Wednesday, December 14, 2011

More knitting, less cooking: Linda.

Pressed for time? Busy cranking out Necks Big Thing scarves for everyone and their dog? (Really - a mini version would be cute on a dog!). Anyhow, Linda has a super-tasty recipe with a festive holiday feel that will give you several free hours to knit, knit, knit!

Linda's Cranberry Pork Tenderloin
l 1/2 pounds pork tenderloin
12 ounces chili sauce
16 ounce can jellied cranberry sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar.
Place tenderloin in crock pot. Mix next three ingredients together and pour over tenderloin. Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours, and then on low for 3-4 hours. Serve over cooked rice. Makes 8 servings.

Now that Linda has freed up her time to knit, what has she been making? Well, she just finished this yummy long-line vest in Plymouth Baby Alpaca Glow:

And she's almost done with this Tiny Tea Leaves Sweater in Tosh DK for the impending birth of her daughter Bethany's baby. Soooo cute!

By the way, the Tiny Tea pattern starts at 2 years, but you can try making a 6-12 month version by using Tosh Sport instead and going down a couple of needle sizes.

Also, I recently whipped up this cowl/cape in new Noro Odori, and Linda and Gina could not resist breaking into their own gift knitting time to whip up capes for themselves!

This pattern is as easy as that pork tenderloin! Here it is:
You'll need 2 skeins each of 2 colors Noro Odori. Cast on 98 sts w #11 needles. Join in round and place marker. *P3 rows Color A, K4 rows Color B, K1 row Color A*. Repeat from *, decreasing 1 st at marker every 5 rows until 10 stripes of Color B have been worked. Bind off loosely purlwise in Color A.

This pattern works great in any chunky Noro yarn, including Kogorashi and Furisode. Come pick out your colors and have something great to wear to that holiday party!

- Shelley
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Blogger QuilterPattiO said...

Where is the pattern found for the vest? I love it! PattiO

December 15, 2011 at 2:50 PM  
Anonymous Jen C said...

Would it be possible to obtain the pattern for the long vest? Thanks!

January 3, 2012 at 8:06 PM  

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