Monday, December 28, 2009

One more week to go!!

Yep .this is Jiggy (the hubby) ready to call it a day. He and Bitty were a great help through the holidays.They did do their best, however ,this was there favorite thing to do. Jiggy was content to keep Bitty out of my workplace and Bitty loved her new nesting place.
Christmas didn't go as planned this year. Sarah was ill with a cold.Mike (son #2) has in laws with celebrations at the same time ,but,in another state.Renee didn't make it because they made an emergency trip to the hospital.Her husband has a collapsed lung.He's better now but still in the hospital.More info to follow. Right now I'm going to snuggle with the Jiggy and Bitty.I'm exhausted..................said the hobbit

Friday, December 25, 2009

Have yourself a Very Merry Christmas

Well finally I've got 2 minutes to stop and wish you a Merry Christmas. It has been a very busy time and I need to figure out how to be more organized. For now I just want to sit back, relax for
a few minutes and thank all the new friends that have stopped by to meet me this year. I am always amazed at how helpful,positive and encouraging you all are.I look forward to 2010 and all the many things that WE will accomplish.Love to all my people and a Happy New Year .......................................said the Hobbit

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Hard at work

Our knitting group has been making progress on the Christmas list. Everyone has been able to cross of a few more projects This is my son's sweater.I'm not sure why it looks darker in spots.obviously photography is not my forte.This took longer than I had anticipated but not because I didn't work on it.My children will all get a sweater made by me using my brothers wool.He doesn't dye it so all the sweaters will be a very natural color.I think those darker spots are shadows. Anyway the reason it took so long is that I had to wait for another season of sheep shearing to get my wool. Finally the project is done and soon it will be wrapped for Christmas. He has a 52 inch chest so this was quite the project.

This is Sharlene's sweater. It took her longer to decide on a pattern then it did to knit the sweater,her first I believe.

When everyone scurrying to finish projects Cynthia came with this little octopus kitty toy that she BOUGHT. She thought we might be interested in making them.We'll put that on next years list.

Her real strenght is wood.She started knitting this year and has done super but if you quilt you should check out her seam rippers. They are gorgeous.Got to go ,so much to do. Did I tell you a shop in Portsmouth is selling my little sweater ornaments? I've been afraid to see if they are selling. Yesterday she called to say they are sold out and could use a few more if I have them. Guess what I'll be doing..............said the hobbit

Sunday, November 22, 2009

New things to love

Do you take time to find new things? Everyone is so busy with the day to day necessary chores that someone usually has to remind me to get our of that rut. Mind you I'm perfectly happy in my little rut,but, I know there are so many new and old things to discover I often need a shove to move on.

My friend Jeannie is always opening her mind to new possibilities.Last year she took a course in photography which lead to another course and the end results were these black and white photos. This picture doesn't do her work justice but I had to attempt to show it to you. These started out as snapshots of real strawberry pots. I can't explain the path she took to achieve this end result. I just admire her ability to open new doors because they are there.

This is more my realm of comfort. Mmmm good food gets me every time.I'm sure most of you know about buttermilk biscuits.Would you believe I can't ever remember making them?They're just one of those things I've never needed. However new to me this year is a magazine called Mary Janes Farm Her web site is a little difficult to get around but, her magazine is chock full of ideas and products that would make anyone interested in a back to the earth lifestyle,just a little more informed. In her June July issue I discovered what she calls can't miss biscuit bliss. I made tiny little biscuits and used them to make Cajun crab cake sliders. Sliders are the "hot appetizer these days and I created my version using her biscuit recipe.Everyone loved them and I put the recipe away till next summer.That is until we went down to South Carolina for vacation. Biscuits are a way of life down there. You have your breakfast biscuits ,your biscuit and gravy,snack time biscuit and by the time you get back to New England you are crying"lordy how I NEED a biscuit" So out came the recipe and I have made several batches since. Want a taste of the past,try these for breakfast.We started having egg ham and cheese on them and we thought that was the ultimate.My friend Sharlene suggested having them warmed and drizzled with honey.Mmm, that was another winner.Here is the recipe give them a try and let me know how you made use of them.
2 1/2 cups of flour
2 1/2 teas.cream of tartar
1 1/2 teas baking soda
1 1/2 teas salt
5 Tbls cold butter
1 cup of buttermilk
Sift all dry ingredients With a pastry blender or fork cut in butter till mixture resembles coarse crumbs.Make a depression in center and pour buttermilk ,mix till you have a sticky dough. Turn the dough on to a HEAVILY FLOURED board .Flatten dough to 1/4 1/2 inch thickness Cut into 2inch circles with a 2 in biscuit cutter dipped in flour. Stack one biscuit on top of another. After baking they will pull apart so you can fill them as desired. Now they look like little hamburger buns.Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for 8-10 minutes at 400. I used parchment paper out of habit,but I don't think it was necessary.When the tops are golden they are done.

