Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Sweater Mittens

A while back (okay honestly in December I think), I went to a craft fair where they had some adorable sweater mittens, but I didn't have $30 to spend on a pair of them.  Sad day.  Instead I started scouring the web for a free pattern, but wasn't that surprised that I couldn't find one that worked well.  I did find a few, but they weren't very accurate and didn't make sense proportionally.  Five attempts later, I finally figured one out myself.

What do you think?  What should I do to make them better (or do you miraculously like them this way already)?  I'd love to hear your feedback!

The cuffs on the white pair turned out a lot better than than teal pair.  I'm still trying to figure out why and how to fix that so the wrist cuff lays flatter.  (I think they look a lot better on, but since I already mailed off this pair to my sister-in-law, I can't take any more pictures of them on to prove it to you.)

Some constructive criticism would really be great!  How would you want them changed if I were to send a pair to you?

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Soup and Homemade Bread

Yesterday, I was making one our family's favorite winter meals: Potato Bacon Cheddar Soup.  Even the girls gobble it up!  It's a crockpot meal, so that makes me love it even more.  Maybe someday I'll have to share the recipe with you.  What do you think?  Would you like to try your hand at it, too?

I felt inspired to try my hand at some homemade Italian bread, and I was ecstatic to find that not only did the bread turn out but it tastes amazing with the soup.  It was a little overkill; the recipe creates two gigantic loaves of Italian bread, but I guess that's not all bad because it will freeze, and I won't have to bake any more bread for a while.

So what's your favorite soup and bread combination?  What fills you up and warms you to your core?  Is there a recipe for soup or bread that you just love and can't get enough of?