Monday, May 31, 2010

Little Ampersands

Marie's Ampersand socks are finished! Here are the pics. For info on sizing it down to fit her 5yo feet: Rav link.
Pattern: Ampersand (upside down) by Bobbi Kraft; original Ampersand pattern by Kirstin Kapur.
Yarn: Kni Picks Felici, Marsh colorway, <1 skein
Needles: US1 KP fixed circulars, 2aat magic loop
Notes: Fun knit! See above Rav link for technical details. Basically, I followed the pattern directions for the toe and stitch pattern. Then I did my own thing from then on, never printing out the pattern.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Pictures of the Day

Ampersand socks progress, Marie catching a butterfly, and Ian in his "feed me" monster shirt. In case you're wondering, Marie has some grape jelly on her mouth from just eating lunch. She had her kindergarten screening today!

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Shrimp and Grits

Dinner Tonight: Spicy Shrimp and Grits

We moved back to Ohio from North Carolina July 2006, and this is the first time I've tried to make shrimp and grits. I put together ideas from several recipes and came up with this. Since Jared doesn't like seafood, I gave the rest to my parents.

Ingredients: grits, milk, half-n-half, butter, cheddar cheese, pepper, tabasco, salt, shrimp, scallions, red bell pepper, garlic, oil, lemon juice, real bacon bits, flour, cayenne pepper, and red pepper flakes.

In other news, I've CO for Ampersand socks using KP Felici in the Marsh colorway. I'm about halfway done with both legs. Marie's Purple Maze jumper is going well. I'm about halfway done with the pattern repeats for the lower section.
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