Another new thing to love in our household is Miss Bitty.This is as clear a picture as I can get these days.Lightning doesn't move as quickly as she does. It's like watching a new sporting event.I think she has 1/2 a dozen balls in various corners of the house and every now and then she comes whizzing by in hot pursuit of one. Very exhausting.................said the hobbit

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Time to make the soups

Some of you may not know, that every year, I make soup which I deliver to my customers once a week. It usually makes winter just fly by,makes people happy and gives me that little spending money we all like to have.

This year I discovered several soups that started with roasting the veggies. It is amazing what that does to the taste. When I tell people how the soup was made,they insist I'm keeping some cook's secret from them. So, here's my recipe for ROASTED PUMPKIN SOUP,
give it a try and let me know if this isn't a most comforting soup.The recipe makes 4 qt.It's a great way to keep in touch with the neighbors. Go ahead,pass it around.
3 CUPS OF MUSHROOMS (I used shitake this time but its up to you)
Cut and seed the pumpkin .I cut the pumpkin in 1/2 then did 1in. half circles
Toss this in a bowl with the garlic ,onion and mushrooms and about 1/3 cup of olive oil. This mix should be roasted at 400 degrees till pumpkin is easy to pierce.Check after 20 min. and go from there. Once the pumpkin has cooled, remove from skin and puree ALL with some of your broth.
I used veggie broth because was making this for my vegetarians,however I have learnt that any broth will do if you have chicken or beef feel free to give that a whirl. Return to your qt pot and add remaining broth till you feel it's a consistency that you like for soup. S&p to taste and serve with a crusty piece of bread.

A bonus to making this soup are the seeds. I soaked them in warm water to remove all that fuzzy slime.Then I put the seeds in a salt bath and let them soak overnight. Drain put on a cookie sheet and in the oven at 300 degrees for about 30-40 min. Just make sure they are good and dry. You don't want them to mold in storage.

It made 3 snack packs that my husband has been nibbling on. It is a salted snack so I can't allow him to have this all the time but, once in awhile is ok.................said the hobbit

Sunday, November 8, 2009

South Carolina warms my heart

A few week ago, I was lucky enough to head down to South Carolina with my husband. We both had a little time off and that's where he wanted to go.I hesitated because it's a 20 hour drive (he won't fly) and I thought the vacation would be more exhausting than fun. He had his heart set on it so off we went to see long time friends who live just outside of Charleston.It was just what I needed.

I had forgotten how much I enjoyed my friend's company.She is a true southern lady who opened her home to me and made my vacation one that I will cherish.This is her front porch and it just begs to be enjoyed.We sat out there with our glass of wine and rice cakes and brought each other up to date as best we could.I had not seen her in about 7 years. There was not awkward moment for either one of us. Just good times.

This is her dog Moxie. A beautiful golden and so well behaved. Of course her favorite thing to do is chase the ball and wrestle with Edisto.

This would be Edisto. She belongs to my friend's daughter and you are seeing her do her favorite thing. Yep just hanging out under the table is as much excitement as she likes.
Of course the vacation was way too short and as I was packing to leave, Moxie was putting her toys in my suitcase. We had a good laugh about that .Then as I brought my bags on the porch Edisto nudged me from behind. I turned to see her looking up at me with a pair of underpants in her mouth. I was a little embarrassed thinking I must have dropped them while packing,however ,I quickly realized they belonged to my friend.She wears a size 0 so their was no doubt about it.
I guess Moxie and Edisto thought we had such a great time that wherever I was going we should all be going there to. I am so grateful to my Jiggy (the hubby) for wanting to go there.It was a trip long overdue and now I can close my eyes and "In my mind I'm going to Carolina"........said the hobbit

