Monday, August 28, 2006

weekend retrospective

Here's what the knitted, ripped, re-knitted, re-ripped and final version of Purple Koigu sock did this past Friday eve.

Yup. I had my customary Friday night gin martini, while knitting and watching old episodes of "The Wire" on tv. Something about knitting, drinking alcohol and watching drug-dealing tv doesn't seem right, does it? Hmmmm...anyway, k3-p3 ribbing isn't too complicated, so I'm managing to make up for all that ripping. I rarely rip things that leave me ambivalent. Oftimes, I just suck it up and knit on. But Koigu cries out to be loved, adored, savored. So frogging it over and over was part of the equation. I'm using my own pattern, more or less now. Yikes. I like ribbed socks. I like purples and blues. I like the #2 needles WAY better than #1's. My wrists and hands thank me.

After the martini came the lentil soup, from Deborah Madison's "Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone". Longtime readers know how I love this cookbook beyond all others. I think Deborah Madison rocks the veggie world. Clean simple flavors, everything from scratch, and generally interesting reading.


Beyond that, I am in a work-induced funk today, not due to work itself, but by the fact that I have too much to do, and houseguests coming from LA on Friday. I am not ready to entertain 2 people with toddler in my messy abode right now!!

Off to do some trail running to work off my frustrations. Cricket will appreciate it anyway!

7 comments:

Acornbud said...

I like the olives in martinis:) Soup looks yummy. Ze purple Koigu will be worth it in the end. Glad to see you are knitting on!

michelle said...

are those icebergs i see in your martini?

so, what do you think about the nautiloids in knitty as an alohaknitalong? think the biologist in chris can resist it?

http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring06/PATTnautie.html

mysticalfeet said...

Heh...I say we check it out. Keep in mind, of course, that I am a terrible knitter-along. I take MONTHS to finish the simplest of items, and so only accurately be said to participate in 'start-alongs'. But yeah, I do think Chris might like knitting nautilii. It's time we put some pressure on her...

and no, they aren't icebergs. Though I am not opposed to a martini served on the rocks, as opposed to straight up.

LA said...

I don't even knit and I have 2 huge steamer trunks of yarn. So fear not the yarn stash. ~LA

Anonymous said...

Hey, Le Creuset! We use those too. Love, love love them. (Have you tried the Passionate Vegetarian cookbook by Crescent Dragonwagon? Absolutely huge, but she is a great writer and a GREAT cook.)

Kim/lady

mysticalfeet said...

Ahem, Lady! Long time no see! Mayhaps you've updated your own spot? Hope all's well with you.

Stephanie said...

Would you believe I've never had a martini? I really need to do something about that...