It is too hot to get much knitting done, and my WIP Wednesday shows that. I continue to only work on the socks for Mary-Claire.
The cuff on the first sock is longer than the second sock because I was really close to matching the socks and I do not have any wiggle room with yardage to pull out yarn until I started the repeat over. I could have made mismatched socks, but they would have only been off by about 5 rows, and that would make me twitchy. I think that they will look identical once I roll down the cuff of the first sock a little more.
I hope you are having a more productive week than me.
I was travelling last weekend, and I feel like I’m behind on so many things right now. Luckily I’m not behind on my blanket. It is now to the size of a large baby blanket. I think I’ll stop when it is the size of a large throw blanket.
This salad was incredibly disappointing. It was bland. The dressing coated all of the delicious bits of food with what can only be described as a flavor suppressor. I ended up skipping the avocado after the first day because it added nothing to the salad and felt like a waste of a tasty avocado. I also learned to salt this salad. I’ve never added salt to a salad in my life. This salad had bacon and blue cheese, yet it needed salt to be palatable.
In short, don’t make this salad if you like Cobb salad.
I only have one project actively on the needles. I’m making another pair of Rose City Rollers for my sister Mary-Claire. Last week she texted me a picture of herself in socks I made her last year. I think if you like knit socks enough to wear them in June you deserve a pair of short socks. The yarn is deep stash without a label. I’m thinking maybe Kroy? They should wear like iron and be machine washable, perfect for a non knitter.
I had another project on the needles last night, but it became clear I did not have enough yarn for the project. I’ll frog it tonight and try to find a new project for it. If you have any ideas for 200 yards of sport weight yarn please send them my way.
We’ve had a lazy morning. Instead of running errands, Elliot and I made sourdough crackers seasoned with Herbs de Provence. They are delicious, but the best part by far is having him as a helper in the kitchen.
I hope you are having a good start to your week. It’s going to be hot here this week, so I imagine we will be very lazy this week.
This week I made Chickpea Salad with Cucumbers and Tomatoes. I love chickpeas. We always have a case of chickpeas from Costco on hand. This salad is right up my alley. I subbed red wine vinegar for the lemon juice because I forgot to buy it at the store. I am happy with the way it turned out that way and will probably make it that way again, as I regularly forget to buy lemons at the store.
The rabbits are eating my parsley, so this might be the only time I get to use garden parsley this year. The chipmunks are eating my strawberry plants, so I need to address how to keep them out or give up on strawberries. Luckily they are leaving the tomato alone and the lettuce is too high for bunnies, ground squirrels, and other neighborhood pests to bother.