Thursday, January 31, 2008

Jana's Beanie

Hat 3
Originally uploaded by ssplam
I finished the hat I promised her before Christmas. The day that I brought it to her she was already having a really bad day, so I think it even helped lighten her spirit a bit.

Very easy to work pattern that can be purchased Here

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Hating on 8 notes

Do you have strong feelings about the song Pachabel's Canon in D?

Ever played an oom-pa instrument?

Check him out, he's funny.

Monday, January 21, 2008


Aebleskiver I
Originally uploaded by ssplam
Made Aebleskivers this weekend. One of my very favorite breakfast treats. Easy to make too, as long as you have the pan to do it in. Mine is cast iron and I think that it is probably the best to use. There are others out there but it seems to me the nice heavy iron is the way to go.

Base Recipe
modifications: add your yolks and a cap-full of vanilla to the buttermilk (I hate to waste them). Then I use shortening instead of vegetable oil for each cooking well.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Knitting Needle Roll

Originally uploaded by ssplam
This is the needle roll I inherited from my grandmother. I believe she made it and it came with all her needles too. The top has a long piece of fabric that folds over then the whole thing rolls up nice and secure.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Googly FSM

Googly FSM
Originally uploaded by oskay
These are awesome and I think I'm going to have to do some shopping to work out making them myself.

Edibly Googly Eye FSM

Monday, January 14, 2008

Xmas Gifts #2

Originally uploaded by ssplam
I got 5 pairs done. The first ones I gifted right after they were finished, so they aren't pictured here, but the people for whom they were made seemed pleased, this is all I could hope for.

Ok Robin, time to bring in your needles and yarn so I can get you started on them too.

For Robin

So my friend Robin at work sees all the intersting things I knit or crochet or otherwise craft, and asked that I share links on where I found them.

First - Vegan Knitter - Pencil Topper Stitch Holders
(Just in case the right page doesnt carry over, look for the September 2007 page
Here's mine:

Originally uploaded by ssplam
Second - Grumperina - Placemat Double Point Needle Holder
Here's mine as a WIP

dpn roll 1
Originally uploaded by ssplam

Third - Pie Knits - New-Sew Circular Needle Holder

I think I'm glad she did ask, cuz I still had them in recent history, otherwise I think I'd have a hard time finding them again.