Vovo voom!!!
Scarf Jack

Wintertime, and the livin' is easy!!!

The typepad blogs are having a hissy fit. I can’t see mine, let alone post anything. Maybe by the time I have typed this it will be back. Alas, I haven’t finished my cardigan. I foolishly talked on the phone for 3 hours and then went to bed. This morning we went for a walk in Antarctic like conditions, worthy of gloves and bushwalking polar fleece!!! There is beaming streaming sun, but it has been wintry all day. I like winter. It was all Lord of the Rings on the way home from the dam. There were shafts of light through the trees and a rising mist. All very eerie.

I am knitting AmandaMoo a scarf in black Feathers-like yarn. Her mum dropped it off. How many stitches?? I thought about 35, and on 5 mm. I will try that, but garter or stocking stitch?? I am not a real fan of this yarn: black is not night friendly and it is not good for the knitting without looking either. But needs must, so I will be day-time scarfer -  night-time cardiganner. I will have to wet block the cardigan as it is acrylic. I like real wool, but this was at a giveaway price not to be ignored.

2 magazines came at once : BH&G and Australian Stitches. Stitches has Jumbuk wool. It looks awfully green, I really like it!! The address is- www.jumbukwool.com.au   I am off to look there now.

I made this soup earlier in the week – no recipe really, but it is so yummy.

Easy Wintry Soup

  • 500 g Desiree potatoes ( or any mashing potato)

  • 500g sweet potato

  • 1 red onion, finely chopped

  • 1 red capsicum, finely chopped

  • 1 leek, finely chopped

  • 2 or 3 rashers of bacon, chopped

  • 2 cloves of crushed garlic

  • 1 litre of chicken or vegetable stock

  • cream and grated cheese to serve

Peel and cube potatoes. Sauté the onion, capsicum, garlic, bacon  and capsicum till softened. Add potatoes and fry for another minute or two. Pour in the stock, bring to the boil and simmer with the lid on for about 20 minutes, or until the potatoes are all crumbly. Let cool a little and then just mash with a potato masker. That’s all it takes. It is quite thick, so can be diluted with a little milk. You can add some chilli or parsley etc as the fancy takes you. This freezes very well.



I use 30 sts on 5.5mm needles for the feathers type yarn when making scarves.

It was a bit chilly today wasn't it. But the best thing about a frosty morning is no rain.



Garter or stocking stitch? I don't think it really matters, although one may 'curl' more than the other. Good luck and don't drop a stitch!

I was cold all day! The heater in the office was set to 'tropical' too. (It doesn't help when the door is open either, heh heh!)

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