Tuesday, August 30, 2011

How To Make A Sandwich Wrap (Sandwiches)

How To Make A Sandwich Wrap (Sandwiches):

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I made a turkey wrap today with deli turkey, miracle whip, dijon mustard, baby spinach and apple slices.  It was too big to wrap.  But it tasted pretty good.  So I went looking for a sandwich wrap tutorial.  This guy's was pretty good.  I'll give it another try tomorrow.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Lovin' Every Stitch: Freezing Corn on the Cob

Lovin' Every Stitch: Freezing Corn on the Cob: Hello corn lovers!!! I feel I must share this super easy way to freeze corn on the cob... I have to give all the credit to my husbands co-w...

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Fruity Drinks By The Pool

From Spunky Eclectic Fiber Club:  Merino Bamboo Viscose 60/40.  The January 2011 selection.  I didn't really enjoy spinning this. Its slippery and the fibers were quite short.  4 oz, about 165 yards.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Inherited roving from Jeanie

When I bought my sister-in-law's Lendrum from her, there was a bag with some roving that came along with it.  The tag that was in the vicinity said "Kandinsky; 100% blue faced leicester wool" by Happy Fuzzy Yarn.  I asked Riin if this looked familiar to her.  She said she recognized it and now she's going to try to recreate the colorway for me.  Of course, it will look a little different but I will be happy if it comes close.  This batch of roving yielded about 150 yards of two ply sport wt yarn.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Yarn from Jacob fleece

Finally got back to spinning.  This was from a Jacob  fleece that I made a poor decision when buying.  It was the tail end of a fleece and I didn't check closely enough to see that quite a bit of it really wasn't going to be usable.  I blame myself entirely.  I ended up with about 150 yards of sport weight.  Its really quite beautiful so maybe I can use it in a project with some different yarn.  I used my Fancy Kitty drum carder to prepare the roving and it did a good job.

Episodes | The Splendid Table | from American Public Media

Episodes | The Splendid Table | from American Public Media

Jeni Britton Bauer from Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams interviewed about her ice cream and new book for making ice cream at home. Also, recipe for frozen lemon yogurt in the recipe section.

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Checking Another One Off

Luke's Sweater (Acheron) almost done

I'm knitting a sweater for my friend Adrienne's baby Lucas.  I purchased the pattern on Ravelry.  Its called Acheron.  I thought it was rather difficult myself.  Probably because I had trouble interpreting the directions.  The other knitters who knit this pattern thought it was easy.  Go figure.  I still love the results.  Its a 12 month size but it blocked a little larger and has room to block even larger than that so hopefully it will fit the little dude this winter.  I just have to sew in the sleeves and attach the i-cord to the back of the waistline.

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Michael Thompson

Michael Thompson - my nephew makes the most beautiful music. Must have gotten from me. Nice, Mike.


Picked up my CSA box at farmers market. Then we had Indian and Thai for dinner.

Cheryl's Visit and Marble Coconut Bread

Cousin Cheryl visited this afternoon.  We had coffee and marbled coconut bread fresh out of the oven.  We worked on our blogs and I worked on charting the Estonian lace stitch patterns.  Heading to Westside Farmer's Market to pick up my CSA box.