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Crocheted Flower

Posted by Cheryl Myers May 2, 2014

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Materials:

  • Small amount of scrap yarn. (This project can be worked in any yarn weight. Gauge is not crucial.)
  • A 1” button of your choosing.
  • Crochet hook size of your preference.

Pattern:
Ch 7, join with SL ST in first CH to form a ring.

Rnd 1 : * CH 10, SL ST in next CH, REP from * around, join with SL ST in first CH – (7 CH-10 loops)

Rnd 2 : [SC, HDC, 8 DC, CH 2, 8 DC, HDC, SC] in first CH-10 SP * [SC, HDC, 8 DC, CH 2, 8 DC, HDC, SC] in next CH-10 SP, REP from * around, join with SL ST in first SC. Fasten off. – (7 petals)

Finishing : Attach a 1” button sewn through the center of the flower. You may also sew Croco-Flower on a brooch setting so it is removable.

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Knit Scarf pattern

Posted by Cheryl Myers Mar 31, 2014

Pattern Collection

Yarnover Cross Scarf

 

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Length: 56”

Width: 5¼”

 

MATERIALS

Rozetti Yarns Soft Payette (70% acrylic, 22%

polyester, 8% payette; 100g/224 yds)

 158-15 Aquamarine –1 ball

Needles: US Size 7 (4.5 mm) straight needles or

size to obtain gauge

Notions: tapestry needle

 

GAUGE

16 sts x 20 rows = 4” in patt st

Save time, check your gauge.

 

Yarnover Cross Stitch Pattern

Multiples of 6 sts + 2

Row 1 (RS): K2, k18 wrapping yarn around ndl

3 times for each st, k2.

Row 2: Knit, dropping extra wraps off ndl.

Rows 3-6: Knit.

Row 7: Rep row 1.

Row 8: K2, * sl 6 sts to right ndl dropping extra wraps off ndl, cross first 3 sts over second 3 sts on ndl,

sl sts back to LH ndl and k6; rep from * to last 2 sts, end k2.

Rows 9-12: Knit.

Rep rows 1-12 for patt.

 

SCARF

Cast on 22 sts. Row 1 (RS): Knit. Work even in Garter st for 3 rows. Next row (RS): Work row 1 of

patt st. Work even in pat until piece measures x” from cast on, ending after row 12 of patt. Bind off all

sts loosely. Weave in ends.

Cilantro Butter

 

Makes 1/4 cup

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp butter softened
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon or lime zest
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon or lime juice
  • sea salt to taste

All spices must be organic or certified organic from the health store because all other commercial spices are irradiated (zapped with radiation) which change and damage the body's cells if consumed.

Preparation

  1. Combine the butter, cilantro, zest and sea salt and the juice in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
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Rose Petal Tea

Posted by Cheryl Myers Feb 28, 2014

Rose Petal Tea

Ingredients:

2 cups fresh fragrant rose petals (about 15 large roses)*
3 cups water
Honey or granulated sugar to taste

 

* All roses that you intend to consume must be free of pesticides. Do not use or eat flowers from florists, nurseries, or garden centers. In many cases these flowers have been treated with pesticides not labeled for food crops. The tastiest roses are usually the most fragrant. Learn more about Edible Flowers.

 


Preparation:

 

Clip and discard bitter white bases from the rose petals; rinse petals thoroughly and pat dry.

 

In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, place the prepared rose petals. Cover with water and bring just to a simmer; let simmer for approximately 5 minutes, or until the petals become discolored (darkened).

 

Remove from heat and strain the hot rose petal liquid into teacups. Add honey or sugar to taste.

 

Makes 4 servings.

 

Roll Brim Spiral Hat Knitting Pattern

 

 

Roll Brim Spiral Hat Knitting Pattern

 

Purl stitches move in a spiral around this roll brim hat.

Size:

Fits children about ages 8-12. For an adult hat, work one additional repeat (additional yarn not required beyond yardage in yarn used).

Gauge:

13 sts and 20 rows=4" in St st

Materials:

Como by Jaeger (bulky weight) or appropriate substitution

90% merino wool/10% polyamide

142 yards/50 grams

One ball #233 Eau

Size 11 US (8 mm) double pointed needles

Size 11 US (8 mm) 16 or 20" circular needles

Tapestry needle

Roll Brim Spiral Hat Knitting Pattern

 

Instructions

With circular needles, CO 66 sts. Be sure sts aren't twisted. Join. Work in St st 8 rows (1½")

Rnd 1: *k8, p1, k1, p1; rep from *

Rnd 2: k7, *p1, k1, p1, k8; rep from *, end k1 instead of k8

Rnd 3: k6, *p1, k1, p1, k8; rep from *, end k2 instead of k8

Rnd 4: k5, *p1, k1, p1, k8; rep from *, end k3 instead of k8

Rnd 5: k4, *p1, k1, p1, k8; rep from *, end k4 instead of k8

Rnd 6: k3, *p1, k1, p1, k8; rep from *, end k5 instead of k8

Rnd 7: k2, *p1, k1, p1, k8; rep from *, end k6 instead of k8

Rnd 8: k1, *p1, k1, p1, k8; rep from *, end k7 instead of k8

Rnd 9: *p1, k1, p1, k8; rep from *

Rnd 10: k1, p1, *k8, p1, k1, p1; rep from *, end k8, p1

Rnd 11: p1, *k8, p1, k1, p1; rep from *, end k8, p1, k1

Rep Rnds 1-11 once more. Hat should measure approx 6" from beg. For an adult hat, rep Rnds 1-11 twice more.

