Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Bagel Day

Nancy and I made some dough on Monday — bagel dough. We made 4-1/2 dozen bagels — plain bagels, onion bagels, garlic bagels, sesame seed bagels, poppy seed bagels and sourdough bagels. We made them the way bagels should properly be made, with a yeast dough, then boiled, then washed with egg, then baked.

Bagels do not have blueberries, cranberries, jalapenos, sun-dried tomatoes or pumpkin. You're welcome to mix all of those things with dough and shape it like a bagel. I'm sure it's very good, but it's not a bagel.
Our bagel-baking with a success. We enjoyed them at dinner with lox and cream cheese, then again at breakfast with butter or cream cheese and homemade jam.

Our next team baking experience will be Italian crackers called streghe (witches).

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Nancy for Nancy

Friends Nancy and Michael spent the last 17 years sailing around the world — real seamen. So who better needs a seaman's scarf? Nancy chose the Nancy pattern from Myrna Stahman's classic, "Stahman's Shawls and Scarves."

Yarn: Jamieson's Ultra, Natural White
Needles: US5 for pattern tails; US4 for ribbing

Monday, July 16, 2007

This Way Lies Madness

Two thousand yards of cobweb. On sale. How could I refuse? I didn't. Still contemplating what to knit.

This way lies madness.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007


Okay, it's been a while since I've posted. I've been knitting while traveling and hosting house guests; I just haven't been finishing.

But here I am with Glorianna, one of the trio of scarves in JoLene Treace's Elizabeth I pattern. The particulars:
  • Yarn: Haneke Select, 75% merino, 25% alpaca, 2-ply thin spin; 2.4 ounces (440 yards).
  • Color: Deep-Deep Brown (Dk jewels). It looks brown from a distance or in dim light, but close up in good light you see many shades of brown — sort of brown that has exploded.
  • Needles: US4.
  • Finished size: 9 inches wide by 50 inches long.
  • Number of pattern repeats: 24.