Sunday, March 08, 2009


0309famvar_  054You'd think I'd be talking about the next Francis Revisited I'm knitting. And I would be....except I knit to the split for the sleeves (top down, we're talking 8 " or so) when I realized I was short a raglan increase.I don't mean a stitch- I mean I skipped a whole seam's worth without noticing. Which is fine if I had only one shoulder. Francis is well on the way of being revisited again, happily and with two shoulders. Coming soon to this space.
0309famvar_  051>Instead let's revisit my ongoing love affair with Artisan Breads in 5 Minutes- the book that continues to amaze me (need to scroll down on that one).
This week's I-can't believe-I-made-that-with-no effort-at-all is a loaf of sundried tomato & parmesan peasant bread. It didn't even last 24 hours 'round here. 0309famvar_  062
A revisit my intention for Vestuary.
I signed up late, took till the middle of the month to fixate see the pattern online , didn't bump into the yarn till late February. I was good to go copy of the pattern.
Oh Blue Sky Alpacas, why no downloads? I couldn't track down a hard copy locally, I couldn't find any other vest suiting my mood, it was going to cost me $5. shipping for a $5. pattern in the mail, which seems. so. wrong. To my rescue, a local knitter who I knew only by Ravatar , she nabbed the pattern for me at Webs last weekend and made the drop, spy style, in the lobby of a hospital yesterday. (mwah!). I guess I'll call it Mest. or Varch.

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One more thing I intend to revisit as soon as I get to Traders Joe's again. I decreed these my Official Snack for the Duration.


Ellen Bloom said...

Yummmm...I'll have a pinch of Cascade Eco/Red on my Artisan slice please...olive oil and balsamic on the side.

Carole Knits said...

That bread looks fantastic. Have fun with the vest.

Angie said...

Your bread looks so delicious!

I'm glad you were able to find a way around the $5 shipping for the pattern. Gosh.

And I am so glad TJ's is pain to get to for me. :D Those almonds escaped my notice the last time.

Anonymous said...

Ok, I am buying that book this've twisted my arm!! That loaf looks soooo good! I am sitting here at work at 7:55am drooling on my keyboard.

Turtle said...

yum on the bread..and i have had those dangerous! Good luck on the revisiting!

Vicki Knitorious said...

I saw that bread float through on my Flickr stream yesterday -- that looks AWESOME!! I need to get back on that bread bandwagon!

Cookie said...

Love that yarn color.

Have you tried making pitas yet? I tried over the weekend and I failed. /sigh


kt said...

Oooh, how can you possibly choose between Varch and Mest? They're both terrific words!

Great yarns, both the pinky-glovey one and the RED one.

The bread looks delish from here, and I agree, J does do some things exceptionally well; things with nuts in them generally fall into their SUCCEED category.

scottlaw said...

The photo of the bread did me in! I imediately went over to the Amazon link and ordered the book. I'll look forward to the vest.