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Monday, July 18, 2011


I've gotten a good start on my first Kingdom glove! After getting into the knitting on this, I can honestly say that I can't believe this pattern is free. Not only is it technically complex (short rows and cables at the same time anyone?), but it's written in 5 sizes! Despite everything that's going on in the pattern, it's also very well written if you just follow the directions, step by step. I think it's going to give me an amazing pair of gloves when I'm done and while I still have fingers to do, I think I'm through the hardest part on this glove. (Fingers should just be fiddly, not difficult.) This is not a great project for TV knitting and I don't recommend talking to other people while you knit on it either, but it's moving along quickly and I'm enjoying the knitting on it.

I'm also loving the color of this yarn - it's Madelinetosh's Vermillion colorway and it reminds me of rubies. (I've been told by others that it reminds them of cranberries, but homemade cranberry sauce* reminds me of rubies, so it all works, right?)

*I always hated cranberry sauce when I was growing up. We always had it for Thanksgiving and Christmas, but I couldn't figure out why. Then a few years ago, my Mother in Law served some homemade cranberry sauce. I figured since she went to the trouble of making it, I should take some to be polite, and I was shocked. Homemade cranberry sauce is SO much better than canned. I put it on everything that sat still that year until it was all gone. I've been making it every Thanksgiving and Christmas since then. Yum! For some reason I don't have my Mother in Law's recipe, but here's the one I use. I usually zest the orange (the one for the juice) and add that as well and I don't put the sauce in a mold (that picture scares me a little bit). I put the sauce in a small bowl and before I serve it I break it up a little bit so it's more like a thick jelly and not bowl shaped.



Anonymous kayT said...

You really have to try this recipe for cranberry sauce; done in the oven so you only stir once, and it's delicious. I converted a number of cranberry haters with this one! http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Bourbon-Cranberry-Sauce-2715

12:26 PM  
Blogger Mindy said...

I have to confess that the first holiday I spent with your family was a food adjustment. I had never seen can-shaped cranberry sauce and couldn't figure out how your mom had done it. Rick didn't understand my confusion!

2:40 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

Mom or grandma always made cranberry sauce from scratch, basically the recipe on the back of the Ocean Spray bag. Dad and I love it. Every so often Mom would open up a can of it and it didn't disappear nearly as fast.

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