Sunday, February 3, 2008

Superbowl Sunday!


Hi everyone! I am gearing up for the Superbowl. What are all your own plans?

Since I've been sick this week, there's not going to be much game-time munching going on. But lots of knitting for sure! I'm almost done with the last sleeve of my Blue Beauty Sweater. I still have 2 balls of this yarn left, cool!

I made a calorimetry after joining a KAL for it on Ravelry. It is part of the Christian Knitters February KAL. I cast on yesterday, and finished it about 3 hours later!

I made it out of acrylic yarn---collective gasp! Yes, I went and bought a skein of Hobby Lobby brand "I Love This Yarn" that just so happened to be on sale for 1.99 yesterday. I saw someone on Ravelry had made this pattern in this color called Pink Camo Ombre, and really liked it. (I usually am anti-acrylic, but I'm finding it's nice occasionally!)

But the lack of lighting in my house at night is not really capturing the colors right. It's not drab, but neither is it neon pink....

Anyway, that was a fun, quick project, and I made it smaller than the instructions based on everyone's notes that it knits up way too large!

Mods:

I CO 90 stitches, and made a total of 12 decrease repeats instead of 15. If I make it again, I will make it about 5 rows less wide--it ended up a bit wider than it looks in the pattern photo. But it's a good warm headwear item for walking the dogs :)

JAM TART

I wanted to post this idea: I made this tart last weekend. It is made out of all the little sampler jars of jelly and jam that came with a christmas food platter. I've done this before, and it is a simple way to use those up. Looks really pretty:


You get a double piecrust from the store, and line a tart shell with one of the crusts.


Then you take the other crust and form little rolls to separate the tart into wedges. Make sure they are sealed down well to the first crust (you can use dabs of water to seal it.)


Then you fill each wedge with one of the sampler bottles of jelly, and bake it at 375 degrees for 20 minutes or so. (You may want to try 350 degrees, and a different time--just keep an eye on it and when the crust is browned a bit, remove from oven.) You may have to poke the bottom crust with a fork during baking if it bubbles up--no problem.

It's a yummy treat to get each different flavor every time you eat it :) And very good with a cup of tea.

See ya!

7 comments:

hakucho said...

There is nothing wrong with acrylic yarn...you cannot felt it, but it is easy care and doesn't hurt your pocketbook as much as wool can ;)

Your calorimetry is beautiful...love the colorway :) Fast knit, too!

I'll be knitting lots tonight...I'm not much of a football fan.

happy knitting :)

shell said...

Oh that Tart looks heavenly. I am going to have to try it for sure. I did get a bunch of knitting done last night during the Super Bowl.
Hope you are feeling better this week!

Opal said...

Cute Caliometry! And that tart looks so delicious.

Aim said...

Thanks guys :)

Bess said...

Gasp!

Celestine! I am in lust and in love and in envy and wow! It just jumped into my eyes and left me laughing. It looks like knitted joy!

Hope you are feeling better. Hope your team won.

Samantha said...

I must say your puppy looks very much like my puppy, shedding and all. Is he a belgian shepherd. Mine's half and half chow.

Rima said...

Is this tart cool or what! What a great idea...I totally love it, and would totally love to eat it too.