In Crochet, For a Kiddo on May 22, 2013 at 7:24 am
Charlotte has been really into hedgehogs lately. It seems that she picks an animal and that’s her favorite, for at least a few months. Since I have been really into amigurumi lately I decided to look for a hedgehog pattern and make her one! I found this perfect pattern on Etsy. The pattern was created by My Golden Crochet.
It helps if you pay attention to the pattern. I realized after I made the little guy that I had been using a half double crochet stitch instead of a single crochet stitch. So I decided to start again, this time doing the right stitch from the beginning.
He turned out super cute and now I have a baby and a Mama hedgehog according to Charlotte. The baby does not have a name but the Mama is named Horton. I thought Horton was an elephant but Charlotte insists this is the correct name. Now to make one to put in my Etsy shop!
In Crochet, Projects Still To-Do on May 20, 2013 at 7:55 am
I had seen a yarn winder online and after debating and debating, I finally ordered it from Amazon. What a great buy that was! I love my yarn winder and will never again go without it.
I had worked on a shrug for myself and as I was working my yarn turned into a big mess.
It doesn’t look quite as bad when you hold it up,
but as I continued working it turn into this lovely pile.
But with time (over an hour) and A LOT of patience this mess started taking shape,
and eventually became this nice compact ball that sits in one spot while I work.
I have taken the opportunity to start cleaning up my entire yarn stash. It has worked amazingly well and I can easily find yarn without multiple skeins being tangled together. Here is a perfect example of a before:
and an after:
Such a great space saver! I would recommend one to anyone who has started accumulating quite a stash. I got mine here on Amazon. This particular style seems to work best for 5 oz of yarn or smaller. Order accordingly.
In Recipes on May 17, 2013 at 6:42 am
Let me start this by saying, I do not like brussels sprouts. I’ve tried them many different way and I am not a fan. Until I learned about bacon topped brussels sprouts featuring a sweet glaze. I’ve looked a quite a few recipes and finally descided to make my own recipe for the glaze.
3 bags (each about 12 oz) Steamed brussel sprouts
1 lb. bacon, cooked and crumbled
3 T. Butter
1/3 c. Lemon Juice
1/3 c. Apple Cider Vinegar
1/4 c. Brown Sugar
Salt and Pepper to taste
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter and brown sugar together. Add lemon juice, vinegar, salt, and pepper, warm through. Put sprouts in a 11×17 baking dish and pour glaze over the top. Sprinkle bacon over the glaze and place in the oven for about 20-25 minutes.
Full Disclosure: I have lost my recipe and this is the best I can remember has far as measurements. All of the ingredients are correct though so feel free to tweak as nessecary.