This was supposed to go in the previous entry, but then I realized that the entry was locked. It's public now, though, so! *g*
:Does anyone else enjoy odd flavor pairings?
I've commented with my own sweet-savory combination: french fries + soft serve ice cream. There's a bunch of other interesting combinations* mentioned there as well!
Also, I spent a chunk of today cleaning out the freezer. We are horrible at keeping it clean. The frozen foods that were a month over the "best by" date we still judged okay. The frozen raspberries and blueberries that had a best by date of six months ago, I turned into a shake. The restaurant leftovers from the beginning of July, the can of yeast that expired three years ago, the jar of plum sauce that expired five years ago? I threw away.
And on one of the magnets on the outside, I saw a tiny wasp's nest O_o We are horrible horrible horrible at noticing these things.
Things that give me hope: the government started celebrating the end of Ramadan as a national holiday. First year they started, a bunch of people were all like "O_o why is Ramadan a national holiday? Isn't it only relevant for Muslims down south?"
And this year, at least among people I know, it's a lot more matter of fact: "Oh, September 10? End of Ramadan? K."
I wish to learn colorwork, so I picked up the Maze
beanie pattern (requires Ravelry account). Researched fair isle knitting, studied the video over at knittinghelp.com, tried to figure out what this "wrapping" thing was for the yarn you're carrying is all about (and how I might be able to do it! I haven't seen any instructions for my chosen technique -- continental with both strands held on the left hand)... and about two stitches into the color part of the pattern, I realized that you only need to carry one strand of yarn per row for this pattern. Dur.
I shall figure out fair isle one of these days, I swear! (Or well, any kind of stranded color knitting that works in the round ;-))
I spent some time last night queuing up Ravelry patterns. So many adorable hats :D I found a beanie with pi on it, and an illusion Linux scarf. And also so many pretty shawl patterns *___* Oh to have the time to do them all.
I am trying to figure out Christmas knitting. I want to give something to at least one person in my family, but who, and what? Hm. (Also want to send things to people overseas. Not all for Christmas, either -- some of my closest friends don't celebrate Christmas for one thing!)
While chatting with aveleh
, I said, "I finished a lace scarf!" What I meant to actually type was "I found a Linux scarf!". Hey, correct every other word isn't so bad!
I meant to type something else here, but I've forgotten what :D