It was delicious. If I still followed the Atkins Diet, this dish would be my potato chip substitute. The only change I would make is to wait until minute 14 to start checking for crispiness if you have a large amount of kale. It really shrinks up in the oven.
Archive for February, 2010
There aren’t very many good knitting patterns on the internet for masculine scarves. There also aren’t many days of winter left here in The South. Last weekend I had the chance to finish a new scarf for Ty. He wanted a shorter and thinner scarf that the ones he owned.
I started doing a 3×3 rib, but the rib really made the width too thin. I converted the middle ribs to seed stitch, and widened the scarf. The thought was to make it thickest at the middle part. That part should cover him from beard to jacket opening. The two tails should wrap around the back of his neck and tuck back into the jacket in the front. It needed to be a scarf that would work with only a sports coat for his early morning walks to school.
Model picture forthcoming, until then the file cabinet and the violet will have to show it off.
If anyone has some scarf-making to do, I’d be happy to derive the pattern, but only if someone wants it.
If you’re going to keep a blog, you really need to keep up with it. I make a mental list of things to blog about, take pictures at that event, and remind myself to blog about the event. After time the event stagnates in my head, but the first thing in my mental queue has to be kicked out before I can even think about writing the next one.
Now is the time for a reboot! I’m just going to clear out the queue and start from what happened yesterday.
Since I’m a knitter, I have a number of cold weather scarves. Scarves are easily lost during the season to the bottom of the coat rack. The solution is to create an individual hook.
I buy a lot of 3M Command hooks. You can apply the adhesive strips to almost any surface, and they hold up to 3 lbs. The smaller strips hold less. Each package comes with a few extra adhesive strips, so I thought it would be fun to use them up.
It occurred to me that a spool would make a good hook because the white plastic spool seems to be made out of the same material as the hooks. I would never put a heavy jacket on the spool because it just isn’t engineered to distribute the weight correctly.
In other news, it has warmed a little outside. Despite the warm weather, there are no asparagus shoots coming up yet. I did find a volunteer spinach plant yesterday! The kale still looks great, but the carrots are looking questionable, so I pulled one out. It’s edible!