Tuesday, January 17, 2012

No Mojo


Pattern:  7-Stitch Per Inch Socks 
from Ann Budd's "Getting Started Knitting Socks"
Yarn:  Cascade Heritage Sock Yarn
Needles: Size 2

I seem to have lost my cooking mojo. Not sure where it went but it's not in my kitchen at the moment. I did actually bake bread yesterday and I went to the grocery store and cooked a good supper last night, but just basic cooking--no new recipes to share. For a while now, we've been playing the "wonder-what-can-we-have-for-supper-without-going-to-the-store-game." It was time to stop!

Mommy and both sisters were here for supper and as Mommy watched me cook, she would occasionally comment, "Oh, that's how you do that." There are so many cooking things that I do without thinking. That happens after about 40 years in the kitchen. Recipes are great but they don't always teach you the little things. Sometimes just hanging out in the kitchen with your mother is the best way to learn. I wish I had watched better when my mother-in-law baked biscuits. Writing down a "recipe" wouldn't not have produced the same results. Her biscuits were light enough to float off the plate. We won't talk about my attempts.

While I haven't cooked as much lately, I did finish a pair of socks for Granddaddy. He likes the socks and is happy to have them, but I think he's ready for me to get back in the kitchen.

2 comments:

Mary said...

Nice socks! His feet certainly look cozy.

stringplay said...

Finally cool enough to make hand knit wool socks a welcome wardrobe item. These look nice and comfy.