Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Superbowl, Socks and a Fish Hat

Wow, what a great Superbowl that was! So how many of you actually could knit during the game?

A week or so ago, some of you may remember that I started my first pair of socks two at a time. I finished them and can really say I loved it. I have been bitten by the sock bug that others have warned me about. Be careful - you could be next. Here is a picture of my Chevvy socks done in Colinette Jitterbug yarn that I found at Knit One in Mars.

I also just finished a hat I found in Ravelry. It is the fish hat and here is the link: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter08/PATTfishy.php. It is a great stashbusting project because you can use any color combinations for your fish so you can use up some of your odds and ends. It was a lot of fun to make and the only thing missing are the eyes which I am planning to make out of felt. Here is mine:

Valentine's Day is coming soon so I wanted to give you some links to Valentine projects.

This one is sooo cute. It is crochet and is a love bug amigurumi. Here is the link: http://heliina.livejournal.com/50341.html.

This is a project that would be great for you and your significant other. They are mittens called Smitten. One for your hand, one for your sweety's hand and the other mitten is as one so you can hold hands. Check it out at http://cocoknits.com/knit/garments/accessories/smitten.html.

Here is a link to a great Valentine dish cloth. http://krisknits.blogspot.com/2008/01/valentine-surprise.html

Here is a recipe contributed by Dawne for her White Bean Chili:

1 pound dried navy beans
5 cups chicken stock
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter
1 tablespoon minced garlic
3/4 cup diced onion
1 1/2 cups chopped green chiles (fresh or canned)
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, finely chopped
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 to 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
Pinch red pepper flakes
1/2 bunch cilantro leaves, chopped

Rinse beans well, cover with cool water, and soak for 2 hours. Drain. Place beans in large pot with chicken stock and bring to a boil over high heat. In a saucepan, heat butter over medium heat. Add garlic, onion, and chiles and saute for 5 minutes. Add chile mixture to pot with beans. Add chicken, cumin, oregano, pepper, white pepper, red pepper flakes, and cilantro. Lower heat to medium and cook, stirring occasionally, for approximately 1 1/2 hours. Serve with cornbread, if desired.

Happy Knitting!


1 comment:

Knit Purl Gurl said...

Lovin' the fish hat! I've been knitting up hearts galore! - Mainly heart knit in the round so that I can fill them with fiber-fill or some dried lavendar that I've got in the craft stash.