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I’ve been experiencing a sort of sewing revival (I think I mentioned it in my last post.) I have now made two little bunting/sack things, a blanket and a “crinkle square” for the new baby. Edda always loved crinkly things when she was younger, so I hope this baby does, too! I also made two pairs of p.j. pants for me and Ryan and a red dress for Edda. I’m a little obsessed.
No photos of the p.j.’s or the crinkle square, I keep forgetting to photograph things! You can kind of see the crinkle square in progress in the photo below. The blue bunting has a little doggie head below the zipper to cover up the hole for the seat belt strap. I was trying to modify the pattern so I could use it in the carseat, but I’m still getting the hang of modifying things so it wasn’t pretty. It still looks a little odd, but it’s better.
I have been knitting, too, but not as much. I finished a pair of stripey pants in a newborn to 3-months size. I used a bunch of leftover knit picks stroll sock yarn from other projects. I think these will be very comfy and cozy! I don’t know what I was thinking with all those narrow stripes, though. Weaving in all those ends took absolutely FOREVER!
I just made myself the most delicious lunch and I have to tell you about it. Chances are you guys are a lot cooler than me and already have this regularly, but I’m posting it anyway.
2 tbsp. hummus (I used roasted garlic hummus, but I bet any kind would be yummy.)
a small handful of mixed salad greens
some chopped cucumber
some chopped tomato
1 slice of havarti cheese
Spread the hummus on the tortilla and layer the rest of the stuff on top. Roll it up and eat it! I recommend some yummy iced green tea with that. It’s a tasty lunch that you can feel all healthy and good about eating!
As for the knitting that I mentioned in the title, it is a baby sweater. I’m using sirdar snuggly baby bamboo in “Minky.” (and some kind of cream color that I forgot the name of.) It hasn’t been getting much a attention lately because I seem to be slightly obsessed with sewing these days. It’s so FAST! It’s so…. instant gratification-y! I made an entire garment yesterday afternoon in less than 4 hours. That, to me, is so cool. The garment is for the new baby, I should mention. It’s a fleece bunting/sack for riding in the car while he’s still too little for me to feel like fiddling with coats. I took a picture, but it’s still on my camera.
Sorry the picture is not so great; I was having the hardest time photographing this project.
Oh, before I forget about it, the pickles turned out great! Very yummy, you should make some. All of you.
I hope you all had a wonderful Independence Day! I did. I didn’t take any photos, though. Ryan and I made some delicious grilled chicken and corn together (Edda and Oliver watched) and I made a coconut cake and homemade bread. We ate a ton and and visited with some good friends and stood out in the front yard and watched the neighbors’ fireworks. It was a great evening!
The grilled chicken recipe that I used is from Alton Brown, the host one of my favorite tv shows: Good Eats. The guy is a culinary genius. I always learn so much from that show. He’s a little kooky, but then…. so am I. The recipe is here. It is a good one. Don’t skip the brine stage, it’s essential! We used a gas grill and split breasts instead of a whole chicken. It took about 35 minutes on low for the chicken to cook.