Monday, October 05, 2015

Some Knitting and Some Dinner Plans

Out of nowhere this weekend I knit part of a stole.
I picked up the Alpaca from the Festival and began an ITO stole.
I was just fiddling around and I even dropped some stitches and picked them up like nobody's knit business. 

Clearly the knit gods were up to some good. 
I then pulled out my Lang Pareo cotton biggy yarn and knit a cowl. 
To be fair, I had actually swatched this yarn on big wooden straights, so I was able to accurately make a pretty good guess.
Is that an oxymoron? Accurately pretty good? 
I love it.  I have more of this cotton stuff so Next time, 
I'll cast on about 40 instead of 50 and I'll knit it again. 
I used the BIGGEST circs I had. 
Someone had put these HUGE, to quote a ridiculous politician, 
Plastic circs in a swap.  
They were perfect. 
In two hours I had a cowl.  
A cowl that does not itch...

And now my favorite fall dishes: 

*Chili.  I cheat and buy it at my grocery store. 

*Wildrice stuffing as seen above

*Sweet Potato Chicken with orange juice and cooking sherry

*Turkey with gravy ...nuff said

 *Crockpot pork chops

*Baked acorn squash

*Pumpkin cinnamon muffins

*Microwaved apples with cinnamon, cooled and mixed with granola

*Cream of Wheat for breakfast



Your fall favorites are????


Nancy Kay said...

Very nice knitted pieces!! And you picked up some dropped stitches??? Good for you!!!

This time of year...I'm loving pumpkin anything!

karen said...

I admire your big big big knitting! I tend to love the tiny needles in my hands. My favorite is pumpkin anything and apples (but apples are year round...)

Katherine said...

I love the big cowl! The colors are perfect for fall. Your wildrice stuffing looks yummy and would be perfect with a roasted turkey breast. I'm ready to start baking bread which is my fall favorite. Home baked bread with anything.

HollyM said...

I need cotton or silk for cowls too. Funny I can wear wool miss and socks, thank goodness, but can't wear it anywhere else.
Those dishes sound delicious! Especially the biscuits. We make pears in the microwave.

Araignee said...

Ooooh...the big knits are awesome! I was just looking at an arm knit blankie that really tempted me. Someday.
When the chill arrives, I like anything with cinnamon or raisins (or both). Soup in the crockpot is a favorite as is chili. Mmmm....chili. I want some NOW.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Great cowl!
When it comes to fall, I have to make an apple crisp - made one last night!

Mrs. Micawber said...

Anything apple-y. I made some rough puff yesterday morning and made some little apple danish with part of it, and chocolate-chip-walnut rugela with the rest. Mmmmm.

What a fun cowl and the stole is going to be a knockout. :)

Dee said...

That cottony cowl is perfect! I love it's beautiful chunkiness!

My fall favorites:

Pumpkin Pecan Muffins
Texas Pot Roast
Chili (of course)
Tea ---- lots and lots of hot tea!

Tired Teacher said...

Nice lace knitting!

Baked rice pudding, baked, acorn squash, pumpkin pie or bread

Judy S. said...

Nice! That Sweet Potato Chicken sounds yummy!

Mereknits said...

Yum on everything including the food and knitting. Love the cowl!

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