Sunday, September 19, 2010

Christmas in September

The new Better Homes and Gardens special Christmas magazines are out.  Did I mention how giddy that makes me? 

Hmmm.  What should I make first?

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

That's Corny

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My market has been stocked with lots of yummy, sweet corn lately.  Here's a tip for making boiled corn extra delicious:  Add a tablespoon of sugar to the boiling water before dumping in your corn.  For other veggies, I would usually salt the water, but salt makes corn tough.  The sugar water enhances the natural sweetness of the corn.  I wait 'til the corn is hot and buttered before salting to taste.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

More Hats

I was in a hat making mood this past summer.  They seem to be the perfect, portable project for summertime travels.  I made another Shells Sunhat for a friend's daughter:

Ravelry link here.

I made the sock monkey hats from Stitch 'n Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker for my sister's friend.  She is a collector of sock monkeys and is also a new grandmother of boy/girl twins!

Ravelry link here.

Sweetpea has been taking ice-skating lessons with some friends this summer.  One of the girls had a July birthday, so I whipped up a little hat for her to wear in the cold rink:

This was just a basic beanie of my own design.  It was my first time making a pom-pom.  I think it came out rather cute.  The birthday girl loved it:

Ravelry link here.