Sunday, August 29, 2010
Gingerbread House Socks
Needles: Size 2 40" circular (magic loop method used)
Pattern: Yankee Socks
I needed a "mindless" project while spending hours this week at the car repair garage and this is what I worked on. Just a simple K2, P2 rib leg....nothing to "write home to mother about". I like using the magic loop method as I don't drop or lose needles when I am somewhere that I may have to suddenly pick up and move.
Those of you who know me well know that for a long time I tried doing one new things per month. Milk goats, make cheese, kayak, etc. have been on the list. August has been so terribly busy (and sometimes painful) that it dawned on me that I had not adhered to the "new thing". You know, it keeps me young thinking to do that.
All I could think of in a hurry which is not really "new" but I haven't done in years is to make homemade yogurt. It is so very easy and tastes so much better.
I started with 2 cups of "VERMONT" goat's milk (is there any other kind?) and 2 cups of cow's milk.
Slowly heat the milk up to 180 degrees.
This new cooking thermometer is so much better than the one I had. It can't accidently rest on the bottom of the pan and give a "false reading".
Cool the milk to 110 degrees and add 4 tablespoons of plain yogurt (or purchased culture) making sure you mix thorougly.
Pour into your favorite yogurt maker (can be a crock pot or a number of other things).
This yogurt maker really is not as large as it appears. After four hours, the yogurt is ready. It's still doing it's thing so I can't show you the finished product in this post.
I like my bananas very firm and barely yellow. However, I do like really ripe mashed bananas in my yogurt so they now don't go to waste.
It's back to work tomorrow. I was on a "working vacation" seeing to my car, hoping to have at least one good weather day (I had 2-3).
More knitting things to come. Almost done with the baby sweater and a couple of other UFO's.
Posted by Joansie at 7:17 PM