Sock: it’s what’s for dinner
Monday September 27th 2010, 11:06 pm
Filed under: Knit,Recipes

I’ve been scarfing down the Malabrigo Sock.

Now, I’ve often said that if you have a project you’re stalled out on and want to get going, put on an outfit that matches it: it’s really hard to stare for long periods at clashing colors. Happy combinations on the other hand practically knit themselves.

I got some work done on the baby blanket but found myself feeling restless and putting it down. I looked around my stash, and my Malabrigo Sock in Archangel (which matched the shirt I was wearing a lot better) leaped onto my needles and refused to leave.

Several hours’ worth of work later, it suddenly hit me: it wasn’t just the shirt.  I’d been knitting dinner. The very last homegrown tomato, a diced purple onion, the small bits of late-season peach, the dash of olive oil that I’d simmered together before throwing in a splash of good balsamic vinegar and the leftover chicken–those vegetables, right there, in that project, preserving that so-long-tended tomato on into the winter season.

Well, that’s a first!

9 Comments so far
Leave a comment

I wanted to say something here but really could not think of what.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 09.28.10 @ 6:11 am

I truly understand your restlessness with the baby blanket–I’m working on one for my SEVENTH great-grandchild, due in November. While I’m always excited about a new baby, I’m totally stalled on the afghan, cap and booties!

Comment by Abby 09.28.10 @ 6:37 am

Love what you see in the yarn. That’s fun!

Comment by Channon 09.28.10 @ 6:39 am

now that’s my kind of cooking!!

Comment by Bev 09.28.10 @ 6:46 am

Beautiful yarn — and I say that, who just survived a 112-degree day and can’t even think of knitting — and now I want to make lasagne, which I shouldn’t even think of because today will be a much more comfortable 105.

Comment by Patricia Day 09.28.10 @ 7:05 am

I always think of food when I see yarn colors. I guess you can imagine what’s on my mind all the time. LOL!

Comment by Jody 09.28.10 @ 7:05 am

I was going to say that I’m with Sherry in Idaho, but somehow I was reminded of when I was in college and studying, that when I got stuck, instead of racking my brain, put it down and give it a rest. It will come back later.

Comment by Don Meyer 09.28.10 @ 8:56 am

I wasn’t hungry until I read this. Time to go rustle up some dinner!

Comment by twinsetellen 09.28.10 @ 5:08 pm

I have certain color clothes that I house clean in and other’s for cooking. I clean in something that if I use bleach it won’t show to bad.

Comment by Kris 09.29.10 @ 6:38 am

Leave a comment
Line and paragraph breaks automatic, e-mail address never displayed, HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>