poha. I've been wanting to try some recipes with it, I love upma so much, but it is made with semolina (wheat) and my body is happier with more rice. Poha is parched and flattened rice, and even comes in a whole-grain variety, so it is super quick cooking. This recipe went from inspiration to inhalation in 15 minutes. Sean walked up the stairs and said "that smells good," and we were eating. As usual, I culled several on-line recipes, such as this, and fiddled with my own twists, such as using some mustard oil and adding fresh spinach.
Good food seems to inspire and fuel the knitting lately, though I am beginning to worry that sockknitting is taking over my life, kind of like The Red Shoes
Even while knitting away on a pair, I'm dreaming about casting on for another pair, or eyeing the containers of sockyarn lurking in the corner.
I finished the Vampire Nanner socks, and immediately cast on for giant man-socks for #2 son. He picked the yarn himself during his visit, feet were measured, and I have turned the heels on both socks.
Am I faithful? nope. I have been wanting to try sock yarn with some bamboo content, and found Sheepaints on the Loopy Ewe site. This is a blend of merino, bamboo and silk, and I've cast on another pair of Nanners for Sean.
It's interesting, even with only 20% bamboo, I can really feel the cellulosy-ness of it. The yarn is nice, and if it proves to be tough and cushiony and comfortable, it will be worth it, but it just reminds me how much I love the feel of mostly wool blends.
And, I'm straying in my mind to this seductive stuff:
Destined to be for my daughter, who loves all things purple AND sparkly, Amethyst jewel with tiny strands of real silver throughout, and just as soft and yummy as can be, from Crash Into Ewe
Not to mention the other non-sock projects I have on the needles or queued currently. Sweaters, toys, dog coats, felted bags, lace shawls, hats, scarves, mittens.
I wish I were an octopus. Think of non only all the knitting I could accomplish, but all the socks I would need!
And last, the cats are being so entertaining lately, here's Brigid, playing with one of the felted catnip mice I made:
Contrast this with the King of all Gopher-land that she brought to us for breakfast a few days ago:
Anyone know any good gopher recipes?