On The Fly
March 23, 2010
It’s Spring Break and we are heading South for a few days. Meanwhile, I’m wrecking my wrists cranking square after square for my Cabin Raising blanket in Sophie’s Toes sock yarn.
I may have mentioned that this blanket is on Number 2 needles. THIS BLANKET IS ON NUMBER TWO NEEDLES. A personal first I gotta say. Only bothers me when I think about it.
Still life with back cover of Amish Abstractions, a book of wonderfully knittable genuine Amish quilts of the Lancaster County, PA and also the Kansas variety.
Photographic evidence: Olive is half terrier and half kittycat. Twelve hours in, and I miss her tragically. She is only going to survive this separation by eating a lot of Chirping Chicken. Nothing takes away the heartache like finding a smidgen of Chirpin’ on your kibble.
Before I left, I pre-cooked a couple of briskets to stick in the freezer for Passover.
Which reminded me of my best tip for harried would-be braisers. Instead of using cheesecloth to make a bouquet garni (who has cheesecloth?), stick all your herbes de Provence (or de Fairway) in a coffee filter, fold it up, and secure it with some Peaches & Creme cotton yarn. (Shade: Daisy Ombre. Because “ombre” means “flavor”.)