet; I’m trying to resist, since you’ve already got me addicted to PSL’s. And now my daughter loves PSL’s, too, and neither of us needs yet another vice!

    Also, hooray for an extra hour of sleep – or knitting – tomorrow night!

  6. Have a great weekend!! How sweet of Web Guy to surprise you. : ) And, all the good things that are coming to the TLE soon? I can’t wait!!! : ) Oh, and that cake looks delicious!

  7. Yummy cake that I will have to make…what an enabler you are! Bet Web guy will like the one you baked. That was a lovely surprise for you and your husband. Have a wonderful weekend. I am determined to get a skein of Wollmeise this next time if it kills me!!! LOL

  8. Boy, that cake may be the perfect way to break in my new oven. 🙂

    Have fun with College Guy! I used to do that to my parents, just materialize for the weekend. It was always great!

    Keep the swell new stuff coming! If only I had more time! 🙁 I want to make so much!!!

  9. Oooh – I just printed the cake recipe. My boys will be thrilled!

    I’m glad you get to see your son this weekend – yay! Niagara Falls is SO much fun. Like everyone else, I can’t’ wait to try Malabrigo sock.

    Happy Halloween!

  10. That Malabrigo sock yarn is calling my name too!! I just left Starbucks—I can see what all the fuss is about over that Salted Hot Chocolate!!! YUM!! There will be more to come..I just know it!! Thank you, Sheri for all you do to make us happy!!!
    Enjoy your weekend with your son.

  11. Awesome picture of CG with his friends at Niagara Falls – such a fun and beautiful place to be. I need to go without my parents some time – I’m sure it’s more fun without your parents keeping you from doing all the stuff you want to do (thinking wax museum, really). heh And oh that CAKE! Must try. Must get pretty bundt pan like yours. 🙂

  12. That cake looks fantastic! At first I thought it was the same as a recipe I have for something called Devil’s Food Pound Cake, but then I saw that it’s made with a yellow cake and sour cream (!!!)…definitely have to try it out! 🙂

  13. So, have you decided on the sneak up on the Wollmeise? Are we going to have any ideas as to the date?? Or, am I going to have to set the site to constantly ‘reload’ your website all day everyday? You had mentioned last month that you may just ‘sneak attack’ us and give NO warning… and I was curious if you made up your mind? Are you for sure going to wait until the whole order is in? Are ALL the ‘sneak ups’ going to have the same colors? ( I only ask b/c of the triple SU last time, I thought that you were posting the same colors for all three, and ignored the middle one- which was the only of the SU that had the ONE color I was looking for- the Krauterbeet) so, I don’t want to make that mistake again either! I wouldn’t be SO worried about it, except my bday is next week, and I was effectively SHUT OUT today during the SU on Claudia’s site:( And missed the lace. Are you getting in LACE?? Can we have any hints? PLEASSSSSEEEE!!!
    for the 40 yr old bday girl??? thanks!!

  14. Happy Halloween to everyone!

    My neighbors’ kids still trick or treat at the houses of people they know, then they go off to the local school for the serious festivities. My job of admiring all the costumes and passing out candy is done for another year.My job of admiring all the great yarn coming in is clearly not done!

    Have a great weekend with College Guy

  15. Ah, college road trips! Takes me back (way back)! How great to have College Guy home for the weekend. Hope it’s a relaxing and enjoyable time for all of you.

  16. Halloween chocolate sales?!? What chocolate sales? Oh, you mean that smear on my face….’xcuse me while I get a napkin….

    The cake looks great, the yarns sound like fun, and as always you motivate me to try new things, thanks, Sheri!! Enjoy your weekend with CG!

  17. Eeek, that means Christmas is soon approaching. I’m deliberately staying home to miss out on all the sale candy. 🙂 I may have to head to Starbucks later to treat myself for such restraint. It’s 70 degrees here (should be way colder then that like cold as in snow on the ground cold) so I think a Caramel Frapp is in order.

    I have a box coming in from the sale with new yarn to look forward to. Hope you have a great weekend.

  18. Wollmeise and Malabrigo Sock yarn, oh my.
    Looks like they had a fun time. And yes I remember those days. That is quite a trip for a 4 day weekend.

    The cake looks and sounds yummy. I will have to give that one a try.

  19. The Canadian side of the Falls is awesome. The American side? Stinks. Smart choice by College Guy and his friends! That cake looks amazing. I may have to give it a shot! 🙂

  20. Hi Sheri, Oh that cake looks yum. So glad D got home for a weekend surpise visit. Wow, what a trip he had it must have been a fun time. Hope you are relaxing and having a great weekend. Hugs

  21. Loved the cake! My husband said that the chocolate chips made the cake seem not well done. Is that what it is, or did the cake need to be cooked longer? I have never had chocolate chips in a bundt cake before.
    Thanks for the recipe!

  22. I hope you had a nice relaxing weekend with your son. That’s an awesome photo of him and his friends! Niagara Falls is right in my backyard and I’ve never seen it at sunrise ‘cuz I don’t do sunrise! I am hoping I can catch the wollmeise update. That skein of thriller looks so pretty!

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