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Ornament swap

Yeah IT'S HERE. One of my favorite things to do at Christmas is the ornament swap.This will be my 3rd year and it's quite exciting. I have so many beautiful ornaments on my tree,all hand made of course by various artist around the world. This tradition was introduced to me by Sarah
At first I was a little stress about being able to meet the standards of the exchange ,however that's my nature and I soon realized it's all about the bonding. It's a great way to get in the spirit of giving and I now look forward to it every year. Although I must say last year was a little stressful because we had an ice storm that left us without power for 8 long days. As you might have guess this was about the time I had to send out my ornaments.Even our post office was closed making it impossible to get them out on time. Anyhow it all worked out and now it's that time of year again.

So here are my little pullovers all ready and waiting to be decorated and sent off to who knows where.I signed up for the swap here. If anyone wants to join in the fun, sign-ups are for 1 week only.Nov 1-Nov.7 Just log on and get the details from them. Wouldn't it be great if one of you would be on my swap team?

Red and white is my favorite Christmas combination and every year that's what I work with.
The sweaters seemed to need something after I was done ( I'm never done) so out came the embroidery floss and I stitched a little something on them.What do you think?

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Holidays are coming!!!!!!!

Actually I think about the holidays all year long. I try to make all of my gifts but,come November 1 I start to panic a little.

Daughter Renee gave me this lovely teacup for my birthday.The teas come in individual pouches with a little leaf at the top. I think this is the perfect time to make a cup of tea and go over my list to see just how much I have accomplished and what more needs to be done. It's a scary job but I've got to bite the bullet and swallow that pill. Are you up to date with your gift-making? The bad part about this blogging business is you see so many things you can do and the list grows and grows but time available is not to be found.See I'm making excuses already.

Daughter Renee has the bug also. Last week my husband and I went for a corton tasting.For those of you not familiar with this it is a pork based spread similar to pate that at one time was know as headcheese,because the head of a pig was boiled down to extract every bit of meat and a spread was created that most french Canadians refer to as Corton. This was her first attempt and I have to say it was pretty darn tasty.I hope she's planning on making enough for the whole family.(hint-hint)

Something else that has kept us busy lately is Bitty. This summer a student from the University
was telling us why he was late coming in to work. It seems he used regular dish washing liquid in his dishwasher as he ran out of whatever he normally used It seems when he came out of the shower his kitchen floor was covered with about a foot of bubbles. And,his cat decided to have kittens!! Doesn't she look oh so innocent?
Sight unseen I agreed to take one of the kittens.Oh boy are we in for it.Bitty has the ability to run 90 miles an hour non stop.My husband thinks she needs a shrink. I don't have the heart to tell him I think this is normal behavior.............said the hobbit

Sunday, November 1, 2009

I know I know

I know I said I'd be right back.I can't believe how quickly the time goes.I think I'm having a problem with my organizational skills.

This is the shibori scarf we all worked on this fall.The pattern was simple enough and the design was made by sewing 2 ridges together then skipping one.I picked up one purl on either side of the ridge and just pulled the yarn thru.

Picture is a little fuzzy and color seems to be off.When all was said and done

this was the final results.I had to put it up to the light so you could see the strips that are visible.
After working on this project we all agreed that it's sort of like smocking with yarn. Not very earth shattering but,good to know................said the hobbit

Friday, October 2, 2009

Do you see what I see??

Check out this hive. It measure about 24 inches top to bottom and was as big around as I am.

While bringing in the groceries for cooking at work,I spotted this out of the corner of my eye.It was in a rhododendron bush just inches away from the rear of my car.Whenever we come in to cook we brush up against this bush. We are lucky to have the university close by and we soon got the info wee needed.It was a bald face wasp nest and we should disturbing it because the wasp are VERY dangerous. OK now what do we do.

Just when we thought we had a problem along came a skunk and torn that nest to pieces.It seems they love larvae It's kinda like caviar to them.Next morning all that was left of the nest was scattered on the ground and hardly recognizable. I never thought of a skunk as a hero but, he certainly saved the day.

something else new for us on the farm are these artichokes.Has anyone else tried them this year?Aside from being an excuse to eat lemon and butter we're not quite sure what to do with them.They came up beautifully so I guess we'll try them again. Maybe you can tell me what you do with them...............said the Hobbit

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

something new in the kitchen

Everyone up to their eyebrows in yard work? Well I should be,however I put off so long that it's pouring outside and I now have a legitimate excuse to do a little creative work in the kitchen.In an effort to eat less meat I've been trying a few veggie recipes that are satisfying and appealing to both my husband and I.

