Saturday, February 09, 2008
Recycle, recycle, recycle
This used to be an OLD NAVY sweater. 100% lambswool. The color was so wonderful, I just had to have that yarn. I wasn't going to wear this shapeless yumminess and my husband, despite his protests, doesn't wear sweaters. So I decided to frog it! I love the pattern in front, too. I have yet to try a project with fair isle but as I was ripping it, it didn't see to complicated. The biggest issue I can tell was keeping the tension even. I have 2 balls so far from the front and 1 sleeve.
A picture is worth a thousand words...sigh...7 more weeks!
Arroz con Pollo
I have discovered jasmine rice. Ooooo chil'! It brings me back to when I was living in the West Indies! So I made some arroz con pollo (chicken cooked together with rice, tomato sauce and spices).
This is pretty much what was left. Yes, a good amount of rice stuck to the bottom, also bringing me back to days when mommy made me scrub the bottoms of cast iron dinner pots (age 7 and beyond). Oh how I hated that job! Then the saying "don't have a pot to p*ss in nor a window to throw it out of" grounded me and I just soaked the blasted thing. Later, I wiped out the rice with little effort, grateful not to hafta scrub it and even more grateful to have a pot.
In the vein of recycle, I would love to offer my lastest read The Friday Night Knitting Club, to the first one to request it. It was a great page turner. Had a little bit of a Steel Magnolia feel to it. By the by, I hear it is on it's way to becoming a movie, with none other than Julia Roberts!
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