Tag Archives: black cherry lambic

Fall-ish

Posted on by .

Despite the 80 degree weather expected this weekend, I’m throwing myself into Fall.

Finishing up some cozy knitting:

IMG_3763 IMG_3765

Black Cherry Lambic scarf. Nice and warm and cozy.

Starting and getting a good bit knit on my High Plains poncho:

IMG_3809

Yes, I’m determined to finish it by the time we go to the Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool Festival on October 19.

And finishing up my Terra shawl.  No picture in this post.  It gets it’s own post tomorrow…..

More leaf-changing pictures:

IMG_3804 IMG_3802

A fall crafty thing with Miss Ladybug:

IMG_3778

The “Hoo! Hoo!” is there in case there was any doubt about what this may be….  And the thing in the bottom left corner is an acorn cap she found at the playground.  Mr. Doodlebug was not at all interested in this project.  He started it and used some glue but quickly asked to be excused (so polite!).  We found out later that it was because he thought the owl was going to be real and fly away.  I felt terrible. I had no idea that he was worried about that and thought he just wanted to go play! Oh, if we could just be inside their heads.  Sometimes.  Then we would also know why he does not like it when a cartoon character on tv sneezes.

More sauce:

IMG_3776

Warm and toasty comfort food, made with one of the million jars of sauce:

IMG_3773

Baked Ziti from The Pioneer Woman.  It has ground beef and ground sausage.  It is really yummy.

Apple crisp made with the doodlebugs.  They loved helping.  And I forgot to get a picture.  Mr. Doodlebug loved the apple crisp.  Miss Ladybug really wanted to love it.  She was so looking forward to having it after lunch.  So excited to have helped to make it.  So excited as I was giving it to her.  So excited as she took her first bite.  She said she liked it but the look on her face told me otherwise.  She spent about five minutes stirring it around, pretending to be scooping some up on her spoon and then not eating it,  and saying that mommy and daddy were going to love it.  I finally asked if she really liked it and told her that it was great that she tried it but it was ok if she didn’t.  Then she said, “I don’t like it.”  I resisted the urge to say “What????? How can you NOT like it????  It’s SOOOOOOOO good!  Apple-y and cinnamon-y and sweet and crunchy!!!  It’s just not possible to NOT like it!”  Instead I told her that I was proud of her for trying something new. (She doesn’t do that too often.)  I’m sure she will like it someday.  How could she not?

Then we got a ton more apples (and some pears) from our CSA:

IMG_3808

So, maybe we’ll figure out an apple-y thing to make that she will like.  Or we could just eat them.  She likes them just as apples.

And we can’t forget about these:

IMG_3790

Full-on fall here.  Maybe the weather will feel that way soon, too!

I’m Eating Zucchini for Breakfast

Posted on by .

Our refrigerator has only vegetables in it.  Some may not see that as a bad thing, but I’m eating zucchini for breakfast today and I feel like that means we have somehow crossed a line.  I have no idea what the line is though.  Maybe it’s the we-are-SO-healthy-we-are-never-not-eating-vegetables-again line.  Or the we-are-SO-into-this-CSA-thing-we-should-take-full-advantage-of-it-to-the-extreme line.  Or very possibly it’s the I’m-pretty-busy-lately-so-I-don’t-have-time-to-go-to-the-store-to-get-something-other-than-veggies line.   Yes, that could be it.   We actually went shopping in my mother-in-law’s basement last night when we went to check on her house while she is away.  Peanut butter, canned beans, tuna.  You can do lots of things with those, and vegetables, right?

Speaking of vegetables, last weekend’s processing:

IMG_3590

IMG_3592

Peas, beans, and tomato sauce (made with yellow cherry tomatoes, orange grape tomatoes and regular red tomatoes).  And flowers.

Meanwhile, there has been some knitting.  I’m making progress on my Black Cherry Lambic scarf:

IMG_3597

Interesting pattern with interesting cables that I have never done before.  For example: slip three stitches to cable needle and hold to front, K3tog, then knit three from cable needle.  K3tog????  And I think I may have done something weird in the middle of that cable section but I can’t really tell.  It looks kind of different.  But (surprise) I don’t want to go back.

And I started, and am already at the decreases for the Kaweah Hat:

IMG_3598

There is a mistake in one of my cable crosses about halfway up that I just realized was there.  Not going back. (Surprise.)  I love this pattern and the yarn (Kenzie).

And, for those following along, and who were wondering and dying to know, we finished our puzzle:

IMG_3589

And we’re on the hunt for another.  Man are they addictive.

In heartwarming doodlebug news….. they have been waking up VERY early in the morning and, being impatient, yelling to get out of their cribs, so I was helping their parents by having a little chat with them about what they could do to be patient before it is time to get out of their cribs.  I suggested maybe they could talk quietly to their stuffed animals or each other.  They thought this was a good idea, so I asked them what they would talk about.  Miss Ladybug said, “Books.” (Hooray!  They love books!)  Then Mr. Doodlebug said, “Hey, we could talk about YOU, Auntie Liz!” (Uh-oh.)  I asked what they would say about me.  Miss Ladybug said, “That you pick out good library books.” (Hooray!  They love books!)  And Mr. Doodlebug said, “That it is funny that you call me Mr. Doodlebug.  Ha ha.  And that you are funny Auntie Liz. Ha ha.”

FO’s and Just-Started’s

Posted on by .

This week I was on a mission.  For some reason, I was focused on getting two particular projects done.  I started them in the beginning of August when we went to Ohio.  Maybe it’s the idea that summer is ending and the cold weather is in sight, so I want to use them.  Or that I just want to start knitting all-the-things, which I apparently seem to think I will need immediately, despite the fact that the cold weather won’t be upon us immediately.  [Never mind the fact that I have my knitting Olympics project from February to finish, which would be great to have since it is a nice, cozy, hooded cardigan.  But let’s not talk about that right now.]

So, I have two FO’s to show you!  [For the non-knitter’s out there, “FO’s” are “Finished Objects”]

First is my Wheaten wrap:

IMG_3559 IMG_3557

IMG_3566

It ended up being 72″ long and 22″ wide.  I. LOVE. IT.  It is so cozy and I just love the look of the lace/cable pattern.  AND I love the Kent DK yarn.  Now, I’m dying to make the Wheaten Cap and Mitts.  But other things await…you will see later in this post.

I also finished my Shattered Sun Shawl:

IMG_3573 IMG_3564 IMG_3562

I made this with the Kiwi yarn which has possum in it! The possum is from New Zealand and they do not look like possums here.

Ok, so those were done.  Off the needles.  Off my radar (except for the Wheaten cap and mitts).  I could focus on starting new things!

I’m now on to making the Black Cherry Lambic scarf for a class this winter:

IMG_3584

A fun and interesting cables and lace pattern.  Cables and lace?  Hmmm.  Seems familiar… *cough* Wheaten*cough*

And I’m also about to start the Kaweah Hat with new yarn that The Spinning Room just got called Kenzie:

IMG_3585

Cute hat, right?

And pretty soon, I’ll start the Terra shawl and/or the Peach Basket Slippers.

It always feels so good to start new projects.  New possibilities.  New challenges.  New YARN!

Oh!  And I must tell you about this great book my cousin told me about….. Extra Yarn  by Mac Barnett

IMG_3587

I bought it and the doodlebugs wanted me to read it no less than FIVE times in a row.  A great story about a girl who finds a magic box of yarn, knits sweaters for everyone and everything, but still has extra yarn. Who wouldn’t love that?  If you have a doodlebug, they might love it too!