Saturday, February 13, 2010


I have decided to participate in the Yarn Harlot's Knitting Olympics!

Last winter olympics, because knitting is clearly a winter sport, she organized this event, where basically you pick a project that will challenge you, you cast on during the opening ceremonies, and you knit like the wind to complete the project by the closing ceremonies.

I chose the Onerva Shawl because I have tried to knit it three times already and it keeps kicking my butt. I am determined to win.

The shots above are what I have accomplished so far. I did have to restart the thing three more times during the opening ceremonies.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Guacamole & Empanadas

The spread, three kinds of guacamole, and two types of empanada (the third type of empanada was still in the oven when this photo was taken).

That's Sandy's arm, she couldn't wait.

Ham and cheese empanadas.

Black bean empanadas.

I didn't get a good shot of the chicken and green olive empanadas, they looked pretty much the same as the black bean ones, only they didn't all explode while baking. They're actually the empanadas on the blue plate in the top picture.

And, of course, the guacamole. We had a sort of cook-off, even though you don't cook guacamole. The guacamole cook-off inspired the empanadas.

There was knitting too, I just didn't take any pictures of it.