Sunday, October 11, 2015

This and That


It is pumpkin time at Trader Joe's. 
You name it they have it.
Pumpkin Bread Mix
Pumpkin Tortilla Chips
Organic Pumpkin Toaster Pastries
Pumpkin Bagels
*Honey Roasted Pumpkin Ravioli
Pumpkin Cranberry Crisps
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins
Pumpkin Spice Granola
*Pumpkin Yogurt
Pecan Pumpkin Instant Oatmeal
Pumpkin Cranberry Scone Mix
Pumpkin Spice Rooibos Tea
Gluten Free Pumpkin Pancake Mix
*Pumpkin Bar Baking Mix 
*Pumpkin Butter
Pumpkin Waffles
Pumpkin Cheesecake
*Pumpkin Cream Cheese
Pumpkin Seed Brittle
Pumpkin Panettone
Iced Pumpkin Scone Cookies
and on and on.

* These are the "pumpkins" I've tried and I think are very good.
I went in to get the pumpkin yogurt and cream cheese.
I'll enjoy them while I can!


I have a new flag for the balcony.
I change them up with each holiday or when I get the urge!

Fall Flag

He makes me smile.


This is latest look at the afghan.
I've added the tulip, waves and puff rows.


I am trying to follow their suggested colors by using my stash yarn.
I'm delighted to see my stash dwindling.
The more it dwindles ... the more yarn may be in my future!

afghan collage

Mina has to give her seal of approval.
I think each kitty would like an afghan of their own.

Cherry Heart


While I wait for the next section of the afghan to be posted,
I'm working on more cowls for gifts for the coming holidays.
There are a number of birthdays to think about, too.
This is the Papillon Cowl and it does resemble a butterfly.

Papillon Cowl

Wishing YOU well and much joy!

I'm joining Mosaic Monday 

The Dedicated House
and Hookin' On Hump Day.


Barb said...

My Grands love pumpkin anything. Sometimes, I have to stockpile a little before the things go out to make way for the gingerbread! I see your fingers have been busy. What a lovely cowl! Happy fall, Snap. Hope your weather is cooler.

Dorothy Borders said...

I love pumpkin. It's one of the reasons I look forward to this time of year. The afghan is gorgeous. Mina has good taste.

Oh, and BTW, go Astros!

Michelle said...

I like pumpkins for decor, but I can't get into pumpkin flavored food items!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Cute cute pumpkins. That is quite a list of pumpkin things at Trader Joe's - some sound good - some not so interesting. I love pumpkin bread and pumpkin custard - I made some this weekend and it makes the house smell so good. I love the autumn cooking with pumpkin - maybe I'll make some pumpkin soup.

Your afghan is looking great - and I love your new banner.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

That afghan is WILD!!! Yes, I'm sure each kitty would love their own to curl up on!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, your pumpkins are cute. Wow, they have sao many yummy pumpkin treats. I love your afghan and the cute new flag. Sweet kitty! Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

Cathy Keller said...

The pumpkins/jack-o-lanterns are very cute! Wonderful post!! Thank you!

Forest Dream Weaver said...

My goodness, it's this time of year again.....beautiful colours and nights drawing in......time for log fires and warming foods.
Impressive crochet!

Happy Mosaic Monday!

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

What a lovely post! The pumpkins in the first photo are really cute and the list of pumpkin flavoured treats looks very interesting. :)
I love the happy colours of your afghan and the elegant ones of the cowl.
Have a great week ahead!

Margie said...

Your pumpkins made me smile! I wished that there was a Trader Joe's north of the border so that I can partake in all the pumpkin goodness that they're offering this season.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I don't think we can overdose on pumpkin, can we? Our daughter made a pumpkin lava cake in a loaf pan for Thanksgiving and wow, I'll be making this myself for sure.
The papillon cowl you're showing has beautiful soft colours.

Amy at love made my home said...

Wow, that is a lot of pumpkin products!! I love pumpkin, but we get very few pumpkin flavoured things here - I can make my own though! Your crochet all looks beautiful! I hope that you are enjoying it all. xx

Donna said...

I forgot it is pumpkin time at Trader's....and I love the colors of the afghan.

jandi said...

lovely + cheerful pictures! the amount of pumpkin products is astounding!


What an extraordinary post. Love the beautiful crafting you're doing. The colors shout out with so much fun and festiveness.

Oh yes, Halloween is a favorite time of year for me. Today I shared some of my Halloween Witches.

It's Autumn time...tho our temperatures feel like mid-summer still. :::sigh:::


ps...forgot to mention how much I like your header with the Halloween that a crocheted afghan?

Rajesh said...

Beautiful knit work.

Debby Ray said...

Isn't fall such a grand time? I just love everything about it. Your afghans are very pretty...beautiful stitches!

Rosemary and Thyme said...

I love pumpkin too. Especially in seasonal home decor and breads. Your knit work is beautiful.

Have a wonderful week,


Glenda/MidSouth said...

Your needle work is beautiful!!
Like your jack O lanterns - after Halloween take the face pieces off and use thru Thanksgiving. :)
My daughter enjoys lots of the pumpkin spice items, and would blow her budget if there was a TJ's close to her. Suppose to be getting one in my area by next Summer and I am looking forward to shopping there.

Tomoko said...

Ha ha...cute pumpkins!! Here, We do not pumpkin time, so pumpkin decorations are not so familiar to us.Looks so exciting!Love to see the kitten in your mosaic.
Enjoy your week!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I think the pumpkin craze has invaded every food type--lol! I love seeing your handiwork, Snap--you make everything so beautifully. I've also been enjoying your GIFs on facebook ;)

DeniseinVA said...

I like these a lot. All very colorful and cheery, and I am smiling :)

Salmagundi said...

I envy your ability to crochet. I could never get the hang of it -- my grandma said I crocheted like I was shoveling coal! Love all of the stitches on your afghan. Sally

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You are so talented! The cowl is lovely...and me and my one- track mind, I think it's amazing how you can have so many projects going at once.

I like some pumpkin stuff but the other day Starbucks (in my supermarket) was handing out samples of pumpkin latte and I couldn't even finish the little pill cup ... Yuk! A waste of good coffee ... I'll stick with plan vanilla!

Beth Niquette said...

I love your funny pumpkins, they made me smile today.

Poppy said...

All your pumpkin people are darling, but I must admit that the gentleman gracing your flag has captured my heart, this morning. He could pass for Frosty the Snowman's Fall brother!

Happy Wednesday!


LeeAnn at Mrs Black's said...

Such great colours for Autumn. I wish I could knit or crochet. Must learn. Mina is very pretty there. Cats always adore blankets don't they?