Lentils and rice casserole

1 cup black lentils to 4 cups water 1 tbsp butter 1/4 tsp of each: Garam masala Garlic powder Onion powder Curry powder Red pepper flakes Paprika Bring to boil then reduce to simmer and cover for 25-30 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed. 1 cup basmati rice to 1 3/4 cups... Continue Reading →

Artisan beer bread

This is a recipe I've adapted that seems to come out great each time! 3 cups flour 1.5 tsp salt 1 tsp active dry yeast 12 oz beer (I like to use modelo especial in a can) Proof overnight in glass bowl with plastic wrap. Must proof for about 12 hours. Fold dough on floured... Continue Reading →

Woven scarf

I finally finished my very first woven project. I now have some experience and will be making many more items on my Ashford 20" Knitters loom. I used a hair twister to twist the fringe and it worked well!

Cup cozy

Made this cup cozy in about 25 minutes. Chain 30 or needed size, join, chain two, then half double crochet till you get to your join stitch. Now half double crochet through the third loop in the round until desired width. Next to last row do in single crochet and last row do in slip... Continue Reading →

Tunisian crochet sweater

Today my sweater was completed! My sister sewed in the zipper and voila! I made up my own pattern and used about 7 skeins of this wonderful wool/alpaca yarn that I got on sale a few years ago at 9 skeins for $20!!!

Extra wide scarf

I found these giant skeins of universal yarn at the yarn shop in Myrtle Beach and I usually don't use acrylic yarn but the color-way on this one was too good to pass up. I used two skeins of this yarn for an extra wide scarf. I used a K crochet hook and a basic... Continue Reading →

Blue baby blanket

I made this in just a few weeks with Plymouth Yarn cotton forget me not. I didn't use a pattern. It ended up taking almost four skeins.

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