Friday, March 5, 2010
Errant Skeins Afghan
The original pattern is for a baby blanket made with sock yarn. Instead, I am using up all the old skeins of worsted-weight acrylic yarn that I have, and believe me, there is enough yarn in my stash! I was very surprised at how all the colors look together. While we have quite a few blankets already, I wanted to make something with more modern colors that was brand-new for the big move. The photo here is doing the brightness and vibrancy of the yarn no justice.
Here is the Ravelry link if you care to follow: Wavy Gravy
Unfortunately because of the Afghan, I have still NOT finished the last Toasty mitt. I suspect that I will be done by the end of the evening and have pictures posted soon, and the intended recipient who is anxiously awaiting his mitts will have the [slightly itchy] pleasure of wearing them before it gets too warm.
In the pot this week: Fusilli Alla Caprese from the Food Network, with some added improvements. Instead of the basil, I used fresh spinach as I am not a dedicated basil fan and neither is Zach. If I made this recipe again, I would cut the cherry tomatoes in half first, as smashing them with a fork in the pan definitely caused one to shoot its seedy juice into my eye and all over my shirt. I would also suggest using either a softer cheese than mozzerella, or adding the chunks straight to the pan and melting them for a few seconds because the heat from the pasta was simply not hot enough to do the job.