September 28, 2009

Gwen Stefani Inspired L.A.M.B. hat...

Yarn--one skein(8oz) is moooore than enough
size H--5.00mm hook (b/c thats what I had-again if you want it floppier I'd go up to a 5.5mm)

ch. 4, join with sl. st to make a ring.
Row 1: ch 2(counts as first dc here and throughout), 10 dc in ring,join(10sts)
Row 2: ch 2, dc in same st, *2dc in each st* around, join(20sts)
Row 3: ch 2,*2dc in every other st* around(30sts)
[^this probably want the best way to write it, should be *dc in first st, 2dc in next* around, but of course, the first time, the ch2 counts as the first dc]
Row 4: ch 2, *dc in first 2 sts, 2dc next st* around (40sts)
Row 5: ch 2, *dc in first 3 sts, 2dc in next st* around (50sts)
Row 6: ch 2, *dc in first 9 sts, 2 dc in next st* around (55sts)
Row 7: ch 2, *dc in first 10 sts, 2 dc in next st* around (60sts)
Row 8: ch 2, *dc in first 11 sts, 2dc in next st* around (65sts)
Row 9: ch 2, *dc in first 12 sts, 2dc in next st* around (70 sts)
Row 10+: 1 dc in each st around
[this is where I added stripes]
continue until desired length( I did 8 rows), then switch to sc for 10 more rows(or until you meet desired length)

so if you want it longer, just add more dc rows after Row 10. If you want it bigger, I'd go up to a 5.5mm hook or just add one more increase row
(ie.--row 10: ch 2, *dc in first 13 sts, 2dc in next st* around, join--then continue on with 1dc in each sts until it is long enough)

"Love, Angel, Music, Baby..."

September 15, 2009

'unschooling' in progress.... today, we made Chunky Crayons (aka: color cakes, big fat crayons, melted get the idea. We melted them in vintage Jell-o molds, so the bottoms have 'Jell-o' imprinted on them.

We made: 'Blues-Berry, 'Cha Cha Cherry', 'Pinky-Dinky-Do', 'Green Machine' and 'Yurple' (a mix of yellows and purples).

We will do Leaf Rubbings with these tomorrow (and also teach Carson to Loom Knit).

I was also adventerous and premade dinner and dessert (since I knew we'd be at PMan's 2 hours of Therapy this afternoon). I made Tomato-Basil Quiche and Homemade Peach Cobbler (w/ fresh peaches from Trader Joe's).

....and yesterday, Brig made the ever-so-yummy Pumpkin Muffins (which are almost gone now)...TIME TO EAT!!!!

5 on tuesday...

Click on names for links:

1. KnitPicks Circulars
2. Pretty Vials
3. Wooden Clothespin Doll
4. Shabby Chic Frame
5. Pretty Layered Apron

September 2, 2009

found a list of juices PMan can drink...

at least i sure do hope so...

List of legal commercial juices:

-Tropicana Pure premium Orange Juice in refrigerated cardboard container, bottles or jugs or refrigerated six pack "minis." NO CALCIUM
-Dole canned pineapple juice
-Heinz and Campbell's canned Tomato juice
-ONLY the Knudsen's *Just Juice* line (not the rest of their products):
Just Black Cherry
Just Blueberry
Just Cranberry
Just Pomegranate
Organic Just Concord Grape
Organic Just Tart Cherry
-Kedeem Organic grape juice
-Welch's 100% Grape juice (Red, Purple and white) in glass bottles or plastic jugs
-Freshly pressed, pasteurized refrigerated non sparkling Apple Cider with no added sweetener.