Look Up

I added two new pages to the site. Patterns is a page with short cuts to the crafting patterns I’ve so far put together. Listening Guide is pretty much what I put on my ears when I want to fill my hands with yarny goodness. At the moment, it’s mostly links to stuff I like,

Goblin Hat, first iteration

Ever wonder what the design process is for a pattern? Me, too. It turns out that sometimes, it’s as simple as a friend asking, “Can you make me a goblin hat?” Any why a goblin hat? Because of Paizo, the publishing company that pretty much revitalized Dungeons & Dragons for him. And his uber cute,

Rice Pot

Back when I got my first microwave rice cooker I would fill up the office I worked at with the smells of this basic dish at least once a week. It’s a cheap standby, easy to improvise around, easy to prepare and clean up.

Food for Thought

I just finished a nutrition course (back in college and fulfills a grad requirement). Fun stuff I took away from the course:

Savory Biscuits

I had a craving recently for a meat filled bready thing, and had a lot of fun dreaming up the recipe below. My husband prefers the savory – as in salt and seasoning flavors – to the sweet meat version, so I didn’t work on getting the sweet to taste about right.

Basic Biscuits

I’m setting this down first because the basic biscuit recipe is so essential to most of my baked breads. I have the worst time getting my dough to rise, so I tend to avoid yeasty breads, no matter how delicious they are when other people make them.

Resources for New Knitters

It’s nearly midnight and the sweater/scarf/doll/etc. that you’ve been knitting away at is still drawing you on to knit “one more row”, but … wait! What’s this? The pattern’s telling you to do something that’s just crazy insane – maybe it’s saying “ssk” or “s1-k1-psso” or “cable 4 front”. That kind (and not nearly so

Left Hand Knitting

Shortly after I started knitting, I got told by just about every knitter I met that there is no such thing as left-handed knitting. Knitting goes from right to left, working needle *firmly* in the right hand *at all times*. Being a novice to the craft, I believed what I was told. The folks who

Chicken & Veggie Casserole

Notes: Makes 8 servings Prep time is between 5 and 10 minutes if you’re cutting the veggies and meat Cooking time is approx. 1 hour “Chopped” as I use it means bite sized pieces. If substituting different types of rice, check the package’s “stove top” directions for water amount and cooking time needed. All veggies