Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A Knit Tip

Quite often I come across some helpful knitting sites that have some great tips, tricks and tutorials. I hesitate to share what I've found because I think "oh, everyone has probably seen that" or "they already know how to do that" but then when I want to refer back to them I forget where to look. So look no further. I, too, can use this blog as another reference point and maybe you'll learn something too. Here is a tip that I would like to share with you all (and myself as well.)

Technique: Increasing and Decreasing

Do you know what KRL and KLL mean? This video on KnitWhits site clearly explains how an increase is done that is almost invisible.

If it doesn't play here, you can link to it here.
Now you know what I know.


Saturday, February 14, 2009

Do you Polka ...

dot? I love things with polka dots and recently found Julie over at On the Dot Creations.
I want to share with you all a place to go see some amazing stuff on Etsy. Of course you could just go browse Etsy but Julie finds the most amazing things and showcases them beautifully on her blog. What a treasure.
You can sign up for her newsletter and/or add her to your feeds.
You won't be disappointed.
Every week she highlights different shops and it's fun to see what's out there.
Every time I browse through Etsy, I'm blown away by the talent that's out there.
It's so inspiring,
and fun,
so go take a peek!
PS. Loved reading the comments on the Ebelskivers. It's the cookware you didn't know you needed!

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Ebelskiver ...ever heard of them?

My sister who loves to cook calls me this morning to tell me I have to come over and get some Ebelskivers.

What? Evil what?

Ebelskivers. They are like fried doughnuts and I've sprinkled cinnamon and sugar on them. You have to come get some because otherwise I'll eat them all.

Oh my...they were delicious! But could be very evil if you're like us who can't just enjoy one (or two, or three...)
You need a special pan for them. It's Danish. A puffy pankcake that you can fill with jam, fruit, cheese, chocolate, Nutella, etc. But just rolled in cinnamon and sugar were scrumptious.

I'm looking forward to this upcoming weekend. Any of you planning to attend the Knit-Out at the MOA? Saturday and Sunday. I'm not sure what day I'll be there. Last year I met the super talented Kristin Nicholas and saw super sweet Susan B Anderson. (I always slip and call her Susan B Anthony!) If you plan to be there, let me know. It would be fun to meet the readers of this blog!!

I also wanted to mention this contest. Go here to enter to win an online shopping spree from Interweave.

Have a great rest of the weekend.