My bed is a superkingsize bed! The wool covered it! I've had it squirrelled away here n there. Most of it is inherited wool. The wool I've bought lately is from a fabulous shop up in Newcastle and it's for a pattern that I need to get my head round before starting as it's written differently and uses a chart for the cable pattern. Has anyone knit a Katia pattern before?
And I've also a rather extensive needles n mularky collection!
However, it is now all tidied away in vacuum bags and I will not buy any more until it's all been used!
So in an attempt to use it up. I'm starting THREE new baby cardigans! Three different yarns, three different patterns. Here they are at 24 rows each.
Hopefully the next time I post there'll be more to show you.
I've gone wrong on here somewhere - it's a lacy matinée coat knit in 4ply. I will try again! I need to re check the pattern as I keep ending up with the wrong amount of stitches. It's very complicated! Well it is for me! Some of you would be able to do it in your sleep!!
Well half term has zoomed by and today I've been making use of the fridge pickings!
I've made a really tasty chicken pie concoction.
You will need
Roast chicken - leftovers - carcass picked clean
An almost past it leek
3 questionable spring onions
Chicken stock cube n boiling water
Here's how I did it.
First soften the chopped leek, spring onion and carrot in a splash of oil. I sprinkled on some chicken seasoning. Then let it go cold.
Then make a roux using the all in one method - start with cold butter, milk and flour - all same weight in a pan and heat and stir not stopping once. Perfect white sauce every time. I made mine purposefully thick. I then let it down with some chicken stock. The rest of the stock went in the pan boiling the potatoes.
Once the sauce was cooked through I added the leftover chicken gravy and stirred to combine then let it go cold.
Once everything is cold mix in the cooked chicken and veg and add some frozen peas. Try not to eat too much at this stage.
It doesn't look particularly yum but it is!
Then drain n mash yer spuds and top yer pie!
Also made was a carrot & sultana cake
That's popping candy! Checked my sprinkles rack and the colours match perfectly!
I wish that everyone has had an awesome week and that all is well in your world.
Till next time
Rachel *banned from wool shops* Radiostar xxx