I'm also making some progress on the fingerless mitts. I thought I wanted to add one stitch per row for four rows, but turns out I really want to add 2. I might have also wanted to add a plain row between, but I'm going to be doing some plain rows and we shall see if it looks pretty cool. I am pretty proud that I figured out how to make it so that the beginning of row doesn't keep moving. There is a bit of a spiral, but if I tug on it a bit they tend to line-up.
The one thing that makes me not a huge fan of crocheted fingerless mitts is the fact that crochet has so much stability. It can be an awesome thing when used correctly. Amigurumi and other toys are prefect uses for crochet's stability. It can also use used for nice and lacy things that don't snag as easily. With knitting, if a loop in lace gets snagged and pulled, you have to spend a while trying to fix it. With crochet the stitches are locked within themselves, so they are harder to disrupt.
I feel like knitting is a bit better for things made for someone you don't know. That way if it is a little snug, it can stretch out some and fit better. I know there are a lot of hands out there and these will probably fit someone, but I'm still a bit worried.
Caramel apples are just so yummy. In fact, I had one as a pre-dinner dessert tonight. The one thing that annoys me is that so many of the peanut chunks like to fall off. Peanut and caramel are one of my favorite combinations. Though I warn you, I have a lot of favorite things that go with caramel. Bananas and caramel smoothies are the kind I make the most. Chocolate and caramel are a classic combination that I would never say 'no' to.
Since I probably just made everyone hungry, I feel like I should share a recipe I came up with the other day. I had tried to look up a very similar recipe to the one that I had back in Germany that had baked potato pieces and just the right amount of cheese. I looked up a recipe that looked the same on the webpage. It also seemed to have the right ingredients, so I went for it. I made it as the recipe said but something strange happened in the end. I added the cheese to the top and put it in the oven to let it melt and meld with all the pieces of potato. When I pulled it back out, it seems like a lot of the cheese wasn't there anymore. It wasn't just that it had melted too much and was on the bottom. Trust me, I looked for it there. I'm just not sure where it went. I then thought to make a cheesy sauce so that the cheese couldn't disappear again. Here is what I came-up with:
All Cheese Potatoes
The hubby liked this one. He is kind of picky when it comes to things he likes. He isn't overly picky about things he will eat, but he is hard to please sometimes. I will warn you though, between the Better than Bullion and the Pancetta, the cheesy sauce is quite salty. I didn't notice this at all when I was eating it on the potatoes, but I did notice some when I was scraping out the bottom of the ramekin.
Short post for tonight, but I'm hoping to be able to make it up to you tomorrow. There will be fun pictures and hopefully something finished.
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