Archive for February, 2008

Chain Melody Socks: Now, For sale!

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Only $3.50!
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If you’re not on Ravlery (And why the H aren’t you???), you can also try this paypal link:buy now
Yay! I’ve finally got this pattern up… and Casey over at Ravelry has done his magic so you should be able to buy this pattern now!
This sock is knit from the top down on dpns. After the cuff, the pattern is only worked on the top of the sock – the back of the ankle is worked in a rib stitch to add elastic to the cabled pattern. The larger sizes have a purl ridge on the top of the sock to prevent the roll-top from getting too out of control and rolling too far.
Anyway… I hope you like it… Oh! And there are two special stitches in that pattern – a RT and an LT – (Right twist and left twist). If you go to the Helpful Videos page (look up at the top), you can see how to do those!

Look! It’s a float! Catch it!

If you’ll remember, back when I finished my Bird in Hand Mittens, I promised a couple of posts that would helpful for others working on the pattern. The first of this was the quick, easy, seamless Estonian braid. The other thing I wanted to share was how I catch my floats.

When I was sharing my mitts with my knitting group we started to talk about how we catch our floats. I showed everyone who I caught my floats and got some intrigued looks. I think that the way that I catch the main color (held in my right hand) is a little different than the way some people do it. You can see after the part about how I wrap the contrasting color (held in my left hand), which is probably the way most people do it.

Um. So I hope this is helpful – and just so you know, all the videos I’ve made/will make are also up on the helpful videos tab.

Dad’s Muffins

Today is my Dad’s birthday! In honor of this, I’ve been developing a special muffin recipe (because he loves when I bake). I wanted to share it with you because I’m really, really happy with the recipe I’ve developed! It’s super yummy – really heart-healthy and moist and filling! I’m sorry I don’t have any photos. The two times I’ve made them I eat them so fast I forget to take a photo 🙂

  • 2/3 C Milk
  • 1/3 C Packed Brown Sugar
  • 2 T applesauce
  • 1 medium egg
  • 2 C Bisquick
  • 1/2 C quick cook oats
  • 1 C frozen cranberries, thawed and cut in 1/2
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees farenheit.
  2. Mix the milk, brown sugar, applesauce, and egg together.
  3. Add in the oats andBiscuick – careful with the stirring – you only want it to be just moistened (it’s ok if you have some chucks of the Bisquick still in there). If you over-stir the texture won’t be as good.
  4. Fold in the cranberries. Again, don’t stir very much.
  5. Pour into 6 over-size muffin cups. I have a silicone pan so I don’t have to grease or line. You should probably grease or line your pan.
  6. Bake for 28-30 minutes. If you used a stone or metal pan, remove from the pan immediately.
  7. If yo used a 12-muffin pan, bake for 18-22 minutes and also remove immediately if you used a stone or metal pan.

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