Berry flavored
Thursday September 16th 2010, 11:31 pm
Filed under: Friends,LYS

Hey, Lisa? Your Blackbewwie  Sock! Merino is coming along nicely on that second ball–about two more days and I’ll be done. (Colorwise, mine is between her Blackbewwie and her Mulberry photos and the yarn is soft with a lot of shimmy and shine to it.)

When the first of my nieces got married years ago, my brother, parents and I flew to Seattle for the wedding and before we left, we ate at a restaurant that served me the most perfect one-person mixed berry pie, the best comfort food one could ever hope to find. There was just barely enough crisp crust to contain all that good dark fruit; it was a meal to remember all by itself.

That yarn color reminds me of that constantly as I knit.  I keep wanting to go make berry pie! I aspire to make one as good as that one was; I’ve never yet achieved it.

Or maybe I could at least zap up some berry sauce and let it start to melt a little ice cream to celebrate when I finish this project.

It looks like I will go right down to the last 25 g or so of that wool.  Small electronic scales are very useful for measuring how fast a yarn is disappearing into the fabric.

Went to Purlescence with an old friend tonight and got one whole long row done. Too much listening and laughing to get more done just then.

It was needed and it was perfect.

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Comment by Lori 09.17.10 @ 7:36 am

Try this one – I get my berries at Trader Joe’s.

3 cups frozen blackberries
3 cups frozen raspberries
1 cup sugar
2 Tbsp cornstarch
2 Tbsp quick-cooking tapioca
1/2 tsp cinnamon
pinch of salt
bit of butter/shortening to go under the crust, like with any other pie

Comment by Meri 09.17.10 @ 7:40 am

I like to take berries, a bit of cornstarch, sugar and cook them for a lonnnnggg time in the crockpot=real danish dessert-type pudding or sauce. Yummy.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 09.17.10 @ 7:58 am

I’m craving blackberry cobbler at the moment…

Comment by Channon 09.17.10 @ 8:18 am

“..some berry sauce and let it start to melt a little ice cream..” Now you’ve done it again.I’m getting my keyboard wet with drool! On the other hand, that Seattle berry pie sounds bery nice.

Comment by Don Meyer 09.17.10 @ 8:54 am

I just ordered a blueberry pie from a friend’s child’s school fund-raiser. Whew…that was mouthful!

Comment by Ruth 09.17.10 @ 12:01 pm

I love Lisa’s Sock! – it just flows off the needles, doesn’t it? I think I’ve got a skein of Delft marinating in my stash and a bunch of small shawls queued up…

Comment by Deb 09.17.10 @ 1:43 pm

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