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Posted on : November 24, 2015 | No Comments
I just wanted to wish Happy Halloween to those who celebrate it :) My newest design says hi, too!
Posted on : October 31, 2015 | No Comments
This is the time! As last year, Dr Hookenstein is trying to take control over the world! We need to stop him!
Our spies did a basic research and called for more people, that’s why we’re asking you for help. This is their report:
“After his epic failure last year, Dr Hookenstein has doubled his efforts to take control over the people’s minds and, eventually, of the whole world. He revised his last attempt and, although it has failed, he thinks it still has some strong points like cuteness and yarn. Definitely yarn… He won’t admit it, but he got a bit obsessed, too. Only a few months ago it was hard for him to understand why perfectly normal adults visit yarn stores a few times a week and fight over cotton on sale. His stash grew a bit and is now a size of a shoebox (but he has big feet, so that’s a big box *). He also accumulated a middle-sized bag of scraps already and, as we suspect, he plans to use them in his newest plan as well. His favorite yarn is still worsted.
As we found out, he hired another assistant, hoping that this one won’t take bribes (as the last one did), but we already checked and this guy is willing to sell any information for the right price. We made a test and easily got to know what color is Dr Hookenstein’s underwear (it’s blue*).
Since the new guy is really cooperative, we managed to determine the number of creatures that will be created to manipulate people’s minds. Again, the sooner we get the plans, the sooner we will make the creatures ourselves and spoil Dr Hookenstein’s evil plan. Anyways, we expect three creatures, and (due to some overzealous newbies*) we more or less know the looks of one of them. And the yarn that could be spotted is lack, orange, brown and gray…”
We also expect that one mysterious creature might be hidden in the cellar, but we’re not sure if there are any adventurous agents who’d like to go down the cellar stairs to check it. Especially, that they’d need to bribe the assistant first, but we’ll see. We’ll be sending you the supersecret laser pens and notebooks really soon so that you can take notes and start working asap!
*Added by an overzealous spy. He’s new, so you know, he still cares…
Interested in helping our Agency stop him? Visit our R.A.V.E.L.R.Y headquarters and get all the necessary info there!
Posted on : October 18, 2015 | 3 Comments
I was looking for a good peanut butter recipe and found two trends – with the addition of bananas or baking powder. I decided I need both in mine to make the both sweeter and softer. And definitely in bigger quantities than 4 – 10 (the usual recipes were for this amount). But I’m a pancake-eater and have 3 more hungry pancake-eaters, so we needed more. I made my own version, then, and they turned out great!
Sorry for not having more photos, but I wasn’t expecting so much interest and didn’t even plan writing about it :)
9 heapieng teaspoons of creamy peanut butter (I use natural, with no additions)
120g flour (mine was mixed all puropse and whole wheat flour)
1 cup milk (can be more or less depending on the size of eggs and banana, so don’t add everything at once)
1 big, ripe banana
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Mix eggs with peanut butter, add banana and then milk and flour mixed with baking powder (small amounts, in turns). Heat the frying pan (with no oil or butter – they will fry well without them, due to the fat from the peanut butter). Using a table spoon, pour the batter on the pan and fry on the minimal heat (they need to fry slowly, so that they’re good inside and not burned on the other side). You will see some bubbles or even tiny holes appearing – this is the time to flip them. They other side needs less time frying, so just check when they’re browned and take them off the pan.
Since they’re not sweet, I recommend eating them with chocolate, honey or maple syrup :)
Posted on : October 3, 2015 | No Comments
The rules are simple:
1. Create a project based on one of Cute and Kaboodle’s patterns – anything that fits the theme “it’s raining cats and dogs”, so it can be a cat or a dog or… something like November Crocodile or whatever else you can think of! I know we have lots of creative people in this group!
2. If you’re on Ravelry, create a project page for it and link it to the pattern.
3. Post a photo of your finished project in this thread so that we can all admire it (you can do it on Ravelry and Facebook).
4. Repeat steps 1 – 3 if you want :)
5. In the meantime wait impatiently for another Dr. Hookenstein’s CAL (we had a blast last year, you can read about it on Ravelry). He’s already started plotting…
6. Most importantly – have fun!
7th of September 2015 till 4th of October 2015 (may be flexible, if needed).
I decided to take part in the CAL as well and created this little kitty. He was really fun to make and I used a free pattern of mine.
Which one? – you’ll ask. Well, believe it or not, but it’s Bunny and Bear Buddies. How did I get the ears and tail? From my shapes tutorial :) See, all free and easy to make. I just used thinner contrasting yarn because I didn’t have any good brown color in the main color weight. So instead of making 8sts for the hands, I started with 6, than increased in every stitch for 12 sts, worked one round even (12 sts) and then decreased to 6 (sc2tog x 6) with main color and continued as the pattern says. The ears are made with my triangle I tutorial and the tail with a tube tutorial (tube I to be exact). Easy, right? So maybe you’ll try and make one, too? I’d love to see them!
Posted on : September 10, 2015 | No Comments
Posted on : September 9, 2015 | 3 Comments
Aaand knitting continues… I miss crocheting a lot. Really. I’m working on a submission that is crocheted, but that’s too little it seems!
Today’s post will be superquick as I’m superbusy. But I hope to have another post published this week about my other yarn-y adventure – so coma back later :)
Anyways, I have some finishes again! Mitts for myself…
…that should match my headband I posted here – do you think they do? The photo is crappy, I know…
And for my younger son:
They were made as a part of a test for Lyudmyla Vayner. Be sure to check her designs! And see you later!
Posted on : September 1, 2015 | 7 Comments
Together with Let’s Knit we prepared a special giveaway, too! You an win 3 of my patterns – details here: http://buff.ly/1KZtyVi
Posted on : August 25, 2015 | 12 Comments
Razem z Let’s Knit przygotowaliśmy też specjalną “rozdawkę” – do wygrania aż trzy z moich wzorków. Po szczegóły zapraszam tutaj: http://buff.ly/1KZtyVi
Posted on : August 12, 2015 | 12 Comments
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