Monday, March 30, 2020

Getting down to some serious baking ...!

During these times of social isolation, I find that I have more time to keep up with my Instagram account ... checking out what all my favourite bread bakers have been up to. By Sunday, after watching Martin Philip and his Son making pitas ... link here I became overwhelmed with inspiration and decided to get down to some serious baking business ... time to make some pitas

I used the Golden Pita Bread recipe from the King Arthur site and started my mise en place. Then in no time I'm ready to bake ... Okay, the wine might have helped pass time a bit quicker! lol

After a period of rest and a bit more wine, it was time to bake those pita ... check this out! Pouff!

They didn't all puff up ... but hey! It was my first first time making pitas They are quite touchy and it is a science to get them out of the oven in time before they dry out.

Voila the finish product ...

All in all, they turned out pretty good. I will admit, they are easy to make and are so delicious. With practice, I'll get pita baking down pat.

What have you been up to?

By the way, King Arthur Flour Instagram account has some wonderful baking videos. You might want to check them out at

Thanks for stopping by my littler corner in cyberspace. I do hope you have been keeping safe and healthy. Cheers!

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Knitting away ....

I haven't quilted in a bit ... Seems easier to pick up knitting needles than it is to sit at my machine. I could pick up some wool work .... but ..... naw for now!

I still haven't picked up my No Frill's Sweater by Petite knit ... I'm really not in the mood to think ... so simple projects it is.

I knitted two pairs of mittens .. I'm sure you'll recognize the pattern ... Bromont Mitts designed by Dianna Wallaby's for Espace Tricot. This time I used Plymouth yarn Galway Sport ... a burgundy pair

And a Blue pair

Last week, on my trip to Albany I picked up a new book ... Maja's Swedish Mittens by Maja Karlsson ... you know ... to spice things up a bit!

It's a lovely book with lots of different patterns ...

During these unprecedented times .... Creativity is my therapy and sanity ... What's yours?

Hoping you are keeping safe and healthy ....

Saturday, March 21, 2020

The new normal .... for other's anyway! lol

My friend Cheryl sent me this. It is so me! lol

What made me laugh was my favourite brother's reply to my post!

In these insane times .... laughter/humour is a must!

Stay safe and healthy every one ... both physically and emotionally/psychologically! People are doing some crazy stuff!

Hugs to you!

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Happy St Patrick's day!

Top of the morning to you! Hope you are enjoying a fabulous day!

Finished this little quilt ... a project from my last wool box with Primitive Gatherings. The pattern is called Irish Chain by Lisa Bongean

The instructions called for hand embroidering the shamrock ... but I went with hand dyed wool. They were tiny pieces ... so tiny that it was best I hand embroidered the stem. 

I love how it turned out. Glad to finally have a piece for St Patrick's day. 

What have you been up to?

Catch you all later.  Cheers!

Monday, March 16, 2020

Stop the world, I want to get off ....!

Can someone explain to me what is going on?

On my way back from Albany, I stopped in Plattsburgh to do my weekly grocery shopping and was puzzled to see such a packed parking lot .... unusual for a Monday!

Once inside I was greeted by an empty vegetable section ..... WTF! Not a potato to be had anywhere!

Ok onward to pick up some milk and ..... meat counter bare except for hot sausages!

Not only that but the canned vegetable & legume section were bare and so was the canned broth section ... the frozen vegetable section ... totally empty!

and not a paper product to be had anywhere ...

My experience at Hannafords scared me to death ...

People's carts were filled, over flowing with stuff ...  some had two carts filled .... there was enough food for six (6) months if not more in there!!!! And here I was with my little cart barely filled .... couldn't even get a gallon of organic 1% milk! All out of stock!

Strangely, the beer section was not empty ..... Now that's totally weird!

I'll tell you ... I am more scared of people's present behavior than I am of the virus. Wow!

Stay healthy everyone .... physically and especially emotionally/psychologically!


Friday, March 6, 2020

A first pair knitted ...!

Just completed my first pair of mittens .... The pattern is called Bromont Mitts by Dianna Walla for Espace Tricot

It was easier than I thought. I was a bit worried about the thumb ... but it's a thumbs up! Corny ... I know ... lol

Just love how they turned out! They are so comfy on my hands. I think I'm addicted! lol

What have you been up to?

Catch you all later!

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Something new .... !

I started a new knitting project .... No Frills Sweater by PetiteKnit.

I'm stuck at the moment. I cannot seem to figure out the instructions. I have read the pattern both in English and in French .... and I'm still lost! This is a raglan construction with German short rows in the round. I'm sure I'll figure it out soon enough.

Until then ... this is what the sweater is "suppose" to look like.

(Picture taken from Ravelry).

I'm using Julie Asselin - Leizu Dk yarn which is 90% SW Merino and 10% Silk. It is so soft to the touch. The pattern called for two (2) mohair type yarn ... I just thought I'd be different! ;)

You can find the pattern on Ravelry here. Great knitting site!

What have you been up to?

Thanks for stopping by! Catch you all later!
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