Monday, March 19, 2018

March--ing On

Yes!  Here is the another hat--am I capable of getting this
knit in the month of March?  
I like this pattern and I'm using some of my stash yarns
(sock yarns) to make this dandy little hat!  You can find this
free pattern at 
I like to knit at night as TV blares away with the latest 
adventures of whatever.........

Wonders never cease!  I'm  finished with this hat!!
The yarn is 4 ply soft wool Rowan Yarns
Knitting hats is not time consuming--I'm just procrastinating- though-
there are much larger, harder pieces to knit!

Saturday, March 17, 2018

I'm Pickling and In Jam!

We came to our Hill Country abode for a few days--traveling through
one of those quaint Texas towns, we happened on their farmer's market.
Now, this is a farmer's market!  lots of organic produce--eggs,
chickens--lamb--beef--fresh baked bread & cookies, etc.

I couldn't resist the watermelon and black Spanish radishes!
This booth had both radishes along with  multi colored carrots (love
the sweetness of these).  There was a bag of various pieces of
radishes, carrots, beets and one turnip--not especially happy
about the turnip but it was included.  Hard to see the Black
Spanish radish as it blends into the black countertop.

I put the small pieces of carrot and beets to cook--these
are going into a jam

Here is a better photo of the radishes--
black radish has a snappy taste, very spicy--
These are going into a pickle along with
the turnip!

Another farmer had fresh microgreens--crisp pea shoots!!
Looking forward to our favorite sandwich--sourdough bread
covered with swiss cheese, avocado and topped off with
these pea shoots--yummy!
Beets and carrots are cooked and run through the food processor-
off to be slow cooked for several hours before I add spices and
sugar for the jam.
Sometimes those drives through small towns pay off--

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Really?!! Finishes!

Hurray!  for me!  I finished something--these mitts from
FLG group on Ravelry--January featured mystery--
Winding Staircase mitts--challenging for me--as you 
can read about in previous posts.

Another finish is the January hat of the month group!!
Yep--I got it all ready for the charity box--who needs warm
hats in the summer?!  

Barley Light by Tin Can Knits is an easy knit--I used a Knit Picks wool
yarn--this will fit a young child. 
Boy, I'm on a roll........

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Stitching A Year in the Garden

Sometimes, there is an opportunity to stitch a peaceful scene
Elefantz Designs offers such lovely patterns to
stitch and enjoy as time goes along.

You can find March's free pattern now--available till
April 1--

Luckily, I remembered to save January's pattern in
my Craftsy file--

Not so lucky for February--I needed to purchase for
a small fee of $2--well worth the cost for pattern.
I have my needles ready along with my perle cotton--
let my evenings be filled with pulling threads through
luxury linen.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Cable Challenge

How about a challenge to kick off your Monday--a Cable challenge!
Solene Knits is offering a 10 day mystery knit along--
oh, I love mysteries!  and here is a chance to learn
interesting things about cables--
A cowl pattern leading you into simple rope cables to
complex traveling cables with textures and lace--
I'm hoping to learn tips and tricks to create pretty cables as
I knit this cowl--or it could be a scarf instead.
And it's all free!
The challenge runs from Monday March 12th through
Wednesday March 21
I'm in!
It seems cable are just wanting to be learned to
be knitted!
Sign up at the Solene Knits website or
check it out on Ravelry.

Friday, March 9, 2018

The Color of March--Yellow!

The third bear in the Beary Colourful Quilt is the Yellow Bear of Being Active Outdoors. This bear is cheerful and energetic and is just itching to get out and have some fun. Grab this pattern from Clever Chameleon and your yellow fabric scraps to bring some
sunshine into your March stitching!
Yellow, the color of sunshine, hope, and happiness, has conflicting associations. On one hand yellow stands for freshness, happiness, positivity, clarity, energy, optimism, enlightenment, remembrance, intellect, honor, loyalty, and joy, but on the other, it represents cowardice and deceit. A dull or dingy yellow may represent caution, sickness, and jealousy.
Studies show that the meaning of the color yellow can be warmth, cheerfulness, increased mental activity, increased muscle energy. The color yellow helps activate the memory, encourage communication, enhance vision, build confidence, and stimulate the nervous system.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Do You Ikea?

Have you seen this?  It's from a postcard set at Ikea designed
by Tom Frazier 
This quilt was designed by Jeli Quilts and she has the free
pattern!! What a color blast!  

Now, Sandra of Musings of a Menopause Melon is hosting a QAL--
Of course, I'm late coming to the party but this is calling my name!

And if color isn't your thing--here is another mathematical 
challenge for you, designed by Sarah Goer.
There is a fabulous tutorial on how to design your