maplewing and hockey and scurvy prevention and a lot of eyes

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!

maplewing 016 maplewing 018

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:

  • scurvy prevention (1) Thai salmon with fish sauce/garlic/cilantro/lime/chili/sugar/salt marinade
  • scurvy prevention 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.
  • mojito 008 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.

But she’s just fine, see,

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…

9 Responses so far

  1. 1

    Yarndude said,

    February 22, 2010 @ 9:41 pm

    Your maplewing is gorgeous. I should dig out its sibling, Autumn Arbor, and finish it up.

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    Cheryl said,

    February 22, 2010 @ 11:01 pm

    That shawl is beautiful! At first I thought it was Map Lewing, and it didn’t make sense, then duh – Maple Wing! I am working on a crocheted pattern called Batwing Shawl, not as complicated as yours but has kept me busy all winter. Gonna try that soba noodle thing, sounds yummy!
    Cheryl (’79)

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    Emily said,

    February 23, 2010 @ 12:44 am

    I feel weird admitting this, but I just haven’t been watching or following the Olympics at all this year. (Good thing I didn’t sign up for the knitting version I guess.) I still love the color of that maplewing – I don’t know the pattern intimately, but does that extra large YO happen in front of a purl stitch? If so, you can try doing the YO backwards to tighten it up.

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    Chris said,

    February 23, 2010 @ 9:22 am

    Too many eyes!

    LOL about Bobby Orr – I think that’d get cold fast. Plus the other team would surely take advantage of the tender exposed bits. ;)

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    Molly Bee said,

    February 23, 2010 @ 10:06 am

    ZuZu! You pretty thing! LOVE the shawl. My next thing is to tackle some lace!

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    Blogless Carrie said,

    February 23, 2010 @ 5:44 pm

    Wow – where to start on this one? Love the lime stuff – looks yummy! And the glasses – well.

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    gramily said,

    February 26, 2010 @ 5:32 pm

    Hahahaha….really love your pseudobifolks!

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    Colleen said,

    March 2, 2010 @ 7:36 am

    I sometimes think, when I brush my cat, that he sheds enough fur to make a whole other cat. Apparently Zuzu grows enough fur to make a whole other dog. And I should NOT read your blog when I am hungry! Those lime dishes sound great.

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    Miss T said,

    March 2, 2010 @ 12:09 pm

    Must try your noodles with avocado and lime. Lime is such a lovely green taste, perfect at this transitional time of year. Love your ice crusher. I had a collection of those once, but am down to just one or two now. I think.

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