Thursday, July 31, 2008


knitting with plarn
Originally uploaded by etcher67
So; the obvious thing to do when it's hot out is to start knitting with plastic bags, isn't it?

This has taken about 10 bags so far, and I find myself in the unusual position of wishing I had more plastic bags in the cupboard under the sink. Theoretically I'm knitting a bag. What else would you knit with bags?. It's a bit hard going because the yarn (or 'plarn': geddit?) is a) not very elastic and b) not very slippery. At least I get to use my funky raspberry ripplesque needles.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2008


stuffing lemons with salt
Originally uploaded by etcher67
That was a bit of a break, wasn't it?

I have been preserving lemons (not all of the time). It is absurdly easy: you slit them in four, stuff them with salt and whack them into a jar. If you are me you also forget to check that they will fit through the jar top and end up with lemon juice all over your face. After that you watch with fascination as the jar fills with lemon juice. They are ready to be used in delicious Moroccan type recipes after a couple of weeks and keep for a year, so don't be at all surprised if you get them for Christmas.

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