Decrease Crown

Change to double points when sts no longer fit on circulars.

Rnd 1: *K6, k2tog, p1, k1, p1; rep from * - 60 sts

Rnd 2: K6, p1, k1, p1, *k7, p1, k1, p1; rep from *, k1

Rnd 3: K3, k2tog, p1, k1, p1, *k5, k2tog, p1, k1, p1; rep from *, k2 - 54 sts

Rnd 4: K3, p1, k1, p1, *k6, p1, k1, p1; rep from *, k3

Rnd 5: K2tog, p1, k1, p1, *k4, k2tog, p1, k1, p1; rep from *, k4 - 48 sts

Rnd 6: *P1, k1, p1, k5; rep from *

Rnd 7: K1, p1, *k3, k2tog, p1, k1, p1; rep from *, end k3, k2tog, p1 - 42 sts

Rnd 8: P1, *k4, p1, k1, p1; rep from *, end k4, p1, k1

Rnd 9: *K2, k2tog, p1, k1, p1; rep from * - 36 sts

Rnd 10: K2, p1, k1, p1, *k3, p1, k1, p1; rep from *, k1

Rnd 11: K1, *p1, k1, p1, k1, k2tog; rep from *, end p1, k1, p1, k2tog - 30 sts

Rnd 12: *P1, k1, p1, k2; rep from *

Rnd 13: K1, p1, *k2tog, p1, k1, p1; rep from *, end k2tog, p1 - 24 sts

Cut yarn, leaving a tail. Thread tail through tapestry needle and through rem sts and remove from needle. Pull tightly to close top of hat. Weave in ends on WS.

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Chocolate Cake

Posted by Cheryl Myers Feb 26, 2014

Chocolate Cake

Ingredients

Original recipe makes 2 - 9 inch round cake layers

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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two nine inch round pans.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add the eggs, milk, oil and vanilla, mix for 2 minutes on medium speed of mixer. Stir in the boiling water last. Batter will be thin. Pour evenly into the prepared pans.
  3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, until the cake tests done with a toothpick. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

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Kids and socks..

Posted by Cheryl Myers Feb 6, 2014

It's incredible to think of. Children as young as four were being taught to knit at this time in England, and certainly by the time that they were seven or eight they were expected to be making stockings in a way that contributed to the families income. Women, men, children...all knitting away at stockings, producing certainly far greater than my measly sock a day while chopping wood for the fire, baking bread, sewing and mending clothes, knitting all the other items that the family needed to keep warm, caring for their children and in general leading an extraordinarily difficult life with far less leisure time.

This is so amazing!!

By the eighteenth century, an Icelandic servant girl was expected to be able to produce one long stocking, or to card. spin. and knit a pair of short socks each day.

 

Dudes... card spin and knit? Remember too that these people had other stuff going on. Totally. They couldn't order pizza to get it done, their husbands didn't do any laundry to help free up knitting time, they couldn't buy butter already churned to save time....The servant girl wasn't employed for the purpose of turning out stockings. She was doing her knitting in her idle "extra" moments, like me and you. She multitasked.

 

In Folk Socks, Nancy Bush writes:

 

In 1595 the collectors of Aulnage (excise duty for woolen cloth) reasoned that one knitter made two pairs of stockings per week.

 

For this to be the average...and remembering that a stocking goes to the knee (or better) and is therefore probably three socks to a stocking - knitting wise, this means that most knitters would easily have been turning out the modern equivalent of a sock a day while meeting their other responsibilities.

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7 Up Biscuits

Posted by Cheryl Myers Feb 5, 2014

Bisquick, sour cream, 7-up and butter!.... :
7 Up Biscuits

4 cups Bisquick
1 cup sour cream
1 cup 7-up
1/2 cup melted butter

Mix bisquick, sour cream and 7 up. Dough will be very soft - don't worry Knead and fold dough until coated with your baking mix. Pat dough out and cut biscuits using a round biscuit / cookie cutter. Melt butter in bottom of cookie sheet pan or 9x13 casserole dish. Place biscuits on top of melted butter and bake for 12-15 minutes or until brown at 425 degrees,

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MSOE Yarn Engineers

Posted by Cheryl Myers Jan 16, 2014

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Yarn Engineers

Invite ewe to:

Join us…

This is our 11TH year!

Learn to knit or crochet

 

 

Friday’s 11am 1:00pm

3RD FLOOR CC BUILDING

 

** All supplies for knitting and crocheting

Will be provided at no cost to you and you will be hosted by

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Monday Morning

Posted by Cheryl Myers Oct 7, 2013

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sweet!

Posted by Cheryl Myers Sep 1, 2013

Today's my Friday!!!!