Monday, March 13, 2017

What I am Knitting and More Updates

Hello Friends,

I hope you are all doing well. It is a cold and wintry day here in Toronto. It has been snowing most of the day now and it probably won't stop for quite awhile we are expecting a lot of snow! (25 cm). I thought it was almost spring, but I guess we still have to put up with a bit more winter. I hope my plants and flowers aren't too cold!

Two of my african violets, hopefully not freezing by the window with a view of the winter wonderland outside 

My bamboo plant and aloe plant in the kitchen 

Last week I started knitting a swatch out of Bernat Sox yarn to get ready to knit a sock. It took quite awhile to knit up the swatch but it was the correct gauge and I got the all clear to start knitting my sock The color is "Sangria" and I love these colors together it has been making an interesting pattern so far as I knit the sock cuff. I have to knit another inch of the cuff.  I am knitting the socks on double pointed needles and before this I have only knitted socks on circular needles so it might be a learning curve for me.

Photo from last week when I was knitting a swatch to measure the gauge 


Knitting up the sock with 2.75 mm needles and the Bernat Sox super fine yarn in Sangria color 

The front piece of the sweater is getting longer I have been knitting it up when watching the Bachelor (final episode tonight!) or This is Us (another show I love). It is a nice repetitive pattern and I have been enjoying knitting it while being somewhat distracted. We all need projects on the go like this right? ones we can just pick up and knit without too much concentration. The infinity scarf is almost finished, and I just have a little bit more to knit.

I got dinner cooking in the slow cooker today, I am making Honey-garlic chicken thighs in the slow cooker. It has been cooking for 2 1/2 hours so far and the whole apartment smells so good! I have tried making them one other time, and they were so delicious. The chicken thighs come out so moist and so flavored. It is a recipe my boyfriend's mother gave us and has quickly become a favorite of ours.  The recipe is pretty simple, you just have to make the sauce with most ingredients that people have in their kitchen already and then add the chicken thighs. Cook for 6 hours then voila you have dinner! I want to share this tasty recipe with you, it is posted below.

Dinner is cooking away in the slow cooker, it smells delicious

Honey-Garlic Slow Cooker Chicken (recipe from allrecipes.com)

4 Skinless, boneless chicken thighs
1/2 cup of soy sauce
1/2 cup of ketchup
1/3 cup of honey
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon of dried basil

Directions:
1. Lay chicken thighs into the bottom of a 4-quart slow cooker
2. Whisk soy sauce, ketchup, honey, garlic, and basil together in a bowl; pour over the chicken
3. Cook on Low for 6 hours

Enjoy!

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8 comments:

  1. I bet your house smells delicious. I am going to give that recipe a go. Thanks. Happy knitting.

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    1. I smelled so wonderful and it tasted just as amazing. I am glad you will try it out! let me know what you think of it! Happy knitting Meredith!

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  2. I love knitting socks, but I've only ever done them on dpns, never on a circular! Hope the snow doesn't prevent you from doing what you need to. Stay warm! CN x

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    1. I have liked the circular and used them more in the past because I had tried dpns in the past and found it difficult but now it seems easier maybe with more knitting practice. Thank you, the snow finally stopped coming down, it is so windy outside now!

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  3. Have a cosy, yummy day !!!
    Anna

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    1. Thank you Anna! hope you have a good day!

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  4. We've seen on our news that you are having a resurgence of winter, good knitting weather but I am sure you are ready for spring!

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    1. Yes we have had so much snow in the past couple of days it has been snowing and windy here in Toronto. It does make me feel like knitting though you are right about that! I can't wait for Spring now, I am looking forward to the warm days and sunshine.

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