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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Winter Doin's in the Foothills....

Red sky at night....a beautiful sight... Another set of coasters made using the tutorial found here.
A flash from the past..Moda Dea Cache...um, not sorry it's discontinued, but it served to try out a new pattern....
A felted hat pattern from the Cascade Yarn Co.
It was huge before I felted it...reached from the top of my head down to my shoulders.
Three rounds in the washing machine it came out just right, didn't help with the colors, but the pattern works well. The brim can be worn up...
or down....I've another on the needles now, can't wait to see how it turns out using worsted wool in purple.
Here in the jar are the makin's for pineapple vinegar. The scrap skin and core from a fresh pineapple will make vinegar good for using in salads and other recipes.
I found the tutorial over at down---to---earth. A really interesting blog by Rhonda with tips on earth friendly/frugal living. Go visit, you'll love her website. (The chirps don't knit, but they're always interested in what's going on in the kitchen.)

Have a great, warm week, Y'all!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Winter Complete With Snow, At Last

Finally. We had serious snow, six plus inches. The mountains get more, but here in the foothills we get left out of the good accumulations because we're in a valley. The chickens aren't too happy about it; they don't like walkin' around in it, but they will be okay as soon as it melts.
While Goodman has been busy with the last house improvement projects I've been knitting. I made this Thorpe with Wool-Ease Chunky in Walnut to match the gaiter I made last year.
He didn't want the flaps to have braids so I lengthened the flaps and added an i-cord loop on one and a black bone button on the other. I'm currently working on this scarf using baby alpaca sock yarn. The pattern is Gathered ScarfThese carrots are fun to make. The pattern is from the book 100 Flowers to Knit and Crochet. Hope you're enjoying the new year. See you when I can, the Good Lord willin'.