purly wisdom : knitting adventures : sisterly shenanigans : an occasional knit along
27 February 2011
Who needs Food TV?
I spent the day cooking with mom yesterday. Once before, we had spent the day making my grandma's Cabbage Rolls together so that I could learn to make them myself since they are one of my husband's favorite dishes. For some reason, I did not write any directions on this particular day so I called my mom yesterday and asked her if I brought supplies, could we have a second go and I'd write the recipe down this time around. She of course said 'yes' so I showed up a bit later loaded down with the groceries that she had told me to buy. We spent the day cooking and I now know why I didn't have, and still don't have, a recipe written down. It's one of those recipes where everything is 'eyeballed' as far as amounts and once again, I left there with a vague notion of what to do but no clear instructions.
So, next time, I will try to make them myself at home and write down a usable recipe, and then I'll learn to make them as well myself as my grandma made them and my mom now makes them. Regardless, it was a fun day and we capped it off with a scrumptious dinner followed by a night of Bezzerwizzer. I'm thinking maybe I'll have to have mom help me just one more time before I attempt these rolls on my own ~ it was much more fun making them with her and then spending the evening together!
I'm a monkey just like you. Thanks, mom ;)
On the knitting front, I'm working on Iceland by Kieran Foley. It's slow going since I am adding beads to mine but I'm loving the result. I'm not sure it will be large enough to wear as a shawl since the Ecobutterfly Organics Pakucho Lace Cotton I'm using is not going to block much bigger than it is right now, but if it doesn't, it will make a beautiful table runner during the wintertime. It looked lovely on my mom's teak dining table yesterday when I was showing her how it looks at the halfway mark.
Half an Iceland
Hope everyone has a great upcoming week and hopefully, there will be some new photos of the knitting attic next weekend! ~ Melissa