Its all true, the boogie girl is real, and you've found her. She knits, sews, spins, does pottery and writes it all down in this blog.
Wednesday, May 31, 2006
It's a long one
Actually I'm making 2 posts becuase it's so long. But first I want to thank you all for voting in the poll (you are entertaining me to no end and that's what really counts), if you missed it go to yesterdays post and vote.
This past holiday weekend started with cooking. It always seems like it does but we were having a BBQ with some friends so there was a bit more cooking than normal. Among other things I made BBQ'd squash rings. They were super easy and I really liked them. Of course no one else at the table liked squash so they were all mine.
Wash the acorn squash. Slice it into about 1/2-3/4 inch (2cm) slices. Scoop out the seeds and goop. Lay it in a pan for the marinade. The marinade (for 4 rings) is 2TB brown rice Miso, 1 tsp sesame oil, 1 tsp blk sesame seeds, 2 Tbs finely minced white onion, 1 tsp fresh parsley. Mix it all up and thin with water. You don't want it super soupy but the miso is a thick paste so you need some water to make it so you can spoon it all over your squash rings. I did this in the morning, let them sit. BBQ'd until they were soft but not falling apart and then placed back into the marinade pan and served. Yummy.
While cooking I noticed my neighbor mowing his lawn. It's a Memorial Day tradition, the battle of the mowers. But this lawn is different, it's the first mowing of the year. If we were left to mow our own lawn, it wouldn't be any different. I really get a kick out of watching the little old mower chug over fallen branches and try to make it's way through the foot tall lawn in front of his house. I swear I can hear the mower saying "I think I can, I think I can."
I'm not sure why it tickles me or why I had to have a picture this year but I did. Someday when my Dad gives up mowing lawns, the neighbors will be posting pictures of my lawn this way. Unless I just get some goats for the front lawn, then I'll have a neat lawn but they'll all want pictures of my goat-mowers.
So we had a really nice visit with friends and some fantastic food. My friend Jen is on her way to making her first pair of socks. YAY! But really the night isn't over until someone ends up with their head in a bucket.
Yes that would be my girl. At least she's wearing a handknit wool sweater.
For the fiber knit stuff. Is it cruel that I make you slog through all the non knit stuff to get to the yarny spinny things? I don't care if it's cruel. I bet some of you skip to the end anyway. Cheaters.
Check this out:
All are handcut not laswer cut. Amazing workmanship and detail. Are they not gorgeous? They'll be going to the Frolic with me and what comes home will be making it to the website. Except for mine, you can't have mine.
Do you know what this is?
That is sock yarn that I got because I knit socks. Yeah, that's right. I knit socks so I got more sock yarn for free! Thank you Rose By Any for the 2000 socks and to It Girl for sending along my prize.
The next post you get to see my gardens. I know you're dying for it. I've also got more sock talk and maybe I'll give up my Guacamole recipe.