Thursday, November 11, 2010


Sorry - I know this may appear off-topic. I love curry and have made chutney for at last 15 years, off and on. Yes, the mango variety is very good, but really not within the "100 mile rule" for me.

We have a pear tree that is afflicted with some viral disease that renders the fruit VERY ugly but tasty nevertheless. I have perfected a slow cooked version of chutney that is water bath canned and QUITE well received.

But - this season I tried this recipe as well and found it to be SPECTACULAR. It is fresh, not processed, but so very tasty. Well worth the song and dance to follow the recipe explicitly. A tasty delight. No pictures, ate it all!

Sunday, August 1, 2010


From now on, all of my knitted or woven gifts will be accompanied by a sachet of my own potpourri of lavender and "old rose" petals. Such a lovely bounty this year with the late summer.

Friday, February 12, 2010

My 2010 Knitting Olympics Challenge


I know it has been awhile, I’ll get caught up on what I’ve done later. Dear Yarn Harlot, ever-inspiring, has organized the annual Knitting Olympics once again, and I am game!

Celtic_L DSC00436 This is “Celtic” by Martin Storey, from Rowan 40. I have always admired it, thought of making it for my youngest daughter, who, as it turns out “hates” cropped sweaters. I kept coming back to this, I just love it. So About 6 months ago I bought exactly the yarn required for in the pattern (Rowan Felted Tweed and Rowan Kid Classic).

I am in the middle of two projects that are currently “on the burner” so to speak (there are countless ones off the stove).

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“”Estonian Garden Scarf” by Evelyn Clark in KSH for an old friend. “Tischdecke” by Niebling, a large doily being knit as a shawl in Malabrigo laceweight.

Game on! I am off to swatch!