I finished Ollie's little sweater this morning. He likes it. Now Fletch wants one in RED. He told me so last night. He was so jealous that Ollie was getting all the attention with the trying-on sessions as I made it. There is no pattern. I winged it as I went. I started with a dc cable-ribbed collar like the one on the poncho I made a while back, and the rest is hdc, increasing and decreasing as needed. The dark blue yarn is Vanna's in Colonial Blue, and the light blue yarn is ILTY.
I don't use a recipe when I make my meatloaf, but here are the general directions and ingredients...
Pammy Sue's Meatloaf
2 lbs hamburger meat
1/2 large onion, chopped
3/4 to 1 large green bell pepper, chopped
2 tsp garlic powder
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
Few shakes of any hot sauce (I use Frank's Red Hot), optional
About 1/3 cup ketchup
2 eggs slightly beaten
1 sleeve crushed crackers (I used Ritz this time, but I normally use saltines if I have them; you can also use 1 cup of any kind of oatmeal instead if you don't have crackers)
Lots of black pepper
1 tsp salt (optional, depending on how much salt your crackers have on them)
More ketchup for top
2 bacon slices, optional
Mix everything together with your hands until well-combined. Plop it into a sprayed or greased loaf pan. I shape mine with my hands pulling it away from the edges slightly all around. This helps when, as it's baking, the grease starts to run from the meat and you drain it off during cooking. Top with 2 slices of bacon if using. Top with ketchup. I ended up using twice as much as pictured here and smeared it all over the top. It kind of caramelizes as it cooks and is sooooo good!
Bake at 375 degrees F for 1 hour and 20 minutes. Check it every 20-30 minutes or so and carefully drain off any liquid or grease that pools around the edges. Allow to cool 15 minutes before slicing.