Sunday, April 29, 2007

Stockings Cont.

Okay, okay the worsted just wasn't very pretty for the Norweigan Stockings. I can admit that now. Don't they look better in fingering weight? and the colors? I feel so much better about this. I think this is the first time I have followed a pattern letter for letter. (okay, I did use dark gray instead of light gray)

Thursday, April 26, 2007

New socks, Possibly New House and New Baby!

I just found out I am pregnant! Yippee! I was beginning to think I couldn't anymore. The kids are soooooooooo excited!

Also, we just put an offer on a house that could end up being my first purchase!

Lastly, and yes, least importantly I designed these cute little shorty socks. Atleast I think they are cute.

Happy Knitting all!

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Yorkshire Pudding Recipe As Promised

Yorkshire Pudding

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

In a large bowl, beat two eggs lightly with 1 cup of milk. Whisk in 1cup of flour and season with salt, pepper and nutmeg (about a pinch). Stir in 1/4 cup of melted beef drippings, butter or bacon grease.(sometimes I use all three) Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. (sometimes 15 will suffice)

In a small ovenproof skillet (I use my cast iron skillet), place another 1/4 cup of melted beef drippings, butter or bacon grease. (or combination of two or three) Place the skillet in the oven. When the skillet is SIZZLING hot, pour in the batter. (it will look like a pancake...sorta) Bake until puffed and lightly browned, about 30 min.. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake until well browned and crisp on top, 10-15 min. Cut into squares, triangles...whatever and serve!

As most of you know already it is best served with a beef roast.

Ew Ew...and I've made progress on my Norweigan stockings! But my husband came in and said he really liked I shortened them for his liking and now they will be his. It is so seldom he is enthusiastic I felt I haaad to give in. Smile.

Happy Knitting!

Friday, April 20, 2007

Norweigan Stockings and Pot Roast

This post is clearly not for die hard vegetarians or those who hate anything Norweigan.

Does anything go better with pot roast and Yorkshire pudding than Norweigan stockings? Tell me...I challenge thee! No...the stockings are not for eating smarty pants.

Okay, you will notice here that the stockings are in worsted weight (I had the yarn and the colors okay?) as opposed to Nancy Bush's awesome pattern found here The book is full of fun. I plan on doing the original pattern also. You can get a good look here Eunny used slightly different colors and they turned out beautiful! I am part Norweigan and part that should explain the pot roast, the only one green vegetable we had last night and the knitting.

Happy Knitting!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Switching my blog over HERE

I haven't written much here. I have most of my posting at But I get very few visitors and thought this might improve things.

Most of my blogging is about knitting. I am currently working on "Clessidra" in the current Spring issue of Knitty

I am also trying to finish a sweater vest (my design) for my daughter. I have yet to tackle the steeking for the arm holes. Any tips? The front steeks were done on my sewing maching though not highly recommended. This was the last of my acrylic stash and the yarn didn't mesh well with the machine stitching. The zipper turned out nicely. It was also stitched on machine. If you do this make sure you don't allow your machine foot to stretch your knitting otherwise your zippered front will be MUCH longer than the rest of your sweater. Start at the bottom placing the front opening side edge in the middle of your zipper (it may slide). Then stitch to about the middle of your zipper. Cut and start other half of stitching from top of sweater down to where you stopped. It is important to stitch as close to the zipper teeth as possible without limiting your ability to open and close your zipper. It may take a couple of tries.
I plan on using several patterns in Nancy Bush's FOLK SOCKS for some sock yarn and also up and coming is a cardi/wrap (my design) for myself. If anyone has any patterns to suggest I am open. The yarn I have to use is Knit Picks DK Nutmeg and I have tons of it.
Happy Knitting!