Published July 10, 2008
Tags: cardigan, Devan, knitty
The baby’s first birthday is on Sunday. I thought I would have the cardigan easily done by then. I had it seamed, had the button band knitted on, then (!) blocked it. I was just trying to find out if I had matching buttons, when I was distracted by the way the fronts looked funny.
One side is longer than the other! As a first aid measure I frogged the button band, hoping that I had cast on too many stitches on one side. But no, one side is larger than the other.
I can’t tell you how stupid I feel. It is also not the first time, that this happened. ( Remember?) I hope, now I will have learned my lesson and stop measuring so sloppily on the go!
OK, I have to fix this – until Sunday! Sigh!( I think I need to lie down now.)
Published July 5, 2008
cooking , Life in general
My apologies for not writing anything lately, but I must admit I find this summer thing a bit difficult. Finally the weather is really nice and there is all the fun not to be missed ( the beach, fireworks, boat rides etc.), but the truth is, that there is also a lot of work to be done. It is even worse, than in normal times. One trip to the beach results in sand everywhere and an extra load of laundry. Well, I am not complaining, just explaining my absence from my blog.
I have also been busy with making Strawberry jam ( yummy!) and ever since I have that new oven I have been baking up a storm ( Somebody stop me, please!) I have made several breads, Pizza, Lasagna, Muffins, cookies, a clafoutis and a few cakes.
One thing that also has brightened my daily routine, is that we now have a weekly menu plan. I fought this idea for quite some time, because who wants to be so organized? Where is the spontaneity and creativity in a menu plan? As it turned out the feeling of doom in not knowing what to make for dinner at 5:30 pm clearly outweighs the feeling of being tied down by a plan.
Besides the advantage of being prepared it also gives everyone the chance to vote for a special dish and an opportunity for negotiations. ( “I take your Risotto on Tuesday, if you eat my Toast Hawaii on Thursday.”) Try is, it’s fun!