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Since Sundays are supposed to be a day of rest, I usually don’t want to fuss making an elaborate dinner. So I try to think of easy, yet tasty things to make. This past Sunday I decided to defrost some pulled pork that I had bought. I like the Jack... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2017 at TintiTypes
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So, what to do with leftover yarns? This is an idea. I had different off white yarns leftover from other projects. There wasn't enough of any one particular yarn to make a whole project, but, put together, they would be enough to make an interesting cowl. I did it in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2017 at TintiTypes
Thank you for your comment and your tip. I'm sure it will come in handy for others making these slippers.
I would use a thinner yarn, like a sport weight yarn and use a smaller needle. Also, decreasing the length of the slipper will accommodate the smaller foot size. Hope this helps.
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My doorbell rang this afternoon. When I answered the door I was confronted with my neighbor's three adorable children bearing gifts in the form of tomatoes from her garden. I picked the ones that looked like little tomato people from the box of tomatoes they were distributing to their neighbors.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2016 at TintiTypes
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I knit to create a special and unique garment. So in order to accomplish that, I always use the best yarn I can afford. After all, if I'm going to put in all that work and time into a project, I want to end up with a finished product that... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2016 at TintiTypes
A year ago I went to visit with one of my dearest and oldest friends, Ana, in Alexandria, VA. (When I say old I am not referring to her age, just her sheer endurance of putting up with me as my friend). While there, she treated me like royalty, and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2016 at TintiTypes
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I am a very fortunate person to have amazing friends. One couple in particular, not only came over one night for dinner and gave us the pleasure of their company, but brought dinner. In this case, a fabulous quiche , which Sharon said she had put together because she had... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2016 at TintiTypes
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This time of year I love all the wonderful produce at the local farmer’s market. It is also the only time of the year when green tomatoes are available. On my last visit to the market I went a little overboard on buying green tomatoes. I love fried green tomatoes,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2015 at TintiTypes
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Ingredients: 1 jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce 1 lb. penne, rigatoni, or ziti pasta – cooked al-dente – Don’t forget to reserve 2 cups of the pasta water to add to the sauce. 1 to 2 cups of pasta water (reserved from cooking the pasta) 1 cup grated cheese... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2015 at TintiTypes
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I knitted this scarf on a bias. It is actually very easy to do and adds interest. It is super easy to make, since I used a garter stitch. What makes the scarf sizzle is the yarn, which is a blend of 31% silk, and 31% merino, and 8% polyester.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2015 at TintiTypes
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I made this scarf with leftover yarn from other projects. A great way to use up a stash of small amounts of yarn. The only thing that I would recommend is that the yarns be of similar weight, and that they are colors that play well together. Other than that,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2015 at TintiTypes
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Ingredients Two salmon fillets Crystalized ginger. About three of the small cubes, minced into tiny pieces. ¼ cup maple syrup. Juice of ½ a squeezed orange, or about that equivalent of orange juice, which is probably about an 1/8th of a cup The zest of one orange. Mix all of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at TintiTypes
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Michigan is not usually this cold in November. I think I will plan on hybernating until April. Related articles How to Knit on a Bias - Bias Knitted Scarf (or Shawl) Yarn Stash Scarf Maple Glazed Salmon - A TintiTypes Recipe Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2014 at TintiTypes
In the small downtown near where I live we have a small farmer's market, which opens on Sundays and Wednesdays from May through the third week of October. The goods range from honey, cookies, bread, hand-made goods, and, of course, actual farm produce. I go pretty much for the farm... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2014 at TintiTypes
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As in past years, my niece and I spent an afternoon crafting Easter cards. Her lovely efforts are the eggs and the sweet Easter bunny above. Mine are the images below, consisting of the "traditional Easter Turtle".... hey, haven't you ever heard of Easter Turtle Eggs? Oh, and why not.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2014 at TintiTypes
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There are about 150,000 people without power in Michigan because of the ice storm that we had Saturday night into Sunday morning. In the county I live in, we have 50,000 people without power. I have no power, but fortunately the generator is keeping us warm and lit. They are... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2013 at TintiTypes
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As we have for past Halloweens and other holidays, my sweet niece and I, had a pre-Halloween session of painting. These are two of her masterpieces in honor of the holiday. I love her sense of humor. Happy Halloween everyone Related articles Happy Halloween!!!! Happy Halloween Everyone! Happy Halloween Everyone!... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2013 at TintiTypes
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Seafoam or Wave stitch (I've seen it called by both names) is a relatively easy stitch pattern, which has a lovely lacy look to it. For this shawl I used 3 skeins of Sunseeker by Cascade Yarns. Each skein was 227 yards. I cast on 56 stitches and then knitted... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2013 at TintiTypes
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I love to mix knitting and chrocheting in my projects. They truly make for some interesting and fun designs. This is a shawl I made that started out as just pieces of both knitted triangles, crocheted flowers and different yarns that blended nicely together from my stash. Once I had... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2013 at TintiTypes
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Hummingbird watching while sitting on my patio is a joy to experience. They are magical and beautiful, but also feisty and territorial. I have at least two couples that constantly visit my feeders. Sometimes it's like a "Star Wars" scene, where they sky-bomb each other. They are tons of fun... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2013 at TintiTypes
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I recently finished this shawl. It started out as just a simple red triangular shawl, but the more I knitted, the more I knew that it was really lacking something to give it pizzazz. That's when I started looking through my crocheted motif books and decided that it needed a... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2013 at TintiTypes
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The perfect meal for a warm summer evening. Ready-made roast chicken purchased from Sam's or your local grocery store is a fast and convenient way to put a tasty dinner on the table in record time. I have a lot of recipes where the pre-roasted chickens make their appearance. One... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2013 at TintiTypes
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I love shawls. I love the feeling of wrapping myself into something warm, soft, comforting and beautiful on a cool summer night or a winter or fall day. So, I have knitted shawls in different sizes, colors, types of yarn, yarn weights, and styles. Many times my shawls start out... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2013 at TintiTypes
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My niece and I had a -get ready for Easter- art session last night. Her art is the lovely, cheerful Easter egg drawings. Mine, well, let's just say that the "chick" hatching from the egg is not a cuddly one. My niece is beginning to wonder exactly how weird is... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2013 at TintiTypes