Saturday, August 10, 2013

Simply Saturday

I promised you knitting and it follows shortly.

The plums for plum cobbler looked even more lovely drenched in brown sugar. A simple cobbler is often our most favorite dessert.

 Fresh garden goods thrown together with balsamic vinegar and oil...and fresh oregano..
It popped in your mouth.  MMMMMM.
I highly recommend growing your own oregano. 
It is nothing like the dried bitter stuff that comes out of the spice aisle in the store. 
Mine grows very slowly...but it is simply wonderful. 

 Finally: the simplest of shawls.  Miles and miles of knit stitch.  Simple knitting. 
I Simply couldn't put this yarn on my feet. 
It is not itchy in the least.  
So often I knit myself a shawl and it 
This is the gift yarn from Channon.
It is a simple joy for me to pick up the needles and relax immediately. 

and on that note: 
Simple Simon met a pieman,
Going to the fair;
Says Simple Simon to the pieman,
Let me taste your ware.
Says the pieman to Simple Simon,
Show me first your penny;
Says Simple Simon to the pieman,
Indeed I have not any.
Simple Simon went a-fishing,
For to catch a whale;
All the water he had got,
Was in his mother's pail.
Simple Simon went to look
If plums grew on a thistle;
He pricked his fingers very much,
Which made poor Simon whistle.[1]


Anonymous said...

I will have to try growing some oregano. I do basil and you are right, nothing like the jarred stuff.

I want to try pumpkins next year too. Last year I started making my own pumpkin puree. It is WONDERFUL. Now I want to make my own PUMPKINS!

kathy b said...


We have grown pumpkins too. It is great fun to use them for Jack o lanterns. I love the look of the pumpkins in the garden on the vine come september!


Nancy Kay said...

You left me with my mouth watering!!

Beautiful colors on the shawl you're knitting!

Nancy said...

Oh yeah, nothing like a cobbler or "crunch" for dessert. Yum!

Judy S. said...

A yummy looking dessert, and a yummy-colored shawl! Would you believe we can't grow pumpkins here? They just stay green, or at least they did when we tried. Maybe it was just a bad year?

zach said...

plums- not so good...plum cobbler delicious...corn delicious!

kathy b said...

JUdy: the pumpkins need a looong summer . WE have to start them early outside and cover them with plastic milk cartons if frost threatens..... If you got them to the green stage, you can get them further. Try a pie pumpkin...smaller but just as cute.

Zach: THANKS for the comments and compliments!
THey will get you far

Araignee said...

I hear you about itchy's such a disappointment after you put so much work into it.
I grow my own herbs too and there is no comparison to the dried. It's the smell of summer around here. Those plum look so yummy. I can't find good ones around here. They are all hard and bitter.

KSD said...

I finally finished some bobblye-y and cable-y projects, and straight stockinette is such a welcome relief!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

It ALL looks good! From the plum cobbler to the fresh goodies to the beautiful shawl that is growing! That yarn is gorgeous! Looks like a fabulous weekend! blessings ~tanna

Katherine said...

I love my fresh herbs! I just cut oregano tonight because it was attacking the sage. Gardens are so much fun!!

I love the colors in your yarn and your shawl will be gorgeous. I can't wait to see it finished!

Mereknits said...

I am all about simple knitting these days, nothing tricky just something I can pick up and knit a row or two. Lov ethe color of your yarn.

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

What a pretty colour your yarn is.

Totally agree about the oregano :)

SissySees said...

Oh that yarn is so beautiful in that simple garter shawl! Yay!

Caroline said...

I'm such a rude girl. You sent such a fun little package to me, and I didn't have the courtesy to thank you right away. Rest assured that the wonderful, silk yarn to resting happily in my knitting basket, waiting for me to get organized enough to plan a project, and the Visor has been worn with pride throughout the summer.

Anonymous said...

I'm convinced. Planting oregano when I get home. The shawl is lovely by the way!

SapphireBlue said...

Growing cilantro is pretty nice too.

Nicole said...

Those plums look delicious!

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