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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Menu Along: May 22 - 28 (Socks!)

So, it appears that, at least for the next few weeks, it is likely I'll be posting one Menu Along each week, and that is that.

Michaelmas has been set aside for a bit while I finish these socks. But I'm almost finished! I should have them ready this weekend or shortly after that. Amira is still in time out, and I am so sorry for my knitters. This has taught me to get it to the tech editor before giving it to knitters to try. I don't even think I'll mention a preview until I have my tech editor go through the pattern first.

MadelineTosh Euro Sock (formerly Quarter Round) in Beach Bonfire

My second Magnolia Society sweater shipment arrived this weekend. It is intended for a sweater for Mariam. She took one look at the color swatch on the club page and said, "I would like a sweater in that color." There is enough of it to make her sweater, a pair of matching socks, a matching doll sweater, and maybe something else. However, I'll be knitting it at 7 1/2 or 8 stitches per inch, so it will take me a while. Anyway, I have one more sweater club shipment to go, and that will be that for all clubs and most ordering. It turns out that Paradise Fibers' switch to their new website effectively canceled my membership for me, which was frustrating (because of the way the website is still not complete, and how all accounts had to be reopened, and points manually transferred, and all purchase history lost, oh, and you only found out by trying to use it, there was no notification to customers that this would be going on), but saved me the dithering over when I needed to get it done. I was able to cash in my points from before, and I have a 40% off coupon I plan on using for one special skein of yarn and using my points to make it almost free.

I'm about half way through The Trial of Job and Fr. Reardon is, again, knocking it out of the park. Even his short thoughts and exposition are deep enough to keep me thinking for quite a long time, and help me look at my faith and the Lord in ways that never occurred to me before.

Also posting to Keep Calm and Craft On, and The Philosopher's Wife.

Menu planning seems almost futile at this point, but there is some cooking happening. Also, we are smack dab in the middle of asparagus season, so we're eating asparagus with everything.

What is on your menu this week? If you want a recipe, ask and I will provide it as soon as I can. If there are any starred recipes, I will follow up separately with a weekly recipe round up.

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how interesting.. i love to know what other humans in distant lands enjoy eating. food is such a wonderful thing - isn't it?
lovely lovely socks! and nearly done. The yarn you purchased is pretty and I like the speckles and pops of color. Nice!~
Thank you for visiting my blog, Angie! I am interested in how people eat all over, too.
Hi Karen,

That yarn is really outside of my own comfort zone and taste, but it's perfect for Mariam, so it makes me happy. I'm so glad the socks are almost finished. I'm going to try to get them done tonight, after 10:00 p.m. my time, so I can count them for stash dash.
I love those blue socks! Simple, but colorful enough to hide the dirt when I walk to the mailbox in my sock feet. :) I'm also coming to your house to eat. Just reading your menu made me hungry!
Thank you! The socks are gigantor! They have reminded me why I don't often make socks for men. But this was a knit of love. They are to be given to my father as a gift for him, since he lives in Saudi Arabia, where there is not much need for sweaters.

We'll set a place at the table for you. Just let us know when you are coming!
I really enjoy reading your blog, Ranee. And this week I have to know, what is a hobbit dinner?
Thank you!

It's basically a hash of smoked sausage, onions, cabbage, carrots, potatoes, parsley and salt and pepper.
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