Saturday, December 13, 2008

I'm starting to feel human again. FINALLY. but, sitting on one's butt for 3 days does help get alot of holiday knitting done. I made some wristwarmers for a friend, which I failed to get a picture of before I sent them off. I made the London Beanie shown above, for my 18 year old nephew, but I love it and think I now need to knit one for myself. I used the 100% alpaca from knitpicks, I think it is called andean treasure? anyway, I love that stuff, it is so soft. I used mostly charcoal grey with just scrappy bits of other colors for the stripes.

I made another one for my 7 year old nephew, and also a pair of fingerless gloves. They are orange and blue, because that is what he asked for, and acrylic, because he loves mud!!!

In food news: Winter must officially be here. We have moved to the days of soup.

I love soup. I will happily make a big pot of soup and eat it for 4 or 5 days. Call me simple!

Minestrone, vegetable, tomato, roasted veggie, bean - so many choices! And with a few staples, and a crock pot, I can cook oodles of soup from what is in my freezer and pantry.

Today's soup:

- 1 bag roasted tomatoes, pulled from freezer.
- a couple of carrots from our csa - chopped
- an onion, chopped.
- many heads of garlic (we're sick, still - garlic is good for sick folks), chopped
- veggie broth, made from the peels/ends/innards of all the veggies I froze or used over the summer
- a big handful organic white beans from my local food coop
- sea salt, fresh black pepper, couple of bay leaves, loads of dried oregano, basil and sage from my garden

let simmer in crock pot until beans are soft. Yum.


Blogger Shadows of the goddess designs said...

the hat and gloves are nice. I cant do without my fingerless gloves. I lve soup too. I am a simple person when it comes to what i can eat all the time. Soups and breads are just perfect. I have taken to replacing white taters with sweet taters (not the canned ones ) in alot of soups. really good. I plan to plant least 1/3 garden in sweet taters this year. Course that means i have to haul in more dirt :)

5:50 AM  
Blogger girlwithasword said...

'Cime, you are a gardening fool! I am learning to love sweet potatoes too. and winter squash. I have a recipe for roasted winter squash soup I really need to try. have you done that??

9:24 AM  
Blogger Bonne said...

Your nephews are going to love those knitties! The orange/blue set really turned out especially great. ;) B

4:19 PM  

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