Monday, March 28, 2011

Completed Twist Cardigan

I finished my Twist Cardigan. I love it!! I used Cascade 220 Heathers in a deep purple colorway. I'm wearing it right now and it is so comfortable. This pattern was super easy to follow and very well written. I would definitely knit it again, maybe trying the hooded version.

Yogurt Success!

The yogurt turned out really good! It's creamy and tangy but not as tangy as regular plain yogurt. I added a little honey and blueberries and it was delicious. I got about 10 cups worth.

Organic Cotton Knits

Here is a sneak peak at what I am working on these days.

After a long winter (which still does not want to leave yet) of knitting with wool, it is so nice to work with a light, cushy, organic cotton yarn. I have some special gift sets coming to my shop soon.
      "It's spring fever.  That is what the name of it is.  And when you've got it, you want - oh,   you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!"  ~Mark Twain        

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Adventures in Yogurt Making

Today I am attempting to make yogurt in my crock pot. I was inspired to do this by Nourishing Days.
I'm a little nervous about the final product because the directions said to heat on low for 2 1/2 hours and the milk should be at 180 degrees. Well, I checked it after the allotted time and it was only 160 degrees. So I cranked up the pot to high for 30 minutes and then it reached 180. I hope I didn't ruin the whole thing. I guess the whole "yogurt making is an art not a science" adage is true. Now off to bed...dreaming of fresh yogurt with honey and blueberries in the morning...please.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

City Summer Scarf

I can feel it...warmer weather is on the way here in beautiful Chicagoland. And with that said, I'd like to introduce "City Summer Scarf".

A gorgeous light and airy spring/summer scarf. I designed this scarf and hand knitted it in a rayon from bamboo and acrylic blend yarn that is extremely soft and has a slight shimmer.

It is available in Creamy Stone and Creamy Light Blue.