All I need is color and I'm a happy camper.These 2 recipes fit the bill.The first is Peanutty Pasta, a simple dish that is good hot or cold. Cook pasta of your choice,drain and rinse. Slice 2 red sweet peppers and a couple of handfuls of cut snow peas.

In a blender or food processor mix 1 jalapeno with or without seed (depending on your taste)1/3 cup of good peanut butter,2 chopped garlic cloves 1/4 cup each rice wine&soy sauce,2 Tbls sesame oil and 1?4 cup warm water. Process till well blended,pour over noodles and allow the flavors to sink in for 30 min on the counter or longer in the fridge.Not exactly as good as carrot cake but,pretty close.
This next recipe is very visual . The recipe for these tarts came from Martha Stuart Living

Aren't they adorable.I made them a few times for the Barn and they went over quite well. The shell is cornmeal and put in a small spring form pan. Veggies are pan roasted in a wine sauce.When cooled decorate with ricotta and sprigs of basil. I know some of my sprigs are a little large but, it's the smallest I could find that day..............said the Hobbit

Monday, September 21, 2009

Is that all there is?

Did you plant a garden this year? If this was a first for you it probably didn't go as expected.The weather played some pretty mean tricks on us this year. We had so much rain at the beginning you could hardly plant ,and, the weeds were loving all that water and just growing like ah ya weeds.You gotta love being out there to continue with gardening. It's just never what you want it to be.

I chose this year to plant 2 crops that will not produce for 2 years.First was the rhubarb and second 2 varieties of blueberry. One early picking and one late. This is a must for blueberries . You need 2 varieties and 2 different growing seasons to get results. This was the very first blue berry. We were all excited and couldn't wait to get a picture.(just like a first baby) After the photo shoot it was popped into the mouth of that person holding it so lovingly whereupon it was declared to be pretty darn tasty.

As for the stitching part of the week,we are all working on our pseudo-shibori scarfs. AS you can see everyone has chosen different weight yarn and some are using leftover bits and pieces and needle sizes varied too. It's getting pretty cold here in N.E. so we need to get these good to go real soon. We haven't had our Indian Summer yet so, I'm hoping if I hurry to get this done it will be to hot to wear it for awhile.That weather man doesn't know who he's messing with....................said the hobbit

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Here at last!

Wow! Hard to believe I'm actually here talking to my blogging buddies. I'm almost shaky.Like everyone else we had a busy summer. I'll try to give you the condensed version in the next few blogs. I was under the impression that I had everything under control,however,I WAS WRONG.

Then before I knew it canning season was upon us.Was I ready? Of course not silly.Jars needed cleaning,equipment needed to be found. Wait a minute jars needed to be purchased.Bounty was greater than anticipated and a trip to Blue Seal was in order.See those raspberries?Two beautiful trays like that were about to go in the dumpster because of heavy harvesting that weekend. Some people rescue dogs and cats. Everyone at work knows I can't bear to see good food thrown out so they came to me and said "Can you do something with this or should we toss It?"Who are they kidding !They knew I would bite for that sob story.

Soooo,despite the fact that I work full time and have a gazillion things to do. I have spent the last 2 weeks canning and canning.These are my little soldiers waiting on the dining room table for me to give them a proper tag. We(it was just me)made stewed tomatoes,tomato sauce,pizza sauce,pickled beets,chow chow,dill pickles raspberry jam,dilled carrots and this year I attempted something new. I quartered and roasted small tomatoes with garlic,onion,and basil in evoo with s&p. When they had roasted to a point where I wanted to rip open the oven door and devour the whole tray,I packed them in hot pint jars.(Well maybe a few didn't make it.hehe)I made a brine of 1part lemon 2part vinegar and 1part evoo. Part for me equals 1 cup but it can be whatever you want it to be.This was brought to ALMOST boiling then poured over the waiting Divine tomatoes as we are calling them. I don't know why I keep saying we. Trust me no one in my house cares what I call the food as long as I call them to the table. Slap me if I say that again. Anyhow process in a hot bath 20 mins and take them out and admire the beauty of them. Really,I was impressed with these.

