Monday, 12 January 2009

Respect the beans.




The weather is hurtling around Mog Towers, spitting at the windows and rattling old Coke cans up and down the street. At least it has warmed up a little, last week was freezing, frost and ice everywhere and little encouragement to leave the house. I did make it as far as the Farmers' Market where the purchase of some home made croissants and beautifully garlicky cheese cheered me up no end. Other than that nothing but reading, knitting and curling up in cosy chairs.

I have been playing with my balanced singles, knitting them into a simple shawl which changes from garter stitch to stocking stitch. The orange in the colour sequence is, at the beginning of the shawl at least, a bit over whelming. I had been aiming for something akin to kingfisher but the reality is more like a kingfisher on a building site wearing a high visibility vest.

The beans? This is what happens when you fail to accord aduki beans the respect they deserve. If you forget about them while distracted by luridly coloured yarn, they show their dispeasure by scarring the bottom of your best saucepan.

9 comments:

TD wool design said...

we are headed for some very cold weather this week. good thing there is yarn!
have a cheery week!

Karin said...

How to get the burnt stuff out of your saucepan:
Cover with water. Sprinkle bottom evenly with baking soda. Bring to a boil, and let simmer for a few minutes.
Burnt stuff comes right up.

Good luck! Love the scarf underneath magnusmog.

kleinzonnetje said...

Oops!

karmicimprints said...

Kitty looks entirely too comfy! LOL!

Cindy G said...

Magnus looks so cozy, and the book title seems utterly appropriate.

Orinda5 said...

So sorry about the pan, but hooray for garlicky cheese!

I bet your shawl looks fabulous - but then I am a real fan of orange. ;)

Mary Jane said...

but the burned bean pan makes a very pretty picture.

Emily said...

Lovely photos :) Stay warm!

Em

soxchik said...

Was the pot salvageable?