I use vanilla extract to make the best treat ever: FUDGE. Now, I don't have a candy thermometer so I just "eye-ball" it. That works most of the time except when I tried to make molasses flavored fudge. My stove is really hot and it took no time at all for it to turn into a lump of rock hard candy, not chewy, creamy fudge. I do want to try making it again though. I still don't plan on buying a thermometer, but hopefully second time will be a charm.
"With my fist!"
(My guy and I keep quoting that line from Regular Show. It's too funny.)
It will be three weeks with no new update for "Cold Hands. " I've been so busy working on new projects/commissions. Comic-Con is right around the corner, too and I've been prepping for that. I wanted to share a little preview (the image below) of the latest comic I completed for a Victorian themed anthology. I finished inking it last night. Still, I have to go back and add all the dialogue and SFX, something I enjoyed doing while in college but not so much anymore.
In other news, I found out recently that the web-comic I contributed to few months ago, The Gutters, is nominated for five Harvey Awards including Best Writer, Best New Series, Special Award for Humor in Comics, etc. Finding that out made my day. Here's my original post where I talk about the web-comic. You'll have to scroll down as it's at the bottom of the page.
I can't wait to go to Comic-Con and get out of this oppressive heat-wave.
I have been busy working on new paintings/prints/commissions. I have one comic thumbnailed out and another one that needs to get started. Yesterday was spent organizing my paper. I'm going to watercolor the first comic (something I haven't done since Sophomore year of college.)
I finished knitting a new scarf that needs to get blocked. I still have a little bit, maybe 25-50 grams left, of my ball of Peaches & Creme worsted cotton yarn. I thought I would make a matching pair of mitts to go with my scarf, but I really dislike bulk on my hands. The fingerless mitts I've already made are generally dk weight or thinner. I think I could make a chunky bracelet, which would be cute. There's, also, the standard knit for this yarn: coaster/washcloth.
Yesterday, my latest socks I'd made finished blocking. They are super cute. Very low knit, they slip inside my flats with minimal exposure. It's really lovely considering these are the shoes that constantly cut my foot at the back of my heel. Now, I will be able to wear them more often and not have awkward, long socks sticking out. I definitely need to make more of these socks in multiple colors :) I'm thinking black, blue, grey, ... maybe a pretty, bright green...