So this is Sarah The baby in our home. She is also the main reason our summer was crazy busy.She and her husband Matt needed temporary housing this summer. Matt was on tour with his band and she got a new position with Boston Ballet. She is their new outreach director. Well of course my husband and I opened the Inn as it is called by everyone in the family and said "come stay with us"The biggest problem for me was that my guest room is my computer room. The biggest problem for Sarah was and additional hour drive to and from Boston. After 8 week of living out of a suitcase she is now in her own apartment and about 15 minutes from her office.That's her in her pantry jumping for joy. We are very glad to see her embark on this adventure and wish her success. Oh ya,we miss her too......................said the hobbit

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Still here!!!!

I know you must think I bit the bullet but, all is well and plan on posting soon. Thanks to all for your concern. Nice to know I was missed.Should be back tomorrow.Missed you too!!!!............................Said the hobbit

Monday, August 17, 2009

So much going on

This summer is so full of happenings,I can hardly keep up.Michael,son # 2 married Sylvie in a backyard ceremony. It was held at her families home and was a very low key fun gathering.

This is her father,Pete,just making sure everyone is happy with their food and drink. Sylvies family is native to Canada and had relatives visiting so we had the opportunity to speak the language.Such fun. Can't wait to do it again.

This is our grandson Aaron.Last week he was Baptized and this week is his first birthday.Happy Birthday Aaron.Can't wait to see you........................said the Hobbit

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Our first knitalong

This is going to be stitch and bitchs' first knitalong.Several of us will be doing a scarf from the Boutique Knits.

According to the cover they have 20 must have accessories .We have chosen the Pseudo shibori scarf as our first project.It's really very simple,however it does introduce us to a new process,which we will discuss as we move along.This pattern consist of 6 rows which you repeat till you have a desired length.

We have chosen our yarn and are just about ready to start.Recommended is single ply using #4 needles.Do remember this is a scarf and using different weight and needles will just make it your very own.The single ply mohair combo used in this picture makes for a very dramatic piece which would be perfect for an evening at the theater or some other gala evening however most of us won't be attending any functions of that sort in the near future so we are using what we feel is right for us. If you want to knitalong please do and let me know how the project goes for you.Here are the 6 rows that you repeat till It's long enough for you.
Cast on 54 stitches.
Row 1 Knit in front and back of 1st stitch.Knit to within 3 stitches Knit 2 together knit 1
Row 2 Purl all the way across.
Row 3 Same as row 1
Row 4 Knit all the way across
Row 5 Knit in front and back of 1st stitch purl to within last 3 stitches purl 2 together purl 1
Row 6 same as row 4
Come on now I know you can do this.

This is another scarf from the same book .It's done in 3 pieces .The neck band is felted and as soon as it's ready I'll be showing some photos. So now join in the fun. Get those needle going. Hmmm I think a lace weight cotton might even look nice..................said the hobbit

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Good things on my menu

Although I have been making an effort to eat from the pantry,everyone should add a little something fun to their menu especially in the summer.We have been making frozen smoothies on a regular basis.This one requires 1/2 a honeydew melon ,1/4 cup of honey,1/4 cup of heavy cream 1/4 cup pistachios and I throw in a few mint leaves.The recipe doesn't call for it ,but,I think herbs are a great addition to a frozen treat. I just put everything in the food processor give it a whirl and pour it in the molds.The first time I did this I thought it was a little too much like a Popsicle,so I added a little more cream to make it like a creamsicle.Both varieties were great however I'm going to try it with yogurt and see which one we like best.The family said "Just keep them coming ,we'll try every variation you can come up with."I think we might also try plums or blackberries if we ever get our fill of the honeydew.

