Sunday, May 06, 2007

A scarf, some socks and tamales, Ole'

I finished my scarf for the International Scarf Exchange. I don't want to go into too many details, because I want my friend to be surprised when she gets it.


It is made from Handmaiden Sea Silk, I don't know the colorway because I can't find the tag, and I know I saved it!! I used the feather and fan pattern. It measured something like 70 inches once it was done and blocked out. I think it wil be a nice spring/summery scarf. I also sent her a bunch of goodies and I hope she enjoys all of it.

I also finished Kim's socks. She's wearing them today, so maybe I can get her to do a photo shoot with me. They are Lorna's Laces Sock, out of Black Purl. Very pretty!! The pattern is from the booklet "Calendar of Socks" I think. I want to say the pattern is called "Autumn Equinox".





We made tamales yesterday for our own little Cinco de Mayo. Oh they were good. Tamales aren't too hard to make. It's time consuming, but that's the wrapping part. I have made them one time before, several years ago. I saved the extra sauce and froze it, so I didn't have to make that this time. It was a green sauce, using canned tomatillos and a spicy pepper of some kind. It was good having been frozen for such a long time. We used grilled chicken and sliced it up instead of shredding it, and I just followed the recipe for the masa harina that was on the package. I steamed them for about 2 hours. It was delicious!!



7 comments:

Roxie said...

What a good mom you are! That's a lot of trouble to go to for a family celebration.

Did you like working with the sea silk?

Cece said...

Yum! On both the socks AND the tamales! I just made tacos....

Angela Marie said...

Yum!!! Tamales!!! I haven't had any since I was at home with mom. She's in Pueblo, Colorado. *waving from Hillsboro*

Craftybernie said...

Thanks again Tammy! :) :) :)

Rachael said...

Very pretty socks! And tamales- yumm- gettin the tast buds ready for CA.

Sarah said...

Gorgeous socks! I really like that colorway.

Sidsel said...

Hi,lovely socks and the scarf...And suddently I got hungry ;)
Just walking by..Regards from
Sidsel,Norway