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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Sunday Quickie

Happy Sunday, everyone! I'm doing the single thing this week - R is off to NC for the Highpoint Furniture show then to Myrtle Beach for some well-earned days on the golf course.
I'm having friends over for dinner tonight. The menu will be individual chicken pot pies, mashed potatoes and a spinach salad, with lemon tarts for dessert. I'll use a rotisserie chicken and Pillsbury's ready made pie crusts, but the lemon tarts will be from scratch. They're just too easy!
If you have the Betty Crocker cookbook, that's the recipe I use. We like a more tart lemon pie so I cut the amount of sugar called for by 1/4 cup. *If you want to adjust the sweetness of this recipe, don't monkey around with the liquids. Adjust amount of sugar instead.* (Sorry I don't have photos of the food that will be exquisitely presented!)
This photo is high-jacked (and used without permission...) from one of my favorite knitting books: Yarn Girls Knits for All Seasons. They have a shop in New York called The Yarn Company. Check it out!
They have tons of cute and easy patterns! This one sweater, the "Separation Sweater" is one of my favorites to use as a template for some other sweaters I've made. The sleeve and shoulder shaping fits me perfectly. Once you find a design that fits you - start out on your own designs. It's easier than you think! You don't need a knitting software program, although I'm (hopping around my scraproom in happiness) the new owner of the Sweater Wizard!  All you need is a little knowledge of some basic math (have the calculator help you), a willingness to do gauges and an intrepid attitude - and you can make a sweater or garment out of any weight and fiber content of yarn. I'll prepare a little lesson and preent it in my next post. Promise.

Happy Sunday.

1 comment:

  1. I hope you all have a nice dinner tonight! And thanks for posting about the Sweater Wizard. I need to check that out!