Saturday, January 30, 2010

Carding Fibers

HInt: Use dog brushes (the flat square ones) to card your fibers for spinning!


Sorbet Recipes (from Kara)

Simple Syrup

2 cups water

2 cups sugar

Combine in saucepan, heat until sugar is dissolved. Cool. May store in fridge for 2 weeks.

Chocolate Banana Sorbet

4 very ripe bananas

2/3 cup simple syrup

2 tbsp cocoa powder

Puree until liquiefied, pour into shallow pans. Freeze for 6 hours. Put frozen chunks food processor and puree until smooth.

Raspberry Sorbet

1 1/2 cup raspberries

2/3 cup simple syrup

2tbsp lime juice

See directions above.

Strawberry Sorbet

2 pkg frozen sliced strawberries (15oz eaach)

2/3 cup simple syrup

2 tbsp lemon juice

Knitting Links and Resources

Many Knitting stitches

Knitting Needle Conversion Chart

Knitting Patterns for tons of dishcloths

How to Cast on (cable/knit method)

How to Knit : How to Pick Up a Dropped Stitch in Knitting

Finished Curved Medallion Quilt

I started this quilt about 5-6 years ago. I put it away once I finished the center medallion. The curved piecing wasn't sitting flat enough for my liking. Amazingly enough, after being stored for so long, it did flatten a fair bit. A wedding prompted me to pull it back out and complete it. Here are the results.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Use dog brushes (the flat square ones) to card your fibers for spinning! A good way to get started.