This was a quick creation I was able to make in an afternoon. The stitch is half double crochet through the third loop or crochet knit stitch in the round. I used Sirdar Aura yarn and the color way was great for this project.
This recipe makes a very dense and savory bread that is high in fiber. It is great for sandwiches and even toast with butter and jam. ￼ 2 cups flour 1/2 cup flax meal 1/2 cup whole wheat flour 1.5 tsp salt 2 tsp active dry yeast 12 oz beer Mix all dry ingredients to... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
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!
Well, it's been another wonderful retreat and my 8th one to attend in the Southeast region. This year we were at the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly in the Barnhart lodge. I was able to take my new Ashford Knitters Loom and practice and also worked on a few other perpetual projects. We had a great... Continue Reading →
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 →
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!!!
I had such a memorable experience at my first Northeast Men's Fall Knitting Retreat at the Easton Mountain Retreat Center in upstate NY! It was such a great combination of weather, location, people, food, and fun that I certainly won't ever forget it. I really didn't know what to expect since I had only ever... Continue Reading →