Sunday, September 12, 2010

Actual knitting content! I haven't posted much about knitting because some of it is stealth knitting. The scarf I'm working on is in black and when it's photographed all you see is a lovely black blob. Which is fine but you can just close your eyes and voila, there is black. So you can imagine that.
These are felted bracelets that I made for mom out of Mags Kandis' new book...I think it's called Knitted Gifts but I'm not positive. These are extraordinarily simple to make and I just hand felted them because I don't think my front loader washer will do a good enough job. But they are fun and a good use of leftover yarn. Here are the final park pictures.

The "twig" rabbit sculpture was just so cute that I wanted to pick it up to take home.
You can't really see it in this photo but there looked like giant bean pods hanging off this tree. Cool but kinda creepy as well.
A pond full of lily pads with plenty of very large goldfish swimming around.

These were fun. All through the area were leaves imprinted into the concrete so they looked like fossils.
Nothing like walking along and tripping over things because you're so busy looking down!

This is a dinosaur of sorts and sort of tucked away so you stumble on it on your travels.

Went to the big farmers' market today since it was so lovely and cool this morning. The vegetables were just fabulous. The best they've been all season. I got quite a "haul". Some beautiful swiss chard and dinosaur kale, which I have not tried yet but have read that it's delicious, so I'm really looking forward to that. A few pattypan squash that I will stuff with grains and nuts and bake. A few serrano and ancho chilies for a couple of mexican-inspired dishes. Two small eggplants...I don't have any specific plans for those but they were cheap and so cute that I took them home. A pint of various heirloom tomatoes that we just wash and keep in a bowl on the table and snack on them as we are walking past them. (Those are already about half gone). I also bought some beets. Now I'm not fond of beets. Oh heck, I don't like them. But I'm going to be a big girl and attempt some kind of recipe with them and I will eat them. And probably only sneer alittle. I didn't really care for swiss chard at first me it tasted like dirt. (Which is what beets taste like to me also). But I experimented and now I pretty much like it anyway. So we shall see.
I thought it was going to start cooling down this week but it turns out that it is still going to be in the 80*s. *sigh* I am ready for fall. I just bought some pumpkin spice coffee today and the other day I made my first pie crust from scratch and made mini apple pies that will be great with the coffee. I'm ready to curl up with some flannel jammies at night and a steaming cup of apple cider and some nice soup. Although I did make some tomato-rice soup the other day. Which was odd as I never liked tomato soup of any kind. I just kept craving it thinking that it sounded wonderful. And it's pretty good. Plus it was super easy as it came from a cookbook called "4-Ingredient Vegan" and you can't get much easier than that. Unless someone else makes it for you! to try and finish some knitting of some kind. I want to start something else but I am being firm and going to finish a few things first. :( See you soon.

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