Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Just another neck warmer!

 This one is my own design made in Cleckheaton Country 8ply pure wool in natural with a dark fleck and I think it has been quite effective overall. It is bigger than the other two I made previously and I am really pleased with it. 
Looks a different color in these two pics but I just wanted to show how it can be worn in a couple of ways..
Mmm.. I can make loads of stuff with this stitch...This is also for sale through the link on my Made-It page.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Fire In The sky!!

I just had to put these pics on the blog.This was natures treat for yesterday evening. Shame about the wires but that couldn't be helped, there was nowhere to go to avoid them and I only just caught them in time. The second pic looks like the sky is on fire, beautiful... :))

Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire??

No not really.. I sometimes think it would be nice to have an open fire instead of electric heating, just something about watching those flames I guess. I roasted the chestnuts in the oven and though I was tempted to cover them in melted butter (yum) and a little salt, I resisted and ate them as they were, nice and hot from the oven, still very nice and much healthier .. 

I just couldn't resist the choc chip cookies however,just as well a couple of grandkids came to help out, Lol....
                       Ready for the oven.

                       Ready to eat.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Another Neck Warmer!

Another neck warmer finished. This is bigger than the first and I love the colour and yarn.This one also has a different edge around the neck. Panda Soft 8 ply is just beautiful to work with, so easy on the hands and fingers and a lovely finished result in this stitch. Firmer yarns aren't so easy to work the stitches with so it looks like it will be back to buy more Panda Soft very soon. Mmm... That's my story and I'm sticking to it, any excuse to buy more yarn lol... :)

And the two together

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Crocodile Stitch Neck Warmer!

After seeing the video on youtube and then the scarf Pat made I thought I might as well have a go and here is my little effort. I do Love cream yarn and this is Panda soft touch in 8 ply. I really like the pattern and will be making more items using this stitch.  :))

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Home Made Pasties!

Well finally... Been wanting to make pasties for simply ages but kept forgetting to get the ingredients together all at the same time so yesterday was the day...  I ended up with 32 beautiful golden pasties and as we had had a rather large chicken lunch, they were just right for our evening meal.. Goodness, it's been a long time since we had anything like that for dinner but they were scrumptious and there are still lots left over in the freezer for whenever.. Yumm.. Lol...

 Pastie Recipe.

The ingredients are: 500 grams lamb mince
2 large swedes, 3 large carrots, 4 large potatoes. I large onion. Grate the potatoes and then rinse thoroughly through a sieve and squeeze dry as much as possible, You can use a clean tea towel or paper towel for this.
2 chicken stock cubes or 2 tspns stock powder, black pepper (lots)
6 sheets puff pastry rolled as thin as possible and cut out circles. I use an ordinary soup or cereal bowl for the shape, it's a little bigger than a saucer.Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.  Wet half the edge of a circle with water and place a small dessertspoon of mix on half the pastry. Fold over until the edges meet and press together, crinkle the edges with your fingers or a fork. Preheat oven to 220o c. Place pasties on tray covered with baking paper and place in oven turning oven down to 180o c. Cook for 30 mins. Allow to cool slightly before sampling. Enjoy!!
 I like to grate my ingredients because that's the way my boys liked them.
 Ready to go into the oven.
Mmmm... Yummm.... Ready to eat...