I’m running a KAL on Facebook this year so January was a whirlwind of dishcloth designing. I created this one for February, in celebration of Purim, the Jewish holiday of costumes and gifts of food where we remember that one time someone tried to do a genocide against us and failed so miserably that he was executed. We’ll boo his name for the rest of time 🤣 “They tried to kill us, we lived, let’s eat!”
This pattern is available in my Ravelry shop for $1 or you can purchase it directly from me via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s Shabbat y’all! I love Shabbat so much so I just had to create this Shabbat dishcloth chart. It makes a good sized cloth large enough to cover a small plump challah. You could also add rows between the upper and lower borders to add length if your challot are rather a bit bigger haha.
Available for purchase in my Ravelry shop here or I can send it to you directly with a minimum $1 donation via PayPal to email@example.com.
This is a riff on a recipe that bubbled up on my FB timeline. It was a video tutorial that made me watch a god damn 2 minute ad so I’m posting my version of the recipe here so I don’t have to go back there again 😂
1 can refried beans
1 can Ro-Tel
1 can black beans
1 can corn
1 box chicken stock
optional: leftover taco meat from last night
Put everything into the Instant Pot and set it for 5 minutes. Serve with corn chips, sour cream, avocado, cheese. SO YUMMY. All the menfolk had 2 servings, which is a ding-dang miracle since the boys aren’t usually soup eaters.
At park day today I finished up one dishrag and cast on another. No I didn’t take a picture. Yes I had my camera with me. What are you trying to insinuate? I was too busy trying (and failing) to keep E out of the dirt. And no, I don’t know how I managed get some knitting done, so don’t ask. Besides, then I had to listen to E complain loudly all the way home about his impending shower (YES WITH SOAP) and how much he hates Park Day. Gah.
I blog about as often as I journal. Which is to say, never. That is bad. Writing is good. I want to write more–I need more writing in my life.
Here are my resoutions this year:
1. More writing. I need a creative outlet. I figure this blog can help. We’ll see. It hasn’t so far. Maybe I can try posting once a month? 2. More yoga. I’m shooting for 3 yoga sessions/week. 3. More knitting. Yes, that is a resolution, even though I am already knitting a lot. I’d like to try sweaters this year. I’ve been knitting with determination for about 3 years now and I still have not made a sweater. It’s about time I did. In fact, I’ve started a sweater for E. It’s the children’s neck-down cardigan from Knitting Pure and Simple. I love this pattern. I love this sweater, even though I’m knitting it in an inexpensive acryllic blend yarn. It’s soft, at least, and will be adorable on him.
Also, to add to my knitting, I’ve joined the yahoo monthly dishcloth knit along. This has been great fun so far, and a great practice for me at having UFO’s. Usually, with small projects especially, I will knit and knit and knit obsessively the one project until it’s finished. It turns out that when you have multiple projects going, you can switch back and forth and that’s fun because there’s variety. (I can thank the Doctor Who scarf for this revelation. I was very tempted to strangle myself with 16 feet of multi-striped garter stitch. The good news is I can see the light at the end of the time vortex–it’s almost finished.)
OK, so those are my resolutions. Not too unreasonable, I think. I guess I can post blogs about how they are going. I definitely want to post about knitting. I’ve been geeking out on all the knitting blogs (the Harlot is still my favorite by far) and, evidently, I really enjoy reading about what other people are knitting. Weird, I know.