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Knitting up a storm

July 20, 2011
by Erin B

I finished the foot ball scarf.  Or at least I gave up on it.  I didn’t really like it enough to crack that fourth ball of yarn, so I just sort of fudged the ending.  Then I took it to knitting group to show off.  While I was there, I found I had dropped two stitches in two different places.  The ladies talked me through how to fix that.

I came home (in the rain) and thought, you know, I don’t really like how this turned out.  I don’t really want to spend a bunch of time fixing the dropped stitch.  I won’t wear it as much as I thought I would.  I just really don’t like how this project went AT ALL.

So I pulled it all out and I’m starting again.

This time, I’m not using a pattern, I’m just knitting a stitch I like.  I cast on 40, I garter stitched six rows to make three ridges to keep the ends from curling and I am going to do a broken rib stitch pattern, two inches of brown, then one inch of blue.  Then I am kind of thinking I’ll do a plain stockinette stitch in the blue to give a little texture contrast.  I’m going to just knit until it seems long enough and end with another six rows of garter stitch at the other end.

In the afternoon, C and I made Banana Naan and Average Betty’s Chicken Satay and peanut sauce.  Then we made a second batch of peanut sauce.  SO good!

Yummy supper!  So good, I can’t even improve on the recipe.

Although Toddler girl says “too spicy meat!”  If you want to skip the chicken marinade and just serve plain (salt and pepper) grilled chicken with that peanut sauce, you would still have a winner

2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 22, 2011 7:41 am

    Thanks for making my peanut sauce! I’m so happy you like it! You’ve kinda inspired me to republish that recipe as it’s own thing — I’m afraid it gets lost in the satay recipe 🙂

    And you can always rest assured that you are a better knitter than me. Every scarf I’ve ever started ends up a potholder 🙂


  2. Erin B permalink*
    July 22, 2011 8:23 am

    Wow! I just said a bad word as I published this comment! My first celebrity commenter!

    Sara, I LOVE your waffles! We make that all the time! Every one of your recipes we tried has been awesome! You are the reason C started cooking (back in the humorous skit days of the podcast). She makes a MEAN Alf-radio sauce!

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