Thursday, 26 June 2008

Enough yarn?

I'm making good progress on the embossed leaves socks that I'm knitting - the picture below is the second sock, and as you can hopefully see I'm on the homeward straight now that I'm onto the foot. I'm a little concerned that I'm going to run out of yarn though as the small ball in the photo is all I have left. I think it's going to be close.

And yes, the area behind the bench is our lawn - it looks a bit pitiful at the moment, but it's currently undergoing some re-seeding.

Things are growing in the garden, this is a picture of our tomato, pepper and chili plants. There's flowers on both the toms and the chilies (or maybe they're on the peppers, I can't remember which pot is which!), but they seem to be quite liking their sheltered spot. I'll be interested to see if we get much fruit, or if next years will have to be grown inside.

I found a recipe yesterday that we had for dinner, it was very tasty, so I thought I would share. We had sweet potato ravioli with toasted pine nuts, sage and rocket. The recipe can be found here. Typically we didn't have all the ingredients, so replaced the fresh sage with dried sage and the rocket with some chard from the garden. I did plant some rocket seeds the other day to give us a few more leaves to pick, but they're not up yet. And I will get a sage plant. So no doubt we will try the recipe again with the full set of ingredients to hand. You really can't beat freshly made pasta - it's so easy to make.


Kristin said...

Regarding yarn: Do you have a postage scale (or a kitchen scale would work too)? You can weigh the first sock and then weigh the second+ remaining yarn. That should help decide if you need to buy more or rip the toe and consider a different color or something.

That recipe look heavenly and I'm sitting here thinking to myself, 'rocket, what the heck is rocket?" Arugula. Ah. Might put that on my menu for the next week.

We have flowers on one tomato, flowers on one pepper. I'm hoping for more soon. We've had a bout of hot weather so it should be soon.

Deb said...

I did do the kitchen scale comparison after I finished the first sock - they're not very accurate, so the first sock weighed about 50g and what was left weighed about 50g - so I knew before I cast on that it was going to be close...

I forgot rocket is called something different in the states.

Good news about your toms and peppers, our weather's been pretty rainy and thundery recently, hopefully it'll clear up soon and we can have some nice sunshine to get the fruit set and ripened.