Wednesday, February 25, 2009

I Miss Knitting

What's a woman to do when work gets in the way of knitting! I've been too tired to post and to knit, but I promise to do updates soon on a few projects that are almost to completion.

In the meantime, here are few crazy cat photos for your viewing pleasure.

Monday, February 16, 2009

february knitting to-dos & 52 books update

Knitting to-do's:
1. Complete my Chunky Monkey sweater: Emerald by Amy Swenson - 50%
2. Finish sewing buttons on Landen's baby sweater - 0%
3. Send off the Leaf Lace part deux shawl - 0%
4. Start baby sweater for friend who is pregnant - 1% (bought yarn)
5. Start Clementine Summer Shawlette - 40%

52 Books Progress:

Eh....has been kinda slow since I've started on new knitting projects. I've only managed to complete 1 1/2 books. I'm going to take Renee's advice and go to the library to check out books on CD!

Friday, February 13, 2009


When I first met my husband in 2000, I was a vegetarian and he a meat lover. One would think that this match with such disparate tastes in food would be difficult (I now eat meat so I guess he had some influence over me :). He was skeptical at first about all the veggie dishes that I made at that time; however, since he grew up with a large garden he was also eager to see what I could cook. One of the first meals I made for him (and one of the dinners that won his heart - the other is Black Bean Burritos) is Molly Katzen's Cauliflower-Cheese Pie, from the 1992 Moosewood Cookbook. It's such a simple recipe and yet I don't make it that often. The hubby practically begged me for it last week, so I purchased a head of organic cauliflower and set out to making this yummy vegetarian dinner (the hubby made the crust, as I'm really NOT a baker at all).

As I type, the smells of whole wheat crust, cauliflower, thyme and cheddar are emanating from our oven. The smells evoke all sorts of memories for me - living in NC in my 1920s apartment (the first really cool apartment that I could afford - it was $700 a month, all utilities included!), love on the horizon and my hippie and wild 20s.

I hope you all will try this simple yet lovely pie! Thanks for the memories Molly Katzen and Happy Valentines Day!

* image is the book jacket from Molly Katzen's website

Monday, February 02, 2009

52 Books / 52 Weeks

Thanks to Knitting Sunshine for introducing me to the 52 Books in 52 Weeks Ravelry group! I started a Library Thing list about a year ago, but have been slow to update it. Like Knitting Sunshine, I miss reading very much. I have yet to figure out how to read and knit at the same time, but I swear I'll master this one day! Although I'm late to join the Ravelry group, I did manage to finish a few books in December & January:

Dec/January List:

I started quite a few books over my vacation, but nothing really peaked my interest enough to finish.

Here's what's up for February: