Scitchet Knits (and everything else)

Yarn from my great grandmother’s stash.  This came in one of my Thursday boxes.  I have no idea what any of it is or what I’m going to use it for.

Also, Skeeter was kind of upset that I was taking pictures of knitting stuff and not paying attention to him, so after photo-bombing got old, he decided to lay on the laundry and give me unamused looks.

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Lembas Bread (Lord of the Rings “authentic” Elvish bread)


 2 ½ cups of flour
1 tablespoon of baking powder
¼ teaspoon of salt
½ cup of butter
1/3 cup of brown sugar
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
½ teaspoon honey
2/3 cup of heavy whipping cream
½ teaspoon of vanilla


Preheat oven to 425F. Mix the flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl. Add the butter and mix with a well till fine granules (easiest way is with an electric mixer). Then add the sugar and cinnamon, and mix them thoroughly.

Finally add the cream, honey, and vanilla and stir them in with a fork until a nice, thick dough forms.

Roll the dough out about 1/2 in thickness. Cut out 3-inch squares and transfer the dough to a cookie sheet.Criss-cross each square from corner-to-corner with a knife, lightly (not cutting through the dough).

Bake for about 12 minutes or more (depending on the thickness of the bread) until it is set and lightly golden.

***Let cool completely before eating, this bread tastes better room temperature and dry. Also for more flavor you can add more cinnamon or other spices***

as someone who has baked these A LOT


and I am reblogging this because I KEEP LOSING MY RECIPE 

Hmm. I need to get some thick coconut milk and see how well the gluten free, dairy free Elves live on the road.

Oh, that looks good.  I need to make this.

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love simple detail

This is a cool construction. 

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Included in one of the boxes from my mom is part of a sweater with one ball of yarn.  I’m not sure if it is from my grandmother’s or great grandmother’s knitting stash.  I’m definitely going to need more than this one ball to finish it.  But this might be a project I take on eventually.  First I’d have to find more of this yarn, then I’d have to figure out how to finish it.  It is big, so I’m guessing it was originally going to be for my grandfather or great grandfather.

I really like having knitting and tea supplies from my grandmother and great grandmother.

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Tutorial:  How to Install Zippers Perfectly

Don’t be alarmed when you see the instructions in Swedish.  If you scroll further down the page, you will find them in English as well.  This method seems to do a fabulous job of installing zippers in knitted garments!

I have yet to knit anything with a zipper, but it is something I’ve thought about.

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I added some bell peppers to the plot with onions.  Hopefully they will be far enough from the hot peppers bed to avoid cross pollination.  The seed packets seemed really worried about this.  Unless they become poisonous or don’t produce fruit, I’m not too worried about cross pollination.

I also planted Siberian Wallflower in an area where the soil is particularly dead.  I need to start getting something growing there.  Hopefully a good batch of compost will also help.

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In one of the boxes from my mother was one sock in a zip lock bag. :-D This was in with my great grandmother’s knitting.

My mom is cleaning out my grandparent’s house to sell and she is sending me anything knitting related from my grandmother and great grandmother.

It is definitely wool. It has a hole. I don’t have any of the yarn or a mate. I plan to figure out how it was made.

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my semester project in my advanced illustration class!! it’s finished! and i finally went and got nice pictures taken of my fox and lion friends there, so i can finally post it in it’s entirety. 

my project was constellations, i picked four that i liked (read: animals that i wanted to make into plush) and illustrated them, and picked two to make into big plush. they’ve got their constellation embroidered on them in the same place that it is in the illustration, and it glows in the dark! 

This looked cool, then I read the description and realized it was actually awesome.
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My fiber friend Becky sent me these beauties. The yarn wants to be a shawl/shawlette. I already know what pattern I want to design for it.

I don’t know about the fiber yet. I have a few other spinning projects to do before I get to this.

I have two balls of vacation yarn that I need to send her.

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Kool Aid dyed yarn collection from Knitting Iris on Flickr.

I really want to do this, but I currently lack the motivation to be this organized.

I’d like to try dyeing yarn sometime.

Koolaid dying sun tea style is about the easiest dying there is. Also, it smells good.


Kool Aid dyed yarn collection from Knitting Iris on Flickr.

I really want to do this, but I currently lack the motivation to be this organized.

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My Christmas Present!  I bought the fabric for it in late October/Early November and sent it to my mom.  It took a while because she has a lot going on and apparently, she hates piping.  She could have told me that before I picked a pattern…

Anyway, I love the fabrics together and it has sooooo many pockets!  I used it when I went to the mechanics on Friday to take along her birthday present and some reading.

It is awesome that my mom is also a crafter.  Her birthday was March 2nd and when I told her I wasn’t finished with her present, she said it was okay ‘cuz she wasn’t done with my Christmas present yet. ;-)

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finished ;)



Woo-hoo blue on top, Purple Passion Flower on the bottom. I’ve been meaning to put them together in a photo because Woo-hoo can look really purple until you see it next to purple. Well, there’s boat-loads of purple in navy blue, so it makes sense. So, there you have them - perhaps cousins rather than siblings.

I’m off to the studio to dye some Super Heid this morning. But it feels like this warm but very gray day is calling for something colorful. I’m being inspired by old one-offs and thinking maybe they shouldn’t all be one-offs!

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The knitting and yarn tags have seriously increased the number of etsy shops I favorite and the number of things on my etsy wishlists…

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My mom made me an owl tea cozy.  It is quilted and super thick.  His wings will hold tea bags.  It kept my tea pot warm all afternoon.

My mom’s sewing skills are amazing.

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