Saturday, October 22, 2011

I've Caught the Knitting Bug

When I was pregant with my youngest...over a year ago, I started this scarf.  It was VERY slow going, knitting too tightly and fumbling, making lots of mistakes, and only taking it out occasionally to work on it, because at that stage, it required a lot of concentration.  I managed to knit over 2 1/2 skeins of it before my baby was born..but it was not completed. Finally, after she was 8 months old, I pulled it out again in determination to complete the project.  Now, it is 5 skeins knitted and 6' long and completed!  and I was ready to begin a hat!

Knitting the first hat for my oldest..turned out to be much easier and faster going than the scarf had been..finally my brain and fingers seemed to know what to do..and I liked knitting in the round on circular needles much better!
 Of course, I then had to make one for my daughter. (-;

And my husband
It took me a year and a half to complete one scarf..but in a month, I finished the scarf and 3 hats..I am now working on my fourth hat for my dad for his birthday.  (-;  But, I can't forget the baby too... (-;  

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


My husband was craving falafel and I had made a batch of chick peas the day before..great opportunity to make Falafel from scratch!

this version made enough for 4 of us and some leftovers

Blend together

4 cups chickpeas

2 large onions

4 garlic cloves

6 TB fresh parsley

4 tsp coriander

4 tsp cumin

1 cup flour



Form into small ping pong size balls

Fry in 2 inches of coconut or peanut oil until golden brown

Eat hot alone or in a pita-- or even tortilla

Great with cucumber, tomatoes

Ranch dressing or other sauce?


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