Friday, January 31, 2020
Flashback Friday: Harmattan
Harmattan is part of the Trade Winds Collection, which is a two part collection of accessories themed on the named winds of the Middle East and North Africa. It is knit with worsted weight yarn, and is available in five sizes from infant to large adult.
It is available for sale on both Love Crafts and Ravelry. Alexander was a good sport about being my model and was paid with the hat. He wears it almost every day in fall and winter now. He says he gets so many compliments and questions on it that he wanted to pass out my business cards so interested people could find out where to buy it! That delighted me. I also packed him up with a stack of my business cards
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
New Pattern: Sah'aab
My big news is that my first pattern of the year is out now. Sah'aab is a pattern that was inspired by the yarn. I saw it and loved it and wanted to squish up it's cloudy goodness. This is a deceptively quick pattern. It is made with bulky or superbulky yarn and is fun to knit and easy to construct with only two small seams. If you would like this pattern, you can find it on Love Crafts Knitting or Ravelry. Please favorite it, if you like it, too!
Here is my next project with the books I am reading right now. At least, these are the books I am reading for myself. The younger kids and I are reading Farmer Boy and Rich and I are working our way through One Flesh.
Books, from bottom to top: The Little House Cookbook, Fear and Clothing, and The Complete Book of Breads
We've been cooking along to the Little House books and I have been making a lot of bread. What are you reading?
Saturday, January 25, 2020
Menu Plan: January 26 - February 1
Breakfast: Vanilla Yogurt, Toast, Sliced Apples, Milk and Coffee
Dinner: Burritos with Lentil Filling and Salsa Rice, Cheese, Sour Cream, and Salsa
- Monday - Feast of Saint John Chrysostom
Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs with Cheese, Toast, Sliced Oranges, Milk and Coffee
Dinner: Persian Meatballs, Arab Style Rice Pilaf, Carrot Salad with Harissa
Breakfast: Oatmeal with Chopped Apples and Cinnamon Sugar, Milk and Coffee
Dinner: Middle Eastern Chicken and Rice with Yogurt Sauce, Beet and Feta Salad with Dill, Sauteed Beet Greens
Breakfast: Polenta with Maple Syrup, Tea with Honey
Dinner: Potato Koubbeh, Cucumber Salad, Fruit
Breakfast: Toast with Feta, Za'atar and Olive Oil, Olives, Oranges, Milk and Coffee
Dinner: Korean Beef, Sesame Green Beans, Rice, Minneolas
Breakfast: Peanut Butter Toast with Honey, Sliced Oranges, Tea with Honey
Dinner: Shrimp, Peppers and Onions, Linguine, Fruit Plate
- Saturday - Feast of Saint Ignatius of Antioch
Breakfast: Pancakes with Maple Syrup, Bacon, Milk and Coffee
Dinner: Pork Chops with Dijon Herb Sauce, Rice Pilaf, Steam Sauteed Carrots and Green Beans
Arabian Knits Blog Re-Boot
Rather than try to reconfigure all 13 years' worth of posts with their photographs, though as I can I hope to put the pictures back, my new posts will be equipped with photography. Thank you to those of you who have kept up with me in other ways. If you want to follow me on social media, please check out the links in the sidebar, but if you just want to read my ramblings and get updates on my designs, see my knitting and other crafts, get some menu ideas, this is the place to see it.
My first pattern of the year is about to come out, and I hope you will be as excited about it as I am. Sah'aab is a hooded scarflette full to bursting with squishy cables. It's a quick knit, made with super-bulky yarn and minimal seaming. It will be available for sale Monday on both Love Crafts Knitting and Ravelry, both stores are linked in the sidebar. If you want to get the first notice of new patterns like this, please sign up for my newsletter, 1,001 Knits.