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A dinner date with history
December 31, 2013, 1:55 pm
Filed under: Colorado, Food, History, Museum | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Looking for something fun, educational, entertaining, and delicious to do in the new year?  Have you ever wanted to step back in time and taste history?  This is your chance.  The Littleton Museum will be hosting Mastering the Art of Frontier Cooking with Miss Beecher early next year.

Enjoy the 1860s farm in a unique way! Prepare a meal using “receipts” from cookbooks published in the 1800s. With assistance from the interpreters, you will churn, roast, bake, and boil a delicious feast. Once the food is prepared, you will dine by lamplight in the cozy cabin.

This is one of my very most favorite events to do at the museum.  If you would like to join us for this truly unique experience, call the Littleton Museum at 303-795-3950 to register for the January 11th, February 8th, or March 8th dinner.

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FO Friday
December 27, 2013, 8:00 am
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Pattern: Moura Headband

Yarn: Cascade Eco+ in 8511 Valentine (left over from SweetP’s Latte Baby Coat)

Notes: A nice little pattern for a very quick knit that uses a tiny amount of yarn.  I really love this headband and wear it multiple times a week.  I’m thinking I need to make some more like it because not everything in my wardrobe goes with red.  It’s great for disguising I-haven’t-showered-in-a-couple-of-days hair.  Also good for toddler silliness.



Merry Christmas
December 24, 2013, 8:00 am
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Wishing you and yours a warm, cozy, and bright Christmas.



Spinning Sunday
December 22, 2013, 8:00 am
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Hand painted superwash merino in Blueberry from Cat Mountain Fiber Arts.  Spun up this summer to celebrate the fact that I had finally finished spinning a bajillion skeins of white yarn.  Recently sent off to a deserving knitter as part of a gift exchange.



FO Friday
December 20, 2013, 8:00 am
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Pattern: Latte Baby Coat

Yarn: Cascade Eco+ in 8511 Valentine

Size: 2T-3T

Notes: This was a really nicely written pattern.  I learned Judy’s magic cast on for it, which is a pretty neat little trick.  It’s top down and seamless with raglan shaping – one of my favorite types of construction to knit.  The hood is adorable – seriously, I want to put hoods on everything I knit now.  The woven basket stitch on the button band it quite pretty.  The only thing I wish I had changed is the length.  SweetP is on the tall side and he’d be able to wear this longer if I had made it longer in the body.  Of course, he currently has zero interest in wearing it at all so it might be a moot point.  Toddlers, right?  Oh well.



FO Friday
December 6, 2013, 8:00 am
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Pattern: Cosy Toes

Yarn: Odds and ends of Patons Classic Wool/Merino/Worsted (as far as I can tell, they’re the same yarn that has been renamed and given a new label design)(77208 Jade Heather, 77307 Plum Heather, 77532 Congnac Heather, 00208 Burgundy) and Lion Wool (discontinued)(123 Sage) held double.

Notes: I started these almost exactly a year ago.  They were easy enough to knit, and would have been easier if I had actually used normal quantities of the weight of yarn that the pattern calls for instead of fiddling with odds and ends held double.  I got bogged down in the seaming though and stopped halfway through sewing up the first slipper.  Silly, considering that it only took me one afternoon to finish when I finally pulled them out again this year.  The verdict?  The construction is interesting, but I don’t love them.  They felted up sort of short and wide – a little too hobbit-foot-like for my taste.  Oh well.  They’re done now and they’ll do for keeping my feet warm.



WiP Wednesday
December 4, 2013, 1:02 pm
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My current main WiP:

Looks a little bit too much like the view out my window:

I need a hit of color: