Thursday, December 31, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Naturally Caron Spa - Acrylic Bamboo Blend -Ocean Spray I'm planning on using it for this pattern the yarn feels soft and light.
Monday, December 28, 2009
120- warp ends
120" warp length
7.5 dpi heddle
Friday, December 25, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Take the cut plantains and fry them on both sides until fork tender. Take out of oil and drain on a paper napkin,or cotton towel if your going green and if you weave well then, you should have an ample supply of woven kitchen towels to work with.
I have this gadget called a tostonera which is a different way of saying maker of tostones, its made of two wood pieces held together by hinges you open the lid and inside is a routed out circle this is where you place your cooked plantains to squash them. My mom and grandma squashed the plantains with the flat bottom of a glass cup worked out just fine, but someone got the idea of this gadget and I guess it made them some money cause most of my Cuban American friends all have one, go figure!
Monday, December 21, 2009
You say neether and I say nyther;
Eether, eyether, neether, nyther,Let's call the whole thing off!
You like potato and I like potahto,
You like tomato and I like tomahto;Potato, potahto, tomato, tomahto!
Let's call the whole thing off!
I remember the first time I ever heard that song I was 9 yrs old , watching an old Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers movie, they were singing and rollerskating to that song in "Shall we Dance ". I loved watching those movies, since I was enrolled in tap dance and ballet classes, my inspiration was to become a Radio City Music Hall Rockette, and dance with Mr. Astaire, lofty for a kid.
This is our first tomato of the season although she's blurry, she was really sweet.
This is how the plants are looking so far there are about 12 or so on one and four on the other. I have to figure out why one is producing so much more. But for now we're waiting for them to ripen.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
What is it you say, well its a small curtain for my master bath, why you ask? Because cotton chenille is the devil's yarn spawn!! I hate that yarn, no matter what I tried, how tight the tension how many pick up sticks I inserted to get it tighter, it didn't work it damn nearly killed my patience, that's not to say that I have a lot of it, patience that is, but really how annoying. After a few choice words and some internal screaming, this is as far as I could fathom working on it without pulling the last bits of my hair out and thinking wow, this is suppose to be fun? As soon as I freed the loom of this devil's yarn, and I can attest, I loved taking the scissors to it, that my friends was one of the best feeling I've had since I started the whole project. I promptly pulled out my sewing machine and put together this window covering. I figured if I didn't do it right away I'd be so disappointed I would put it away not to be seen in like forever. At least it didn't all go to waste and I got a cute window covering that actually matches the walls and shower curtain. I have more of this devil's yarn spawn, I think I'm going to offer it up to someone that can appreciate it, I don't plan on using it for anything else, I'm done, thank you very much.
I started warping my loom with what will be easy cotton place mats we need some and I need something simple, that can actually be accomplish and used as planned.
Friday, December 11, 2009
I figure I conquered some of my doubts and fears with lace knitting. One thing I regret this year was the lack of time I spent with my weaving loom, I only got these done.
I have a few WIP's on needles which I will finish, but this next coming year will be the year of weaving. I have a few projects in mind some practical and others just for fun. I plan to knit only at club, for any car trips and on my lunch hour. With this idea, anytime I spend at home will be in front of my loom. Since it worked last year once I made the statement of lace, I figure I'll go for broke this year and Claim the Year of Weaving.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Tuesday, December 08, 2009
Friday, December 04, 2009
2 loaves of day old Cuban Bread (can use any day old bread)
1 can of evaporated milk
1 can of sweeten condensed milk
1 small box of raisins
1 cup of sugar
2 cups of water
1 can of coco rallado (grated coconut flakes in extra heavy syrup this stuff is really sweet)
Let the bread dry out overnight in a bowl covered with a dish towel.
Take the sugar and water and put in a sauce pan on high to make the caramel the color of the cooked sugar should be a dark caramel color.
Pour the caramel into a Pyrex container or a spring form pan.
You can check the if its ready by inserting a knife in the center if it comes out clean your done.
Chill the pudin in the fridge for two hours, then serve with coco rallado over it. You can omit the coconut flakes, but the troops at my house think it add that extra something.