I resurrected the Maplewing shawl for knitting during the Olympics. It has sat since last summer. I was worried I left it in a confusing state and with some mistakes, but no. Partway through the first of four repeats of the B section, and easy to pick up where I left off, in the middle of a row!
Anyhow, section B is done (that one YO is consistently larger… I’m hoping it will block out). And I put in a lifeline. Started the next section, but things weren’t right, so I tinked back… It should be OK, the numbers are right, but I was probably distracted by those games or something.
Which over the weekend included hockey. I haven’t watched hockey since, oh, I don’t know, 1970-something, when Bobby Orr (he never looked like THAT on the ice that we saw!) and Phil Esposito (this IS how I remember HIM) were in their heyday with the Boston Bruins.
It was because of these two that my family got a color television. I wondered about why my parents needed a color television to view bunch of guys in black and white (with a tad of gold, but really) skate around with white leggings and black skates on white ice. To this day I’m convinced it was the blood. Blood on the ice is just so much more thrilling when it’s red.
I watched that Russian-Czech game over the weekend, and it was a lot of fun. Maybe I was delusional from the lace. Or maybe it was that bloody lip.
Lately I’ve been obsessed with limes, so I figure I’m on a scurvy prevention kick. Recent favorites include:
- Thai salmon with fish sauce/garlic/cilantro/lime/chili/sugar/salt marinade
- Thai shrimp salad, similar sauce, but more fish sauce, no garlic or cilantro and yes on the scallions.
- No photo but soba noodles with avocado and chili/lime sauce. O-M-G, so quick, so easy. While the noodles cook, squeeze a lime, chop up a chili pepper, cut up the avocado, 2 tsp brown sugar, 1/2 tsp salt. Even the boyo loves it.
- Kumquat mojito. Need I say more?
really no massacre here
I got a little carried away trimming the matty bits on Zuzu’s tummy. Next thing you know, full trimmings. All. Over. The. Carpet. I only noticed when I loaded the pics to the computer that it looks like a boneless dog skin laying there.
Gracie just got a chin and face trim. She’s less patient and really needs to be up on a table. Plus, her fur is softer… I’m thinking if I let grow another month or two, maybe when I trim her I’ll collect it for some spinning project. But she’ll have to be shorn prior to mud season.
how many eyes??
I’ve had a prescription for bifocals since October, but when I went to choose some frames, they had just finished a sale and had a paltry selection, and I wasn’t really noticing the need. But over this last week or so? This has been the scene while watching tv and knitting something less than mindless,
Freaks out the boyo a bit… but isn’t that a good thing? He’s not sure if he should call me 6 eyes or 8 eyes or 16 eyes…