Projects in the Kitchen
This is the first thing I used my slow cooker for and it turned out wonderfully. I ordered soup bones from the farm and followed this recipe from Balanced Bites (one of my favorite websites and podcasts). I try to drink a bit of bone broth at every meal and I want to get the kids on board too. It's pretty mild tasting (although it has a strong smell). Next time, I will add some other veggies and spices just for variety.
Soaking Nuts and Seeds to make Crispy Nuts
Starting at lower right and going counterclockwise: walnuts, pepitas (melon seeds), almonds, macadamia nuts, hazelnuts, cashews)
I followed this recipe for the crust (but omitted the seasonings). I made the sauce myself and the cheese is the cheese we get from our farm (made from raw milk produced by grass-fed cows)
A hat and scarf set I made for my friend's daughter who just turned one. It's 100% merino wool. It was a very simple project. I had wanted it to be a lot more complex but I just couldn't get it together and figure out how to make it work. So basically it's a hat that uses double crochet stitch with a shell stitch border at the brim and a silver satin ribbon accent. The scarf is double crocheted as well with a shell motif down the center and a shell border at each end.
Hat number two for my friend's daughter. This project started out as a tool for teaching my crochet class. By the time the class was over, I had made so much progress, I just decided to keep going. The flower pattern I used is here and I just embellished it with a pretty button.
This is the Milanese Hat Topper. Unfortunately, I don't like how this hat turned out. It curls too much at the brim and I don't think the yarn did the pattern justice at all. I ended up giving it away to one of my students. It was a great knit though: very relaxing.
So I've been pretty busy!