Friday, August 11, 2006

Target Wave Mitten

Here are a few pictures of the "Target Wave Mitten" from the Fall Interweave Knits. I was having a ball knitting this mitten till I began the thumb section. The shape was disturbing and I actually shortened it by a few rows.I made this sample from acrylic that was in my stash. Maybe that is why the thumb seems so "wonky" , for lack of a better word. They do not look too bad when modeled. But, that is one strange looking mitten when it does not have a hand in it. The jury is still out if I will make a mate. I might knit one in some wool and see if it has a better shape. I am in love with the "Swallowtail Shawl" from this issue. I would like to start this with some KnitPicks Shimmer. I love Evelyn Clark patterns. I have been working away on the "Eyelet Baby blanket". I have about 8 more inches before I add the ruffle. It is nice to work on a mindless project right now. I have been sick for twenty days with "bronchitis". I am on massive amounts of prednisone and antibiotics plus an inhaler.I went back to the doctor on Monday and they increased the medicine. They gave me another breathing treatment which helped. I can not remember being this sick. I have not smoked in four and a half years. But, I know I certainly damaged my lungs. They want me to make an appointment with a pulmonary specialist. I am hoping that won't be necessary. Despite being under the weather..... We enjoyed the visit with the kids. They have been here for a week. They left yesterday morning to head back to Pennsylvania. The weather could not have been more beautiful. We have more company coming next Wednesday. They will be here for five days. I am really hoping I feel better by their visit. I had several people ask me about stuffing the zucchini. This is a recipe that I follow more or less: I like to add Ritz crackers and mozzarella cheese to this recipe


2 tbsp. oil
1 sm. onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
6 med. or 2 very lg. squash, prepared for filling (reserve pulp)
1/2 lb. bulk sausage
1 c. fresh bread crumbs
1 egg
1 tbsp. chopped parsley
1/4 tsp. thyme
1/2 tsp. tarragon
Salt and pepper to taste

Heat oil in skillet and saute onion, garlic, and reserved zucchini pulp until onion is soft. Add the sausage and cook, breaking up, until it loses its pink color. Remove from heat to bowl and mix in bread crumbs, eggs, parsley, thyme, tarragon, salt, and pepper. Fill the shells and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes until heated through. Makes 6 servings

This is one of our favorite summer meals . I make quite a few and then freeze the leftovers.
I have been reading quite a bit this summer. I just finished
The Memory Keepers Daughter . I would highly recommend this book. Kim Edwards is a first time novelist. I look forward to her future works. I have quite a few books waiting to be read. I am not sure what is next on the list. I guess that is all the news from "Irishknits". Have a great weekend everyone!