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Lotus Flowers

Now that we’re back in the States I have time to knit again. My long term lotus flowers project reached a milestone. I’ve completed knitting the petals and have 150. Next up will be finding a lotus leaf pattern. I may tweak an existing pattern, much like I did with the petals. Eventually I’ll sew these all together in various […]

Silky petals, Coconut macaroons

My petals are coming along. I’m thinking of going with five petals per flower. Toying with the idea of making bigger petals as well. The pattern is easy which let’s me listen to podcasts while knitting. I made my first coconut macaroons in Taiwan. Our little oven has the option of just turning the top or bottom heat on so […]

Knitting, baking but most of all puppets!

Great progress on the knucks last night. I used Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off so the cuffs easily stretch over my hands. Every time I do this BO I forget how so Cat Bordhi’s tutorial was quite helpful. When I first became gluten intolerant I was getting sick almost every time I ate. My naturopath doctor said my body was in crisis […]

Knitting, Biscottis

I’m making great progress on my new Knucks. This is a great pattern! Gluten free biscottis have been the snack I’ve been craving most since coming to Taiwan. I used this new recipe that used only almond flour instead of my usual flour mixture. They aren’t as pretty as I’m used to making but they taste delicious. The recipe called […]

New Knucks, New Bread

Taiwan gets chilly in the winter so I figured a good first project would be a new pair of Knucks. I’ve made this pattern many times and highly recommend it. Knucks make great gifts but these ones will be for me. For the yarn I’m going with this beautiful hand dyed skein from Foothills Yarn & Fiber in their Peacock colorway. […]

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