Sunday, August 12, 2007

In No Particular Order...

Yesterday, Katy, one of the SnB member, had a garden potluck party. I was originally gonna make the Chocolate and Zucchini Cake, but Mick got sick so we ended up at the Vet instead. But I made it up by going to Julia's Bakery and bought a Peach Pie for the party. I met quite a few people there, and Archiknist and Soozies were there as well. Archiknist came with her new toy and I told David that I want one too!!! :)

Today was slow and relaxing. I went to SnB and got to talk with Costumechick. I haven't seen her for awhile so it was great seeing her again. And speaking of someone I haven't seen for awhile, Lilith came too! And she brought WIP Clessidra with her! I think I'm gonna either make that or Monkey next. And I get to cast on as early as now, if I want to, because I finally finished my first pair of socks for Summer of Sock 2007:

Pattern - Falling Leaves by Jessica Landers on
Yarn Called For - 2 Skeins Koigu Painters Palette Merino in #823
Yarn Used - 2 Balls Reynolds Soft Sea Wool in #0650
Needles - 2 Addi Turbo size 2 circular
Gauge - 7.5 sts per inch
Knit - July 05, 2007 to August 12, 2007
Modifications - Universal formula sizing, Magic cast-on, 2x2 Ribs

This pattern was an easy knit and a great introduction to lace. I love the way it came out and I really like the yarn I chose - I think solid yarn show case the pattern much better than the variegated version. I knitted both socks at once and I think it's a great choice and from now on, I might just do both at the same time! I actually didn't use 2 balls and I think I might actually have enough left to make a pair of ankle socks. We'll see what comes out of it.

Right before I went to SnB today, I found out a local Farmer's Market that happens on Sundays - I am so excited because usually they have it during Wednesday on mid-day and Saturday mornings, which both are bad for me. They had been expanding it and added Thursday late afternoon/early evening and Sunday during the day. I stopped by before going to SnB and bought some fresh peaches and a blueberry lemonade - yum!

Not much progress was made for MS3... only 20 rows into the Clue 4...

After SnB, I decided to use the giant zucchini my brother brought home:

I tried the recipe "Sweet Potato & Zucchini Frittata" from Moosewood Restaurant New Classic. Besides sweet potato and zucchini, it calls for onions, eggs, cream cheese, garlic, milk, smoke cheddar, marjoram, salt and pepper. I love Moosewood cookbooks - although it is vegetarian, I think anyone can find something in there that they like! My friend introduced me to Moosewood back when we were in college and now I have almost all of their cookbooks!



anphoe said...

your Falling Leaves socks look awesome, I love the feel of the yarn, I think I am going to start hunting Koigu now.
Man, no wonder why you had so many recipes for zucchini, you did have a huge one!! The Frittata looks yummy!

Sneaksleep said...

Those socks came out great! I love the Moosewood cookbooks too. I wish they had nice color pictures, though--not for me, but because my husband only likes cookbooks with lots of glossy pictures.

Baby Beth said...

"Wow" is all I can say regarding that zucchini.

Octopus Knits said...

The socks are gorgeous ...and wow, that is some zucchini! The frittata looks delicious! I'm a fan of mooswood cookbooks, too.

Jen said...

Congrats on finishing the Falling Leaves - they look awesome! I love that pattern too, but I don't have the right yarn for them yet.

That's some zuch! I saw a girl riding a bike around the camp site last week with this huge one tucked under her arm. So strange. hehe