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04 February 2014

Ten on Tuesday: I Am

Ten on Tuesday:  I Am...

1.  I am conflicted on which way to go with this post, so it's probably going to be all over the place!


2.  In case you haven't heard, I am a grandmother! It's hard to believe he's 3 weeks old already!

3.  I am looking forward to my first babysitting gig.

4.  Not altogether happy with my current knitting project, I am considering casting on for Ysolda's Follow Your Arrow Mystery KAL.

5.  I don't know if it's a thing anymore, but I am considering knitting it, start-to-finish, during the games that start later this week.

6.  If that doesn't get my knitting mojo going, I am not sure what will.

7.  I am still quite interested in handsewing & embellishing, and exploring more of the techniques of Alabama Chanin.

8.  In fact, I am anxiously awaiting delivery of some new materials for a couple of small projects I have in mind that will also make use of some old materials -- re-use and recycle, if you will. This could definitely mess up the knitting plans.

9.  I am at the beginning of another Whole30. There was a birthday celebration over the weekend and a big football game, which means cake & pizza around here, but I didn't over-indulge and was already prepping.


10.  That means that I am cooking! Over the weekend I made a pot of Chocolate Chili (rave reviews from everyone) (from Well Fed, one of my favorite cookbooks), an Italian Pork Roast (in the oven instead of slow-cooked) (to DIE for) and Silky Gingered Zucchini Soup (both from Well Fed 2) (yep, I'm a fan). I also roasted a spaghetti squash and a few whole sweet potatoes. And, finally, MAYO! I made homemade mayo only once before; I was in high school and had run across the recipe... and was so intrigued by the idea of a recipe for mayonnaise. Who knew you could make it yourself? I sure didn't. So, anyway, that's given us plenty of food to start the week. I had the last of the chili with a dollop of spaghetti squash, above, for lunch today. Yummm.


I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.

--Helen Keller



Congratulations on the new grandbaby. He is beautiful!!

Such a sweet face!
Don't knit what makes you unhappy. Go for the shawl I want to see what you decide to do. (I never did cast on.)
Love the food photo. The chili looks silky and yummy!
Great quote.

You handled "I am" in a wonderful and creative way! Thanks for sharing some delicious food and your amazingly sweet grandson.

I am excited for you that you are a grandmother! And I am remembering the Knitting Olympics. Even if it's not an official thing I think you should go for it!

It is an 'official' thing. Look for Ravellenics in the groups. Some of my students want to start a team, so I might do that. Which means I should participate. I think I'll cast on for an afghan for the baby.

I went with an "all over" list, too. I started on a new shawl for Feb sport knitting with "your" Lavender Blue skeins - loving it! We'll have to keep sharing Whole30 adventures - I've made a fruit & egg bake that has been a great breakfast option.

The food sounds - and looks - delicious. I highly recommend Ysolda's Follow your Arrow. It's been fun and I love the way my AABA is turning out!

I was wondering about the Knitting Olympics as well, although I am nearing the end of a project I won't be finished in time to start a new one. I think everyone's afraid to call it the "O" word anymore.
We had Superbowl chill too and I am trying to find interesting recipes for my daughter who is on a very restricted diet for 6 weeks - I may have to look up those recipes.

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