Saturday, June 9, 2012

Insanity Salad

I have been off the bandwagon for a while now, but I have finally started chasing the bandwagon, I can't say I am back on yet, but I am trying some new Insanity friendly foods. 

Romaine hearts, strawberries, mandarin oranges, blackberries, walnuts, feta and Ken's Light Raspberry Walnut Vinaigrette

It was awesome, it could have used some pineapple, but unfortunately its not ripe yet. 

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Incognita Hat

I have finally finished the Incognita hat written by Bonnie Desroches and published in Reversible Knitting by Lynne Barr and Thayer Allyson-Gowdy. This was a somewhat challenging knit in design, but not as far as stitch patten goes. The construction was very interesting and clever and the hat turned out great. I didn't follow the instructions exactly because I was not sure how much yarn I had because I unknit a wool and angora blend Gap sweater that I found at the goodwill outlet. I only double stranded the band around the forehead but the other parts that were supposed to be doubled that I didn't double don't seem to be affected. I can't wait to wear it in Argentina! The patten can be found at your local library in Reversible Knitting or purhased on Ravelry here.

I started out with a sweater, but I was so excited to unravel it, I forgot to take a pic :(  This is the natural color and it is 90% wool and 10% angora.
This is one skein in the pot, I used lemon lime Kool-Aid to dye it and hot water. I put in 3 or 4 packets until I  got the desired color and then rinsed and hung to dry.

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