Thursday, March 6, 2014
My new sock. I made a pair of pink socks and they were just too big, so I ripped them out, and had already started this sock. I finally got a sock to fit my feet. Now to make the second sock... Two hats for men. ok, here is the name of the pattern... Northern Stripes Beanie from Pattern Paradise
Monday, February 10, 2014
4 loom knitted hats, made on the green knifty knitter loom, 2 strands worsted weight yarn held together on the green and turquoise hats, and 1 strand of bulky yarn on the colorful hats. a toddler sweater that I bought the pattern from Just Crochet. I did have to add length to the sleeves, they were too short in the pattern, I thought. I have bought many patterns from Just Crochet, and this is the first time that I ever found a problem with the pattern. I used worsted weight yarn. JC137P. A shoulder wrap. Made with worsted weight yarn. I got the pattern from Bev's country cottage. The pattern is called Elder Care Warm Shoulders Capelet. I made it 10 rows longer, for a total of 25 rows, then added the scalloped border.
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
I am using both crockpots at the moment. In the large one, I am cooking brown rice. 3 cups brown rice, and 9 3/4 cups water. If you try this, it depends on how fast your cooker cooks. It could take from 5 to 8 hours. But at the end, you have lots of nice cooked brown rice. I freeze in 2 cup servings in Ziploc bags. Last time, I only put 1 cup rice in each bag, and it used too many bags, and I usually popped out 2 or more for a recipe, so this time in 2 cups per bag. In my smaller crockpot, I have 2 to 3 cups chopped ham, 1 1/2 cups pinto beans, 1 can pineapple chunks with liquid, do not drain 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup maple syrup 1 TB. soy sauce cook on low for 5 hours, as everything is already cooked. Serve over brown rice... I got the recipe from the Homemaking on the Homestead blog, and halved the recipe. It smells so good. By the way, I got the ham, the pinto beans and the brown rice from the freezer. The rest were just pantry staples...easy peasy, that's my motto.