The new yarn...
Madelinetosh Merino Light in Mourning Dove
I have plans for the Mourning Dove already. It's a beautiful one-skein project that I'm excited to begin. But first I'm finishing the Blue Squares Blanket. It's true! I have it crocheted together and am working on the edging, which is taking longer than I expected, but I'm enjoying the process. I have less than 1.5 rounds left to go. Then I'll photograph it this afternoon and show it to y'all tomorrow. Can you believe I'm on the finishing touches? I really am! Yipee!
When I went to buy the Mourning Dove Madelinetosh yarn, I couldn't resist buying an extra skein of another color. They were having FREE SHIPPING! I had to get my money's worth. I got it at Paradise Fibers, and the free shipping offer is good until the Sunday at midnight. Don't forget to use the coupon code "JULYSHIP." There is another code for buy one get one free AND free shipping for Rowan Fine Art Sock Yarn too! Yes, it's expensive, but sometimes it's worth it to spend a little extra on some good yarn, especially if you're making a special gift for someone. I could never afford to buy "good" yarn all the time, but that's what makes it so fun and special when I do. When these two skeins came in the mail Thursday afternoon, I told the Captain I was going to go lay down and take a nap and snuggle with my new yarn. Hee-hee. And I did!
By the way, I ordered this yarn on Tuesday afternoon and received it on Thursday. Lightening fast delivery, and it was FREE.
I am not being paid in any way for this post, I'm just really impressed, that's all. Plus, I've had to BIG cups of strong iced coffee and I'm kind of yammering on. I'm a wee bit buzzed.
Heather asked a question about cooking the Hamburger Hash I mentioned yesterday, so here's how I make mine...
Brown a pound of seasoned hamburger meat with one chopped onion.
(Salt, pepper, garlic powder)
Get it really brown. Remove from pan and set aside.
Add at least 1/4 cup of veg or canola oil to your pan drippings.
Add one package of frozen hash browns to the pan.
Use high heat and DO NOT STIR.
I like to use Potatoes O'Brien by Ore Ida.
It has peppers and onions in it.
The trick to great potatoes is to get them really brown. The best way to do that is by not stirring too much and using high heat. I let mine cook 5 minutes before stirring, then let it sit another 5 minutes, stir, and so on. It took about 20 minutes total. (Season your potatoes the same way you did the hamburger while they are cooking.)
When they're good and brown, add back your hamburger and onion. Serve with cheese on top, Frank's Red Hot (Louisiana Hot Sauce), ketchup, soy sauce, or whatever your little heart desires.
We're having our leftovers today for lunch inside flour tortillas with cheese and salsa.
Thinking, thinking, thinking...
Singing, singing, singing
This bird has something wrong with his head.
He has some type of GIANT nodule on the side.
Can you see that? Eww.
Now that I'm sufficiently grossed out, I'm gonna go eat lunch.
See ya tomorrow with the Blue Blanket Reveal!