Saturday, February 5, 2011

Knit Picks Mitts (Modified)


Oh good they fit :)


Adapted from the Knit Picks Diamond Textured Mitts pattern.
I didn't add the diamond pattern.
Hey Jeanne :) Here's your surprise. Stay warm in IL :)

Our lovely hand model Jeanne in IL


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Liam in the Ear Flap Hat

Even though he's crying, it still looks way cuter on him that my other "model" :)

A knitters version of Julia and Julie?

Remember that movie that came out a couple of years ago, Julia and Julie.  Julie tries to recreate all of Julia Child's recipes in her cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking.  The other day I got the Harmony Guide Knit Edgings & Trims book.  150 different edges and trims for your knitting projects.....and then I got an idea.  (Famous last words :)) Why not try to make a sample of all of them?  It would a nice way to boost my knitting skills.  When I can't figure out how to do something knitting wise, I go on You-tube and look for a video. Can't thank those ladies enough who make those videos.
I've made 3 trims so far.  Only 147 more to go!!  :) Actually that's a lie. I made 4 but the 4th one turned out terrible so I'll be re-doing it. 

So far Leaf Edging is my favorite. I would like that at the bottom edge of a sweater.

 If I forgot to mention...if they turn this project into a movie, I'd like Sandra Bullock to play me.  Wonder if she knits?  She should start learning now...just in case :)

Leaf Edging Page 22





Scalloped Ruffle Page 41


Tags Page 39


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Scarf in a Scarf X 3

Scarf in a Scarf Kit- silk and merino yarn with a 100% silk scarf woven through it. 



My beautiful yarn bowl from Maria


















My beautiful Christmas present from my sweet friend Maria :)  Thank you :)  It's beautiful and I love it !!!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Things I Will Never Knit

This popped up on my Facebook Home Page.  I'm 100% sure I will never make a sweater for my apple.

The Smitten Mitten :)
























Knitted this and asked Facebook friends to guess what it was.  It took a while and the correct answer was a hand muffler for two people :) Yeah Tom - the new owner of a smitten mitten :) Free pattern by cocoknits.com.
http://www.cocoknits.com/knit/garments/accessories/cocoknits_Smitten.pdf
For romantics who like to hold hands in the cold :)

The second and LAST Smitten Mitten :)


Apple Turkey Pot Pie

What to make with leftover turkey, apples and raisins. Really good!!  Got this recipe at  
http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Apple-Turkey-Potpie/Detail.aspx



Turkey Cheddar Taco

Weight Watcher Recipe


















1 cup of shredded cooked turkey breast
2 T drained pickled jalapeno peppers slices finely chopped
4 T. fat free mayo
2 T chopped fresh cilantro..(I used out of a jar)
1 t. grated lime zest
1 t. lime juice
4 six inch fat free flour tortillas
1 cup shredded green leaf lettuce
1 cup of red cherry tomatoes quartered
1/2 cup shredded reduced fat cheddar cheese


Combine turkey with next 5 ingredients.
Heat up tortillas until crispy and with brown spots *(approx. one minute on each side).
Place 1/4 cup of turkey on to each tortilla spreading it out toward the edges of the tortilla (I didn't bother doing this ) Top with lettuce, tomatoes and cheese.
Done. Eat!