Saturday, October 25, 2008

Boston Maki

It seemed like a good time to have one last cool summery dish, while the weather is still surprisingly warm. So we made what we know as Boston Maki, which is named for Boston Lettuce.

This is the ingredients, to be hand-rolled into cone-shaped sushi.

And here, borrowed from elsewhere, is what the finished product looks like. I couldn't take any pictures of our own, because we ate them too fast! :-)

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Alpaca Mittens

Bulky yarn, soft as silk, 4 stitches per inch. What's not to love?

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Lovely dishcloth

I thought that knitting a dishcloth was the last thing I would ever want to do. And I may never be willing to actually use this to scrape lasagna off a plate. But it turns out that dishcloths are nice in-between projects, and a good chance to try something different.

I am madly in love with this dishcloth, actually! The color is better than this picture shows. It is mercerized cotton and has a nice sheen to it. And the stitch pattern is the kind I like best: simple stitching that give sunexpectedly complex-looking results.

This is:

Row 1: knit
Row 2: knit
Row 3: K2, then k1p1 across, ending with K2
Row 4: K2, then k1p1 across, ending with K2

How does that make all this complex loveliness? I don't know. But I love it!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The hat lives!

Yeah, I finished my cabled hat named Gretel. I think it looks, well, better than roll brim hats look on me! And the color is good with my skin tone, so that helps. And with all the fancy-dancy cable action going on, it might distract the mind from the actual head beneath it.So I am satisfied. This was a challenging but satisfying knit. The pattern was detailed and if not exactly easy, at least lucid.