The log cabin fever is catching on here. I got the Mason-Dixon Knitting book from the library for the umpteenth time. I really should just buy my own copy. And I wanted to try the log cabin knitting, and after remembering that Wendy Johnson knit a log cabin blanket using leftover sock yarn, I decided to do that. So I went through my leftover bin and pulled out all the sock yarn and got started. I will post a photo another day. Now the blanket may take forever — or it could end up as a doll or infant blanket — considering I’m using sock yarn and a US 3 needle. But it is a nice break from the usual knitting. I have to do something new occasionally to spice things up — even if it is all garter stitch!
Fairly quiet weekend here. Saturday was spent doing household things — and some cooking. I tried some new recipes. A batch of carrot pineapple muffins. A roasted squash salad from Nigella Lawson’s Summer cookbook. My mother was over for dinner this evening and we ate the salad with our meal and both enjoyed it very much. It is zucchini and yellow squash cut into sticks and roasted with olive oil, blanched green beans, fava beans, lemon juice, fresh basil and salt and pepper. With the salad I served chicken thighs that had been marinated with olive oil and zaatar, then roasted in the oven. We also had tabouli and fruit.
My mother brought me a lilac bush start that we planted today and some extra netting she had which we used to cover my blackberry bush. Then she stayed for dinner and after our meal we watched a dvd — The Beauty Academy of Kabul. It was an interesting film.
Well, back to my log cabin knitting!