Spring Sox & Cheesecake

I'm on to my second pair of socks. This is souvenir yarn from our Canadian trip last October. It's self-patterning yarn from Germany. I was hoping to find a Canadian yarn but our shopping time was limited to a couple of hours in St. John, New Brunswick. To my delight, my socks will look like pastel Easter eggs. To my dismay, these will probably be finished in time for Christmas. The yarn is Step 6 sport weight yarn by Austermann and it's available in the U.S. These socks will be very thick and warm so I also went up a needle size. I am loving how they're coming so far.

I've been playing around with my electric pressure cooker again. I'm trying to eat healthily but really miss desserts. This is my first attempt at converting a recipe that came with the cooker to a sugar-free/wheat-free recipe. We all enjoyed it but hubby still prefers sugar and wheat in his cheesecake. Give him a graham cracker crust and he's happy. Neither my husband, nor my son had any idea that the crust was made from almond meal and I'm not telling them unless they break out with an allergic reaction. I'm going to try it again (and again) because I'm striving for perfection. The calorie count is about the same but the carbs are waaaaay lower (like less than 8 vs. 20 or more). In knitting (and baking) practice makes perfect!
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  1. I have three very old pressure cookers and am afraid I will blow a hole in my ceiling. I don't know why they scare me because mom loved them and had no problems. I'd eat that pie even without crust.

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    1. Marly - I bought my electric pc on QVC. It's also a slow cooker. It locks tightly and I have no fear of it blowing - no rocking pressure valve that used to scare me to death!

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  2. I'm always looking for ideas to lower my carb intake. Almond meal is a great idea, I need to use it more. Lovely sock!! I do not know how to knit however I can do a bit of crochet. I imagine making a sock is a very hard thing to learn in either crochet or knitting. Beautiful work you got there. To answer your question earlier ...here is a link to Monica's facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/letrecivettefattoamano-222627184432023/?fref=ts Wishing you a lovely day!

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    1. Thanks Angela! My daughter-in-law is a crocheter and she's finding knitting to be easy because of it. She's more advanced than I am. Your work is lovely give knitting a chance!

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    2. Thanks for messaging me again, Angela!

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