Ok- it's that time of year again.... I HAVE to use some of my yarn stash before I allow myself to buy any more yarn! I have tons here right now. I have taken as much as I can to Crafting Angels, and those bins are filled as well. The Lord has been good to all of us here for keeping us supplied in yarn this year.
Anyone want to join me in my STASH BUST! It means no buying yarn till the first of 2007. Tough but I know I have to do it. I have 7 or 8 large plastic bins with yarn in them right now. Yet, I can never find the right color for what I am doing so I end up buying another skein here and there. NO MORE!! At least not till January 1st. =)
Well, I managed to crochet 3 pairs of mittens from Friday through Sunday... basically 1 pair a day, while watching Conference. They take longer to make than I was thinking for some reason. I figured each pair took about 3 hours, since I was taking notes during conference, while knitting on and off!
The knitted ones are off my website too, CLICK HERE FOR PATTERN. And I took a photo (shown above) so you can see what they look like mid-done (is that a word???)
They seem a bit larger than I remember too although I tried them on my boys at the time, but maybe it's 'cos they have bigger hands than my daughters? Hmmm-- I was thinking, you could make them using size 6 needles for a smaller child-- maybe a preschooler. I will try that with the next pair. I have a whole pound of beige Caron brand yarn which would be perfect for boys or girls depending on the contrasting colors I use. I could make a bunch of mittens, maybe slippers too? I know LDS Humanitarian can use slippers too.
My cold-bug- is getting better today, and for that I am really grateful and happy! This weekend our son Christopher and his wife Danielle will be home for Canadian Thansgiving (more on that later but you may want to check out the fun links on that page!) plus we have company coming to share that celebration with us. We are celebrating on Saturday instead of next Monday the 9th since everyone can come home that day.
You know, since more people are coming to this blog every day I thought I might as well share my GENEALOGY on here with all of you because one of you might be related to me somewhere along the lines! Don't hesitate to write if you are related. Maybe we can help one another out.
Well, I have yummy hamburger soup cooking on the stove, although we didn't have much meat so it's mostly veggies, and I need to make some corn bread to go with it. =)
3/4 c. corn meal
3/4 c. flour
1 TBsp. baking powder
2 Tbsp. honey
3/4 c. milk
1/4 c. margarine
Add egg, milk and margarine Beat until smooth, about 1 minute. DO NOT over beat. Pour batter into small pan and bake at 425 F degrees for 15-20 minutes. Cut and serve warm. Makes 6 servings. Tastes great with homemade pea soup.
Gotta run for now.
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