Sunday, October 16, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
2 1/4 teaspoons yeast (1 package)
1 cup of warm milk
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon salt
4 to 4 1/2 cups flour (I only use 4)
Put ingredients in your bread machine in order listed in your manual.
** do not put on timed delay due to the eggs**
Roll out to a rectangle then:
1/4 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Finally! I finished a PAIR of socks! I saw these socks on the front cover of Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Church. I loved them and even went as far as to buy the same yarn and same colors as the pattern suggested. I rarely do this because I find that the yarns called for in a pattern are too expensive.
I started these socks in January and worked on them while DS2 was in wrestling practice. I finished one sock and started the cuff of the second sock. From there second sock sydrome set in and the socks sat in wait. I decided to pick this project up again and was able to crank the second sock out in a week. I wasn't as careful about making sure my floats were loose in the second sock so that one is a tad smaller. It's a bit difficult to get on my big honkin' feet but with a little struggling I can get it on.
I am very pleased with these socks and very proud of them.
Thanks for looking.
Friday, May 6, 2011
4-28-11 I bought this yarn off of Ravelry, a knitter's social site. I absolutely love this yarn and I was glad i could help some one de-stash and get a deal at the same time!
Darn. I read (or rather just didn’t read) the directions correctly. Emailed the designer and she set me straight. I was only increasing the thumb gusset on the back of the hand and not doing the increases on the other side. Bummer. Ripped back and did it right.
4-31-11 Finished the first glove. I am not happy about how far the center panel pulls towards the thumb. I have large hands and didn’t consider this when following along the pattern.
5-1-11 Casted on the second glove. Wow! no Second sock syndrome this time! I moved the thumb gusset over by about 6 stitches and that was just the perfect amount. I also put in a life line before the start of the gusset incase I needed to change again where the gusset was going to go.
5-4-11 Outside knitting with my neighbor. Youngest son, age 3, is being a pill! Goofed up the cables (look closely you can see on the left glove where the cable went the wrong way) because I was distracted with his behaviors. I left it as a “I meant it that way” accent to the glove.
5-6-11 Finished it in the car on the way to Pizza Hut! I sewed in the ends on the way home!
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Monday, January 17, 2011
Updated: 1/18/11. Photos above show my progress since yesterday
Here's another sock I just started. I saw the sock on the cover of Sensational Knitted Socks and really liked it. I usually do not use the yarn nor the color specified in a pattern. I just had to on this one though. This is Lorna's Laces in Pine and neon. I would never have paired these two skeins together if I hadn't seen it in this sock.