Tuesday, May 18, 2004

I've come to the conclusion that I might just be able to only knit scarves the rest of my life. I was lusting over cute hats and other attire on other blogs, but when I looked at the directions to how to knit them I got a headache. I have no idea what any of the terms mean. I was taught by an actual person and not by a book. I learn better with actions and not words in a book. I have always been like this. I hope I can try to learn, because I would love to try to make something else besides a scarf. Although I think for some of the Christmas gifts I would like to knit scarves. And maybe make home made jam and bbq and give those as gifts as well.

Niel's scarf is coming along well. He really likes the color scheme and requested no frills at the end and the length be long.

My computer was not cooperating so today I do not have any garden pictures to show. I hope tomorrow.

It is funny how certain smells can transport me back in time. Every time I smell the perfume Sunflowers, I am reminded of my first trip alone at 18 across the country to California. I was on a school trip for a journalism convention. It was four days of freedom for me. Besides learning new techniques to run the school paper better, I also got to visit family and site see. I even had my own hotel room. It was heaven.

I went to the fruit market this past weekend in my parents neighborhood. I was happy to find cherries and blueberries on sale. I was longing for cherries for a while now. On the way back I was able to find some watermelon. It was a good venture. I could eat watermelon alone of with Feta cheese. This might seem odd to most Americans, but in an Armenian home it is a delicious meal.

Feta is tasty with most foods. Such as fresh Tarragon leaves and crumbled Feta wrapped in lavash bread. Or Feta with tomatoes and bread. My favorite type of Feta is Bulgarian. It has a creamy and salty texture and taste. Niel enjoys Feta cheese on his salads. It is a great cheese.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Though I haven't yet tried to knit, I think that I will end up sticking to scarves as well :) I seem to like sewing things that are rectangular, so I imagine that it would naturally extend to knitting as well ...

- laura

foodiechickie said...

Hey Laura,

It's pretty much the same. Depending on what you make. There are also different techniques such as knit, pearl and so on. I can't wait to have a sewing machine.

curlygirl said...

ani, you saw on my weblog how I only got as far as knitting a small swatch, which was suppose to be a bookmark. I too see lots of things out there that I wish I could make. I really have to get back to practicing so that I could at least make a scarf. Good luck!!

foodiechickie said...

Hey Irah,

For a first timer your swatch came out very nice. Good luck to you as well and keep practicing!

Ani

niel said...

as the Greeks always say (though the two Greeks I know have never to my knowledge said this, neitehr had TV's most famous Greeks Kojak, Jennifer Aniston nor Full House's Uncle Jesse) "Everything is Betta with Feta!"

foodiechickie said...

:) LOL!!!

Leslie said...

Ani-
I LOVE the new look of your site! I love green...and polka dots are always so much fun for me!!!!

foodiechickie said...

Mmm thanks. How did you find my site?