Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Hahaha...finally finished!!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Where,oh where did the time go and how did it go so fast? I would have sworn that it wasn't that long between posts but I was wrong.
Let's see....what went on this week. Went to the farmers' market again and this was the only one that had garlic scapes again. Don't know why they have them but was glad to find them. And some lovely radishes that are just tasty. Also bought a loaf of salted rye bread that was delicious. I'm glad I stocked up because I can't imagine that I'll be going this weekend as it's supposed to be in the 90*s with the heat index of 100-105*. Yuck. Good knitting weather since I'm not going outside! I went to the library and stocked up on dvd's and have some serious project knitting to do. I am trying to finish my "Gothic Spire" socks from Cookie A.'s "Knit.Sock.Love." book because they've been on the needles since December. Disgraceful! I think it's the yarn. I started two other sock patterns with it and ended up tearing them out. But the first one is done and I'm moving right along on the other. Finally. They were difficult at first but I've gotten the hang of the pattern so I'm going to try and finish them this weekend.
I really like them though and they are comfortable. I won't be needing them for months though!
Here's a pair that I finished for mom. They are just my basic sock pattern for 64 stitches and I usually knit on them in the car or when I'm watching the NBA games....Go Spurs!!
Cooked the other day and made an absolutely wonderful seitan "gyros" meat. I will most definately make it again. Just delicious. I got the recipe from the latest issue of "VegNews" and highly recommend it to anyone, vegan or not.

Speaking of which...it's past dinnertime and my stomach is growling so I'm off to forage for dinner. Have a great weekend and keep knitting.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Sorry I've not posted but it's been one of those weeks. Knitting ....eh. I did finish a pair of socks for mom that came out and a pair for my sister. But, as I posted before, the sweater was a bust. I think that I shall stick to classic types of sweaters/cardigans for myself. They tend to look best. I get seduced by the trendy things but almost always am disappointed. 
Started on my Butin necklace but, duh....miscounted with the beads and didn't think it was a problem until 4 rows in and had to gently rip it out and restart. Well, I ripped it out and haven't restarted yet but will tomorrow.
Went to the first farmers' market last week and, score! found garlic scapes and leeks. The leeks were $1.00 each and seriously, they were as long as my arm and as big around as my wrist. Most definately a good buy.
Made some carrot cake cupcakes that were just great.
 From "Everyday Happy Herbivore" and they were really easy and low-fat.
Here's the only upside of all the rainy, gross weather we had last week.
Okay. I'm off to run some errands. Have a wonderful weekend.

Saturday, May 05, 2012

Well, I would have posted sooner but I am disgusted.
I finished the Helleborous cardigan and it looks awful! The collar will not lie right and it doesn't fit at all. So I am going to finish some socks and I'll write soon. *sigh*