Sunday, April 24, 2011

Pancakes and Grannies

It's taken me 4 days to make 10 granny squares.   The pattern is from Attic24.  I made a few alterations, but only to technique. 

I don't like to tie knots when I change colours, and I rather crochet the ends in as I go.  What is your crochet technique?  It seems everyone does it differently.

I have finished 2 pairs of Michelles granny slippers.  One more pair and we will get together for a photo. They are a great project that can be finished in one sitting.  They would also make a great gift.

Oh, and guess what was for breakfast.

Here is my recipe for pancakes, not sure what others do, this recipe has evolved since I was a teenager.

2 cups self-raising flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
2 tablespoons butter melted
2 eggs
2 cups milk

Just blend all ingrediets and then cook in a greased frypan on low.

We like ours with lemon and sugar, jam and cream or maple syrup.

How do you make your pancakes?

P.S. I have been teaching Monet to crochet.  First we mastered finger knitting and now she can hook a mean chain.  Any tips on teaching kids to crochet? What stitch is next?


willywagtail said...

From my own experience it probably helps if you crochet the first row into the chains, maybe even a few to give a firm working edge and start with the simplest stitches. I prefer crepes to pancakes and would you believe we had them for tea last night too. My kids like the lemon/butter/sugar topping but I am not averse to cinamon sugar or even peanutbutter with or without honey. When we were kids our first crepe had to have either compote of silverbeet or a fruit if that was on the menu. I would scrape all the yucky stuff off and eat it quickly so I still had a hot crepe to melt my peanutbutter with. Would love to see the finished slippers. Cherrie

Rowantree Design said...

Oh how I love those squares. I am crocheting up a storm in front of the tv at night. My stacks are growing and I don't have a clue what they will become.