Friday, September 09, 2011

The Valley Cowl and other things

When I saw the pattern for the "Valley Cowl" by Doris Chan on Ravelry I thought it would be the perfect project  for the yarn that I recently found in a local charity shop.  Five balls of Patons Pure Wool Crepe proved to be more than enough.  It took about three balls, so there is plenty left for a hat or some gloves to go with it. This is the first time that I have made a moebius scarf and I love the way it turned out.  The twisted loop is interesting to make and to wear.  I  will probably make this again in a different yarn weight to show off the lace pattern a bit more.

I also managed to finish off some more bunting this week.  I had made these triangles at the same time as I made the last lot but hadn't bothered to join them together

It didn't take long to crochet the joining chains and a couple of rows of dcs to make it a bit sturdier.  I came across a load of snowflakes that I made last year recently and I want to turn them into Christmas bunting - should look really effective.  I gave the pink triangle bunting to a friend at Knitting Club who just adores all things handmade.
Lately, I have been enjoying cooking and particularly trying out nifty kitchen gadgets.  Millie and I spent a pleasant hour making these cute little vanilla cookies with our new cookie press.  It really is great fun and turns out some great looking treats. It's important to get the dough just the right consistency or they don't come out so good.  We will probably make ginger spice cookies at Christmas.
As we were having such a good time cooking we decided to try making potato latkes.  This was also a fun process involving grating a ton of potatoes.  Millie decided to wear her swimming goggles to prevent tears as she grated the onions - what a great idea!
We ended up with a very tasty lunch and will definitely be making these again.













The hexagons are coming along at a good pace.  I try to make them in batches of about 10, working a round on each until they are all complete.  Originally I thought it would take about 200 to make a decent throw.  I am not sure why I thought that! After laying them all out on the floor today I have revised that estimate to about 600.  There is obviously a lot more work to be done on this project.Here is what I have so far...

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