Saturday, April 02, 2011

Link-tastic Friday (Saturday)

Last Sunday, as part of our morning worship with our church, I spun some soft, Shetland wool into thick, bulky singles on stage.  (Spinner's gibberish translation: "singles" = yarn that has not been twisted with another yarn to make a multi-ply strand.  So there is one "ply".  Which means it's not a ply at all, but a "singles".  I know, all of you really cared.  I share because I care.)  This is 2 pounds, which I continued to spin over the week:




The spinning was part of a sermon illustration, and this week the intention was to knit the handspun into a project for charity...except, as it turns out the only yarn acceptable for charity is non-wool, machine-wash-only.  So.  Back to the drawing board!  I went out yesterday and bought some soft acrylic/poly blend (I was cringing at the register, but you gotta do what you gotta do -- and yes, I could have bought cotton, but I had limited time to shop, etc., so I ended up at a Big Craft Chain Store), and several knitting friends and I will be knitting that into tiny preemie hats for the NICU at a local hospital.

Link time!

Newly in love with this blog:
  • The Sisters 4 Say More is More.  They come up with cute thrifty, and creative outfits and make me wish that my sisters and I could agree on anything to write a blog about!

Random greatness from the web:
  • Breastfeeding = Breastfeeding.  This encouraging article promotes breastfeeding as "just plain normal", yet doesn't heap guilt on those who choose not to.  I love the overall tone, and the thoughtfulness.  A great read!
  • When I first got married and was left to my own devices in the kitchen, I really wish that I'd known about a site like Food Pickle!  In fact, I am going to keep this saved to my favorites for those moments when I'm in a bind and can't figure out a food/cooking dilemma on my own.

Looking Fabulous: 

  • I am all about this cool/modern take on kitchen gardening over at Ten June: My Love Buckets
  • Repairing clothing isn't something that usually inspires me, but when I looked over this list of Creative Mending, I immediately started imaginging things that I could do to some of the blah or torn things in mine and my children's closets.
  • Refashion Favorites!  Great inspiration for putting some new spunk in your wardrobe.

Food (savory):
  • A beautiful and delicious looking salad: Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Pineapple Poppy Seed Vinaigrette via Joy The Baker.
  • Pasta Salad with Tomatoes and Zucchini -- an excellent idea for this warmer weather that's pushing us straight into a long, hot Texas summer. (Via Pioneer Woman)
  • I have a bag of parsnips just waiting to be turned into this Parsnip Soup from Orangette.
  • Wholesome Quesadillas from 101Cookbooks -- sparked with the flavors of capers, wholesome with eggs and wrapped in a corn tortilla, what's not to love?
  • Greek Style Macaroni and Cheese.  I am saving this dinner idea for a day when it's not so hot outside, but it looks delicious!
  • You all know that I am pretty ridiculous about doing everything from scratch in my kitchen, but what you might not realize is that I'll always have a soft spot for those little instant packages of Ramen noodles.  I love these 30 Ramen Hacks that breath new life in to the bowl of my favorite little guilty (savory) pleasure!

Food (sweet):

This video makes me smile and inspires me:

Have a lovely weekend!!

1 comment:

Jill said...

Love the video! That'll be me. I'm not going to be an old lady-looking old lady.