Its pouring! in Oklahoma today, suddenly, it was so beautiful and sunny and HOT this morning. I should have expected it though. It was nastily hot and humid yesterday. It sucked just to take out the trash.
So, that makes today perfect day to knit, which I am doing a little of, that and cooking soup, of which I will tell you about in a bit. As for knitting, I am still working on the CeCe Cardigan and yesterday made the perfect 3-stitch buttonhole, I only had to watch a video on YouTube from knittinghelp.com 3 times on how to do it.. So I got past that part, and have set aside the body of the cardigan to work on the sleeves. I hope to cast on those tonight. I need to make dinner do my nails. But you know me. I will make time to knit. I am very excited on my progress on this sweater and it is really looking nice.
Oh wow, it quit raining, that was quick. Maybe the cats will come out from under the bed. We had some big thunder booms and they are hiding out. Poor babies.
I am throwing around the idea of giving up my monogamist ways. I just have such a large stash and there is so much I want to make. I’m just worried I guess, it takes me long enough to get a project done when I am just working on that. How long will it take to get a project done if I have like 3 or 4 I’m working on? Plus I know it will just overwhelm me with what to work on when and first. I would just become a monogamous knitter again anyway. Besides, when I need to, I cast on a second project anyway, like a sock or something if I am currently working on a complicated lace project but I am traveling and need something portable and a pattern I can memorize. So I think I’m ok. Maybe I just don’t need to buy any yarn for a while.
My Hexi-puffs are coming along. I have 10 now.
In other news, I have decided that in a continuing effort to eat better, I have noticed that those Lean Cuisines are have a ton of sodium in them. Its crazy! And they still taste like cardboard. So I have this soup cookbook called The Daily Soup Cookbook by Leslie Kaul, Bob Spiegel, Carla Ruben, Peter Siegel and Robin Vitetta-Miller. (whew) I actually heard about this book from Abby and Ben on their Pod-cast (a favorite of mine) Knit Knit Cafe. I am going to make soup for the week and bring a salad or sandwich. Today I made Creamless Asparagus soup with homemade vegetable broth. There is a recipe for vegetable broth in the book but I was feeling lazy yesterday and thought, oh, I’ll just buy vegetable broth. However, the Wal-Mart in my town only has Beef or Chicken broth, no vegetable, so yesterday I did make homemade vegetable broth and it is delicious and was super easy to make. It also made enough for me to use in like 1 or 2 other soup recipes. By the way, I tried the Creamless Asparagus soup, and YUM! Its creamless but creamy because you add grated potatoes and puree half of the soup toward the end.
Lets see, what else have I been up to this week? Hmm, honestly, not much. As far as training for the 5K, I have taken a week off, as great as those shoes are, like I said last week, I did injure my ankle so running on it was just painful and out of the question. So I decided it was just best not to do that. I did work out a bit though, but not too much, mostly because I was lazy.
Ok, well, my soup is about cool, so I better to put it away. I think I may get some knitting in between now and dinner. I will talk to you all soon.