Also, anyone interested in custom ordering hot air balloon earrings is welcome to contact me. I have just about every imaginable color bead in stock and a number of different color scheme layouts.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
I'm not working on any new pattern designs right now, in fact, I'm working on a number of other projects including some Christmas gifts. This little design break is causing a buildup of ideas. When I'm not knitting, I'm making notes and researching ideas.
I recently discovered the "pinwheel" bag construction technique and I have a plethora of ideas for incorporating either aran stitches or a modular technique. I hope to develop a pattern utilizing this construction technique.
I also attended a wonderful class on Creating with Color & Texture at Oodles Yarn & Bead Gallery in Santa Fe that has really pushed me to be more daring with both my color selections and combining fiber types. I'm working on an amazing cover-up with a huge variety of materials such as merino, llama, silk, cotton, polyamide, acrylic, rayon and beads ranging from lace to super bulky weight.
Saturday, October 9, 2010
2. Roasted Red Peppers (recipe follows)
NOTE: When Pressure Canning – Jars CAN be stacked and touching. Stove setting “2” on Double Burner maintains 13# pressure.
NOTE: Add 2 tbl white vinegar to processing water to avoid white stains on jars.
Roasted Garlic & Onion Jam
1 cup finely diced roasted garlic
1 cup finely diced sweet onion
6 cups sugar
1 ½ cups white vinegar
2 – 3oz pouches liquid pectin