episode 39:”i’m not perfect”
On/Off the Needles:
-the shawl is completed!! (see prior post for photo) it’s beautiful! not perfect, but beautiful!!!!
-we call them pirates!
-2 color knitting on the brain….
-February Lady Sweater gauge? weird….normal= size 8, worsted weight mine= size 5, dk weight
-charity blanket will be cast off and a crocheted boarder put on this week! :)
-forgetting everything…new job, new thoughts, forgotten things
-laundry basket GENIUS!
-playing with the neighbors
-baby giggles are awesome: baby laughing at the wii, best laugh ever, hahaha, this guy sounds like Louis Armstrong
Charity Blanket Updates:
These blankets were completed by the Midwest group. i pestered bethanyg, and she gave me a list! hehehe
Good Day Sunshine 3/08–completely done
xOde To Spring 4/08–completely done
xTip Toe Through The Tulips(5/08)–completely done
- High Fiber Diet with CoggieTM
-Knitting at Night with Casey
- Knit Sibs with Pinsandneedles and Valink
-Knitters Uncensored with Mrs B
-HHHH box came!!! :)
Thank you, Marcia!!!!
-new Spin Off! Magazine came….PURE GOLD!
-Found a box for Frankie! :)
SOAR homework (brought to you by Ellenspns)
-Breed by Professor Coop in New Zeland in the 50s and 60s
-cross between a Romney and Border Leicester for it’s fleece and good meat production
-Ewe’s are fertile, good mothers, and most can raise twin lambs without assistance
-Finer fleece can be used for outer garments and stronger fleece are used for carpets
-spun fine well, but it was a more rough ridged yarn. i preferred it as low spun long draw thick singles. it allowed the fluff to soften the yarn. spun from the fold easily as well.
Giambotta (Vegetable Stew)
crock pot version of Rachael Ray’s
-3 cloves garlic chopped
- 1-2 onions chopped (i didn’t have any, so i used 2-3 tbs onion powder mixed with some olive oil to make a paste)
-5 red potatoes, washed and chopped
-1 yellow squash
-1 green pepper
-1 red pepper
-1-2 tbs basil
-1/2 box of chicken stock (low sodium, cause it’s good for ya)
- 2 28oz cans fire roasted tomatoes (or used diced tomatoes, and add some liquid smoke to taste..that roasted flavor is what makes this stew go from okay, to AMAZING!)
-salt and pepper
add first 10 ingredients (all washed and chopped into larger bite size pieces) in order into your crock pot. you’re layering things up according to thickness . put it on high, and cook for 2-3 hours. give it a stir, turn it to low, and add the tomatoes, and season with salt and pepper to taste. cook on low for 1 more hour.
serve it with some nice cheese grated over the top and a piece of crusty bread. freezes and reheats well.
tastes vary, and so do the veggies available, so mix it up! if you like broccoli a lot? throw it in there!