March 01, 2005

Planning ahead

First things first: I’ve finished the second sleeve of the grey sweater, sewed a couple of seams, and finished the collar:


I anticipate having some FO shots to show you by the end of the week! I don’t think Mark will be skiing or skating in them, but we’ll do our best to add visual appeal.

This means it’s almost time to start a new project. In fact, since I don’t want to be seaming at the SnB tomorrow evening, I will probably be starting a sweater for myself this evening or tomorrow! It’ll be a simple pullover in this yarn; details once it’s started.

Next up after that will be the Tintin sweater, at last! Here’s the latest version of the chart, superimposed on a schematic of a basic sweater front. We’ll have to see if I can actually knit it from so small a chart!


(The yellow represents white — don’t worry, I know Snowy/Milou isn’t yellow!)

And, in the long-term planning department, I just received these two books:


On top of the great patterns in both books, they both seem like great resources for felting tips and techniques — which may come in handy for a potential design project down the road. More on that later.

Finally, I just have to share with you a great discorvery in the culinary department. At least, it’s a great discovery for me, though I can’t believe I never thought of something so simple and delicious before, and needed the Milk Calendar to give me the recipe. Actually, it was in a “Best of Milk Calendar Recipes” booklet… we like our Milk recipes! Anyway, all I did was saute a few minced cloves of garlic in a couple of tablespoons of butter, and add that and some chopped parsley to ordinary tea biscuits (you could easily use the boxed biscuit mix, if you wanted). Instant garlic bread, but in biscuit form! With some homemade chicken noodle soup, a perfect meal.

As I said, a totally simple idea, but I’d never done it before — and man, are those biscuits tasty. Especially warm, with a little more butter spread on them… mmm. Highly recommended.

Posted by Aven at March 1, 2005 02:06 PM

I covet that Felted Knits book. I must say you are making me feel guilty for not gifting my dh with any sweaters lately…but he did get lots before the kidlings came along. I’m almost ready to start a new sweater myself. Happy shovelling.

Posted by: Elizabeth at March 1, 2005 02:26 PM

I received the Knit One, Felt Too book for Christmas. I haven’t had a chance to make anything out of it yet, but some of the projects look like a lot of fun!

Posted by: Madalyn at March 1, 2005 02:53 PM

You will really like both of those books. I have made a couple of things out of them and I was happy with the instructions and what not. And you are right, they have good felting info

Posted by: Dani at March 1, 2005 02:57 PM

Mmmm garlic. I’ll have to try that!

Posted by: Laura at March 1, 2005 04:29 PM

Omigosh! I love that Tintin chart! I can’t wait to see the finished sweater—my husband would love that!

Posted by: Heidi at March 2, 2005 01:35 PM

What an unusual colour choice for you. Do you think you should take the risk…?
your loving, if undercutting,

Posted by: Susan at March 2, 2005 07:02 PM


Posted by: at March 2, 2005 07:03 PM

Those milk calendars rock. Lots of simple but yummy things in them. I’m going to try those biscuits—they sound like a perfect addition to a winter meal.

Posted by: Steph at March 2, 2005 07:19 PM

Hey, can you send me the recipe and I’ll post it on Garlicster? (and I’ll add you to Garlicster’s blogroll).

Posted by: Maria at March 3, 2005 11:03 AM