Wednesday, January 16, 2019

...W.I.P. Wednesday...

...well...the Circular Yoke Summer Shirt is off the needles...but not quite finished...I still have the cast on/cast off edge to do...I've done the neckline already...I just need to do around the sleeves and the bottom...and then I'll do an FO...(finished object) post...
...and I've already got the yarn for my next project...I thought the colour didn't show up well in this photo...
...so I took another in natural light...
...it's for Holiday Candy...(not my photo...)

...the pattern was for the December Knit Crate...and the yarn was wool...but I found similar colours in cotton...so my socks will be cozy cotton...and I can't wait to get started...

...what's in your workbasket?...

~Have a lovely day!

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

...Tuesdays with Julia...

...we made a spicy curry sauce with Julia...Vegan Sauce Brune au Cari...
...and except for being a tad too spicy...it was really good...all of the particulars are over at The Vegan Version...

~Have a lovely day!

Monday, January 14, 2019

...Over the Weekend...

...I got some locally grown NC cabbages...to make sauerkraut with...of course...
...weighed them...because the recipe is by weight...and it's really really simple...1 tsp kosher salt for each pound of cabbage...
...it's a messy job...but it's all done now...
...and I steamed the leftover outer leaves for a nice afternoon snack...
...then I straightened the kitchen drawers...getting rid of some old worn out towels and making room for the new ones I got for Christmas...
...and while I was at it...I re-alphabetized the spice drawer...I don't know who is putting the spices back out of order...but I can guess...
...AND...finally...Scout got his dates for Basic...April 23rd...and the kiddos set a WEDDING DATE!!!...March 2nd...and they picked out their invitations...

...more to come...

~Have a lovely day!

Saturday, January 12, 2019

...Dinner and a Movie...

...dinner was just a cucumber and tomato salad...with some herbs sprinkled over...store-bought tomatoes and cukes...so nothing spectacular...but it was still crisp and good...
...and one of my bowls...crammed full of goodies...

...we watched all three episodes of Agatha Christie's Ordeal by Innocence...the new BBC on on Amazon...

...it was good...dark/psycho...not at all like the book...and I do mean NOT AT ALL like the book...without any spoilers...the ending is completely different...and some of the characters/relationships are different as well...it's been a long time since I read the book...but I did remember the ending...and the whodunnit...

...what have you been watching lately?...

~Have a lovely day!

Friday, January 11, 2019

...Mom's Apple Tree...

...Mom's Apple Tree fell over and we thought that was the end of that...but she recently told me that there was a sprout ...so there may be hope yet...
...AAAAND...I had one apple in the freezer from that tree...

...now...I remember from biology that apples are open pollinated...so the seeds don't always produce true to type...there's a chance that they will...but you don't necessarily know who the other parent is...

...but I thought I'd take my chances...and put the seeds in a damp paper towel...
...and then not having a pot handy...I planted them in with Douglas...my avocado...
...and GUESS WHAT?...They SPROUTED!!!...well...several of them did anyway...
...I'm still just so...so amazed...
...they're so CUTE!...and sturdy looking...
...a miracle...
..but then...all life is a miracle...

...have you ever grown an apple tree from seed...

~Have a lovely day!

Thursday, January 10, 2019

...W.I.A.Y. ...

...for brekkie...I had some tofu and toast...I love toast...
...so mid-morning...I had some more toast...wheat this time...with the tiniest bit of Marmite spread over it...and tea...of course...

...do you like Marmite...or Vegemite...or neither...or both...it's quite a debate...
...and for lunch I had my favorite vegan tooona sandwich...
...chickpeas mashed and mixed with some sweet relish, vegan mayo, and seaweed...
...it's so good...and I had some carrot sticks...and tea...of course...
...for a snack...I made some mixed veg in the Foreman Grill...
...and I had that with some eggplant...that I had made to do a spaghetti roll up that I was going to try to copy from a restaurant...but then decided not to...
...dinner was easy peasy...just some baked tofu, bread, peas and sweet potato...and tea...of course...
...and before bed...I had some banana/peanut butter n'ice cream...

...what did you eat yesterday?...

~Have a lovely day!

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

...W.I.P. Wednesday...

...7 more rows...and I'll be done...with the knitting anyway...I'll still have to do that funny bind off technique...and weave in some threads...but if all goes to plan I should be finished by next Wednesday...whew...

...what's in your workbasket?....

~Have a lovely day!