This past weekend, we went up to A Wool Gathering. A fellow Raveler (Kate) was in Columbus for the weekend, visiting from overseas, and I offered to give her a lift to A Wool Gathering. It was fun! I do feel a little lame that I didn’t take ANY pictures while there and let Matt take care of that, so here’s some of the photos he took.
We saw sheep while there (of course)
And some small balls, for $2 each (that’s Kate holding them)
Kate and I comparing some skeins of yarn outside the red of the tent.
The one skein of yarn I came home with.
Here’s another picture, where you can see the yarn better.
We met some other knitters from my knit group there. It was quite a bit of fun! I was happily surprised that I only came home with one skein of yarn. I gave myself a small budget since I don’t really “need” any yarn, but I couldn’t go home without this one. It’s a skein of sock yarn from Creatively Dyed. I love the fun, happy, bright colors! I have to admit that I’m having a hard time not winding this up and casting on RIGHT NOW. Must knit that sweater first! Or finish some socks that I have on the needles. I already have 3 pairs on the needles, probably not best if I start another before something else is finished first. (I have more pictures from this past Saturday that we spent taking pictures, but I haven’t uploaded them yet. Next post!)
Last night I had a bit of a sweater disaster. I had been diligently working on the sleeve to my Starlight sweater all week and weekend. I even had a lot of extra time to because of the car ride to and from A Wool Gathering, so I was getting close to the top of the sleeve shaping. I measured and I finally hit 47 cm. Before I started the top shaping, I decided to double check my stitch count. I count 96 stitches. I check the pattern. It says I should have 106 stitches. Hmm… count again… nope, 96. Uh, oh. 😦
I look at the pattern and realize that I didn’t do the second set of increases correctly either (increased every 10th row instead of every 8th row). I must have read it wrong at some point. You know where this is going right?
The sleeve had to be ripped out back to the second set of sleeve increases. I now have all of 12 cm (4.5 inches) of sleeve done.
I’m feeling a little frustrated now that I wasted a week knitting this only to get back to where I was last Tuesday. I’m planning on having this be my Rhinebeck sweater, so I have some time to make up on it. I still think I should be able to get it done, just a little more stressed about it now.
For dinner yesterday we tried a new recipe: Cilantro Lime Chicken. It came out pretty good, but I don’t know that I’d make it like tacos again. Wasn’t quite what Matt was looking for when he asked for cilantro lime chicken, though it was still pretty good in it’s own right. It seemed like it needed something else. Matt suggested corn salsa and that sounds like a pretty good addition to me!
Cilantro Lime Chicken (tacos) with white rice.
It was fun getting in the kitchen and trying something new. I really must do that more often! We tend to eat a lot of the same things week after week because it’s “quick” or “easy”, but when I make something new, I remember how much I like cooking. I should line up more “new” things to make! Got a favorite recipe? I’d love if you shared it with me in the comments. 🙂
2 thoughts on “A Wool Gathering, Sweater Woes, and Cilantro Lime Chicken”
One of my fave recipes is this:
cream (I use the kind for whipping, but not actually whipped)
smoked turkey breast
blue cheese (I prefer it be mild, no Stilton or Rochefort)
pasta (tagliatelle is my fave, but any kind works)
Chop up the onion, slice up the turkey and fry gently on the frying pan for a few minutes. Pour in cream. After that has heated up, add in the cheese. Simmer until sauce is proper consistency (not too runny, but not goopy solid either). Cook pasta at the same time.
Pasta onto the plate, pour sauce over pasta and voila, dinner.
That usually takes me about 20-30 mins from start to finish. 🙂
Oh, man, I wish I had known you were at the Wool Gathering! I was there both days. It’s my favorite event every year, though I really end up buying from the same vendors every year! I restrained myself in the Creatively Dyed booth because I already have a skein waiting to be knitted into socks. My daughter has pics on her blog, which is linked from mine.
We’ll have to do a Rav meet-up next year!