Recipe Today At Lime Green Kitchen:
Italian Sausage & Spinach Soup – A spicy Italian style soup. Make extra and freeze it before adding the tortellini. Once the soup is thawed and heated, add the tortellini and continue simmering just til the tortellini is hot.
It’s been a bit over three years since I learned to knit socks. Using 4 double pointed needles (DPN’s) was how I learned. Friends kept telling me about the Magic Loop method where you knit one sock at a time using round needles. I bought the book, I tried it. The partially completed sock has been sitting on the needles for a year or more. Last week, a blog reader told me about a book and knitting two socks at one time on long round needles. I bought the book while in Lake Charles but had to order the needles. Not knowing what size to get, I ordered three different sizes. Got the book out over the weekend and I tried everything but standing on my head. I could not figure it out. In the end, I did figure it out, after starting over about a dozen times. I couldn’t keep my yarn from getting all tangled up. I think it had something to do with Speck sitting on my lap and jumping up and down and getting tangled up in the yarn.
I’ve gone back to my DPN’s but I may try the two socks at one time method again. Sure would be nice to get two socks finished and not have all those first socks made and then having to force myself to make the second one.
Just to prove to you that I do have willpower or self control . . I started knitting these socks while in the hotel on my way to mom’s. I hated the yarn. I’ve never disliked any yarn before. I didn’t like this at all! It’s thick, it’s rough . . I just didn’t like it. I thought to myself . . I’ll knit a little bit longer and maybe I’ll like it better. I didn’t like it any better so I just made some short socks . . just to get finished. But at least I made myself finish them. I knew if I put them down, I’d never go back to them.
It isn’t like I’m ever going to run out of yarn but when I got home a package of sock yarn had arrived.
See the Schaefer Anne and Schaefer Heather tags? That is dream yarn! Love that stuff! Currently I’m knitting the green/pinkish one that you see in the front right. That’s Fleece Artist Hand Maiden/Casbah and it feels really good too. I’m as addicted to sock yarn as I am to fabric. But, isn’t that yarn gorgeous?