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Two Years

And the Tomatoes Have It!

The weekend was packed with tomatoes! The good kind of tomatoes, not killer tomatoes, although they about did me in. The tomatoes turned into beautiful pots (and pots) of tasty, yummy sauce. With the number of tomatoes coming out of the garden we were able to make six big batches of sauce and 5 dinners worth of Italian Tomato Bean Soup.  We'll have this taste of summer all winter long and we will be so grateful, even though it was hard work.

Because all our weekend fun centered around the kitchen, the garden (with a few friends sprinkled in), no pictures were taken and little knitting was accomplished, but that didn't stop me from dreaming about what would be next on my needles. Therefore, I bring to you thoughts on my winter knitting queue, ala Carole's Ten on Tuesday.

1. Gloves-  Smith and I both need our gloves replaced as holes have taken over and, at this point, it's easier to make a whole pair than to try and replace fingers or palms. Smith will have another pair of Polperro gloves and I'm going to make a pair from the exquisite handspun yarn from our Joan.


2. I'd love to make Cria and learn Ysolda's creative way of knitting set in sleeves from the top down.  Madeline Tosh Pashmina, in Composition Book Gray (great color name?) is in wait.

3. Amy Herzog's new pattern Wintry Mix is just the style of sweater I like to wear.  It's high on my list of desire.

4. Because Kym linked to a couple of patterns this morning, I found Brooklyn Tweed's Wool People. My desire for several sweaters, and other lovely knits, has grown wildly since 6:00am.  Many will enter my winter queue.

5. I'd like to make a pair of knee socks and Endymion in the Twist Collective, has caught my eye. Surely I have a suitable stash yarn.

6. There are several shawls on my list of desire and I'm having trouble deciding which will be next.  Two are as yet unpublished (but they should be available this fall) and one is knit with lace weight, which I haven't used in a couple of years. I'm ready to tackle the fine and delicate again, especially since the yarn from Kim's club is Chantilly Lace in the exclusive color "Ink".


7. In the interest of time (this should be published sometime today, no?), the rest of the list will be quick.  I'd like to use my stash (mostly DK yarn) and knit a cardigan, or two. At the moment there are too many pattern choices to narrow things down.

8.  Socks!  There will be socks and you know there is always Socktober.  I hope to join again this year.

9. A lace cowl would be a nice thing to wear and Anne's Arachne is gorgeous. 

10. I'd like a warm wrap like Kim's Gray Goose, which she knit from Rose Beck's And So are You

Almost everything can be knit from stash, and while I'm not making any promises, stash is a good thing and I'm using mine as much as possible this winter.  What are your knitting plans?


Tomato-y goodness! On knitting...since we talked about that blanket...I seem to be really rather stuck on that, but haven't done anything about it.

The whole weekend in the kitchen?!? Where's my Margene? ; ) Haha, you know that it's an investment with a huge payoff!

No bad choices there. Only one problem: First Carol was an enabler, and now you add other choices. It is hard to justify that much sweater knitting in Louisiana ... but I'll try! :-)

Lovely choices! Now that fall is almost here, I'm very excited to start knitting woolies again!
Yum, you should share your tomato bean soup recipe...

Oh, today's Ten on Tuesday topic is dangerous!!! I had missed Amy's new sweater! Can you say. . . ELEVEN on Tuesday? (And gloves! I want gloves, too! TWELVE.)

Amy's Wintry Mix will look awesome on you. And I think that cabled vest on the Brooklyn Tweed page is something Dale would really like. Thanks for linking to that!

Wow, that's a lot of sauce and soup! Good for you! :)

Sauce and soup? What a fabulous and prolific weekend you had! And, the list? I got it, too, and felt completely overwhelmed. I realized I need to just relax a bit and knit as I can and wish. We'll see what pops up;-P

Sounds like a wonderful weekend!

Add another pot of tomato sauce to that list! Mine turned out great.

That is a remarkable list of knits. Good thing you have dinner already in the freezer from the tomato escapade this weekend. That way you won't waste time fixing food when you could be knitting!

I too cooked this weekend, it was filled with tomato bean soup, tomato sauce, basil ice cubes, and peach pie. Knitting continues, but slowly - i am looking forward to winding down the garden and spending more time with books, fibers and friends.

I have been in a slump with knitting. Nothing has inspired me. But now I want to knit Cria and Wintry Mix! I just bought both of them.

I clicked on a couple of those links and think there are at least 2 sweaters that have to be added to the queue. All this cold & rainy weather we've been having makes me itch to cast on for a wooly sweater.

My own knitting plans are to: finish my crazy year of socks (6 pair to complete by year's end..and a program for the guild), continue working on my Princess, and to start planning sweaters for next year. It's time, and there are a lot of wonderful new patterns - love Wool People!. Of course, part of it is that I need to also continue to work down my stash.

I just finished overdyeing yarn for And So Are You, which will be started this weekend, since my skirt is almost done (I'm finishing up the waistband now!). There's a sweater to finish, a few pair of socks for winter, and a lacy cowl as well. Oh, and probably a new hat! Thanks for increasing my inspiration:)

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