By the time we started this blog, we had already shared many weeks of wonderful meals. A sampling….Coc au Vin, Pot Roast with Root Vegetables and Polenta (we wish we had a picture of this to share, not only was it yummy, it was also very colorful), Tuscan Bean Soup (inspired by a recent visit to Tuscany (sigh)), Spaghetti with Clams, Rigatoni and Chicken in a Marsala Cream Sauce and too many bottles of wine to mention (or remember, which is why we created this blog!). Sometimes our children join us for our little luxury, but mostly, it’s just us three (and we have to admit that we enjoy our short-term “no boys allowed” treat – not that the timid knitter had a boy to ban, but that’s a story for different blog, uh, day!).
Okay…back to our Tuesday night affair (so as not to get anyone reading this blog twitter patted, we use this term in the (most innocent) social sense, meaning an “occasion only vaguely specified” (as defined by Webster). Tonight (ok, we know it's not Wednesday yet) we had Pork Tenderloin marinated in orange juice, soy sauce, ginger, garlic and thyme, Beet Barley “barsotto” (barley made like risotto), sautéed fennel, and Caesar salad.
The one with many hats presented a sampling of her bountiful bonnets, and we post a picture for your amazement. It’s good thing that she has many willing beneficiaries of her creations! In addition to the bonnets, she has recently made some fantastic cabled hand warmers that have come in quite handy of late in this neck of the woods (we endured 45” of snow in a one-week period. The architect's daughter, a very smart and beautiful student, liked these hand warmers very much so perhaps this is a future project for her mom? This timid knitter of the crew is going to attempt a simple cardigan to include the tree pattern we posted….we will keep you updated on her “progress.”
A Physician Assistant who works at a local university hospital suggested that the NICU could always use hats for their babies, many of whom are micro-preemies, some of whom come from severely unfortunate circumstances. The university’s mascot is an owl, so continuing with our owl theme, we will knit little hats with owls for these tiny angels. We post a picture of a hat in progress and we will post others when we gather more. If you are a knitter, we would certainly accept donations! Just comment and we will respond.