Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Tour de Fleece- Completion!

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It includes HY Overfond, SCF Diversity, PRS Luna, HY Sour Fig, Nest Sunnyside Up, SCF Cavern, Wound Up So Serious, NBK Borderline Personality, and PRS Experimental Circus.
I got roughly 2 pounds, 4 oz and spun a finished total of 3407 yards!
This seems like so much spinning to me since 5 skeins out of 9 are fingering weight, and the Tour is only 21 days. I also took a short vacation from my wheel for 4 days, worked lots of extra shifts at work this past week, and had some extra obligations during the Tour. I couldn't be happier with how much I spun! Now to start planning projects and casting on...

Saturday, July 26, 2014

CSA 7/26

This week I got green beans, a purple onion, a small head of cabbage, and two green peppers:

A yellow onion, two cucumbers, two tomatoes, 2 yellow squashes, a ton of serano peppers:

Eggs, beets, and blackberries:

This week I'm going to make:
  • Picked serano peppers
  • Berry smoothies with  blackberries, strawberries, blueberries, and yogurt
  • Baked beet chips
  • Green Beans Amadine (from The Vegetable Dishes I Can't Live Without by Mollie Katzen)
  • Szechwan Tofu Triangles in Triple Pepper Sauce (from The Enchanted Broccoli Forest by Mollie Katzen)
  • Chili Cabbage (from The Vegetable Dishes I Can't Live Without)
  • A Cheese Souffle (from The Enchanted Brocoli Forest) served with a tomato, onion, cucumber salad with a simple vinaigrette (from The Moosewood Cookbook by Mollie Katzen)

Friday, July 25, 2014

Tour de Fleece- Stage 19

Sour Fig
Hello Yarn
light fingering weight
550 yards

Experimental Circus
Pigeonroof Studios 
4 oz singles

Monday, July 21, 2014

Tour de Fleece- Day 16: Sunnyside Up

Here's pictures of my first plied and skein yarn!  

Sunnyside Up
Nest Fiber Studio
Superwash Merino
4 oz.
skein 1: 220 yards
skein 2: 260 yards

Saturday, July 19, 2014

CSA 7/19

This week I got dragon's tongue beans, 3 cucumbers, 2 zucchini, and 1 yellow squash:

I also got a head of cabbage, potatoes, a green pepper, two green tomatoes, green onions, and leeks:

This week I'm planning on making:
  • A Mexican cabbage lasagna similar to this or this (will use cabbage, green pepper, green onions)
  • Cucumber Lime Margaritas to go with the Mexican lasagna (will use cucumbers)
  • A quiche (will use zucchini, eggs)
  • Green tomato salsa
  • A roasted vegetable medley- this is one of my favorite meals to make when I have lots of different veggies. I'll use potatoes, zucchini, wax beans, cabbage, and whatever else I have in my kitchen!
  • I might also do some pickling this week...

Sunday, July 13, 2014

CSA 7/12

I'm soooooooo excited because I got my most favorite food:


I also got an onion, green tomatoes, wax beans: 

A purple cabbage, a cucumber, 2 zucchini, and 2 yellow squash. (not pictured: beets)

I'm planning on making:
  • Grilled vegetable kabobs with squash, onion, potatoes, and bell peppers
  • Tacos with a purple cabbage slaw, maybe like these or these
  • fried green tomatoes- I'll probably make this into a meal by cooking up the beans and maybe a protein like tofu/tempeh/faux meat
  • Raw cucumber! Such a yummy summer snack. :)

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Tour de Fleece- Day 5

Borderline Personality
North Bound Knits
4 oz. of singles
ready to ply!

Southern Cross Fibre
4 oz. of singles
ready to ply!

Pigeonroof Studios
Superwash BFL 
2 oz.
Waiting on it's other half to be spun

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Tour de Fleece- Day 2

Borderline Personality
North Bound Knits
approx. 2 oz. singles

Southern Cross Fibre 
approx. half an ounce

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Tour de Fleece- Day 1

Tour de Fleece is one of the most exciting times of year for me! Here's some of the fiber I'm spinning:

From top to bottom: Pigeonroof Studios Luna on sw BFL, Southern Cross Fibre Diversity on Falkland, Hello Yarn Sour Fig on Shetland, Nest Sunny Side Up on sw Merino

These are some of my most favorite colorways!

I'm also spinning North Bound Knits Borderline Personality, but it's already being spun. I'll have to wait to get pictures once it's on the bobbin.

CSA 7/5

My shares keep getting bigger and bigger! This was the heaviest share yet.

Today I got eggs, green onions, beets, cilantro, and that really pretty yellow summer squash.

I also got another cabbage, cauliflower, three cucumbers, and 2 zucchinis. 

I also got three bell peppers for a dollar! You can't beat that price.

This week I'm planning on making 
  • Enchiladas with squash, green peppers, and cilantro
  • Curry noodles with veggies (to use cabbage, green onions, cauliflower) (I'll also add some yellow peppers and mushrooms I have already)
  • Barley Wax Bean Salad (to use beets, wax beans, green onion, AND cucumbers!)
  • And I'm so overrun with cabbage, I'm going to give some to a bunny friend to eat. Last week alone we ate 1.5 cabbages. 

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Finished Yarns

I LOVE this yarn. It's Cheviot wool which is awesome for socks. Old Master, dyed by Southern Cross Fibre. I got around 400 yards total. I may have just ordered another pound and a half of this fiber...maybe...

Some of the other yarns I've finished lately.  This is Homeland dyed by Southern Cross Fibre. It's on South African Superfine, and it's the softest wool I've ever spun! There's about 300 yards of DK weight yarn.

I did a combo spin of Hello Yarn Wickerwork and HY Hullaballoo to make this big, fat skein: