I have jumped on the kale chip bandwagon. The girls and I cannot get enough of them. They are on the table every afternoon for tea/snack time, so crispy and salty. They melt in your mouth. I make them both ways, in the oven and in the dehydrator. I'm still experimenting with timing and seasonings.
I like decorating the inside of the house to mirror what is going on outside. Right now we have so many birds visiting the birdhouse. We have a gorgeous mated pair of cardinals who visit every morning. We seem to be their favorite breakfast spot.
People have asked me how I store my kale chips so they don't lose their crispiness. To retain the crunch I put them in a glazed pottery crock. I use this to store raw (dehydrated) cookies and crackers too. But, really I don't know how long they will keep because they are always eaten up the first day I make them!
Okay, this isn't officially a "knit", as my title says. It's crocheted and I usually don't like the look of crocheted garments. I do like other things made with crochet. My daughter makes adorable amigurumi, but for wearing I usually go for the look and feel of knitted pieces.
A friend of mine has been wearing a crocheted shrug/cowl thing that she made and as soon as I saw it, I wanted it! I showed up at her house one day with yarn and hook and asked her to show me how to make it. I really like the rib effect along the top and bottom. I doubled up my yarn so it's thick and super warm. We have been having consistently freezing (actually below freezing) temperatures and this is getting a lot of use.
The same stitching friend who taught me her shrug pattern just taught me to cable! I am very excited about this. I have been knitting for five years and I have been intimidated by cabling. I asked her for a simple cable pattern to learn on. If I had trouble I knew I could just run to her for help. She jotted the stitches for this headband down and I went to it. It was really fun and easy to get the hang of. Now I am ready for more, she graduated me up to a more complicated cable. It will probably be another ear warming headband and you will be the first folks to see it.