Sunday, January 29, 2006

Olympic Knitting

You'd have to be living in a hole not to have heard of the Yarn Harlot's Knitting Olympics. If you are living in a hole, get out of it and get on over there now to join the over 1800 knitters that are already signed up.

My challenge will be the Black Sheep Booga Bag, which will end up as a birthday gift for Koko's keeper, who accompanied me on a rainy trip to Lettuce Knit this afternoon. She and another friend have been bit by the knitting bug and are signed up for one of the Lettuce's Intro to Knitting courses. (Why they felt they had to keep this a secret from me is a mystery, but it's irrelevant, they'll be knitting. That's all that matters.)

After purchasing our respective yarns, we headed on to Canoe for our Winterlicious reservation, and Oh. My. God. it was GOOD! I had:

Winter Squash Bisque with Sage Crisps & Spiced Turkey Confit
Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Celeriac Hash & Glazed Creemore Urbock
Ginger Toffee Pudding, Bourbon Brown Butter Sauce & Candied Ginger Ice Cream

Worth every penny.

There's progress on the Florence Scarf, but not enough to warrant another picture at this point. Cheers for now!


Not An Artist said...

Good choice of Olympic projects! Booga bags are cool, and what is not to love about an excuse to work with Noro... mmm, Noro.

koko puff said...

Yay! Finally a picture and a new post! I am ecstatic! Mrs. Peep is pretty happy, too! She says to get busy, already.

koko puff said...

FYI, Creemore Urbock: a lager with a dark ruby hue colour with fine effervescence and lacey head. Rich, creamy and deeply flavoured. Sweet caramel maltiness with subtle dark roasted flavours and a warming alcohol finish.

Celeriac: a celery (Apium graveolens rapaceum) grown for its knobby edible root -- called also celery root.

Next time we'll take a dictionary with us!

Koko, on behalf of Mrs. Peep

koko puff said...

Oh, re: THE BIG SECRET, we didn't want you to know that you had possible converts. Your ego would know no bounds. It could still go either way....

Mrs. Peep, again via Koko

Blondie said...

Hey, glad to see someone else doing the Booga! I'm excited about working on it, as I'll be on a car trip through Texas during most of the Olympics. Think that puts me at a sufficient disadvantage?