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Photos have been added to the Finished Projects Photos page. The projects on the photo page are from the past few years, but aren't listed in any special order.


Oscar Cupcakes

One "Bowl" Cupcakes
Combine the ingredients below in a food processor all at once and blend until a smooth, thick batter. Fill cups 2/3 full, bake at 350 for about 20 minutes. Frost with simple white vanilla frosting.
1.5 sticks of unsalted butter
2 eggs
2 t. vanilla extract
2/3 c. sour cream
1.5 c. flour
1 c. sugar
1 t. baking powder
.5 t. baking soda
1/3 c. unsweetened cocoa p0wder

Alpaca Bobbi Bear

This is Blue Sky Alpaca's large Bobbi Bear made with Blue Sky Bulky. Note that the pattern calls for 6 hanks of yarn, but I used less than 4 1/2. I would recommend knitting a few extra rounds on the body to balance out the enormous head.

Flannel Scarf with Bobble Fringe

This isn't a knitting project, but it is one of my favorite scarfs. It's made from a long piece of flannel fabric and some bobble fringe. Don't worry, it was time for the scarf to hit the wash when this photo was taken.

Cashmere Scarf

I finally finished the mohair picot edge cast-off* on this cashmere scarf. The scarf is made of Obsession with Kid Silk Haze ends. The pattern is my own, a double seed-stitch with rounded edges.

*Instructions for picot edge cast-off:
^Cast on two stitches using the cable cast-on, bind off 4 sts, slip remining stitch from the right-hand to the left-hand needle and repeat from^ to the end.

Cable cast-on:
Insert the tip of the right needle between the first two stitches on the left needle, pull through 1 stitch, twist 1/2 way, place on left hand needle. Repeat.

Reed's Baby Hat

Reed arrived a few weeks ago and will be getting this new hat soon. It's my own pattern, made of various Cotton Classic yarns.

Green Ribbon Twist Hat

I finished this hat months ago, but the cast-on edge was too tight. So yesterday I took it out and replaced it with a large needle cast-off. I used Rowan Ribbon Twist and Kid Silk Haze held together. The pattern is from Rowan's Big Just Got Bigger book.


It's time to blog again

The old, neglected blog was deleted about a year ago, but one's family members can only handle so many photos of crafty stuff before their eyes glaze over. So, I've decided that it's time to blog again. Welcome to Knitting Sock Monkey...