Sunday, February 17, 2008

FO sunday #2

the Lisa Souza BFL that I spun and knit into socks. Just delicious!!!!

FO Sunday

Who knew! two posts in one weekend.

Anyway, finished my 'Monkey' socks for a KAL on Ravelry. Made of unknown Opal, I lost the band, and size US #3, #2 and #1's to get something that fits.
Here's the breakdown for top down:
  • 3's for the ribbing and the first repeat
  • 2's for the leg and the heel flap, and
  • 1's for the gusset/foot/toe.
I had originally made another pair in trekking according to the pattern, using 2's through out and couldn't get them on my feet let alone up my leg. The only thing that fit was the toe and it was too roomy. So I modified by changing size of needles and number of heel stitches and gusset pickups.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

when life gives you lemons...

...make marmalade! My dad's neighbor has a Meyer Lemon tree. If you've never tried one, you are in for a treat. It's a cross between a lemon and an orange. The taste is indescribable: sweet and tart and orangey and lemoney, and, and, all at the same time.

So I got a sink full: sliced em thin, peel and all, simmer in a little water for 45 min, add the right amount of sugar and boil til the iced plate test says done. Pour into sterile jars, seal and do a water bath boil for 5 min. Remove and cool. Yum!

I went through a 10lb bag of sugar to get:
4 pints,
one 12oz jar,
1/2 pints and
6 1/4 pints.

This should keep me for a while.

Monday, February 04, 2008

best laugh...

...of the day:

You can only be eccentric over the age of 50.
Below that, you are either weird or insane.
With age, comes privileges.

as quoted by Fleegle in the Ravelry group 'the Princess Diaries 2.0'