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Saturday, 8 March 2008
Kathleen Taylor
Mood:  happy
Now Playing: I love felt

I got to meet Kathleen Taylor today at my very favorite LYS Athena's Fibers.

She is a very talented, and gifted knitter, and author. She signed my book, and we had our picture taken together. Look at those Big smiles!   You can visit Kathleen's blog here at





Posted by knitting57039 at 11:16 AM
Wednesday, 5 March 2008
Memoires de Lamour - Memories of Love
Mood:  happy
Now Playing: Folk mitten design

I call this mitten Memories of Love, in French I call it Memoires de Lamour. I used Caron Simply Soft Brites. I really love the brightness of the colors. Which are Watermelon, and Limelight.  The pattern for this mitten can be found at http://www.freewebs.com/folkmittens

Posted by knitting57039 at 5:26 AM
Thursday, 28 February 2008
Madame de Grace - Lady of Grace
Mood:  happy
Now Playing: Folk Mitten

I have designed another Folk Mitten. I call this pair Madame de Grace  - Lady of Grace. The pattern for this mitten can be found at


Posted by knitting57039 at 10:20 AM
Monday, 25 February 2008
Matt is a baker
Mood:  hungry

TIME: Prep: 20 min. + resting Bake: 10 min.

2 tablespoons active dry yeast
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons warm water (110° to 115°)
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon salt
3 to 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

In a mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add oil and sugar; let
stand for 5 minutes. Add the egg, salt and enough flour to form a soft
dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic,
about 3-5 minutes. Do not let rise. Divide into 12 pieces; shape each
into a ball. Place 3 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Cover and let
rest for 10 minutes. Bake at 425° for 8-12 minutes or until golden
brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Yield: 1 dozen.


My husband tried this recipe today. These buns are amazing. they are sooooo Yummy!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by knitting57039 at 7:05 AM
Saturday, 23 February 2008
La Magie de Lamour The Magic of Love
Mood:  happy
Now Playing: I have designed another Folk Mitten pattern

I saw the yarn first, and liked the way that the colors, contrasted each other. Then a name for the mitten popped into my head, next came the design. Here is the result.  This pattern can be found at http://www.freewebs.com/folkmittens

Posted by knitting57039 at 5:00 AM
Sunday, 17 February 2008
Madame de la Mer Lady of the Sea
Mood:  happy

I have designed another Folk Mitten pattern. I call this one Madame de la Mer, that is French for Lady of the Sea.

This pattern is knit with worsted weight yarn, in 2 colors.

This pattern is available at


Posted by knitting57039 at 10:27 AM
Updated: Sunday, 17 February 2008 10:31 AM
Wednesday, 13 February 2008
Banana Brownies
Mood:  hungry

Banana Brownies

1 C. butter
6 ripe bananas
3/4 C. sugar
3/4 C. brown sugar
1 t. vanilla
3 eggs
3 C. flour
2 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
1 C. chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350.
Cream butter. Add bananas, sugars, vanilla and eggs and mix well. Add flour, soda and salt and mix well. Mix in 1/2 C. of chocolate chips. Spread into greased 9x13 baking pan. Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 C. of chocolate chips on top.
Bake at 350 for 5 minutes. Use a knife to swirl in the melted chips on top. Return to oven and bake another 25-30 minutes. Cool and cut into squares.

Posted by knitting57039 at 7:32 AM
Sunday, 10 February 2008
Joie de Amour Joy of Love
Mood:  happy
Now Playing: Folk Mittens

I have designed another pair of Folk mittens. I call them Joie de Amour. That is French for Joy of Love. I used Lion Wool in the colors Ebony, and Rose. This pattern is available at www.freewebs.com/folkmittens

Posted by knitting57039 at 7:11 AM
Updated: Sunday, 10 February 2008 1:11 PM
Friday, 8 February 2008
Chemo Cap
Mood:  happy
I knit this Chemo Cap for my Friend Susan's charity. the pattern came from Head Huggers: Knit Patter 20. I used Caron Simply Sofr the color Iris.

Posted by knitting57039 at 6:48 AM
Saturday, 2 February 2008
Joie de Vivre
Mood:  happy
Now Playing: my second mitten design

This is my second mitten design. I call it Joie de Vivre, that is French for Joy of Living. I am so happy with the way that this mitten turned out!!!!!!!

Posted by knitting57039 at 4:53 AM

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