Friday, 14 September 2012

Malaysian vegetable pickle and Kitty love

 I made Malaysian style Acar Vegetable pickle adapted from my Malaysian cookbook .Its great to eat with barbecued meat or as part of a chinese meal .I used rice vinegar to blanch the vegetables as the first time I made it with ordinary white vinegar, the taste was too strong. I also substitute peanut butter, natural and crunchy for the ground peanuts.
My finished Kitty love washcloth,from a free Ravelry pattern ,designed by Cheryl Lacey .Its for my daughter Kat and I'm very pleased with the results. I used size 5mm needles instead of 4.5mm as recommended, and Rowan all seasons cotton 10 ply .It knitted up really quickly and used just one 50g ball.

Tuesday, 4 September 2012


I love the idea of creating mini knitting pictures all in one colour by using different stitches, so have added 14 wash/ dish cloths to my favourites and can't wait to buy wool [10 ply cotton]. I also want to knit mini Christmas stockings and mini teddies using the free Ravelry little cotton rabbits designs. Pictures of results to follow!

Postcrossing, a selection of recently received cards

A bird from Belarus!
this picturesque scene is from Poland
This vibrant city from Brazil
I love this card of an ancient building in Russia
cornflowers fom Finland
My favourite, yarn bombing in the U.S.A. Does this happen in the U.K?