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A slip-stitch gives a neat finish to the final row (bottom) of a Crocheted hat (baby hats in this case).
Another way of casting on knitting (in the round) using two different color skeins of yarn. called two color cast-on. No waste of yarn or trying to estimate how much yarn to use for the cast-on. I like using two colors to make baby hats.
I’m also on a roll making my multi-colored Granny Square Crochet baby blankets….using Premier Everyday Soft Worsted Yarn. Luxurious, soft yarn… love working with it! A new fav of mine.
Work in progress…Crocheting Granny Square baby blankets for Cranio Care Bears.
Yellow like Springtime Daffodils!
Mother Nature says, not so fast! Today was coldest day of Winter…. single digit temps in NY and expected to last through the week. Not ideal walking weather… even with my insulated coat but we had a few tasks to complete. Here are a few views we tend to take for granted. The street food vendors are always around, pretty much 365 days a year.
The M&M store is like a museum, fun for M&M lovers… from the crowds and all of the M&M filled shopping bags they appear to be thriving. I was tempted by the super cute M&M pillows myself but really…
And, Broadway, while the streets were busy, some areas are strategically closed/blocked off and few people appear in my photos.
#WIP – Work in progress…
itty bitty preemie baby hats (and newborn for Charity). Using my 8.5″ #8 circular needles. Depending on the size of the hat I want I cast on 35 or 42 for preemie size.
Knit around creates a rolled edge hat. At 3″ 1k. k2tog *. Cut a 10″ length of yarn, weave through the top to cinch the hat, weave in the ends.
Enjoying a recent deal on Caron Simply Soft yarn, from Michael’s….love the colors!
Simple 5 Ingredients Black Bean Burger
- 1, 15 oz. can of Black beans, rinse in a colander
- 2 large Scallions/ Green Onions – finely chopped
- 1 T Gluten-free flour or any flour if you’re not eating gluten-free
- 1/2 t Spicy Mustard
- Dash of Salt & Black pepper
- Add everything into a large bowl and mash it up roughly using a potato masher.
- Pan fry it in a cast iron skillet….get your skillet very hot first, then add you favorite oil… I used 1 T. extra virgin oilive oil.
- Take a large handful of the black bean mixture, gently form it …it’s ok for it to look rustic.
- Add it to the hot skillet and let it crisp up a few minutes on each side, flip it using a large firm slotted spatula.
- Make 3-4 Burgers.
My husband, not Vegan nor Gluten-free and he loved this meal.
I served it on a slice of gluten-free bread, spreading avocado to the bread and topped it with Daiya (dairy-free) Sharp Shredded cheese.
Added diced potatoes, corn and fresh cucumbers with dill to complete the dish for a hearty meal.
“Kale is both helpful for detoxifying the body and keeping the liver healthy. … Detoxes with kale are specifically designed to make sure the liver is kept clean of impurities, says MindBodyGreen, and to supply it with healthy nutrients that it needs to function properly”.
“Kale has one of the highest levels of antioxidants of any plant you can eat and can help reduce inflammation, lower cholesterol and detox the liver. Adding kale into your cleansing regimen can be effective, when it’s eaten in moderation”.
A tasty and natural detox/cleanse.
- I used Cashew Milk …will try my Flax milk tomorrow.
- I added a 1/2 t of Tumeric, 1/4 t Cinnamon & 1/4 t of Ginger powder.
- Be sure to use a really good blender…I had to pulse for sometime to break down the Kale. I prefer without a sweetner but I could see how some might want to add Stevia/honey to sweeten it up.