Saturday, February 18, 2012

Pretty in Pink


A pretty pink baby blanket is my latest project in the works, but it is very slow going. The pattern is Holding Hands baby blanket which I started on February 7th. It's been 10 days and I don't have a whole lot to show for it considering it's the only knitting project that I've been working on. Yes, sometimes I do fall asleep at night knitting, but for the most part I've been pretty diligent. The yarn is Lion Brand Pound of Love and it's super soft. I'm really liking how it's working up despite the fact it is not a quick knit. The pattern kind of reminds me of a cross stitch or smocking. Although I didn't have a baby in mind, I  have to admit I was so intrigued by the pattern so much so that I had to knit it. I thought it would an enjoyable pattern and I was right :)

I've also been working on homemade pizza. Found a new easy pizza dough in the book Artisan Pizza and Flatbread in Five Minutes a Day . This is a rather new book by the authors of Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery That Revolutionizes Home Baking . I loved that book and now I love this one, too. The nice crispy, but chewy dough is easy to mix up. The added bonus is you can do it the day before and keep the dough in the fridge. You can even freeze the dough for later.  Water, all purpose flour, yeast and kosher salt are the only ingredients! That's it. Simple and easy. Here's my pizzas --one with tomato sauce, mushrooms and peperoni:
and a white mushroom pizza:
....delicious :)

Try'll like it!

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  1. I love that blanket pattern. I really need to break out my stone and make my own pizza dough. The premade stuff is so expensive and not that great.

  2. Pretty blanket! Not a fan of mushroom but I can substitute for another ingredient I am sure!

  3. Such a sweet baby blanket. I may have to make one of those in blue.

  4. That pizza looks delish! The blanket is also beautifuuL! I am going to look at the pattern.

  5. Nothing better than knitting and pizza. Enjoy!

  6. Oh my word...that is so pretty! Thanks for the link. I'm probably going to have to knit another baby blanket soon. One of my pastors is expecting a baby girl. GREAT job on your project!!

  7. The blanket is gorgeous. I noticed that you had read Artisan Pizza and Flatbread in 5 Minutes. I will definitely have to look into it and the one before it!

  8. The baby blanket is truly beautiful! I can't wait to see it finished.
    Your pizza is very tasty looking! I've been making our pizza again, and I surely need to give that book a good look. Thanks for sharing the tip!
    Have a great week!

  9. That blanket looks super pretty! Thanks for the link to the pattern, I have saved it - it looks like something I would also enjoy knitting.

    Glad to hear a good review of the Artisan Pizza and Flatbread in 5 minutes a day - I love their other book and use it regularly. This might be on my birthday list for this year :o)

  10. Very pretty baby blanket! They are a big project but very useful. Have to go check out the pattern, thanks!

  11. What a pretty baby blanket! Doncha just love LB's Pound of Love yarn?! It's not only soft, but it's a joy to work with.
    Boy, oh boy, does that pizza look delish! Be right over ;)

  12. Ooh - such a pretty baby blanket. Thanks for the link - I just queued it. Good luck finishing yours. It looks like it will definitely be a family favorite - by baby and mom!

  13. Not only is that blanket so beautiful, but it looks so soft!

    I love homemade pizza, what a treat!

  14. What a beautiful baby blanket! So soft looking. I made a pizza last week too. It's a bit more work than store bought, but the taste is out of this world.


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