Thursday, February 21, 2013

Headphone Customization

Since I've been riding the bus & using my headphones a lot more lately, the tangling was starting to bother me. I saw this cute post (Contemporary Farm Girl) & I finally tried it out. It really keeps headphone from tangling! I'm very happy with it. 

The original post has a great video showing the process. 
I used 3 skeins of embroiderer floss (I used 3 colors I liked together)

Another post with great instructions is on Apartment Therapy

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Herring-Bone Knit

Herringbone Knit

I'm trying out this new knitting pattern and I'm going to say it's my new favorite.
This video shows how to do it very well!

This stitch does turn out incredible flat  looks pretty nice on the backside as well.

Herringbone knit on size 10 1/2 needles

Monday, February 11, 2013

Lard Soap - First Try

Cold-Processed Lard Soap

I made a small batch of soap with Lard as the fat. I based this recipe from Mother Earth News:
Yogurt cups prepared with baby oil (mineral oil) 
I halved the recipe and used some individual yogurt containers.

Purple Peach-Lard Soap:

1 lbs Lard
2.2 oz. Lye
3.5 fl oz. distilled water


Red and Blue coloring and Peach F.O.

0.5 oz. Peach F.O. (Fragrance oil)
10-15 drop blue liquid coloring for soap
10 drops red liquid coloring for soap


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