Friday, June 17, 2011

Froggy Baby Sweater & Charity Hats

I have sewn the buttons on the Froggy baby sweater and it turned out very cute, in my opinion.  This is knitted from Cabin Fever #606 - "Buttons Cardigan". 

Here is a close-up of the cute little froggy buttons.

Here are the two sample hats I knitted for yesterday evening's knitting guild charity hat KAL.  The one on the left is the Swirled Ski Cap found at
The one on the right is the Helix Striped Cap found at:

Please excuse the sorry-looking pompom on the Swirled Ski Cap.  Apparently, I was born without the pompom gene.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Strawberry Pie

Everyone in my family LOVES this strawberry pie.   It is a recipe I have been making since the first months of my marriage, which makes it a very old recipe.  I have had many requests to share, so thought I'd get it written down here.

Strawberry Pie

1 qt. strawberries, washed and cut up (I generally use more than one quart because I like the pie full.)

1- 9 inch pie shell baked

3/4 c. sugar

2 Tbsp. corn starch

2 Tbsp. corn syrup

1 c. water

3 Tbsp. strawberry jello (Wild Strawberry, if you can get it.  Otherwise just Strawberry.)

Mix sugar, corn starch, corn syrup, and water in saucepan. Heat to boiling. Continue cooking and stirring until mixture thickens and becomes clear. Add jello and cool.

Put berries into baked and cooled pie shell. Pour jello mixture over.

Chill for several hours.

We're Having a Baby

We are going to be first-time grandparents in August.  It's a boy!   Baby Bump photo below was taken last week as my daughter was outside at school supervising her Kindergarten students at recess. 
Of course, there will be knitting.  Currently, I am making a Rambling Rows (Cottage Creations) baby afghan, using colors from her nursery bedding set.  Can't show you a photo of the afghan in progress because I want my daughter to see it totally finished, rather than part way.  But, here is the yarn I am using.  I have completed 23 of the 50 blocks in the afghan so still have some knitting to do on this project.