Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Better Than Google

You know that one of my pet peeves is when folks ask a large forum a question when it would be a LOT easier to just google it first.

Knitting Fonts
You know that I did a google search on knitting fonts before throwing that question out in my last blog entry.

I have to say, that the two suggestions that readers made were far better than what google and David Xenakis had to offer.

The font from Aire River Designs is a great option. It was easy to download and it has clear, sharp graphics for most every knitting symbol I could ever use.

I also got a font sent to me, designed by Susan (Fleegle on Ravelry) specifically for lace knitting symbols which is better organized (at least in my way of thinking) than the Aire River font but doesn't concern itself with some of the cabling symbols (which Aire River does extremely well).

With the two of them, I can assuredly get everything I need without the XRX one.

Thanks to all who suggested solutions.

Current Spinning and Knitting
I finished spinning up the bonus ball of Mindy's lovely mohair and plied it up with more of Carol's cormo/corriedale singles.

It came out just as beautifully as the first pairing of these two singles.

Since the Mini Mochi scarf came out so nicely, I decided I needed to immediately start a new project using this new yarn, and I was thinking that if I used a nice contrasting color yarn for the ribbing and the collar, I could probably get away with a man's vest. So I looked around and found the superwash merino handspun that I made from Franklin's delightful gift from Lorna's Laces

So I cast on, finished the ribbing and now I've gotten about 8 inches of the back of a pullover vest completed already.

Sorry about the's from the BlackBerry, but I'll get a better one when I get home.

Suffice it to say, I'm very happy with how this is looking so far.

Readers' Comments/Questions
VJ asks, "Is there or will there be in a near future a recipe for that whole pie, crust and filling and all?"

I can tell you how I've seen Thaddeus make his dough, but I've never seen him make the filling.

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 stick unsalted margarine
1 stick unsalted butter
4 to 5 tablespoons ice water

In a food processor, combine the flour and the salt. Blend in the stick of margarine. Then pulse in the stick of butter so it's mixed coarsely into the dough. Dump the mixture into bowl and add as little ice water as it takes to just get the dough to start coming together...ball it all up and cover it with plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour or more.

As for the filling, you're on your own, although I think it was a 50/50 mix of fresh sliced peaches and fresh sliced nectarines and I think it had a little corn starch in it.

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