I have been knitting socks. ...a pair of socks.
A cute pink pair of trekking xl in the Knitty Muscari pattern. They are cute, quick, and really fun to knit.
I don't know what my surge in knitting has been. I don't know if I am just really excited about sock summit and think I must catch up on all things knitterly. There are so many things on my knitting bench.
I hope to shares some pictures this week.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
I have been knitting socks. ...a pair of socks.
Friday, March 04, 2011
I went to my first knit night in almost 5 years.
It was great. I got a little lost but it was warm cozy and friendly once I made it inside. I knit on my opal sleeves. (think arm warmers with no thumb). The meet up was at Wynona studio which is a fun eclectic place. There is fiber love in there air. Lots of reclaimed yarn and local studio yarns. They have classes on all sorts of fiber activities.
I hope to get back there again for knit night.
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Thursday, March 03, 2011
Long looong ago I kept a knit journal. From the good to the bad.
Today I still have the good and bad. The finished and the cast aside. I just have not got to the journal.
I have been knitting arm warmers, arm sleeves, and socks.
I also finished my very first garment. A baby sweater from KiraKDesigns. It is cute and small.. . . So very soft and lavender. The only small part left to do is graft the pieces together and sew up the underarms. I knit the larger size but on smaller needles so it is a tad longer but made new born size. A minute in the baby wardrobe but it will make me smile.
Lets see if I can spark some creativity back into my web world.
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Friday, November 13, 2009
Pomegranate, Orange, Cranberry, Quince Jelly (yummy)
approx 3 pomegranate
2 largish quince
and some Orange Juice all together 4 cups juice (mixture of above fruits)
Optional 1 orange for a more marmalade style jelly
4 cups water
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
7-1/2 cups sugar
Optional 1/2 tsp. butter or margarine
1 Fruit Pectin pouch
three layers of cheese cloth
Prepare Fruit - Gather seeds of pomegranate, remove cores from quince and finely chop (food processor works well) , rinse cranberries and remove any stems. If you want the marmalade style use a food chopper and finely chop the peeled orange ( but don't combine the orange with the rest of the fruit).
Combine pomegranate, cranberry, and quince with the 4 cups water and bring to a boil then let simmer for 15 min -30 min. The water should be a pretty red color. Place cheesecloth over a bowl and strain fruit through. I find this takes a while and that squeezing helps.
Prepare for canning. This is from the certo website.
BRING boiling-water canner, half full with water, to simmer. Wash jars and screw bands in hot soapy water; rinse with warm water. Pour boiling water over flat lids in saucepan off the heat. Let stand in hot water until ready to use. Drain well before filling.
Using the strained juice and adding OJ make 4 cups juice. It varies depending on the fruit as to how much OJ you need. Put into a large saucepan and add the lemon juice 1/4 cup ( if you heat up a whole lemon in the microwave it yields more juice. Just don't burn yourself)For the marmalade style jelly add your orange bits now.
Once again we go to the certo directions
STIR sugar into juice in sauce pot. Add butter to reduce foaming, if desired. Bring mixture to full rolling boil (a boil that doesn't stop bubbling when stirred) on high heat, stirring constantly. Stir in pectin. Return to full rolling boil and boil exactly 1 minute,stirring constantly. Remove from heat and skim off foam with metal spoon.
LADLE immediately into prepared jars, filling to within 1/8 inch of tops. Wipe jar rims and threads. Cover with 2-piece lids. Screw bands tightly. Place jars on elevated rack in canner. Lower rack into canner. (Water must cover jars by 1 to 2 inches. Add boiling water, if necessary.) Cover; bring water to gentle boil. Process 5 minutes. Remove jars and place upright on towel to cool completely. After jars cool, check seals by pressing middle of lid with finger. (If lid springs back, lid is not sealed and refrigeration is necessary.)
I love this jelly!
The color is wonderful!
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Sunday, October 11, 2009
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Saturday, October 10, 2009
Thursday, October 08, 2009
I am on a kick to find the perfect sock yarn. What does it need?
It needs to be be in shades of green and gray and it needs to stripe.
Why these colors? It is all because of Studiorent's beads. I have some and they really are quite lovely. But this set of beads is setting me in a spin.
If you know where I can find this colorway please let me know. I am in a desperate search....and I am not unwilling to dye it myself. Stringing yarn for stripes is always fun for my cats.
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