Slouch Hats

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I have some more hats ready to donate to next years Project Forever 24 in memory of my Sister and Gramp. I have used this crochet pattern several times in the past. It works up really fast and it’s something that I can put down and pick up at any point. It makes a great pattern to work on while watching TV or while I am in the car waiting for my kids to get out of school.

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Here are the items that I have ready to donate thus far.

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Slouch Hats

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

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Thinking of my SISSY

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Gramp’s Kitchen – Deep Dish Pumpkin Pie

Happy Thanksgiving!!! Gobble Gobble

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Deep Dish Pumpkin Pie

1 ¾ up Flour
½ cup brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 cup butter, cut
1 cup chopped nuts
1 – 16 oz can pumpkin
1 – 14 oz can sweetened and condensed milk
2 Eggs
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
½ teaspoon allspice
½ teaspoon salt

Preheat oven 350 degrees. In med bowl, combine flour & sugar; cut in butter till crumbly. Stir in nuts,. Reserve 1 cup crumb mixture, press remaining in 12 x 7 inch baking dish on the bottom and ½ ways up the sides. In large bowl, combine remaining ingredients, mix well. Pour into prepared dish. Top with reserve crumb mixture. Bake 55 minutes or until golden. Cool. Serve with ice cream if desired. Refrigerate.

*Recipe from unknown source. Found in my Grandparents kitchen.

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I just couldn’t help it. I woke up this morning and saw that there was some freshly falling snow so I went out in my PJ’s and snapped a couple of pictures. My neighbors probably think that I am crazy.

- Shapely Boyfriend Sweater

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Hope you all have a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday!!!!!

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The Shapely Boyfriend Sweater ツ

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My Shapely Boyfriend Sweater is done. I am so glad that I took the time to take it apart and fix it.

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I used US size 6 knitting needles and the yarn is Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable in the shade of Echo. My sweater had a total of 48,588 stitches so I was about 15,000 stitches short of my 50,000 stitch goal. I added 10 rows of stitching in the body of the sweater and 7 rows in the sleeves to add extra length for my long torso.  So since I needed more stitches and a gift for my newest Niece or Nephew to be. I casted on the Nautty Baby sweater.

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The Nautty Baby sweater had a total of 15,276 stitches which gave me a FINAL GRAND TOTAL of 63,864 stitches for my National Knit A Sweater Month Knit A Long 2014. I met my challenge with a few days to spare.

**** I just wanted to add that Andre Sue now has the pattern for the Nautty Baby Sweater up for sale on Ravelry.

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Nautty Boy Baby Sweater

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It’s done. I really enjoyed knitting this baby sweater. I just love the texture. I’ve already had requests from my Daughter for a sweater for one of her baby dolls. ;)

I used US #5 knitting needles and some off white Red Heart yarn that was gifted to me a few years ago. I still have to stitch down the button band, but I want to find and sew on buttons first. I’m leaning towards wooden buttons.

Now I just need to come up with a matching hat and I will have a super cute baby gift for baby #9.

You can purchase the pattern here.

Check out Andre Sue’s Blog. She’s an amazing artist and has more free patterns listed.

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Nautty Boy Baby Sweater

Gramp’s Kitchen – Pineapple Pound Cake

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Pineapple Pound Cake

3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ cup milk
¾ cup undrained pineapple
1 ½ cup butter
2 ¾ cup sugar
6 large eggs

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour 2 loaf pans and set aside. In a separate bowl, combine flour and baking powder. Set aside. Combine in a separate bowl milk and pineapple and set aside. Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time. Add flour mixture and pineapple mixture in four additions. Beat smooth. Pour half the batter into each of the prepared pans. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour and 25 minutes. Cool until you can handle the pans with your hands. Then remove the cakes from the pans and then cool completely on wire racks.

Pineapple Glaze:
1 ½ cup powder sugar
¼ cup butter
Drained pineapple, desired amount.

Combine to desired constancy and spoon over the cake.

*Recipe from unknown source. Found in my Grandparents kitchen.

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Gramp’s Kitchen – Pineapple Pound Cake

Gramp’s Kitchen – Orange Buttermilk Salad

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Orange Buttermilk Salad

1 – 20 oz can of crushed pineapple undrained
3 tablespoons white sugar
1 – 6 oz package orange flavored jello
2 cups buttermilk
1 – 8 oz container of frozen whipped cream
Optional Ingredients:
½ cup walnuts or pecans
½ cup coconut

Mix pineapple and sugar together in a medium saucepan, and bring to a low boil, stirring occasionally. Stir in gelatin until completely dissolved, remove from heat and cool to room temperature. Add buttermilk, and refrigerate 1 hour or until partially set.

Gently fold in whipped topping. Pour mixture into a lightly oiled gelatin mold. Refrigerate 8 hours (overnight) & add nuts before serving.

*Recipe from unknown source. Found in my Grandparents kitchen.

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Gramp’s Kitchen – Orange Buttermilk Salad

Nautty Boy Baby Sweater – Test Knit

I woke up this morning and noticed that I only have 3 school days left to finish knitting this cute little baby sweater and finish fixing the Shapley Boyfriend Sweater. Unless of coarse I want to try to work on them with my kids bouncing off the walls with excitement over the holiday and school break. I think not.

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Anyways, I have been busy knitting this super cute little baby sweater as a gift for the 9th Grandchild in my Hubby’s family. The baby is due to arrive in April and we don’t know a gender yet. I thought that an off white sweater would be cute and I will pick out gender appropriate buttons later on or I might decide to use some wooden buttons.

Andre Sue offered me a chance to test knit this pattern before she puts it on the market to sell. I have never had the opportunity to test knit a pattern before so I think that it is quite exciting. Thus far the pattern has been a breeze but I had best get back to work so that I can get everything done by the end of the month. After that I need to finish 2 hats for Christmas gifts as well as the remaining 13 Christmas ornaments.

Have a great weekend!!!!!

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Nautty Boy Baby Sweater – Test Knit

Gramp’s Kitchen – Homemade Buttermilk

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Homemade Buttermilk

2 cups of milk plus 2 tablespoons of vinegar, mix together and let set for 30 to 60 minutes.

*Recipe from unknown source. Found in my Grandparents kitchen.

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Gramp’s Kitchen – Homemade Buttermilk