Thursday, August 4, 2016
How is it August already! This summer has flown by. This is what's been up lately.
My current knit is a chunky blanket. I'm LOVING it so far. This was my test knit for a Christmas present, but it's taking me longer than I thought. Didn't help that I broke the cable on my interchangeable needle and had to wait for another to come in the mail. Boo! I was hoping to get this one done for myself and knit up two more for Christmas gifts. Ummm....not sure that is going to happen now. While I waited for my needles, I started on a bright yellow hat from yarn I got at our local farmers market. I was so excited to see a local dyer at the market. I was at the market for Girl Scouts Day at the market. We were having a fund raiser for one of our local shelters. We had headbands and bows made by the girls. We raised over half our specified amount, with plans for more fund raising. The other leaders and myself had a meeting to plan out our Girl Scout year. I'm so excited with all we have planned this year! Girls Scouts ROCK!
My pumpkin plants are steadily growing! How long does it take for little pumpkins to show up? I need to look that up. I check everyday hoping to see a little green pumpkin....do they start off green and turn orange? I have no clue. Oh well...it's a waiting game. I'll just continue to wait.
We've been doing a lot of grilling. That's what you do during the summer right. We've also been eating lots of fresh fruit. This galette is one of my favorite things right now. I've made two so far, with more peaches and strawberries ready for a third. Will probably make it tomorrow.
Oh...that tasty looking sandwich up there. I got it at one of our local food trucks, American Meltdown. They make gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches. This was the Fig and Pig. It has black mission figs (I've never had figs before), speck ( I had not clue what this was. I had to ask. It's like prosciutto), local goat cheese and drizzle of reduced balsamic vinegar on sourdough bread. Goodness...was it yummy!
I've also started a new hobby! Sewing! I love vintage dresses, so this has been my motivation in learning to sew. I've had my sewing machine for about 2 years, so it's about time I learn to use it. I'll post more about my sewing adventures in my next post.
So that's it, in a nutshell. Until next time!