Showing posts from October, 2019

Oven Baked Ribs

All You Need: Rack of ribs (uncut, and 3-6lb works best) Your favorite barbecue sauce  Salt Pepper An oven Baking sheet (with raised edges) Aluminum foil

The Noro Cowl

Materials: Noro Hakone , 1 skein (or any super bulky weight yarn)--roughly 108 yards Size P crochet hook Tapestry needle (for weaving ends) Pattern (written in US terms): Loosely chain 18 Row 1: starting on the 3rd chain from the hook, DC across (16 sts). Chain 2. Turn Row 2: DC across (16 sts). Chain 2. Turn. Repeat Row 2 roughly 28 times until 24 inches long (or desired length). Hold starting chain and final row together and line up stitches. SC ends together. Weave in ends. NOTE: Using the SC will create a thick seam on the inside of the cowl, which I wanted. If you'd prefer little to no seam, I'd suggest using a slip stitch to join the rows together. The Wordy Bit In 2018, I had the privilege of joining a crochet community that offers online classes and patterns for a monthly subscription. Part of the sign-up was an opportunity to receive a box of luxury/designer type yarns. Now, to be perfectly honest, these are not the type of yarn

Soul Soothing Chicken Soup

Chicken Soup, Stage 1 1 3-6 lb whole chicken (either frozen or fresh, depending on method) 4 medium carrots, roughly chopped 1 lb baby Bella mushrooms, cleaned and roughly chopped 1 quart chicken broth 3/4 cup water 2 Tablespoons dried thyme 2 Tablespoons dried parsley 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper 1 bay leaf

Good Gourds!

The "small" version of my pumpkin set was made using the pattern here: Make It Sew Sweater Style Pumpkin I followed the instructions exactly (except for the color choices), and I found it to be an easy-to-read and easy-to-follow pattern. I haven't checked out any of the other patterns on the site, but if you do, let me know in the comments below! For the medium and large pumpkins, I altered the pattern, as shown below. The medium pattern is printed below, with separate notation for the large pumpkin in [brackets]. If I didn't do it that way, it'd take you a week to read it all.  Medium Pumpkin, 9" wide and 7" tall [Large Pumpkin, 11" wide and 9"tall] What You Need: 2 skeins of super bulky weight yarn (I used Lion Brand Hometown USA or Wool Ease Thick and Quick ) in the main pumpkin color 1 skein of super bulky weight yarn in the stem color Size N hook [ Size P hook ] Tapestry Needle for weaving ends Polyfill (or stuffing)