Saturday, March 30, 2013
How do ya like my knitting basket?
Bought him the other day while we were at the grocery store.
You know I'll do anything to postpone serious grocery shopping.
Anyhoo, I've made
Cookie A's Sock Club Ernie Sox
For Hubby, of course.
Oh! Thought I'd show you the inside of the heels
that are worked with a slip stitch
that seems to
reinforce the heel somewhat
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In the couple of hours since I took these pics
the heel turns are completed
and, I'm just beginning the gusset section before reaching the foot.
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I'm hoping to finish this pair before too many days pass.
It's a fairly easy eight row repeat with
every other heel row decreases.
K1, ssk, K to within last three sts, K2tog, K1
Temp reached LOVERLY ! ! ! ! 68 degrees today.
Friday, March 29, 2013
Thursday, March 28, 2013
You may remember this sweater last May
I was not happy with it
So Hubby and I frogged it, re-skeined the yarn and set it back in my Yarn Stash
The first of January this year
we wound the yarn into cakes
I cast on the Gemini once again
I would work on it, and then put it aside while I thought about my next step
During the last couple months this Gemini
was close at hand and foremost in my
This past week I worked on the sleeves, modifying the pattern to obtain a smaller arm circumference
Working with the pattern as I had co and knit it
I'm pleased with the sleeves
I am happy with this version
I wore it today before giving it a 'soak' and blocking it out to dry
and found that
this lovely Cascade Ultra Pima Cotton yarn sweater keeps me warm !
This version is definitely sticking around
It's a comfy style that I'll be wearing with or without a top under it.
Next time I knit Gemini,
and there will be a next time.
I'll be using a wool blend yarn
Thanks for taking time to see what I'm crafting
I'll reply to each of your comments In the Comments
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
I love Cookie A sock designs! !
As a member of her sock club I receive two
patterns every other month.
Oh, yes, and a very lovely, lovely skein of yarn.
However, I decided her pattern Ernie would be handsome in this 'oatmeal' color
Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock Multi
and that Hubby would be the recipient.
My gosh, he hasn't had a new pair of hand-knit sox added to his sock drawer in, what?, months?
It really a nice pattern to knit,
just a short repeat for this
vertical leaf and rib design.
Going cuff down this time 'round
and will do a heel something other than
my most recent method of afterthought heels.
Love me a change up.
Monday, March 25, 2013
Lucky me, she has ask me to join in the fun
This is the queen-sized quilt that she designed and
is creating for a special, newly wed, co-worker.
Completely made with scraps from both our Fabric Stashes.
The blocks were from the "Two-Bucks-A-Block" deal from Miss Millie's Quilt Shop several years ago.
We still have a ways to go.
However, this center of the quilt is already quilted.
Next comes the two side panels.
We have a great time when we have these sew days.
More laughing than sewing.
Only made one mis-cut this time,
okay, okay, maybe it was two mis-cut strips.
Today's Sew Day
Cancelled Due to Snow
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Sunday, March 24, 2013
Six inches of wet snow on the ground
what else can a gal do !!!!
Why, she can whip up a batch of Cheesy Biscuits, right?
Served with home-made soup, yum.
Love these Snow Days ! ! !
Daughter Debbie sent me this recipe,
so all the credit goes to her.
Especially since she brought over the cheddar chunks, cayenne pepper and sour cream yesterday when she came over for our Quilting Day.
Red Lobster's Cheese Biscuit recipe
done in a loaf pan.
3 cups flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
4 ounces cheddar cheese, cut into 1/4 inch cubes
1 1/4 cups milk
3/4 cup sour cream
3 Tablespoons of butter, melted
1 egg, lightly beaten
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease a 9×5 loaf pan with oil.
In a bowl, whisk together the first 5 ingredients.
Carefully stir in cheese cubes until covered in flour mixture, this will help prevent your cheese sinking to the bottom of your loaf of bread.
In a different bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients.
Fold the wet mixture into the flour and cheese mixture, stir until just combined, do not over stir.
Spread the mixture into the loaf pan.
Bake for 45-50 minutes.
Let cool 10 minutes and then remove from pan.
Allow to cool for one hour before slicing and serving.