Friday, August 29, 2008

Beet Juice yarn update

My experiment of dyeing yarn with beet juice did not turn out as nice as I would have liked it to. So I over dyed my beet juice yarn with orange kool aid. This is what I got. Yarn in many shades of orange, from light to dark. But that is OK, I am happy with this color, and will use this yarn in one of my Folk Mitten designs! :)

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Elvis and Priscilla

Mattel has made an Elvis and Priscilla , Barbie Doll set, and I got mine today!!!!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Not what I expected!!!

My husband picked our beets yesterday. Today he made pickled beets. I used the beet juice to dye some Knit Picks bare yarn. This is the color that I got. NOT what I expected at all.
I will over dye this yarn with orange kool aid!!!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Hilda Folk Mitten

I have designed another Folk Mitten. I used a very special hand spun yarn for the design in this mitten. My Dear knitting friend Wilma hand spun this yarn. I used Knit Picks Wool of the Andes for the background yarn, in the color tomato. I gave this mitten a Scandinavian name, I call it Hilda, which means Female Warrior. This pattern can be found at
Can you see Hilda in the thumb of the mitten?

Friday, August 22, 2008


I decided to make Banana muffins from a box this morning. To make the muffins,
more my own, I added 2 more banana's , nuts, choc chips, and zucchini. My zucchini was frozen, because my MIL gave it to me last
week. So I grated it up and froze it.
I put it in the microwave to thaw, on defrost. I thought that it was taking to long to defrost.
So I put it on high for a bit. I forgot to take the twist tie off of the bag that I had the zucchini in.
I hope that I have not RUINED my microwave with that twist tie.
Any way after I added the zucchini to the mix. my dough was to sloppy. So I decided to add oatmeal to the mix,
to thicken things up a bit.
So we are having Banana, choc chip, nut, zucchini, oatmeal muffins!!!
I had enough for 18 muffins. I won't have to bake for the rest of the weekend.
I sure hope that they turn out OK.
They are in the oven now.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Spun on my Drop Spindle

Ok I could not wait until this weekend to try to spin my roving.

So I sat down this afternoon, and spun away.

This is what I got a very tiny ball of thick yarn.

I am not so good with the drop spindle!!!!!! :(

Pencil Roving

I bought some pencil roving today at my LYS. I am going to try to spin it with my Drop Spindle this weekend.
Wish me Luck!!!!!!

Sunday, August 17, 2008


We decided to refinish the wood floors in our home, which is almost 100 years old. The carpet was glued to the floor!!!!! It was very hard to get off. To complete the 2 rooms took 2 weeks. I LOVE the way the floors turned out!!!!!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Hurricane Hat

I finished another hat today. This hat pattern is called Hurricane Hat. I love the way that the purl stitches make a swirl in the hat pattern. I used Lion Wool Prints , in the color Autumn Sunset. I really like the way that this hat turned out!! The pattern for this hat can be found at

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Zucchini Banana Bread

My MIL gave me some Zucchini yesterday. Today I baked Zucchini Banana bread. I didn't use the mini loaf pans, but this is the recipe that I used. I also added Chocolate chips to mine. YUM!!!!!!

Zucchini Banana Bread

1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1 cup mashed ripe banana
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup shredded zucchini
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. In a small mixing bowl, beat the egg, banana, oil, and extract. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in zucchini and walnuts.
Transfer to three 5-3/4- in. x 3-in. x 2-in. loaf pans coated with nonstick cooking spray. Bake at 325 for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans.
Yield 3 mini loaves

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Everyon's Favorite Hat

I finished another hat today. It is from a Fiber Trends pattern called Everyone's Favorite Hat pattern.

I used Lion Brand Yarn Wool- Ease, in the color Autumn. This will be a gift for some one.

I don't know who yet. Every one needs a warm hat in the winter in South Dakota.

Saturday, August 9, 2008


I knit this hat for my DIL Kristen. Now her head will be nice and warm this winter. I used Bernat yarn. The colors in the yarn are blue, green, purple, and pink! The pattern for this hat can be found here

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Crocheted Name Doily

I crocheted this Name Doily for a lady that goes to my MIL's church.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

In Search of Eden by Linda Nichols

In Search of Eden is an inspirational novel, about a girl looking for her baby that she gave up for adoption at birth.
It is a very interesting journey for her. It is a story very much about forgiveness, love, and redemption. I enjoyed every page of this book.