Another common search for the perfect substitute is with milks! Soy milk makes me feel gross and the thought of drinking a class of milk straight up makes me gag, and I have a strong stomach.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/itsaliger/32-ozBlissChocolateWeb.jpg -Manitoba Harvest's Hemp Bliss (chocolate) -Vegan and Canadian (whoo) -about 3 or 4 bux -0/5 NO DICE!!! other people I have discussed faux milk with have agreed, something is just not right, some things should not be milked though I'm sure it's good for you and all that jazz. Couldn't even finish off a glass of it.
but there is hope! *insert backlit shining beam of light here*
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/itsaliger/AlmondBreezegroupshot.gif -Blue Diamond's Almond Breeze, I prefer the unsweetened variety as it boasts only 40 calories a cup as per sweetened soy milk which can get up to 160 -Vegan Heaven -$2 at the local grocers, $4 at Safeway(boo!) -5/5 It doesn't have the suspect hormones of soy or the watery thinness of rice milk, it's something you can drink the plain unsweetened variety of and not spit it out and want your money back. I have yet to find the unsweetened chocolate but oh my, the sweetened variety is fake milk at its glory with no chalky aftertaste. Won't drink coffee without it.
.... ..it's awesome.
I totally agree with you that HEMP BLISS is crap. However, its a crappy brand of the AMAZING product that is Hemp-milk. Hempmilk has amino acids, omega-3's, protein, vitamins, iron, calcium, etc..and is way better for you than soy, dairy, or other substitutes. Although new on the market and a little pricey, I highly reccommend the Living Harvest brand of Hempmilk. Especially Vanilla. AMAZING in everything, especially with granola. holy cow, when it goes on sale at my co-op again I'm going to buy a whole case.
Vegan - Living harvest hempmilk 5/5 , so damn tasty.
and, Almond and hazelnut and Oat milk are just as yummy! Some people are put off by what they are made from, but who thought of drinking another species breast milk in the first place? That seems hella weird to me. happy munchin crafters!
hoooraaay! I received my package from kirstilynne today! This was soooo worht the wait, definitely the best swap package I've gotten, ever. Kirstilynne, I feel the need to send you more amazing stuff, since you sent so much! anyhow, take a look all::
hand-drawn notecards, I recognize the dodo from my wist =)
Beautiful photo she took herself - seen in her own yard!
Bird necklace and green bracelet (<3 the colors, and the necklace is the perfect length)
Pardon the blurry pic, but I have eyed these little felt birdies on etsy, and now I own a gorgeous pair of earrings made by another crafter; munta
Another bad picture of wonderful stuff; embroidered birds, a notebook, owl pincushion/stuffie, and excellent ribbon wrapped bangle in a lovely bird print box.
these are decorative push pins, birds and other flying creatures =)
There is also a stuffed bird kitty toy with some nip. . . which was happily snatched up before I could capture a photo. they are still batting it around the house. thank you soooo much Kirstilynne!!!
OK, I got so impatient with this pattern, after deciding I'd have preferred to knit in the round... and with thicker yarn to keep me warm... I chose to finish them as knee-high rather than thigh-high. But I do like how they came out, and plan to make another pair with certain modifications.
Bootsy has to be in every shot , this one's somewhat flattering to both the legwarmers and the feline. voila! anyone else has pictures of their progress? that green yarn is soo perty, cant wait to see everyone's..... -Kablam
This year for Halloween, the greatest holiday of them all, I decided to dress as Mary Poppins. She is my hero, and it was wonderful to have an outfit that looked good and kept me warm at the same time =)
The entire costume was bought from various thrift stores, and I redecorated the hat (it used to be plaid!) I know it is not as wonderful and probably not as laborious as some of the costumes on this board, but I was very satisfied with it.. in fact I think its rather supercalifrajilisticexpialidocious!
My darling boyfriend was Alex from a Clockwork Orange, and I made his costume and did hsi makeup as well. (if you look closely you can see the eyeballs on his sleeves =) such fun!
Anypoop, thanks for looking! happy post-halloween, & keep it crafty everyone -Kablam
[[p.s. if you don't vote for me.. at least vote for Obama]]
ah, yes... let me photograph my first leg in progress...
not the greatest pictures, my camera is low on battery, about 9 inches into my first leg. not bad considering my busy schedule.
I'm knitting on short dpns so I can't stretch it fully out to show ya. the width is at 74 sts so far, i think.
So far I've got shin-high!
And lunasblue, the laces up the back sounds really groovy. and cabling would certainly make them unique (i haven't tried cable patterns so I don't know how much more difficult that would make things).
I think i'm going to start the second leg before I finish the first, so I can feel like I'm making more progress, and so I'm not tempted to walk around in just one legwarmer when i finish the first one...