Wednesday, April 30, 2008

waiting for the night

Since the hubby has been traveling for work since Sunday I have been trying to keep myself busy. Not with cleaning as I should be, but with fun stuff. Knitting, of course. Reading, as you may have guessed from the previous post, and surprisingly enough, cooking.

I have made myself dinner every night since he has been gone. The best by asparagus and shrimp stir fry I found in the April 2008 Cooking Light. I subscribed hoping it would inspire me to cook. Kind of like why I have subscribed to Real Simple. To inspire me to get organized. Hehe. Will see when that happens. I should show you a picture of the corner in my room where all my knitting paraphernalia is thrown in a heap. Yeah, not organized.

Anyway, look.

Shrimp and Asparagus

Looks yummy, huh? It was nice and garlicky with lots of lemon zest. I left out the parsley that the recipe called for since there was no fresh parsley at Whole Foods. I know, I couldn't believe it, either. You can get the recipe here if you are interested in making some.

So, that was the cooking, how about the knitting?

Luna Luna

I am loving this yarn. So soft! It is Sunshine Yarns Merino Sock Yarn. It is one of her Harry Potter inspired socks. Luna. Very soft buttery color. Oh, I knew I shouldn’t have bought such nice sock yarn. Now I am going to be spoiled and will never go back to the cheaper stuff. In fact, I just bought some more yummy sock yarn from NHKnittingMama. (The Cordial.)


Finished Mansfield Park last night. Am reading The Harsh Cry of the Heron and am waiting for Vampire Academy and Chosen to get here from Amazon. Ready to start my May books. I ended April with 7 more books read bringing me up to 25 total for the year so far. (Lots of links. Sorry.)


Cass is having her #555 Contest. Tell her I sent you. :)

Stephanie is having a contest for a book and book bag on her blog, The Written Word. It is only through tonight at midnight EST. So get yourself over there. You could be the lucky winner of a copy of Comfort Food, the new novel by the author of The Friday Night Knitting Club.

Can you tell I am just waiting for tonight when the hubby gets home? He doesn't get home till late. I should go to the gym.


  1. Love the socks. That yarn is awesome. Also I have that magazine but we havent' tried that recipe yet. Going to have to do that now

  2. These are my favorite kinds of posts - lists of what is going on in people's worlds.

    Gosh, I remember when Cass was doing the 222 contest. Whew!

  3. I love the socks! They remind me of buttered popcorn. Very nice.


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