Friday, September 30, 2011

Ring around the rosey..

I should be outside waiting for my bus right now, but I wanted to share the finished piece I had given you a sneak peek at last post. I made a simple rib-knit hat and I love how perfectly the stripes matched up! I think it will make a good Christmas gift.

Just wait until you see what I'm working on right now. I'm super proud of how well 1/2 of it has come out so far!

Saturday, September 24, 2011


I just wanted to share the slippers that I made at the beginning of September! I took over this project after my grandmother had started it. Aren't they awesome?

Just kidding! I didn't follow the directions (3 strands for the sole, 2 for the sides - I used 1 for all) and then they looked like this after felting. Next time I'll do it right.

And, just a little work-in-progress with some yarn my grandmother gave to me.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Farmer's Market bliss II

Yesterday, I turned this bounty from the Farmer's Market

into this!

With help from DH and my Aunt Julie, I found that the leafy things are bok choy, the white things are indeed radishes, and what I thought was parsley was actually cilantro. I'm still learning!

I'm fairly impressed with myself overall. I didn't have a recipe or a plan when I bought all of this. I made such a huge pot of soup, we ate it for supper last night, and will have it for lunch and supper tonight.. if there's left overs - lunch tomorrow!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Farmer's Market bliss

I don't think I can tell you how much I love the Farmer's Market! With $10 each, my friend Hannah and I hit the market in Deering Oaks this morning. One of the stands had buckets filled with beautiful ingredients for $7. I chose the one labeled "Asian Stir-fry" happily. It sounded delicious. As I was carrying it to the check-out, one of the girls tossed 3 radishes into my bucket. She said she had forgotten to put them in earlier!

As we were walking to get back to Hannah's car, I noticed the Leeks - $1.50 each. I had $3 left so I got two of them. Maybe you can help me with the rest? There are 2 leeks, 5 green onions, 1 green pepper, 1 orange and 1 red pepper, basil, celery, three radishes. I think the other herb is parsley.. not sure what the 2 big leafy things are though, or the 3 white things.. they look like radish, too..

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Solana II

I made a solid blue version of this scarf in 2008. When I stumbled across this pretty yarn I had this pattern in mind. It's skinnier than I'd like it to be, but I think it will make a good gift!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Mmmm... & a question

Christmas came early this weekend when my mother gave me her bread machine! I'm so excited. The first thing I did when we got to the mainland was make DH drag me to the Hannaford for bread mixin's.

I started simple, with a Krusteaz country white mix (I also purchased Italian Herb) just to make sure I couldn't mess up. I've also bought King Arthur flour and yeast so I can try it on my own. I imagine that I'm going to get so much use out of this wonderful little machine (it kind of reminds me of Eva from WALL-E).

Delish! We have devoured half the loaf already!
My question.. what's your favorite recipe for a bread machine bread? I'd like to find a recipe for a really hardy bread.. my favorite is Arnold's OatNut if that's any help.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Knit flowers

I'm full-swing on Christmas knitting right now, but I needed to take a break over the weekend so on Sunday I whipped up a little leaf. I thought it was so cute so I knit up a flower. This project really only took a couple of hours on a Sunday while watching movies and waiting for Irene to wipe out our power (which she did not do!).

I really wasn't sure what I was going to do with it. I don't wear pins or brooches or anything like that. I thought of sewing it on the bottom of a completed scarf, but I didn't have one. Or a hat. Didn't have one of those laying around either. So.. I dug around and found a bobby pin!

I think it's pretty cute!