Thursday, June 25, 2009

Neck Warmer Pattern

This is a quick, and very easy, 1 skein pattern to knit. A great project to make as a gift. It is a pattern that will be stylish, and also warm, to keep the winter wind and cold away from your neck. This pattern uses 208 yards of DK weight yarn, and is knit with size 5 needles.


The ONLY place that housework comes before knitting is in the dictionary.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Our Garden

We went out to Matt's, Dad's farm this afternoon, to work in our garden for a bit. Everything is looking good. Green, and blooming. We have beets, cucumbers, melons, tomatoes, and potatoes!!!!! Looking forward to a good harvest this year!!!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Choco-Peanut Butter-Brickle Cookies

Choco-Peanut Butter-Brickle Cookies
1 (14-ounce) can Sweetened Condensed Milk 1 cup chunky peanut butter 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup (6 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate morsels 1 cup almond brickle chips
Beat first 4 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth.
Combine flour and next 3 ingredients; add to peanut butter mixture, beating until blended. Stir in chocolate morsels and brickle chips. Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls onto lightly greased baking sheets.
Bake at 350° 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool slightly on baking sheets; remove to wire racks to cool.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Waterfall Socks

My first pair of Toe up socks. They are not twins, but I am so very proud of them. I had a heck of a time with the cast on until I found one that worked good for me. I used Denise's toe up cast on. I LOVE it. Once I figured out how the cast on worked, it was smooth sailing after that. I used size 1 DPN and the size small for this sock. Knitting over 56 stitches is the perfect fit for me. The pattern for this sock can be found here I used On Your Toes sock yarn. This is a 4 ply sock yarn with Aloe Vera in the yarn. They feel wonderful on my feet. I would like to thank my Dear Knitting Friend Karen for helping me with the questions I had, about knitting my first toe up sock, and giving me the encouragement that I needed to finish these socks. Karen has started a Yahoo Group for knitting toe up socks. The group is I invite you to join the group if you would like to knit toe up socks with us!!!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Easy, Easy Peanut Butter Fudge

My Granddaughter is staying with me this weekend. It is cold and rainy out today. So we made fudge!!!! YUM!!!!!!!

Easy, Easy Peanut Butter Fudge 12 oz Package semisweet chocolate -morsels12 oz Jar crunchy peanut butter14 oz Can sweetened condensed milk

Put chocolate chips and peanut butter into a microwave-safe dish. Microwaveon high 1-2 minutes until chips have completely melted. Add sweetenedcondensed milk; stir until mixture is of a uniform consistency. Pour intoan 8x8 square pan lined with wax paper. Refrigerate until firm. Cut into 1"pieces. Yield: 1-1/2 pounds or 16 servings.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Diet up date

Ok so I have joined a gym. I go at least 5 times a week to the gym, some times I go 6 times a week. I tan at least every other day. I am Loving my Tan. Any way, I was looking through my dresser drawer today trying to find my tanning goggles. I could not find them :( But I will keep looking because I know that I have a pair of those around here some where. Any was while I was searching for my tanning goggles, I found my Body Fat Caliper. I decided to check my body fat. You can be Lean, Ideal, Average, or Overfat. Guess what!! I am LEAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am just about the happiest girl in the whole wide world today!!!!!!!!!! I am not losing a lot of weight , but with my exercising my body is making a lot of changes that I Love!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


With Americana I captured the colors of American History and Folklore. I had dyed Merino wool, red and blue, then I spun it into yarn, and plied it with Merion wool in it's natural color white, and plied the two singles together. I got a Beautiful color that I call Americana. This is 4.1 ounces of yarn, that is DK weight at 13 WPI, and is 148 yards long. This yarn can be best knit with size 5 - 6 needles, with 5.5 -6 stitches per inch in gauge.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

One sock done

I have finished knitting the first of my toe up socks.

I will cast on my second sock this afternoon!

I am happy with the socks so far!!!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Sweetie Pie

Hot off my wheel. I dyed Merino wool, with Easter Egg dye. I used Blue, pink, and green. I got a very soft. lovely mix of color. I call this mix Sweetie Pie. It is 182 yards, at 13 WPI, which makes it DK weight yarn. It weighs 3.9 ounces. I LOVE it! I think that is spun up beautifully!! This yarn can be knit with size 5, or size 6 needles, with a gauge of 5.5 - 6 stitches per inch.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Toe up socks

I have finished the heel, and am starting on the leg.

The sock FITS!!!!!!!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Diet up date

I have finally lost another pound. So my big total weight loss is 5 lbs. In six weeks. Not very good weight loss. I joined a gym last Saturday. And my whole body hurts!!! Not only from working out , but from Sunburn.
I have been tanning at the gym to. My jelly belly is going away. I have more belly fat to lose but I am happy with the way that my waist line is getting smaller. I will continue working out at the gym at least until the end of August, because I joined for 3 months. Then I will just have to see if I want to continue at the gym. I hope to be in shape by the end of the summer!!!!!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Toe Up Sock Progress

I have knit 6 inches on my toe up sock. I am about to start the heel.

I am using On Your Toes sock yarn, and size 1 needles. 56 stitches.