I loved the Purple Rain roving so much that I finished spinning and plying it.
It’s 3.5 ounces and approximately 215 yards. It’s very soft and fairly consistent — there are a few thick spots here and there. I love how it spun up and plied into barber pole stripey-ness.
I keep forgetting to post a photo of the Austermann Step socks — I finished them last Friday and here they are.
I did get them to match pretty darn well.
Diabetic Key Lime Pie
First thing this morning, I made a sugarless Key Lime Pie for dessert for tonight. Unfortunately I could not find Key Limes, so I had to settle for regular limes.
Here’s the recipe:
Key Lime Pie for Diabetics
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
3 tablespoons melted margarine
2 tablespoons Splenda
1 envelope (1/4 ounce) unflavored gelatin
1-3/4 cups fat-free milk
1 8 ounce package reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1/3 to 1/2 cup Splenda
Combine graham cracker crumbs, margarine, and 2 tablespoons Splenda and press into a pie plate.
Sprinkle gelatin over 1/2 cup milk and let stand for 2 to 3 minutes. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until gelatin is dissolved.
Beat cream cheese in a small bowl until fluffy. Beat in remaining 1-1/4 cups milk and the gelatin mixture. Mix in the lime juice and 1/3 to 1/2 cup Splenda, depending on how sweet you want it (I use slightly less than 1/3 cup as I like my key lime pie tart. You can add the Splenda one tablespoon at a time and taste as you go.)
Pour into the graham cracker crust and refrigerate until set, about 2 hours.
A slice that is one-eighth of the pie is about 200 calories.
P.S. to Janice in GA
Sorry, I’m a Yankee and I like a little sugar in my cornbread. However, because the batch of cornbread I made is to be used in a savory stuffing, I left the sugar out. I also overbaked it slightly.
Tomorrow: a pumpkin pie with no crust! Ooooooh!
I drew names using my random number generator earlier this afternoon and this week the prizes go to:
Judith C., who won the the Lexie Barnes Mega Mini bag (perfect size for a sock project bag) filled with two skeins of Claudia Handpainted Fingering weight yarn. This prize has been donated by Allison Van Zandt of Simply Socks Yarn Co.
Betty, who won the Hat kit (include handspun yarn for a knitted hat, a pattern, and charms for embellishment), donated by Tigerlilith, Old Maiden Aunt
Linda F., who won her choice of a ChicKnit pattern, donated by Bonne Marie Burns of ChicKnits
Christine Z, who won a complete set of knitting greeting cards, donated by Denise Satterlund. You can view the whole set here: http://www.unravelled.com
Deborah H., who won The Knitters Book of Finishing Techniques by Nancie M. Wiseman, Donated by Erin
I’ve emailed all the winners and donors (Deborah H., I get an odd error message when I send to you — let me know if you didn’t receive the winner notification).
Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all!
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