Yarn Balls and Bananas

I found this over on Pinterest the other day (originally from this blog post, and it looks like she has all kinds of fun ideas there so take a peek around). We have tall ceilings here at Loopy, and I think a few colored (and big) yarn balls hanging from the ceiling in different spots might be fun. I’ll let you know if I tackle this project! Of course it would also be cute as lamps, but being a knitter, my mind immediately went to yarn balls.

Another thing from Pinterest? This Banana Poke Cake recipe, that turned out to be very good. This originally came from The Country Cook blog, where she also has recipes for Oreo Pudding Poke Cake, Boston Cream Poke Cake, Coconut Cream Poke Cake, and Jell-O Poke Cupcakes, if you’re so inclined.

Banana-Poke-CakeBanana Poke Cake

1 (10 oz) box yellow cake mix
(plus ingredients to make it – oil, eggs, water)
2 (3.4 oz) packages instant banana pudding
4 cups milk
1 (8 oz) but Cool Whip, thawed
Vanilla Wafers, lightly crushed

Mix and bake cake mix according to directions, in a 9 x 13 pan. Cool for a couple of minutes and then use the end of a wooden spoon handle to poke lots of holes into the cake.  (Be sure to poke all the way down to the bottom).

Prepare pudding in a bowl with the milk and shake for 1 minute in tightly sealed container, to mix it all up. Pour over the cake, making sure that the pudding drips down into the holes you created.

Sprinkle crushed vanilla wafers over the layer of pudding.

Top with Cool Whip and let set in refrigerator for a couple of hours (or overnight).

Only one week left to get Project Two done and I am concerned. I’m on row 216 and I have to go to row 270 (in a half-circle shawl. So that tells you that my last rows are my longest.) I might be in trouble.

Sheri areweallowedtocallinsicktoworknextweektofinish?

Edit: P.S. Boy, the news is sad today, isn’t it? We are all fine here, but so heartbreaking for the families affected in Colorado.