Monday, January 30, 2012

Easy Meatball Recipe

Meatballs, Mushroom Soup & Peppers Recipe

1 lb. ground pork
onion powder to taste
garlic powder to taste
pepper to taste
1 egg
1/2 cup rice
1/4 - 1/2 cup diced onion
2 yellow peppers
2 cans mushroom soup

Mix together pork, seasonings, egg,  rice, and onions in a medium bowl.  Make this mixture into meatballs.  Place the meatballs in a skillet with the yellow peppers and and cook til brown.  Add the mushroom soup and 1 1/2 cans of water and simmer for 30 minutes.

Serve over noodles, mashed potatoes or rice.

This was my first time trying this recipe, but I am sure I'll be cooking it again, everybody loved it!

I hope you will too!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Loom Knit Headband

This is what I made today while babysitting my grandson!

I'm going to try to write up the pattern once I have tested it out again.  This headband is so stretchy it fit my grandson who is almost two as well as my head. It was done on the Martha Stewart loom using just the two 1/2 circles with the blue pegs in all 56 holes.

Loom Knit Leaf

Someone in one of the Facebook Groups asked if you could knit a leaf on the round KK looms. Here is my rendition of a leaf on the 24 peg kk loom.

Loom Knit Leaf
Copyright (C) 2012 Cindy Jackson

All knitting is done with the e-wrap. Leaf is done as a flat panel (knitting back and forth in rows).

Ewrap cast on 3 pegs.
Row 1: Slip first peg, purl next peg, knit last peg.
Row 2: repeat row 1.
Row 3: Increase row. Move the end loops over 1 peg so you have a loop, an empty peg, a loop, an empty peg and a loop. Slip the end peg, wrap the peg, knit one, wrap the empty peg, knit one.
Row 4: Slip, purl, knit, purl, knit
Row 5: Repeat row 4.
Row 6: Increase row. Move end loops the same as in row 3. Slip the end peg, wrap, knit 3, wrap, knit last peg.
Row 7: Slip, purl, knit 3, purl, knit.
Row 8: Repeat row 7.
Row 9: Decrease row. Lift the end loops and place the loop next to them on the peg. (eg:The loop from peg 6 goes on peg 7) put the original loop back on the peg knit off. Move this loop onto the empty peg. You should be down to 5 pegs with loops on them now. Slip the first peg, purl, knit, purl, knit
Row 10: Slip. Purl, knit, purl, knit.
Row 11: Decrease row. Repeat row 9. You should be back down to 3 loops on your loom. Slip, purl, knit.
Row 12. Slip, purl, knit.
Row 13: Decrease by lifting centre loop and placing one of the other loops under it, knit over, lift the loop again, place it on top of the remaining loop and knit over. Wrap and knit. Cut yarn and pull through last loop.

I hope this pattern works for you!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Loom Knit Doll Dress

I started working on this a few weeks ago, but things have a habit of happening and then I forget what I was! Any way I made the dress and the wings for this 11 1/2 inch doll on my Martha Stewart loom. I just love this loom and use it almost every day. Now that dolly has her new dress and wings I am working on a loom knit yo-yo doll of some sort. It is taking shape but I'm not quite sure what it!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Braids and Lace Shawl

I finally put up my Braids and Lace Shawl pattern. I decided that since it has taken me so long to upload it, it will be free at least for now.

If you do make it all I ask is that you do not make a profit from it. I hope you enjoy this pattern.