Hand Dyed Unicorn/Pegasus Fart Yarn

I love the yarns that I dyed up over the weekend. The top left is Pegasus Farts –  the bottom is Unicorn Farts –  and on the right I have a red that was dyed in a jar – and the black was speckled with left over rainbow yarn first and when I didn’t like the way it turned out I over dyed it in a jar with black – The rainbow speckles still show but they are not as obvious as they were before.

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How I did the fart yarn.

First I watched this video that had some awesome tips on how to paint yarn.

Then I read and reread this Unicorn Farts dying tutorial by Tomboy Knits several times and then I just had at it.

I have a project in mind for my Pegasus Farts yarn. It’s called the Duane Park Triangle. The pattern is by Kirsten Kapur. It is not a free pattern but I think that it is more than worth the $6.00 price tag. This will be my first really lacey project, so wish me luck. I am joining in the Through the Loops Summer 2015 KAL (Knit a Long) with this shawl. I am about 50 rows away from finishing the first section of the shawl and then I will be able to add in my Pegasus Farts yarn. I can’t wait to see how it works up.

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Gramp’s Kitchen – Belgium Waffle Cookies

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Belgium Waffle Cookies

3 Eggs
½ cup white sugar
¾ cup brown sugar
½ cup butter (not margarine)
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 ½ cup flour (or a little more)
2 teaspoons vanilla

Beat eggs, add rest in order. Bake in a krumkake iron. Drop dough by spoon onto warm iron about 1/3 teaspoon at a time. They bake quickly – when you put dough in iron turn iron over

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

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Busy Summer Days

Wow, I swear the last two weeks flew by in two days time. We went on a family vacation and I did some knitting, crocheting, yarn dying and some dumpster diving that would make my father proud.

CRAFTS:

I found the Rose City Rollers pattern on Instagram recently so of course I had to try knitting a pair too. These will be my Daughter’s Christmas gift.

Rose City Rollers

I bought two tie dye kits at Wal-Mart and I painted some Sugar n Cream dishcloth yarn with it.

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Then I made 7 of these super cute butterflies with the yarn that I dyed. My Daughter walked off with one of them and wouldn’t give it back so I could photograph it.

Butterflies

I also started knitting a sweater for my Mom’s Christmas gift but I am not far enough along to bother taking a photo.

MISC.:

I bought some little jam jars to sort my buttons and I found some glass electrical insulators to display with them. Now I just need to find a shelf to hang on the wall to display them.

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VACATION:

We recently took our summer vacation to the Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant in DeSmet South Dakota. I wish that I had taken more pictures but we weren’t allowed to take pictures in most of the buildings. So I am going to link to some of my favorite Laura Ingalls Wilder blogs below. They have some awesome pictures!!!

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Young Pioneers is a book that I have been wanting to read that was written by Rose Wilder Lane.

There was a crochet afghan on the “sofa” in the final house that Ma and Pa lived in that was replicated to match one in a photo that was taken by one of the Ingalls family members. If anyone would happen to know where I could find a pattern for it please let me know. Here’s a blog post on the house that I am talking about.

Blog Links:

Discover Laura
Meet Laura Ingalls Wilder
Sarah’s Notebook… Trundle Bed Tails
The Cottonwood Tree
The Pioneer Girl Project
Beyond Little House

I hope that you all enjoyed this weeks post. Until next time <3 Missy

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THROW BACK THURSDAY: White sauce (good for scalloped potatoes)

Today’s Throw Back Thursday post was originally posted on February 25th of 2013. Enjoy and have a great day.

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3-4 tablespoons Marg
3-4 tablespoons flour
Salt & pepper to taste
1 ¾ cup milk
Onion optional
Cheese cubed

• Melt margarine
• add flour
• stir in milk

stir constantly until thickened over medium heat add salt & pepper to taste add onion & cheese stir until melted slice potatoes mix with ham or hot dogs cover with sauce mix cook in slow cooker 6 to 8 hours on low or in oven 2-3 hours @ 350

*Recipe from unknown source.

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Gramp’s Kitchen – Coralie’s Filled Cookies

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Coralie’s Filled Cookies

1 cup sugar
½ cup butter
1 egg
½ cup sweet cream
1 teaspoon soda
2 teaspoon baking powder
Vanilla
3 cups flour

Mix together. Roll thin and put filling between.

Filling: 2 cups ground raisins
½ cup sugar
½ cup water

Boil and then add

Vanilla
1 tablespoon butter

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

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THROW BACK THURSDAY: Potato Soup

Today’s Throw Back Thursday post was originally posted on February 20th of 2013. Enjoy and have a great day.

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1 stick of oleo
1 onion
Potatoes (boil until done)
2 grated carrots
3 large tabs of chicken bouillon
3 tablespoons cornstarch in milk mix
2 ½ lbs of cheese
½ gallon of hot water
19 oz non dairy creamer

*Recipe from unknown source.

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Old Sturbridge Village, Massachusetts!

Missy's Crafty Mess:

Later this week I plan to purchase some dye and yarn so that I can make my own pretty yarn. I decided to search the tag “dying yarn” on WordPress and I found this post. I found it very interesting so I thought that I would share…. now I am off to learn more about dying my own yarn!!! Have a great day & enjoy!!!

Originally posted on njgdesigns:

Even though Saturday for us was raining, damp, and very cloudy, special person and  I went for a ride.  I just couldn’t stand sitting and icing my aching ankle any longer!  So, off we went for a ride in the rain!  Getting to the Old Sturbridge  Village was an easy trip – almost a straight shot in the eastern direction.  My main interest for going there was that they were scheduled to reenact the spinning of the  wool, dying the yarn, and they sell it in their gift shop.  During that time the locals used black walnuts and sage to dye the yarns.  It was really fun to watch the women demonstrate how the women of the 1800’s used to work so hard each and every day in all aspects of life, especially the making of their own yarn to knit items for themselves and family.  For them it was…

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