I spent some of my crafting time today sorting through my yarn, hooks, needles, and notions, trying to figure out what I absolutely need to bring with me when I move in a few weeks. I won't have a lot of space at my new place, and I'll be able to come back here on... Continue Reading →
Yesterday I said this was working up quickly and was that ever right! The short rows went super fast and I was done before I knew it. Even the seaming wasn't too bad. More importantly the spouse tried it on and it actually fit! Now I just need to make the second one before I... Continue Reading →
The resemblance to an actual slipper keeps getting slightly better every time I work on this. It is also going surprisingly quickly now that I'm into a section with lots of decreases. I might get at least one slipper finished before the new year at this rate!
Tonight I worked on this slipper a little bit. I had to learn how to change colors for the first time. I don't count the double knitting as changing colors since they both get cast on at the same time. Luckily changing colors in knitting is much less confusing than in crochet, so it was... Continue Reading →
I had to look up the word snood because I had no clue what it was. Wikipedia tells me it is a type of hair covering, but the picture on this pattern looks like a scarf or cowl to me. Anyway my folks gave me this kit for xmas, including the yarn, hook, and pattern.... Continue Reading →
The spouse gave me an awesome high-capacity yarn winder for xmas so of course I spent a bunch of time today winding my half-used skeins into cakes. All of my floppy, collapsed skeins of acrylic yarn leftover from my fish blanket are now wound into neat and pretty cakes. It can't quite handle a full... Continue Reading →
An entire shelf of my fridge is full of cake for tomorrow. I actually baked the cakes over the weekend. Today I made the frosting and finished everything. There's some leftover frosting in the coolwhip tub. We'll probably put that on every dessert for the rest of the year...
I had a great day today, having lunch with a friend and then going out to the movies. When I got home I worked a few rows of my scarf. I plan to keep doing a little bit of knitting or crochet every day over the holiday break, but depending on my travel plans I... Continue Reading →
Even though we've had our Instant Pot for about a year, this is the first time I've actually cooked a roast in it. Usually we would use the slow cooker for this. The pressure cooker worked perfectly though, and it was done in about an hour instead of taking all day. A bonus of using... Continue Reading →
Today was our annual krusciki day. They are Polish fried bow-ties from a recipe handed down to me from my mom. I think they are traditionally served at easter time, but we always had them at xmas in my family. It took about 6 hours from pre-cleaning through the final clean up afterwards. We ended... Continue Reading →
I've been wanting to make something for the spouse for ages. When I asked him what he might like he ruled out pretty much everything but socks and slippers. Since I'm not brave enough to try socks yet I decided on these slippers. I actually started them a while ago but didn't make much progress.... Continue Reading →
I did a little knitting tonight, but the thing I really want to share with you is our xmas tree. This is the busiest, most stressful xmas season I've had in as long as I can remember. Between finishing my degree, starting a new job, and moving, there's just not a lot of mental or... Continue Reading →