Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Muffin Monday's One Year Anniversary!

One year ago today, I posted the first recipe for "Muffin Monday"

~cream cheese pumpkin muffins~

What is your favorite kind of muffin?

Tuesday Tips

~homemade autumn carpet fresh~

3/4 cup baking soda
1/4 cup talcum powder
2 tablespoons corn starch
1 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, or allspice

Mix together.
Sprinkle over carpet and let sit at least 15 minutes.
Store your carpet fresh in a plastic container,
and poke holes in the top so you can sprinkle it over your carpet.

Knitting Inspiration

I was so excited over my black poncho,
(we had a little cool front this weekend
and I was able to wear it to worship on Sunday!)
that as soon as I finished it, I couldn't wait to jump right in to another project.
I spent a little time exploring my favorite yarn brand website
and discovered lots of free patterns at my knitting experience level.
I was so inspired! I have three new projects started!

First up is another light weight poncho.
I purchased two skeins of a variegated yarn that I've had my eye on.
(The normally low priced Red Heart yarn
was marked down even further to only $1.50 a skein!)

I am experimenting with rows of knitting
and rows of purling this time.
This will give the poncho a ribbed, textured look.
The only problem is I can't seem to keep up with my rows of each!
I'll learn a lot with this project. ;-)

I already have the finished poncho paired up in my mind
with a tan turtle neck, flair jeans, and brown boots. ;-)

I've also started working with a 100% cotton yarn
for the first time.

Knitting with three strands at a time
produces a very thick fabric.

I am using the popular Lily "Sugar 'n Cream" in Natural Ombre to make potholders.

And lastly, I've started some patchwork squares
in garter stitch, seed stitch, and moss stitch.

That one day,
might become a blanket...

Whoop! ;-)