Thanks to everybody who left me a comment on my Pumpkin adventure. I am reenergized and plan to tackle the other pumpkin this weekend. Although, this time around, I will be using Jane's advice and baking the pumpkin rather than steaming it. I've baked squash before and I must admit my "neck pumpkin" seemed more like a squash than a pumpkin. Although, it smelled like a pumpkin. And this time around I'll be making the pumpkin up into a pie and a soup. I'll let you know how it goes.
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Updates and Cooking
OK, I need your honest opinion. Does this Mohair Stole look splotchy to you?
I'm still following my cheater rule: swap skeins every 16 rows, rather than the traditional rule: swap skeins every 2 rows. I get bits of red here and there, but huge blobs of grey right smack dab in the middle of the stole. I think the yarn is doing it just to irritate me. It's working!
Since I'm slightly frustrated with my tree skirt right now (it's the tie point that is giving me trouble), I decided to go hog wild in the kitchen. Yesterday began my quest to find the perfect soup to serve with a Christmas Eve dinner. First up was Cream of Mushroom Soup. It tasted great (I'll post a recipe of it later), but the texture was a bit off (a bit chewy/rubbery when biting into the mushroom chunks). And my reward from all that cooking, an hour of cleaning.