This week has been… eventful.
I attempted roast chickpeas, with BBQ mix and honey.
I later discovered that dry roasting is a more successful endeavour
They were nice enough but not as tasty as I was expecting so I think I will be sticking with popcorn.
While the chickpeas were burning The Hellions and I made Granola bars, we used this recipe and I must say it is amazing. We used sunflower seeds and dried blueberries, the recipe says they will last a week if stored properly but this is a total fabrication, if they make it to the end of the day without evaporating you are lucky.
While I seemed to be channelling Diana Prince I decided to make play-dough, while the concept is not new to me I have never really been able to find a recipe I liked, so after much googleing and muttering I settled on the one from The imagination tree. I made it on Friday afternoon and as of now (Monday morning) it is still doughy, though we are storing it in plastic food bags it has had much play time being turned in to pancakes (flavoured with “bla, blup, and wasbelly”)
I have been asked to make some summer hats for a friends baby (well 7 month old), as I tend to do with commissions not related to my patterns I sent her off to Ravelry to look for a style she liked she chose the Shell stitch beanie . I was presented with a challenge at this point as the pattern does not list the yarn amount used and neither do any of the projects, “to the yarn stash”. With an appropriate weight yarn I set to working the pattern, I must say that the pattern is lovely, it is quick to work (about an hour and a half watching chuck), the flow of the pattern is nice, the instructions are clear, and the finished thing
I made size 6-12 months, my bowl is 18 1/2 inches around and the hat has some give in it, it took about 60m of yarn. Now that the chosen yarn has arrived I should have the fine finished hat with flowers finished for next weeks blog.
I am working on an “heirloom” bead spread working with thread my MIL gave me, it turns out I am going to need a great deal more so have to hope MIL knows where she got it as it has very little information on the pack
I have just finished one spool and have managed just short of 27 squares, this is a bit of a let down and with the amount of thread I have and the size I am making I need twice as many.
I shall end on a positive note World book day was Thursday and all the children at school dressed as characters from books. The nursery children, as they can’t read really yet, dressed as superheroes. Geek Girl was torn between The Hulk and Spiderman but eventually settled on the ever present Spiderman. The Clone went for the surprisingly accurate Little miss giggles.
In Thursdays How To… I plan to demonstrate the foundation single crochet I use in so many of my patterns, but for now TTFN