FO Friday: New Knitting & Notions


Good morning all, hope the week has been treating you well, and you are recovering from the holiday festivities. This is not a resolution, but I am planning to lose 20 lbs. this year. My mother has the right idea, ask someone who has lost weight and kept it off. So I am taking advice and reducing my intake of white foods. Think about it, Bread, potato, rice, sugar, cream… kinda makes sense. I’ll let ya know, I’m a carboholic so this might not be so easy!

Meanwhile I have nothing finished yet. Started a sweater Jan 1.

However I did get some after Christmas fibre related treats from DH and that with some Christmas $$$ he got me this. I think he feels a little sorry about my delapidated state. I have physi-ow today, so things should start to improve soon.

I had been looking at this book for most of the year, a great reference for construction of almost every type of top-down sweater.

7 skeins, including the trade-in, I really hope I have enough.

7 skeins, including the trade-in, I really hope I have enough.

With Sweethearts permission I exchanged one ball of yarn and purchased the six remaining balls for my Pure and Simple Topdown swing pullover.

and exchanged the larger knitting pattern folder for the smaller one, it fits better in my knitting bag.

Oh, and for after Christmas leftovers a recipe.

It was even better the next day for lunch, must make extra food next time, or limit consumption by guests ;0)

It was even better the next day for lunch, must make extra food next time, or limit consumption by guests ;0)

Turkey Dinner Casserole by me:0)

Yes totally simple, using leftovers and adding in, if the guests ate some needed ingredients. Tasted as good as the original dinner! I wouldn’t use Turkey gravy, makes it too oily and heavy, hense the soup… Enjoy!

1 can Cream of Chicken Soup

1/4 cup of milk + 1/8 cup left over coffee cream (wanted to use it up)

1 1/2 cup Diced Cooked Baby Carrots

1 cup Cooked Mashed Turnips

1 can Diced Potatoes (none leftover from dinner)

Mix these ingredients together in large Casserole

1 can of Cranberrry sauce spread over top

and spread the remains of the turkey stuffing over top of that.

If you find yourself short of anything you can substitute eg. stove top stuffing or   whatever vegetables you have on hand.

Bake uncovered at 350F for 45 mins to 1hr.

This was a big hit around here!

The first audiobook for this year: Wuthering Height by Emily Bronte

read here

FO’s 2013 = 0

WIPS 2013 = 7 + 1 = 8

Stash Used 2013 = 0

Books 2013 = 1 + 2 = 3

Thanks again for visiting,

cya Friday

I’m off to visit Tami’s, then on to my blogwalk

come join me in the blogpond :0)

7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Andrea Morrison (@wonderwhygal)
    Jan 04, 2013 @ 06:31:16

    ooooh, that blue will be beautiful as a sweater. Love Wuthering Heights.


  2. Tina
    Jan 04, 2013 @ 06:31:22

    Way a great post today! I love the yarn and Ann Budd’s book has been on my list for a while. Great audio book, and all time favorite 🙂


  3. chrisknits
    Jan 04, 2013 @ 10:02:38

    That is a gorgeous shade of Vintage. I just finished a top down baby sweater, gramps, in a green Vintage. I use it for all kinds of baby stuff now.


  4. Michelle
    Jan 04, 2013 @ 12:58:00

    I am admiring that shade of Vintage! It’s going to be a beautiful sweater!!! I’m a total carbaholic…but, I’m rooting for you, GIRL! You can do it.


  5. Melissa
    Jan 04, 2013 @ 17:09:26

    Oh, your sweater is going to be beautiful.


  6. Cris
    Jan 04, 2013 @ 21:38:14

    I love the blue – it will look great as a sweater!


  7. AllyB
    Jan 05, 2013 @ 14:40:10

    Vintage is a great yarn and that blue will make a beautiful sweater.


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