Over the weekend I finally got my skeins mordanted. I used Jenny Dean’s book Wild Color as my instruction manual and weighed out all my fiber. I had 640g of fiber total. So I calculated 8% alum and 7% cream of tartar and followed her method for mordanting for 12 hours. I then took most… Continue reading Cota: Navajo Tea
First I have to say that I am a very lucky person. Last weekend our 4H club had our annual holiday party. My sneaky co chair emailed the club and many of them brought me gifts of yarn. It was so amazingly sweet. (I also got a very nice candle.) I was so focused on… Continue reading Swatching, and odds n ends.
A few years ago my husband found a recipe for pretzel rolls. It is made with conventional yeast, however, it is a relatively simple recipe. Tonight, my youngest was raging on how her lunches were always the same things…. and it was making her lunch box smell like hummus, peppers and lunch meat… She could… Continue reading Sourdough Pretzel Rolls
With our swim club’s fundraiser looming, I decided to delve into the world of giant cookies. Ordinarily, I like a nice normal sized cookie. You know, one or two, perhaps three bites. You might have two in a sitting. Maybe 3, if it’s a 3 cookie day. It doesn’t feel excessive to eat a small… Continue reading Large Format Baking