my garden? The plants are doing really well, and I've managed to harvest my basil quite a few times now. (The mint, too!) After cleaning and drying off the basil, I stuff it into my Magic Bullet with some olive oil, walnuts (which are much cheaper than the traditional pine nuts), a little Parmesan cheese, and just a quick squeeze of lemon. This gets chopped up, and then mixed with hot pasta.
Wednesday, October 03, 2012
Monday, October 01, 2012
The problem with going so long without posting (well, one of the problems) is that there is way too much to catch up on when you finally do post. So all the wonderful things you meant to talk about have to be discarded in favor of just hitting the highlights. Personally, I would love to gush about the little lamb sweater, or explain where the inspiration to sew patches came from. The problem is that I've managed to finish 11 items off my WIPs list, plus two more mini projects. Just showing the pictures for those will make a long enough post. So the story of how I accidentally cast on a project will have to wait for another day.
My Long List of WIPs:
- Cabled Casey cotton shawl - FINISHED.
- Sampler Sock Blanket
- Pink and gray baby sweater - FINISHED
- Plarn doormats
- Earth colorway lace shawl with beads - not started yet
- Striped toy- need this for Christmas
- Candy print baby sweater - FINISHED (but I started a second one with the left-over yarn)
- Monster pants - this is a promised gift that hasn't been started yet
- Ryan's arm warmers - he's already finished his tour of duty, sigh
- Silver potato chip scarf
- Black stocking socks - not started yet/need it for Christmas
- Prayer shawl
- Animal hat - not started yet/need it for Christmas
- Wheat wool hat - not started yet/need it for Christmas
- Sheep sweater - FINISHED
- 12x12 square - not started and the deadline is approaching quickly!
- Pink chemo cap - FINISHED
- Rose chemo cap - not started yet
- Skype socks in Jojo - not started yet
- Modea baby hat
- Woven towel sets - FINISHED
- Christmas towel sets - not started yet, but obviously needed for Christmas
- Cari's yarn to be untangled
- grey baby bib - FINISHED
- girly baby bib - FINISHED
- lime shawlette - needs to be blocked
- blue shawlette - needs to be blocked
- February Lady Sweater
- Mystery Shawl
- Baby Bib with flower buttons - FINISHED
- French Press Slippers - need to seam and felt
- Universal Tunic - not started yet
- Aeolean Shawl
- Kingdom Gloves - need it for Christmas
- Handspun Peacock Shawl - yarn finished, need to knit
- Baby Surprise Jacket - need to finish yarn and then knit
- Handspun Brown Silk Shawl - need to spin and knit
- Blue T-Shirt Sweater - not started yet
- NYC Socks - started, but I'll probably frog and start over
- Paula's drop spindle yarn
|I really love this shawl!|
This is only the most wonderful sweater ever! And I've already received a picture of it being worn by the cutest baby boy ever! If I can get permission from his mom, I'll post that picture on the blog. (It's already posted on my refrigerator. LOL)
I made the deadline. I didn't think I would, but I did. It wasn't entirely my fault, since I had to wait to get the yarn -- it could only be certain colors. But the important thing is that I turned it in when I was supposed to.
I liked the construction of this hat. The cable was knit flat and seamed to form the brim. Then stitches are picked up to knit the rest of the cap.
|Woven towel set #1|
|Woven towel set #2. Both sets were done on the same warp.|
Finishing this bib was a snap, once I realized it was possible to use my sewing machine to attach the patches. The idea of handsewing was the only reason this was in the WIPs pile for so long!
Did you know that actually sewing a button takes less than 5 minutes (including the time spent looking for a needle)? As opposed to avoiding sewing a button, which took well over a year!
|(See the comment for the bib above.)|