Chickens and Eggs

Yesterday, I finished the left arm of the 28thirty cardigan. One arm to go. No pictures, but I should have lots of pics of the finished sweater to show you soon. The day was so beautiful that when I got through with work I went outside to catch up on a little reading. As often happens, I spent most of the time watching chickens.

Chicken Watching

Then, for dinner I made Shakshouka. Can you believe I learned about this dish on Ravelry? In the chicken forum. It’s a dish that’s popular in North Africa and all over the Middle East, apparently, and it features eggs poached in a tomatoey, oniony, exotically spiced sauce. We love it!


Most of my knitting time yesterday was devoted to the 28thirty, but I spent a little while trying to figure out what to do about a pair of socks I started a week or so ago. The yarn is from String Theory Colorworks. I love this yarn. This particular base is called Continuum. It’s a merino, cashmere, nylon blend, and it’s absolute perfection for socks. It’s so perfect that I joined the String Theory monthly sock club (shhh! I’m still not ready to admit I did this), so I’m going to be getting a skein of their fabulous, self-striping sock goodness each month.

Ribbed Socks

The issue with this particular pair of socks is the ribbing. I thought a two-by-two rib might make for a comfy fit, and I’m pretty sure it will, but the rib produces a very stretchy material, too stretchy for my normal 60 stitches it appears. I’m thinking I might need to restart these. Hmmmm . . . .

For now, it’s back to work. I wish everyone a wonderful spring day with at least a little time for knitting.


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