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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Two at a time fingerless mitts

Finally, I actually did something two at a time, and finished it!!!!  Now perhaps I will finish the socks I started a couple of years ago.
Pattern on Ravelry  Garden Trellis Mitts   The yarn is Knitcol  100% Lana Merino.  It says superwash, but I think I'll use special care...Too bad I already had removed my foo foo nails before the picture.

Friday, September 21, 2012

My first top down sweater!!!

I made my first top down sweater last night in 2 hours!!!!!  Wow, am i good or what?

Okay, so it's not an adult sweater, but it will look cute on my Christmas tree!!!  Free pattern on Ravelry called "Cheers".

More booties!!!

I got another hat and booties finished in plenty of time for a December baby!!!!
Same patterns...roll brim baby hat and Saartje's bootees.  Used up 2 partial skeins of leftover yarn.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Whole-hearted shawl

A very special friend gifted me this pattern, Wholehearted, and I couldn't wait to get it started...then get it finished.  I may need carpal tunnel surgery after this one (numbness in the hands and arms quite frequently), but it was worth it!!!  A gorgeous pattern, a gorgeous shawl, and a gorgeous friend who sent me this.  Love ya, GerryArt!!!

I used Caron simply soft for the solid, and James Brett chunky DK weight for the variegated.  Colors ended up matching up pretty good.

What to do with leftovers?

When my hubbie and I go to El Jimador, we usually get the steak and chicken fajita for two (which would really serve 6), and have a lot of left-over fajita fixins.  So.......
We made fajita soup!!!!  We had the meat, onions, and green peppers from the fajitas, added a can of corn, a package of Knorr's Fiesta Sides Spanish Rice, a container of left-over home made black bean soup (that was in the freezer), and some spicy V-8 juice!  Garnished with tortilla chips, shredded cheese, and sour cream, it was SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO   GOOOOOOOOOOOOD!!!!

We have several containers in the freezer, for a quick, easy lunch!!  Okay, you can stop drooling now!!!