Lots of knitting here!
Socks I knit for Amanda that were for a knitalong on Ravelry for the solidsockknitters group. This is the Hocket pattern http://www.ravelry.com/projects/knitsensei/hocket-socks
and they are knit with Plymouth Encore worsted in brown. They came out really nice and I think she'll really like them. Considering I had her try on the first one when she stopped the other day and then could barely get it back, I'm pretty confident she wants them.
This is the start of the mystery shawl kal http://www.ravelry.com/projects/knitsensei/knitting-like-crazy-mystery-shawl-2012 and the yarn is "mandarin lime" from Done Roving Frolicking Feet. I enjoyed the kal last year and so far haven't been disappointed! I have been slowly working on it because, as usual, I have overcommitted on kals. But I finished the sock so only 2 to work on. This is the other that I'm knitting...http://www.ravelry.com/projects/knitsensei/bilbo-socks for the Claire Ellen Design group. It's the "We-hate-waiting-along" and I got the Bilbo pattern. I must say that I'm loving this pattern and the yarn. We are also having a read-a-long of "The Hobbit" at the same time.It's much farther along and I will be working on it tonight.
Been doing some cooking also.This is the pasta fazioli from one of Robin Robertson's cookbooks and a grilled "cheese" sandwich made with Daiya "cheese". It was a great meal for a cold winter day.
This is the red,red stew from "Everyday Happy Herbivore" with rice and fried plaintains. Absolutely delicious. Has black eyed peas and I quite enjoyed it and was so easy to make. I also made a tempeh loaf for lunch today that's wonderful.
Went to Lambikins on Sunday because they were having a sale. Bad, bad knitter. I shouldn't have spent any money but some things were such a good deal that I did anyway. Got some yarn to make socks for Amanda and also will be able to use them for some kals. So she will have to wait for some of them. Also got a lovely skein of Brown Sheep lace weight with 1500 yards on it for $12.00 in the colorway "pinot noir" for something for Amanda. I'm not sure what to make. Any suggestions?
Okay. Off to make a pot of tea and do some knitting. Have a great week!