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1  COOKING / Vegetarian / Vegan / Re: Favorite Vegan Pizza Toppings? on: March 02, 2007 08:13:05 PM
i love to roast a bulb of garlic in the oven.....slice off a little of the garlic that comes to a point, drizzle about a teaspoon of olive oil, wrap it in foil and roast it at 400 for about 12-15 minutes.  when it's cooled you can squeeze out the garlic and spread it like butter on the pizza dough before adding other toppings.  gives it a nice flavor, not overwhelmingly garlicky.  yummy!

other toppings:
caramelized onions
sun dried tomatoes
sauteed spinach
grilled eggplants
mushrooms
roasted peppers
marinated to whatever you want it to taste cubed tofu ie. barbecue, curry, etc. you get the point :-)
zucchini
shredded soy cheese


i also like to grill the dough till golden brown before adding the toppings and then bake it in the oven.  it adds a nice smoky taste to the dough.  it also helps the dough from falling apart if you're putting on a lot of toppings.

2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Not Another Fetching Wristwarmer Post on: February 07, 2007 04:17:34 PM
OMG these are superrific!!

My question is: did you block them to stop curling or do they just magically sit flat?? I made a pair and the opening by the fingers curls a bunch (I've been too lazy to block  Embarrassed)

I should probably just block them and get it over with  Roll Eyes


As Zeusofcute wrote, it's the picot bind off that makes it curl, you might want to rip it out and just do a plain ol' bindoff.  That'll make it lay flat so you don't have to block it.

You must show us your fetching whether you leave it or change the bind off! :-)

C'mon people, I wanna see your versions!!!!! Grin
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Not Another Fetching Wristwarmer Post on: February 07, 2007 03:48:17 AM
Those are soooo pretty! I love them! I wasn't too sure about the pattern since they looked loose to me by the fingers. But yours look like they fit nice and snug.

How much SWS did you use? more than one ball?

I used one skein of the sws and had yarn to spare.  And yes, they do fit nice and snug, although very stretchy. 

You have to remember to bind the thumbs off very loosely.  The first thumb, I did it with my regular tension and the circulation in my thumb was dying.  It was very tight.  I also left out the picot bind off cause I thought it would be too fussy with different colors of the yarn.
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Not Another Fetching Wristwarmer Post on: February 06, 2007 06:09:04 PM
Hey y'all!  Thank you kindly for all your lovely compliments.  They're like little spots of sunshine and make smile.

Zeusofcute....yes, I did use a size 8 dpn that the pattern called for.  I think on the Patons sws, it came out a wee bit thick, but I like it....it makes it feel extra cozy!


Yarnlova....I have skein of yarn in the pink/green color way.  I  was thinking that it would be pretty in those colors as well.  You must post your wristwarmers...I would love to see!
 Grin 
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Not Another Fetching Wristwarmer Post on: February 05, 2007 05:24:22 PM
i have never doen cables before.  would these be easy enough for me to do, as a beginner to cables?

This project was pretty easy and yes I do think this would be a good start to cable for beginners.  This cable pattern is very easy.  Elizabethann, good luck and I would love to see the finish product.  Let me know if you have any questions about the pattern.

They were my first cable project Smiley  Very straightforward and fun. 

OP -- they are beautiful.  Love the yarn - is it sws?

Hi Honeydew,
I agree totally straightforward and lots of fun to knit.  They were also fast to knit up.  before I knew it, I was done!

And yes, I used the sws.  I love self striping yarns and I think the sws's colors are so pretty. 

Thanks for compliment.
 Grin
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Not Another Fetching Wristwarmer Post on: February 05, 2007 04:58:32 PM
Oh yes, this is another Fetching post.   Cheesy 
My first FO of 2007.  This was shipped off today for a swap themed Pink & Brown.  It came out so pretty, I wanted to keep it for myself.  Alas, I unselfishly sent it out, but lucky for me, I have another skein to make one for me me me me!
Thanks for looking!  Grin

7  New York / New York: NYC and Long Island / Re: Time for a NYC craftster you-know-what group! on: January 17, 2007 10:52:53 AM
Thursdays are good for me as well. 
Next question.....where?
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Cabled jacket on: January 08, 2007 07:27:21 AM
Great job!  Looks fantastic on you.  Sigh, I wish my knitting skills were better to make gorgeous sweaters like that w/o pattern.
9  New York / New York: NYC and Long Island / Re: Time for a NYC craftster you-know-what group! on: January 05, 2007 06:43:21 AM
I live in Murray Hill, but can travel  Cheesy I'm available most night, except Tuesdays. 

ooooh....I'm pretty excited to meet new craftster!

10  New York / New York: NYC and Long Island / Re: Time for a NYC craftster you-know-what group! on: January 04, 2007 08:19:54 AM
Hi Everyone,
Are you guys still meeting up for some crafty nights or weekends?  If so, I'd love to join!  Grin
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