mmm, we had a lovely dinner the other night. since it’s fall and these are some friends that love comfort food, we had baked macaroni and cheese, these yummy stuffed peppers, and brownies for dessert.
it was also the weekend for stripping out the garden . . . on friday and saturday i pulled as much ripe and nearly-ripe produce as i could indoors, and then i even went over to nikki’s to raid her eggplant patch (she’s had all she can take of it). there was plenty to do in the kitchen.
but of course, having stuff i should be doing doesn’t stop me from knitting. that would be, er, responsible, wouldn’t it?
my own needs a toe, and then i’m done with the first one. they really don’t knit up as slowly as i make it look; i only work on them sporadically, but when i do, i usually get at least a quarter of a sock done in one sitting.
and then laid out to dry for the day on sunday. the fabric took on a beautiful finished look from just that little bit of TLC
i started the second half of cluaranach, which indeed, as per your insistence, will be stree wear and not an extra-long at-home schmata. i’ll use some nice cozy handspun for that one . . it will be perfect.
but i did decide to add one repeat of the pattern. when i got my half done, i was worried that it was too short even for the petite size, and since i can, i’m going to change the pattern back to its original number of repeats (which i thought might make it too long, but now i see was right all along, ay,ay,ay). it’s always a guessing game, but i think this will be better. and hey, if it’s not, i can change the pattern back, and just know that mine is a little longer than some other people’s might be. it still won’t be long enough to drag in the dirt . . . that we cannot have.
other than that, i’ve been spending a GREAT deal of time on a secret project that i can’t share . . . yet. but i do have more socks and mitts on the brain, and two old sweater projects i’d like to get off the needles, so if i can squeeze those in over the next few weeks, that would be great blog fodder, right?
and now i have to scoot off to classes for the day, but i’ll leave you with something wonderful to dream on all day