Monday, January 28, 2013

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Celiac is an obnoxious disease. It takes the fun out of eating unless alternative recipes are available. Creative people, however, make the hunt more productive---and the adventure more fun. Corinne found a recipe (thanks Pinterest) for cauliflower crust pizza. We were pretty skeptical, but it was delicious!


Here's the link:
http://www.eat-drink-smile.com/2011/04/cauliflower-crust-pizza.html

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Well, well, well...

So, I can say that I have learned the first step in knitting. As in I can cast on, knit stitch, and cast off. I make a lot of mistakes, but I finished a project:

Even in the picture the mistakes are obvious, BUT, it is complete--and warm :)


Learning by video is interesting. It took a LOT of searching to find a video that made sense to me. Most of them were geared toward people already adept at needle work of some kind. They went too fast or the camera work was unclear or the voice of the instructor annoyed me. Then I found a series of videos geared toward teens--including a couple o boys. Finally, a teacher who worked at a pace I could follow with plenty of repetition, multiple camera angles, and some humor. Voila--connection!





Here's the link to the first in the series:


Time to learn some more :)

Saturday, January 05, 2013

Learning curve

So, a year ago I was teaching myself to crochet. I can read a pattern reasonably well and I've graduated from simple cowls to hats---sort of. I am as slow as can be, but when I got a compliment on the hat I wore today, it totally made my day!  Here is the hat--and the pattern as best I can recall:




ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd st from hook, join in 1st sc

2: ch 1, sc in next sc, repeat from * all around. Do not join.
3: ch 1, 1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc in next sc. Repeat from * all around
4: ch 1, sc in next sc, ch 1, sc in same space (increase), ch 1, sc in next sc. Repeat from * all around
5: ch 1 sc in next sc (pattern). Repeat from * all around
6: work pattern increase every 3rd sc (see row 4)
7: same as 5
8: same as 6
9&10: increase every 4th sc
11-18: ch 1 sc in next sc  (increase as needed for fit--maybe twice per round)
19: 1 sc in each sc, sl st at end of round
20 (brim): ch 2, sc in each sc. 
21-23: sc in each sc. Repeat from *. Join with sl st in first sc of round


I make a LOT of mistakes, but it's fun and keeps my warm on these chilly days!]

Next up: knitting!

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Farewell 2012, Hello 2013

Count Down: Dylan, Jake, Corinne, Julieann, Grant, Caty Mae
Watching the new year enter in



Happy Newlyweds

Grant and Caty Mae

Happy not-so-newlyweds

Tres Amigas: Jackie, Virginia, Stephanie


Signing the ceiling tile (a New Year's Eve tradition)

sisters

Sisters

Learning to knit

Caty Mae, Corinne, Carrie

"Sorority Squat" pose

Everyone wants to be a sister? Group sorority squat pose
Christian, Mike, Caty, Carrie, Julieann, Corinne, Brian, Grant, Jake, Dylan
What we do on New Year's Day. Food, Football, Rose Parade, and naps!