People in our area are trying to get into raw eating.Changing one's eating habits is always so difficult but I came up with this recipe.It was a hit at the barn and sold out before I even had a chance to try it.Here are the ingredients.
1/3 cup dried currants
1/3 cup canola oil
1 minced garlic clove
1/4 teas ground cumin
zest of 1 lemon
Juice of 2 lemons
3 med zucchini
3 summer squash
1 shallot
1 box of pasta (I used ziti)
3 tbls of toasted pine nuts
2 cups arugula
In a small bowl cover the currants with hot water till they plump (10 mins or so) Raisins would also work)Drain of extra liquid.
In a large bowl (non reactive please)combine 2 tlbs of the oil with the garlic,cumin ,lemon zest and 1/2 of the lemon juice.Add salt and pepper to your taste at this time.Cut up the squash and zucchini to your liking and put them in your dressing along with the currants.Allow this to sit in the dressing on your counter for at least 1 hr. Do not refrigerate at this time.When ready ,bring your water to a boil with the shallot in it.Add pasta and cook to your preference.Drain, toss with veggies add pine nuts and arugula. Baby spinach is good also. If you try this let me know how you like it.....................said the Hobbit

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Things we don't know

Here we are at stitch and bitch on that never ending learning curve.We 've been a little slow taking on new project this summer since everyone has been on a very non-stop schedule.We've been happy just getting together and having supper. But, enough is enough we have decided to do a knit-along. Everyone is doing the psudo-shibori scarf.We found it in Boutique Knits 20+must have accessories. Right now everyone is choosing their yarn. It has to be 440 yrds of lace weight and the needle size is #4.More on this project later.

Here's what's going on right now.Cindy #2 is working on socks for Christmas and some lucky person is getting this lovely pair. I don't know if there is something in the air,but, we seem to have a leaning towards green this year. Has that ever happened to you?

I couldn't do this one justice with a photo. It's a shawl that Michelle (of course)has done.It isn't blocked yet nor does it have the points added but I'll try to get a better photo when she models it.

This is Cynthia,our California transplant,she's knitting leg warmers. Yes that's a jacket she's wearing. No,we're not having a cold period however she just can't get use to our ever changing weather. She always thinks it's a little chilly. Well I must close for now but, will be back real soon......................said the Hobbit

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Zucchini, limited edition, right!!

Everyone is working with zucchini around here.It's a very bountiful crop.I don't care how little you plant ,you always seem to have lots extra.This is what I've been doing with it.In boiling water blanch the 4-5 whole zucchini for about 4-5 minutes.While you wait for it to cool off.Chop 1 large onion ,dice 2 sweet peppers and shuck 2 ears of corn or use the equivalent frozen.Saute your veggies in a bit of butter or evoo.When you can handle the zucchini cut in 1/2 and ream out the center strip with a melon baller or spoon.Add this to your veggies. I always have roasted tomatoes in the cupboard but use whatever you have .Add about 2 cups of tomatoes to the veggies and let simmer till well blended and almost dry. Choose your spice at this time .Basil is good,or thyme even oregano. I sometimes use cumin for a Mexican flavor.To taste is always best. Add salt and pepper if you wish.Now top your zucchini with the veggie mix. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs or grated cheese

Place in the oven at 350 for 15-20 min and you have a great side dish. Have a vegetarian to feed just add cooked cous cous or leftover rice to the veggies and serve with bread and sliced tomatoes and cukes for a complete meal. What are you doing with your zucchini.......said the Hobbit

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

What's happening??

It is so hot and humid here I feel like I'm back in New Orleans. We have been blessed with some much deserved sunshine however by late afternoon it's raining so hard you can't see across the street. This is often accompanied by these micro burst of winds strong enough to uproot trees that have been standing for 80 years. Our weather pattern is really messed up. But this is New England, if you don't like the weather just wait a few minutes and it will change. I just notices I haven't shown any of my crafts lately .This is a shopping bag that I crocheted.Was too lazy to find a pattern so just winged it.It's been so long since I picked up a crochet hook that I'm not sure if I did any real stitches . I'm thinking of lining the bottom third. Haven't made up my mind yet.What would you do?
I got my friends hooked on these mini hand and face clothes from Canadian Living craft department and Betty from our stitch and bitch was sweet enough to make a set for me. She used a Greek cotton and it is really wonderful. Of course being born in Athens she doesn't miss an opportunity to support the Islands whenever possible. If you are interested just go to hit the craft department and look for a pretty vintage towel. The face clothes are from another blogger friend. She has it in her sidebar with a llink to the pattern.
This is my fun project.I cut strips from some of my husbands T-shirts,connected them like you would rubber bands and with a size 11 knitting needle I have been doing a bathroom rug. It's just knit every row as long as you wish and you wouldn't believe how thick and comfy it is. I think I see Christmas prezzies coming. I never thought these colors were right for him but, don't tell him you heard that from me.................said the hobbit