Merry Christmas to all of you! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year!
Monday, December 24, 2012
Thursday, December 20, 2012
What I learned is that knitting with circular needles helps as the yarn is just loops on a big ribbon and tends to slip off easily, but watching a friend knit one the other day at bible study, I learned an even better way to prevent slipping, larger needles.
I didn't end up using the needles pictured up top, I found some 12mm straight needles that did the trick quite well. Best of all no slipping and this meant I could start it yesterday at lunch and transport it home to finish up in the evening with no worry about losing stitches. This yarn always gets a bit wound up tight as you work with it, probably the only drawback that I can think of.
These make wonderful quick gifts for friends and family. I have another ball in pastel pinks/purples/yellow to knit next and this time I'm not dreading it as before I locked myself in my room and knit for as long as it took, probably a couple of hours or so.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Sunday, December 16, 2012
The only thing I did different than the recipe calls for is to use mini semi-sweet chocolate chips. I already had a bag open in the fridge from another recipe so it just made sense. I really liked it as there was a lot of chocolate in every bite. I also didn't have any buttermilk so I did the old substitute by adding 1/2 Tbsp of lemon juice to it and let it sit for a few minutes.
The end result is a delicious scone that anyone would enjoy!
You can find the recipe here.
Posted by TeaMouse at 1:25 pm
Thursday, December 13, 2012
It's amazing what you can do with some Kraft paper and some dollar store items.
The top left one I thought was especially cute to put under the tree, I had some stamps at work that I thought made it look unique.
This makes wrapping less of a chore and more of a craft to enjoy.