Alternative expressions of creativity

It appears that my current main obsessions are cooking and knitting. It keeps surprising me because a few years ago I’d never have thought that I’d end up loving such domestic, home-making things. I’m not an artist, I never will be, but I consider myself to be creative and it appears that these crafts are the outlets I’ve found for that.

Anyway, my new sweater is progressing apace. I’ve finish the back of the shrug section and joined to start knitting the arm in the round. Gave it a quick try last night and, despite my misgivings, it appears that the fit is just right so far. Even better, the Cashsoft felt amazing against my skin so I should end up with a sweater than doesn’t itch me. Hooray!

It’s October, which means that winter is fall is here and winter will be on top of me before I know it. Last winter I found acquiring good fruit and veg and issue. Although that has largely been resolved by the farmer’s market and Pete’s, I’m still starting to conclude that my current breakfast of grapes, granola and plain yoghurt is not sustainable. The grapes that I picked up this week are flavourless and I can’t imagine that they’ll get better as the winter goes on. Plus, they’re not exactly eating local and sustainable!

So what can I do for breakfast that’s healthy and nutritious? I’m thinking that I need to look into breakfast muffins – homemade, of course – so on Friday I’ll make a trip to the bookstore to have a look for a suitable recipe book. I want things that aren’t too sweet and are preferably filled with fruit, nuts, bran and other healthy things. The kind of thing that I can heat up in the microwave and enjoy with a glass of milk, possibly accompanied by a small bowl of granola-and-yoghurt, and feel warmed and comforted for the day. They’ll need to be good for freezing, so that I can make batches and defrost a few at a time, and having a variety of recipes to try would be great.

Yup, I need a new recipe book. I may also look for a soup book. I really fancy making soup. My biggest regret right now is that I didn’t steal my mum’s copy of the Covent Garden soup book when I visited in February. She said I could because she never uses it!

I’m going to end up with so many recipe books at the rate that I’m going ๐Ÿ™‚

Finally finished making the rug

I’ve been working on this thing for around eight years, but I have finally finished making my rug. It’s all done through latch-hook and measures around 3 foot by 1.5 foot. I’m really pleased with how it’s come out.Now I just have to work out how to back it ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ve already begun organising my next big project – a wolf rug – and, of course, I have to finish the patchwork blanket that I’ve been working on. Somehow, I think those two will keep me busy over this winter.