Thursday, October 19, 2006
One Llama..Two Llama...
So, the question is, what is cuter than a baby llama? Answer: TWO baby llamas! There is another baby llama next door.. a little boy... and it is so fun to watch the two babies run and play and pick on all the adult llamas! I can watch them as I sit on my little corner of the couch knitting! You can see from their coloring that they look alot alike!
I have been spending some time trying to put the finishing touches on some of my bags. I sure love to knit and felt them... but adding snaps; linings; handles etc... is another story! I did put the leather handles on my ballband bag and am very happy with how it came out. I can tell this will be a fun bag to carry.
The next project was trying to 'save' my Fling bag disaster. I found some handles that I thought went well and attached them. I am now attempting my first felted flower that I may attach to the front. If it turns out, I will post a picture of the totally finished bag. But for now, I am relieved to have salvaged this bag.
My husband and I did a talk today at our local MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group on marriage... so we have been working quite a bit on that during the past week. In between time, however, I have tried to press on with my current projects....
Drumroll please...... I finished the heel of my first sock and am knitting up homestretch. The heel wasn't as bad as I had thought. (Thanks to Sheri at the Loopy Ewe who wrote me out step by step what to do!!)
Here it is: (Sure hope it fits!!)
My Trellis tote is coming along nicely.. Only 1 1/2 windows left to go and I can finish off the top; knit the handle and felt away.
IN THE KITCHEN:
Well, on the stove is a pot of comfort food.... Chicken and Gravy. This is one of the staples around here and is the meal I often take to someone when the need arises because everyone loves it.
Chicken and Gravy
1/ 3 cup margarine or butter
1/ 3 cup flour
1/ 3 cup chopped onion
1/ 2 teaspoon salt
1/ 4 teaspoon pepper
1 & 3/ 4 cup chicken broth (1 - 14 ounce can)
2/ 3 cup milk
2 1/ 2 - 3 cups cup-up cooked chicken
1. Heat butter in 2-quart saucepan over medium heat until melted.
2. Stir in flour, onion, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture is bubbly; remove from heat.
3. Stir in broth and milk. (I also add several drops of Kitchen bouquet gravy browning sauce)
4. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute.
5. Stir in chicken (and frozen vegetables, if desired).
6. We also often serve over rice; mashed potatoes or puff pastries (found in frozen section of grocery store.)
Happy Cooking! Happy Knitting! Be Happy!