Monday, December 28, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
I was making them for Noli for Christmas -- while she was here! I measured her hand and every now and then asked her to try them on. She asked "are they for me?" I crossed my fingers and said, "well, we'll see but I think they're for the shop" We went thru this ritual about three times. So I think she'll be surprised! Three year olds don't remember so well so I think I've got a chance.
I'm going to crochet her an earflap hat to go along with them -- a fuzzy brown with the trim in the pink. Nothing like the last minute.
If you'd like the pattern for the handwarmers, here's what I did:
Worsted Weight yarn (I used Paton's Classic Wool)
4" long before edging ( 4 1/2" with edging)
5 1/2" wide before sewing
(fits about a 3 to 5 year old)
Both width and length can be easily adjusted for your child's measurements. Simply add chains or rows to your measurements.
With G hook, ch 19.
Row 1: dc in 4th ch and each ch across (17 dc); turn.
Row 2: ch 3, dc in each dc across; turn. (Ch 3 always counts as dc) (17 dc)
Row 3-12: repeat Row 2.
Finish off. Cut yarn, leaving a long tail for sewing the sides.
Fold in half and sew the foundation chain and last row together for 9 dc. Take an extra stitch or two in 9th dc to reinforce the beginning of the thumb opening. Skip 4 dc to leave open for thumb opening (weave your yarn along the 4 dc) and take an extra stitch or two as before. Sew the remaining 4 dc.
Cut yarn and weave in ends.
Scalloped Edge: (Use F hook)
Attach yarn at seam and working evenly around:
Ch 1, sc in same st, *5 dc in next space, sc in next space.*
Repeat from * to * around. End with sl st in the first sc.
Cut yarn and weave in ends.
(Basically, if you just do the dc scallops and the sc evenly around, you're OK)
You can put the scallops on either end -- they can go toward the arm or toward the fingers, whatever you prefer! Or even on both ends!
For a boy, you could do a simple sc around for a neat finish.
Enjoy! (You can use this pattern however you'd like, but if you blog or sell items made from it, I'd appreciate a link back here. Thanks!)
Saturday, December 12, 2009
And, the backside -- this one goes waaaay over there!
I also had made her a peanut butter and jelly sandwich some time ago.
Friday, December 11, 2009
Well, gosh, I really don't have any pics to put here! They're all over there on the side!
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Milk and Cookies for Santa -- he won't gain an ounce!
Glass of milk based on a pattern from Beansprout Creations.
Baby Santa hat for newborn thru 3 months.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
But, you get the idea!
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
But there is snow on the windshield of my daughter's car! And across the street are the typical Texas vehicles -- trucks, trucks and more trucks!
This is in the backyard -- I was trying to get a picture of the actual snow coming down. It looks like icicles!This is a clearer shot of the same area but you can't see the snow as well.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Or how about parking meters?
Aren't these cool? It's from a site called Knittaplease and you can scroll through their gallery to see more. Motor scooter, car antennas, statues with leg warmers!
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
I love this little child.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
And check out Noli -- even the little ones could wear it!
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
All the ingredients gathered.
This recipe is for a large loaf made in a machine taking a 4 cup flour measure. (Mine is an older model Zojirushi)
Put into machine in this order (or as your machine instructs)
1 1/2 cups water
1 1/3 tbs. vegetable oil
1/4 cup honey (raw honey is especially good but regular clover is fine)
1/2 tsp. salt
4 cups whole wheat flour (see note below)
6 tbs gluten
yeast 1 packet (or 3 tsp. if you use the jar kind)
Note: you may also use whole wheat bread flour (4 cups) but leave out the gluten. Gluten, when combined with the yeast, helps to give a higher rise so is used with flours with low gluten content.
Bake on a regular white cycle according to your machine instructions. (If you have a whole grain setting, use that. I use the white cycle and it comes out perfect!)
And approximately 4 hours later:
Mmmmm -- enjoy! Nothing better than freshly baked bread!
Monday, November 9, 2009
Cats are nuts! Granted, it's a cleaned litter box with brand new litter, but PUH-LEEZE, wouldn't the soft, nicely folded, newly washed towel on the window sill be that much more comfy?
Maybe because it's in a different, temporary location while I'm cleaning the laundry room?
Of course, nobody ever said Sam was the bright one...
Monday, November 2, 2009
Soooo, socks are now my shoes!
Or, the very nerdy slip-on sandals (don't they just remind you of a little old man dressed in plaid shorts and socks and sandals, running into the post office or somewhere?)
Sunday, November 1, 2009
These are the ingredients -- you gotta use REAL butter! No substitutes for us.
Here's all that yummy butteriness melting in our (his) new skillet. ("free" from the grocery store :)
OK, confession: he's chief cook; I'm chief bottle
washer (and kitchenhand, in charge of chopping and peeling!)
Next, mix it all up and add MORE butter.
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
So now it's becoming a lacy scarf. I can't work on it when Miss N. is around since I have to really follow the instructions.
OK this picture just moved and I don't know why. But this is something I can work on when she's around -- a kid's granny square scarf and hat. The stripes part is the hat -- it has four grannies around the top and four pom-poms! (for which I will just HAVE to get a pom-pom maker because I can't make them to my satisfaction using cardboard...) The scarf will have fringe on the ends.
I made this set for Noli for Christmas before last and it's still looking good. I thought I would make another for my little Etsy shop.
More Creative Spaces here.