Knit Flix

Friday, September 23, 2016

HKF

It's Hand Knit Friday. What hand knits are you wearing today?

I'm wearing socks knit with yarn dyed by Lisa Souza.


Petroglyph Socks
Project details on Ravelry

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Friday, September 16, 2016

HKF

It's Hand Knit Friday! What hand knits are you wearing today?


Primavera socks
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Friday, September 09, 2016

HKF

It's Hand Knit Friday! What hand knits are you wearing today?


Blueberry Waffle Socks
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Friday, September 02, 2016

HKF

It's Hand Knit Friday! What hand knits did you wear today?

It was too warm for hand knits today, but tonight I'm wearing Mardi Gras Pincha.

Mardi Gras Pincha

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Friday, August 26, 2016

HKF, HMF

It's Hand Knit and HandMade Friday! What hand knit/hand made pieces are you wearing today?

I'm wearing A Step Above entrelac socks and hand made chain maille and forged copper earrings from my Beadlemania line.

A Step Above socks

Chain Maille Captured Bead Bracelet

Leaf earrings

Leaf earrings

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Friday, August 19, 2016

HKF

It's Hand Knit Friday! What hand knits do you have on today?

I'm wearing the Keyhole sweater.


Keyhole sweater
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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Late to the Instant Pot Party

I saw that the Instant Pot 6-in-1 was 30% off on Amazon, so I asked for input on FB and was amazed at how much positive feedback my friends had. No one had anything bad to say about it, so I placed my order.

For those who are not familiar with this appliance, you can use it to saute and brown, and it also is a pressure cooker, rice cooker, slow cooker, steamer, and warmer. I have 2 Fagor stove top pressure cookers, as well as cookware and/or appliances to handle everything else, so I wasn't sure if I wanted to buy the Instant Pot. But we recently replaced our electric coil stove which wasn't ideal for pressure cooking, with a glass cook top which is even worse for pressure cooking because the cooking surface doesn't change temperature quickly. Also, babysitting a pressure cooker was kind of annoying--is it too hot, is it too cool, did it lose pressure, should I add an extra minute or two, etc., etc.. I know, it all sounds pretty trivial. But automating pressure cooking, replacing the rice cooker that has a plastic coated insert, and getting a larger slow cooker were all positives.

It arrived today. The unit is a little bigger than our rice cooker, which is what I expected. The cooking vessel is stainless steel, so that's a plus.

Instant Pot 6-in-1

I made Broccoli Soup using this recipe, omitting the cream and cheese and adding celery. It took longer to chop the vegetables and blend it than the 5 minutes it took to cook. So far, so good. My friends were right on the money.

Broccoli Soup

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