Saturday, November 27, 2010

Knitting away…….

Well, I received my knitting board.  It’s just like they described.  The only thing it’s a little heavy, but I love it.  I already learned the stockinette stitch and yes it is nice and thick.   I want to do more designer stitches so I am going through the book step by step.  I am using the new book “Knitting Board Basics”.  I got it for a $1 when I joined Crafters Choice book club.

IMG_0366 my kb

I am doing several projects.  I have a sweater that I am trying to complete front and back panels.  I am also involved in a charity project. I have to make 10 8x8 squares to make a special afghan as a donation.  I have a pair of socks knitted half way which is really annoying.  Maybe the pattern was boring.  I think I am going to frog it and think of something else in the future to make with it. 

IMG_0358  8x8 squares

Since receiving my knitting board, I need to make a carrying case for it.  So as soon as my friend Juana gets a hot minute she will take me to the fabric store.  I want to buy some black canvas material, possibly quilted and sew up a long wide tube with a long strap.  I am thinking of a drawstring at the top.  I  joined granny squares that I had in my mom’s basement for years.  I think I can sew it onto the canvas  as a cover when I finish the bag.  So much to do and so little time. 

IMG_0360  granny square panels (2)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


I am getting a knitting board!  I am soooo happy.  It’s called the Noble Knitter 100.  I compared it to other boards and I really like this one the best.  First of all, the pegs follow a color pattern and are numbered.  Which is something that I have not seen in any other board.  I couldn’t believe all the options I have with this board and I can’t wait to get it!!!!!!  I already have my knitting board pattern book ready and waiting.  This was a gift from my hubby!!!  I am waiting……..

Monday, November 08, 2010

Apple pie, yummmmy!

My hubby came home with a huge bag of Granny Smith apples for an apple pie we’ve been trying to make for a while.  Sumaiyah made the apple mixture and I made the crust.  I changed the recipe a little by adding half of whole wheat flour to the mix. I also doubled the recipe because we didn’t have a pie plate, we had a cake pan.  So can you imagine?  This pie was big and deep.  We used 14 huge Granny Smith apples.  We were up until 1:30 am waiting until the pie was finished.  It was so warm and toasty in the kitchen which is why I like to bake in the winter.  Anyway the pie was awesome.  So delicious.  I remember years ago I started baking pies and the crust wouldn’t turn out good.  It would be too watery or apples wouldn’t be cooked.  But now I can say, Man, we made an awesome pie tonight!!!  I would love to make a cherry pie. I love cherries, raspberries and blueberries.  Who said a pie has to be round?




Peanut butter Peanut butter chip cookies by Sumaiyah.  I have to say these were so yummy especially with a cup of organic fat free milk!!




Who is that little boy in that papoose?  None other than Ismaeel, my 8 yr old.  I made this blanket over 6 years ago from scrap yarn and its still around.