I’ve been busy, like everybody, and so not blogging much…
Lately I’ve been sucked into this language learning site, LiveMocha. I’ll admit to being a little obsessive about it…
Anyhow, los hongos! (the mushrooms!) Most specifically, a little madness with lobster mushrooms. DH is still obsessed with all things fungi, and he is more than happy to gather things intended for the dye pot. You can eat these too, but we haven’t. However, we do have an abundance of porcini drying…. oooooh la la, going to have some tasty stews this winter!
I put the other pans in the oven on a low temp, but they were still rather rubbery, so with all these new ones and no place to put them (because, after all, the “real” dryer is full of porcini), a little scrounging about yielded the solution!
more mushroom madness
My refrigerator… all the brown bags contain fungi, most which are just to look at and ID. One mayo jar has Hungarian mushroom soup (Actually, we have the old book, which has creamier, richer recipes. We made it with hen of the woods) and one mayo jar has reishi tea (which I think is totally disgusting and will not imbibe).
I’m working on emptying this bin of yarn (much of it is dye lot sample skeins of friendz blendz),
by making a bazillion pairs of Maine Morning Mitts. Some of the yarn will be knit up into Ellen Rogers’ Fast & Fearless mitts (ravelry link).
There may be more that have been knit since I took the photos. The noro is a singlet for now… until I can get a couple odd scraps of some more.
I sent the muddy stream photos around. There was a bit of back and forth regarding who should address the issue, but it was addressed! The city heard from somebody (I think it was the Army Corps), and they are doing what they should be doing… silt fencing and hay bales were put in!