Weekend plans to finish all outdoor painting got rained off on Saturday by bad weather and an autumn cold. Baking, comfort food, and ginger and green jasmine tea, eased my aching head. A parcel from Love Knitting with some of my favourite English wool, sweets and a handy little drawstring bag arrived and somehow calmed my wheezy chest. In-between sneezing I managed to start another Annabel sweater. It's amazing how a few balls of yarn can brighten up a sad soul, especially when watching Rachel Khoo bring back recipes from her travels and then try them out in her colourful little quirky London kitchen.
There seems to be a pattern forming, food-wise. Mid-week experimenting. Busy days and looking for speedy nutritious meals. I've tried some good ones recently and will share them soon. But weekends are for family and tradition and it seems that I keep going back to the old favourites like a spelt aunties apple cake, made with amazing windfalls from a neighbours garden, chicken pot pies, with cauliflower greens (must tell you about those too,) and risotto with whatever's in the store cupboard and vegetable basket.
All the while sweet Ahmad was cleaning beams in the attic then applying bees wax, and painting walls, checking every so often in my cosy spot with a blanket in front of the television to see if I need anything. He even made himself a ploughman's lunch and brought the camera to me with a photographs he'd taken for me to post here. He's the best...even growing his moustache into one of those cute smiley musketeer ones...just because I like them...It's amazing what can cheer a girl(I use the term loosely) up...
- aunties apple cake
- risotto using this recipe but with mushroom, sweet potato and olive...(I know a bit of a weird combination, but maybe it's because I wasn't feeling well)
- chicken pot pie
keep warm and toasty
joining with karen for weekending
do hope the cold has left you by now and you are feeling better!!! For someone who hates knitting with thicker yarn, my annabel cardi is the one I turn to all the time and i really need to knit another!!!!! Haven't done the pullover, though....I'm betting that one is just as great as the cardi. Hope you have a happy week!ReplyDelete
I feel a lot better today thank you Steph. I made an Annabel cardigan in Icelandic Lopi a couple of years ago. I've been wearing it today.It's amazingly warm and cosy. I'm knitting the sweater in DK yarn so it won't be so chunky and I should be able to wear it under a jacket. I love both patterns and they are equally easy to make.Delete
You too steph
Hope you're feeling better Debby. Sounds like you are being well tended to, though. I love Debbie Bliss and buy all her magazines, unfortunately, it's difficult to find her yarn in the States. That looks like a simple enough pattern. Maybe when I'm through all the Christmas knitting. Hurry about and get better! Autumn is too beautiful to be sick!ReplyDelete
Hi Jane, I'm a lot better today thank you but I'm taking the opportunity to rest and catch up on my knitting. Perfect for this time of year. I'm must get back to my christmas knitting too. It will be here before we know it.Delete
Debby, I am so sorry to hear you are under the weather and not feeling well, but it sounds like you have a wonderful husband who is taking great care of you.ReplyDelete
I love the Annabel sweater and even after knitting it six times I could knit it again.
Thank you Tracey. I was fine Friday evening, planning all the jobs I was going to get done and then Saturday morning woke up feeling really groggy. I'm sure I'll be back to normal energy levels soon. I bought some cider vinegar today to make another batch of fire cider. That should help.Delete
I love the Annabels too. A nice easy one to knit and I love the simplicity of the garter stitch.
Have a lovely week,
mmm, chicken pot pie! I haven't made that in a year or so. Lovely weekend and any day that yarn comes in the mail makes it a super fabulous day!!ReplyDelete
I know karen. I'm back on the knitting train...A happy bunny.Delete