Saturday, April 18, 2015
Size 0 cable knitting needles
Glass seed beads size 11/0 pink
DMC size 8 cotton perle thread white (Micheals, Hobby Lobby carry this thread) 1 ball
3 vials glass bugle beads 33 g
Purse enclosure gold
1 fat quarter in blush color for lining
Large eye beading needle (it flexes open in the middle for easier threading)
Add seed beads to thread before knitting. Make sure you have enough beads to make it to the end of a row before cutting thread. The more beads you have on the more you'll have to cut the thread at the end. Notice the sides of the purse.
Cast on 50 stitches
Knit 14 rows
Row 15 knit 7 stitches add 1 bead, knit 2 add 1 bead repeat 10 more times knit last 7 stitches
(should have 12 beads across, and 7 stitches on each side.) repeat for next 10 rows.
Row 25- knit 7 stitches add 2 beads every 2 stitches 12 times total finish with knit 7 stitches repeat 10 times
Row 35 repeat row 25 except using 3 beads do 10 rows
Row 45 repeat row 25 except using 4 beads do 10 rows
Row 55 repeat row 25 except using 5 beads do 10 rows
Row 65 repeat row 25 except using 6 beads do 10 rows
Row 75 repeat row 25 except using 7 beads do 30 rows
Row 105 repeat row 25 except using 6 beads do 10 rows
Row 115 repeat row 25 except using 5 beads do 10 rows
Row 125 repeat row 25 except using 4 beads do 10 rows
Row 135 repeat row 25 except using 3 beads do 10 rows
Row 145 repeat row 25 except using 2 beads do 10 rows
Row 155 repeat row 25 except using 1 bead do 10 rows
Row 165- knit across the next 14 rows.
Bind off. Make sure new tied on threads are secure, I place a drop of white glue before I cut the strings off.
To make side gussets:
Cast on 10 stitches, Knit to end do 5 rows.
Row 6- knit 3 stitches, add 1 bead, knit 2 ,add 1 bead knit 2, add 1 bead, knit last 3 stitches. (Should have 3 beads across ) Repeat next 5 rows.
Row 12 repeat row 6 except add 2 beads. Repeat for next 6 rows
Row 18 repeat row 6 except add 3 bead. Repeat for next 6 rows
Row 24 repeat row 6 except add 4 beads. Repeat for next 6 rows
Row 30 repeat row 6 except add 5 beads. Repeat for next 14 rows
Row 44 repeat row 6 except add 4 beads. Repeat for next 4 rows
Row 48 repeat row 6 except add 3 beads . Repeat for next 4 rows
Row 52 knit next 6 rows, bind off.
Add lining, and closure.
Monday, March 16, 2015
1 cup mayo
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup of chopped green onions
1 cup cheddar cheese
1 bag of frozen peeled cooked shrimps chopped into small pieces
Slice bread into 1/2 inch slices.
Cut shrimp into small pieces.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
2 cups flour
1/2 cup oil minus a tablespoon
1 teaspoon sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
5 tablespoon icy cold water.
Place 2 cups of flour, salt and sugar in bowl. Mix well.
Add water in a small bowl, with some ice cubes to get it icy cold.
Measure out 5 tablespoons of icy cold water into the oil. Do not blend allow the oil to rise to the top.
Pour into flour mixture all at once.
Using butter knife to mix, it will come together quickly.
Do not over mix, it should look like this.
Place between 2 pieces of wax paper, roll out.
Finish the decorative touches. This crust needs to bake at 375 degrees. It will seem tough when it first comes out of the oven. Once it cools it will tenderize and be very flaky.
2 chicken breasts chopped into bite size pieces
2 large carrots chopped
1 medium onion chopped
1 bunch green onions chopped
2 celery stalks chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon butter
8 cups water
Dumpling recipe makes 8 to 10
3 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 cup flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
Place butter in pressure cooker with setting on brown. Saute green onions, onion, celery, and carrots. Remove from cooker, add chicken pieces, and brown. Return all ingredients back to the pressure cooker, plus 8 cups of water. Cook for 30 minutes in pressure cooker.
For dumplings place flour, and salt in a different bowl mix well. Add butter with wire blender mix thoroughly until flour mixture is small pea size. Add milk. The mixture will be sticky drop into cooked soup, by letting pressure cooker valve release pressure before opening. Set pressure cooker back to brown. Drop the dumpling in soup with lid off. Cook with lid off for 10 minutes.
Knitting needle size 4
Yarn your choice I used chenille 1 skein
Cast on 14 stitches.
Row 1 knit first row all the way across
Row 2 knit the first 6 stitches
Row 3 turn back and knit to the end
Row 4 knit to the 5th stitch.
Row 5 turn back, and knit back to the end
Row 6 knit to the 4th stitch
Row 7 turn back, and knit back to the end
Row 8 knit to the 3rd stitch
Row 9 turn back, and knit back to the end
Row 10 knit to the 2nd stitch
Row 11 turn back and knit back to the end
Row 12 knit 14 stitches all the way across
Row 13 Repeat rows 2 to 12 continue to desired length. Bind off.
2 sticks of butter
1 cup dark brown sugar
4 teaspoons cinnamon
4 teaspoons ginger
1 1/2 teaspoon grounded cloves
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 1/2 salt
1 cup molasses
6 cups flour
1 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Cream butter, brown sugar together, add eggs, and molasses beat until fluffy.
In a separate bowl sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, black pepper, cloves, ginger, and cinnamon. Add the sifted dry ingredients to the creamed ingredients stirring by hand. Do not use your mixer for it will toughen the cookies. Divide the dough in half, cover in plastic wrap, and chill for at least 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. On a well floured board, roll out each portion of dough to 3/8 inch thickness, keeping the other dough refrigerated until use. Cut with cookie cutters and place on lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake about 8 minutes. Let cool one minute before removing to wire rack to cool completely. Decorate as desire have fun with it.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Large knitting needles
2 balls of heavy yarn your choice
Piece of cardboard for making pom poms
Plastic large hole needle
Cast on 12 stitches
Row 1 purl
Row 2 knit
Row 3 CF8 (slip 4 stitches on cable holder, hold in front knit 4 stitches from left hand needle, knit 4 from cable holder), knit 4
Row 4 purl
Row 5 knit
Row 6 purl
Row 7 knit
Row 8 purl
Row 9 knit 4, CB8 (slip 4 stitches onto a cable needle, hold in back, knit 4 stitches from left hand needle, knit 4 from cable needle)
Row 10 purl
Row 11 knit
Row 12 purl
Row 13 knit
repeat from row 3 to row 14 until desired length.
To finish: work row 3,4,and 5, and bind off attach pom pom.
To make pom pom I use a full ball of yarn divide it in half. Roll on piece of hard card board. Tie with thread snug. Cut off board. Sew onto scarf.