Friday, March 27, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
And here is my sweetie with "Rex" and "Steggy", as she calls them.
Ariel went to Florida last week with her daddy and her cousins, so I didn't get to spend her actual birthday with her. So when she got home late Saturday night, she told me that she was now six and then said..."I've moved all the way to the other hand". I thought that was so cute...but then I AM her grandmother. :-)
Friday, March 20, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Here is Lee's sock out of Lang Aktion yarn.
Here is Beth's sock out of Jarbo Raggi yarn...an Aran weight yarn.
And here is Tina's sock out of Marks and Kattens Clown yarn.
Didn't they do a good job!!
Friday, March 13, 2009
Diane made these slipper socks for her grandkids from Plymouth Tweed yarn. You can turn the cuff up or leave it down. The pattern was in the Holiday 2008 issue of Interweave Knits.
Monday, March 9, 2009
Special Banana Nut Bread
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 package (8ounces) cream cheese, softened
2 cups of sugar
1 - 1/2 cups of ripe mashed bananas ( about 4 medium)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups all- purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups chopped pecans
1 cup confectioners' sugar
3 tablespoons orange juice
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
In a large bowl, cream the butter, cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add bananas and vanilla; mix well. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture. Fold in one cup of pecans. Transfer to 2 greased 8in x 4in x 2in loaf pans. Sprinkle with the remaining pecans. Bake at 350 for 1 to 1-1/4 hours or until a tooth pick inserted near the center comes out clean.In a small bowl, whisk the glaze ingredients; drizzle over the loaves. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from the pans to wire racks. Yield 2 loaves.
Thanks, Tina, for sharing this recipe with us. I'm sure I'll be making it for my family in the near future.
(only 2 points on the Weight Watchers scale if you use a low fat brownie mix)
low fat brownie mix (regular cake box size)
3 cups All Bran (regular noodle-shape ones)
2 1/2 cups warm water
1 1/2 t. baking powder
Mix All Bran and water together and let it sit for a few minutes. Add baking powder and brownie mix and stir. Put into greased muffin tin. Bake 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Then Tina also finished her Fiber Trends Options Jacket. She used Louisa Harding Hulda yarn combined with Crystal Palace Kid Merino. It turned out to be a beautiful combination!
Daniel brought in several finished items to share with us. First of all was this scarf he made out of the Malabrigo yarn. The pattern came from the "Knit Scarves" book. I love the lattice work on the bottom.
And he graduated from scarves to making his first hat! It was a simple garter stitch hat out of Cascade 220, but I think he's now working on a hat using the fairisle technique. He's doing great for someone who only learned to knit about a year ago.
Be sure to bring in YOUR finished projects and we'll share them with everyone on our blog. Have a great weekend!
Monday, March 2, 2009
And by the way, we have another Adult Surprise Jacket class coming up this Saturday, March 7, April 4 & 11. This is a great time to get started on this jacket now so that it will be finished in time to wear next fall. Leslie has also finished her ASJ. She chose many different shades of green for her jacket. It’s on display at the shop right now if you’d like to see it up close. Stop in and sign up for the class if you are interested in learning how to make this awesome jacket.