New: PDF knitting pattern

Rain or shine, knitters are always knitting. A pom pom hat with seed stitch and bobble cable in spring? Okay:

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Now available in my shop as a PDF knitting pattern:

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Knitting skill level:
• Advanced beginner to intermediate with knowledge on how to knit in the round on circular and double pointed needles.
• Pattern contains full written instructions and stitch pattern chart.

Contains directions for two sizes:
a) 54 cm (21 ¼”) - 55 cm (21 5/8”)
b) 56 cm (22") - 57 cm (22 ½”)

Required:
• Bulky weight pure wool or wool blend yarn (for best results)
• 6mm/US10/UK4 circular needle
• 9mm/US13/UK00 circular needle
• 8mm/US11/UK0 double pointed needles, set of 4 or 5
• Cable needle

In the pattern there is a template you can use to make a D.I.Y pom pom maker using cardboard, but I've used one of those plastic pom pom makers you can get at a knitting or craft store and I find it goes more quickly. Also, you needn't stick with this size pom. You can go smaller or bigger; just note that if you go bigger, the hat will slouch even more in the back. Your choice.

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Get the pattern from my shop here. Enjoy!

Posted on April 8, 2015 | Permalink

Vogue March 2015

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Posted on February 23, 2015 | Permalink

Recipe: Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

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This is how I make: Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins, adapted from a recipe by Dorie Greenspan

Prep Time : 20 minutes
Cook Time : 18 to 20 minutes
Yield : 12 muffins

Ingredients*
130 grams or 2/3 cup organic whole cane sugar
Grated zest and juice of 1 lemon (about 2 tablespoons)
120 grams or 1 cup (spooned and leveled) organic whole wheat pastry flour
120 grams or 1 cup (spooned and leveled) organic brown rice flour
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons poppy seeds
240 grams or 1 cup lait ribot** (what I use) or buttermilk
2 eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
55 grams (1/4 cup) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
40 grams (4 tablespoons) canola or vegetable oil

Directions
1. Center a rack in the oven and preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Butter or spray the 12 molds in a regular-size muffin pan or fit the molds with paper muffin cups.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar, lemon zest, flours, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, salt and poppy seeds. In a large glass measuring cup or another bowl, whisk the buttermilk, eggs, vanilla, lemon juice, melted butter and oil together until well blended. Pour the liquid ingredients over the dry ingredients and, with the whisk or a rubber spatula, gently but quickly stir to blend. Don't worry about being thorough - a few lumps are better than over mixing the batter, which can result in a tough muffin. Divide the batter evenly among the muffins cups (I use a large ice cream scoop).

3. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or until the tops are golden and a thin knife inserted into the center of the muffins comes out clean. Transfer the pan to a rack and cool for 5 minutes before carefully removing each muffin from its mold. Store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature.

*I always weigh my ingredients, but I've included ingredients by volume for those who want to use cups.
**French buttermilk, or fermented milk, from Brittany.

Posted on February 19, 2015 | Permalink

Vogue Enfants March 2015

Welcome back to the 70s:

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(I had shoes like this when I was a kid.)

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Posted on February 18, 2015 | Permalink

Black Friday / Cyber Monday Special

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From November 28 through December 1 there's free worldwide shipping in my shop with code BLACKFRIDAY2014.

www.etsy.com/shop/tortillagirl

☆ This offer begins on November 28 at 12:00 a.m. EST and ends when the code automatically expires on December 1 at 12:00 a.m. EST.

☆ This special only applies to orders purchased during this time period.

☆ If an item sells out, it will not be placed back in my shop until after the special ends.

☆ To apply the code: click "apply shop coupon code" above "item total". Enter BLACKFRIDAY2014 in the space and click "apply". The shipping cost will automatically be deducted from your order.

Happy holidays!

Posted on November 27, 2014 | Permalink

The PomPom Lace Hat in Red:

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Now in my Etsy shop!

Posted on October 14, 2014 | Permalink

Chunky Knits Sale!

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-----> 15% off the chunky knits found in the "sale" section of my shop!

-----> 10% off all orders of 75€ or more with code OCTOBER2014. This code can also be applied to sale items. (25% off! Yay!)

Ends October 30.

Posted on October 7, 2014 | Permalink


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