Bookish Thursday! It’s HERE!!!!!

Afghans & Bed Runners for Knitting Looms

I am excited to say that my third book is now available at!! You can get it in both paper, and e-reader format!! There is still time to whip up a blanket for Christmas.. if you are fast.. or this is a great gift for the loom knitter in your life!!

A peek inside..

Afghans & Bed Runners for Knitting Looms

Afghans & Bed Runners for Knitting Looms














Afghans & Bed Runners for Knitting Looms


Afghans & Bed Runners for Knitting Looms















I cannot thank my helpful sample knitters enough!! Dee, Staci, Wendy, Jenny, Nancy, Jen and Susie!! And thanks to my family for putting up with me!  And thanks to Keith for encouragement!!

Monday Munchies!

We are always looking for some yummy snacks around here. So when I was watching the NHK news the other night and saw a story on a Japanese bakery that had opened to rave reviews in Dubai, I paid attention. There were many interesting treats but one especially caught my eye… Melon Pan.. Pan means bread in Japanese so simply it means Melon Bread. And no.. it has ABSOLUTELY nothing to do with melons.

You basically make some bread dough, roll it into little walnut sized balls, coat it in sugar cookie dough, and bake. The bread dough rises, causing the cookie dough to crack and then the bun looks like a melon!

Sorta like this:

The green one was made with some green tea powder the other one has chocolate chips.

So we gave it a try this afternoon.

Mine turned out like this.. at least the first batch..


Then I got some help..


And.. well they still turned out the same..

Upon trying one Brian became immediately incoherent and just kept saying MMMMMMMM and Yum..

Then he started whistling.. which is apparently a sure sign that a man likes what he has eaten.

We will definitely play with these again!

Related Links:

Recipe for in a bread maker: Melon Pan

Recipe to make the bread by hand: Melonpan by hand

Some other links you might like!

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Sunday on Sleeve Island!

Well, I have a little bit of a lull between things and so I spent some time working on ‘My Precious’

My Sylvi Sweater coat that I had to put aside in the spring.

I have one more sleeve, and then pop it all together and make the hood!

So exciting!

I’ll show ya’ll some pictures later. I want to get the back and sides blocked before I start the hood It will be easier to do the pieces separately than after the hood is holding them together!