Monday, January 28, 2013

FO: Blue hat

My youngest son and I went to my LYS Saturday.  While we were there, he spotted some blue yarn he loved, so we got it.  The yarn was Plymouth Yarn's Grandiosa Hand Dyed yarn (75% Merino, 25% Alpaca; the boy has good taste).  His challenge: mom had to make something with just the one twist of yarn.  My answer to his challenge, a blue hat:

I used size US 13 circular needles, which produces about 2 st. per inch, and knits very quickly.  The twist had just a little over enough to make the hat, so he insisted I leave the tail attached.  I admit I did not anticipate its transformation into a blue Fu Manchu. 

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Alfredo Win

I love Alfredo sauce, and so do my kids, as long as it's not the stuff in the jars.  Pre-made spaghetti sauce can be doctored and made to taste good, but there's just nothing you can do to fix pre-made Alfredo sauce.

I finally hunted down a recipe for Alfredo sauce and made a batch last night, though I was worried how it would turn out since I've never made it before.  I also made some doctored spaghetti sauce as a Plan B in case the Alfredo experiment went badly.

The results?  As they say, a picture us worth a thousand words:

Note the untouched tomato sauce on the right, looking very lonely

The recipe can be found here: