I thought I'd show you a few things I've been doing to keep my hands busy instead.
I began work on a ripple stitch afghan for a baby... NOT OURS...still no baby!
After each chain 1 turn... I wasn't skipping the first stitch-- I DON'T KNOW WHY...anyway... it was adding a stitch with each row...
So... I frogged the whole thing and started over. This is as far as I've gotten. Once I get the pattern down...it is in my head while I'm working on the piece (maybe I should study the pattern more closely.)
My daughter commissioned this piece from me and picked the colors. I thought it was going to be a bit thick...but that is how she wants it, this young lady's baby isn't due until early October (and winter will be here soon) .
LION BRAND "HOMETOWN USA" yarns
- San Diego Navy
- New York White
- Monterey Lime
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Earlier this week: I made about 5 dozen tamales...that was work! (not pictured...who can make tamales and take pictures at the same time? I wasn't even sure I could MAKE TAMALES) I respect the hometown tamale cook. A couple of years ago, Bree's Abuelita (and my Son in law's mother) came to my house and taught me to make tamales.
Now...my recipe is written in my own hand...but her english is broken and my spanish is poquito ... So my recipe was like this:
2 finger fulls of baking powder,
1 bag of masa,
3 hand fulls of salt...BLAH, BLAH, BLAH...
Everything else was from memory and wow! It was sketchy. I made them, ate a couple (to make sure they were good) and then froze the rest.
Maybe next time I'll photograph the work involved.
Then yesterday, I made bread. I got this recipe off Pinterest. Easy recipe, easy to follow. I proofed the yeast (it was good) This recipe was supposed to make 2 small loaves. Instead, FOR ME, it made 2 LARGE ROLLS! lol...
I'm sure it is no fault of the recipes. For one-- I added too much sugar. I was going to substitute 1/2 the sugar ingredient with SPLENDA...in the process I doubled the sugar ingredient. It called for 1/2 a cup of sugar WHICH I ADDED along with 1/2 a cup of SPLENDA. You see? It should have been 1/4 of each...but NO. That isn't what I did.
I'm starting to see a pattern here... I can't-
or DON'T -
or maybe I just refuse to follow a pattern, a recipe or apparently basic instructions!
What's that tell you about me?
I'm a rebel with my hands!
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