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A Little Knitting. A Little Broccoli.

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A little knitting to tell you about today!  And broccoli.

I finished the Lophelia cowl and I. Love. It.


Here is me wearing it before blocking and with it looking more purple than it really is:


Then I blocked it on the deck since it was a gorgeous sunny day:


It grew, as it does, while blocking and now drapes very nicely in the front.  This cowl is so comfortable because it has short rows in the front the make the back less bulky (read: HOT) and hence, more of an accessory to compliment an outfit, rather than an item to keep you warm in winter.  LOVE. IT.  Class coming up at the shop in July!

My Second Story Tee is 1 1/2 arm edgings and a neck away from being done, so hopefully you’ll see that next time.

And since I finished the Lophelia, I had to start something else, so I started the One Way Tee which is from the same Interweave KNITS magazine as the Second Story Tee. I’ve barely started so I can’t show it to you yet.

Then there was the broccoli.  Hands down the best way to eat broccoli:


Crispy Broccoli with Lemon and Garlic from Smitten Kitchen.  Ok, Broccoli Salad is also pretty up there.  But, have you tried it crispy????  Seriously, you won’t be able to stop eating it.  So good.  Thank goodness we went to BJ’s this weekend and I got a two pound bag of it.

A Because-It’s-Tuesday List

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Today, it’s Tuesday, so you get a list:

1)  Ok.  So enough about the crappy weather.  Guess what I saw the other day?  The turtles from our pond were sunning themselves on a rock!  That HAS to be a good sign, right? RIGHT??????

2)  In the meantime, to break up the monotony of my Second Story Tee, which is coming along nicely, I started the Lophelia cowl:


I think it is very pretty, although it’s hard to see, really, while it’s on the needles, and not terribly far along.  So, go click the link and see the pattern picture.  It has short rows, so there is not a lot of bulk in the back of the neck and it hangs nicely in the front.  Kind of like a necklace.  Kind of.  I’m using Periwinkle Sheep Watercolors yarn in the Rhinebeck 2010 colorway.  Yes, I have had it for 4 1/2 years, waiting for the right project and this is it.

3) I changed my phone ring tone and text alert tone to the “popcorn” sound because I love popcorn and I love that it is named popcorn.

4) I made this:

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Martha’s Cheddar Topped Shepherd’s Pie.  So. Very. Yummy.