Just what I need…..more yarn……

Yeah I know, just what I needed more yarm for my sick stash……but………I’ve had my eye on this lovely orangish Schaefer Marjaana for the last few months, dreaming of a Clapotis. Perfect no? The green yarn is Cascade Venezia that was gifted to my by a co-worker who does contingent work at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. It’s the only hospital that I know of that actually has a yarn shop! That’s right, right there in the hospital. Needless to say it would be a very dangerous place for me to work at so I haven’t even contemplated it. Besides for the most part I’m pretty content where I’m at although as you all know every work place has it’s issues. The pink yarn is some Opal Uni sock that was on sale at Little knits so I got that along with the Marjaana. Of course I needed needles to complete some of the planned projects, adding to the list of 800 or so. I’d also been eying the Favorite Socks book for a while but waited until it went on sale. So given the fact that I had a sock book I thought that I’d try the Knit Picks sock blank. I don’t know if you guys have seen these but it’s a knitted tube that you can dye in all kinds of crazy ways. I can’t wait to try it out. So far I just use Kool-aid for dying but, I think I can manage to get some cool colors and effects.

It’s my long weekend so I did a little domestic work as well. Mr. Larj has a Hispanic co-worker at one of his printing gigs who is always bringing in tasty stuff for lunch that he occasionally shares with Mr. Larj. Last week he brought in a version of coleslaw that sounded really delicious so I had Mr. Larj get the recipe. So here’s my version.

Cole Slaw Mexicana

1 bag of shredded cabbage (10 oz)
3 medium tomatoes diced
1 medium vidalia or sweet onion diced
1 bunch of cilantro loosely chopped
2-4 fresh jalapeño peppers chopped
1/3 cup of fresh lime juice
drizzle of olive oil
pinch of salt

Add all ingredients together and toss!! *When chopping jalapeño peppers, wear gloves! The seeds are the hot part so halve them and clean out all of the seeds thoroughly. Then chop.

What else have I been up to? Working on the Greenjeans Cardi. I have one sleeve completely done and the other about 3/4 of the way. That’s on my to finish list before I start anything else (yeah right). I may need a little technical help when I get to the ribbing around the front. I just hope that it turns out!

Everyone have a great week!!

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4 thoughts on “Just what I need…..more yarn……

  1. I did a sweater with Marjaana and it is seriously delightful yarn to knit with. I’ve been to that yarn shop at Beaumont. It’s really just a small corner of the gift shop, but still…a great idea, I thought.

  2. The way my screen displayed this post (and the way my lyin’ eyes deceive me), I thought the coleslaw was the kool-aid vat, and I thought “what a cool colourway.”Silly me.

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