Thursday, January 7, 2010

In a pickle

I spent the best part of the day yesterday getting all steamed up in the kitchen yet again.....finishing the last of the plums and making more sauce. I managed to find these lovely bottles at Living and Giving, they are the perfect sizes, and I can use them over, and over again.

We had a power cut in the middle of the afternoon, ( just when I wanted to turn the heat up again, and was longing for a cup of tea), but it gave me some respite and a chance to snatch a few rows of knitting.
Talking of which, I finished this shawl the other day.

This was my knitting project for the car, I started it last year when we drove up to the North Island in March.
I found the pattern on Ravelry. It is just a simple increase each end, and in the middle alternate rows, I have used two balls of Noro Sock yarn, alternating them with garter stitch and stocking stitch.

We have lots of family staying with us at the moment and Kristin (our daughter in law) kindly modeled it for me.
We have a wedding to attend on Saturday and then we are heading off to the Sounds for a week with all the grandchildren. It will be a blog free week because we don't have access down there, so this will be the last post until the middle of January.
Thank you all for your comments and friendship and I shall see you again very soon !


Christy said...

You are soo industrious. All the sauces and chutney. If you have a good tomato sauce recipe I would love it.


Mary Keenan said...

That shawl is GORgeous!!! Have a terrific holiday and I hope the wedding is dreamy :^)

Lori ann said...

Oh Sally Anne,

those bottles are perfect, your sauce looks amazing, you are really amazing too.

i am in love with that shawl, it's so colorful and pretty. maybe i could borrow your instructions and make my own. do you want to hear something funny? i made a shawl too while we spent 3 weeks driving all over the north island too! i brought several skeins of blue sky alpaca and made the shawl featured in The Knit Cafe (book) while traveling. it was a good thing i brought my own yarn because i could not find any to buy!

have a wonderful time with the family! see you soon,
love, lori

pebbledash said...

Love that shawl (please can you share the ravelry link?), such vibrant colours. And who doesn't love a pantry full of homemade sauces and chutneys. You busy bee!
And happy new year to you.

Heather said...

Have a wonderful trip with your family. We'll be here when you get back, anticipating more lovely photos and stories! (I can't wait 'till I'm a Gma!)

Sally Anne said...

So sorry everyone, I should have put in a link for the shawl, it is
Happy knitting !

Karina said...

Lovely shawl, beautiful colours!

Kimberlee and Lies said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! (I'm such a Noro fan - not every project works with the whimsically colored yarn - but this one DOES gorgeously!!!)
X lies