It was a brisk cold morning, Ben had his coat on for walks today, and did not get any better as the day wore on. It has been raining for a couple of hours and has turned even colder.
I made a big batch of "chuck it all in" soup, some will be for lunch tomorrow and the rest is in the freezer. Just a selection of veg, celery, peppers, garlic and a chilli minus the seeds and pith. A little smoked paprika and some fresh thyme along with a big pinch of salt and pepper and some white beans.
Not to be confused with that soup off the adverts, this is chunky and there is no recipe, just make it up as you go. I would have put root ginger in but it was still in the freezer, next time, maybe.
The new sock is growing fast, almost ready to shape the toe and the bright shawl is on the blocking mat.
I have picked the pattern for the next shawl and just need to decide on the yarn.
Have any of you looked at the Hygge Shawl on Ravelry from the Nordic Stitches podcast, it is on my wish list. It measures over 2 metres wide and almost a metre deep in Worsted yarn, smaller in 4 ply but I really fancy the thicker version. I may get lucky at Wonder Wool next month and find the perfect yarn.
Dinner tonight is another pasta meal, puttanesca minus the anchovies but I have no black olives (some greedy girl ate them all) so will use green ones stuffed with garlic mmmmm.
BTW spell check wants to call it putrescent !!
I have been reasonably busy, bed changed, linen washed, dried and put away. Kitchen and bathroom whizzed but no vacuuming. The sofa and knitting won the day.
Oh, and I did another run to the recycling place, before thr rain came, and all the rubbish has gone. hooray.
My cuppa is rapidly cooling so I am off to enjoy it.
Have a good weekend everybody.
It started spitting as we were coming back from Birmingham and now it's blowing a hoolie and thrashing down. I'm so glad we didn't have to travel in that.ReplyDelete
I though about you when I passed a couple of the yarn stalls today-x-
I am supposed to be on a total yarn buying ban till Wonder Wool but I have to go to debs yarn shop for some 3.5 tips and I will probably succumb.Delete
I do love putting clean linens on the bed but sure hate bringing everything in off the clothesline and making the bed late in the day. Guess I need to buy another set of sheets. We have rain coming in tonight. Our temperature has finally warmed up after that terrible cold spell we've had.ReplyDelete
I only have 2 sets of linen, I don't have the storage space for more, it is full of quilts and crochet blankets.Delete
Your soup sounds delicous. I keep my ginger in the freezer too and grate as much as I need whilst still frozen. Yeah your fingers do get pretty cold.ReplyDelete
I usually do that but had a senior blonde moment. It will still be good.Delete
I'm afraid the autocorrect just about sums up my feelings about olives! There's nothing I like about them...I don't even like olive oil! Often I watch in horror as the chefs on the telly ruin a perfectly good dish by pouring olive oil all over it! You are welcome to my share of olives Pam! It's rainy and cold here - perfect Sewing weather!ReplyDelete
I don't pour or drizzle oil on anything, yuk. I have been known to float a salad on balsamic vinegar though and I like good oil with fresh bread to dip in it.Delete
Don't you love spellchecker? I was commenting on another blog about planting delphiniums and paeonies and this was altered to delphiniums and parodies!ReplyDelete
I'm a big soup fan during the winter too. We had a roast pepper and tomato soup yesterday and I've just pulled a red onion soup for lunch today with a gruyere toast.
I've never made it to Wonderwool yet but maybe this year.
Our knit and natter group are planning to go together. I intend to have a good look round and try not to spend too much. I expect to win on the first and fail joyfully on the second.Delete
I love chuck it all in or as we call it bottom of the fridge soup, always taste so much better.ReplyDelete