edit: on todays agenda:
10:00 - dentist
10:30 - finish making Jerk rub
12:15 - pedicure
4:45 - root canal
Drats, crap and double crap - just what I wanted to be doing this evening, getting a root canal.
Those who've been reading here awhile know that I'm supposed to be out on the Atlantic sailing a boat from Norfolk VA to Maine. Obviously, I'm not.
Events conspired against us: and maybe it's a good thing, because this AM I'm heading to the dentist. For the first time in my life I have a toothache - bad and bad again.
so what have we been doing here in the G/VZ household?
I finished up all client work and obligation sewing before June 30. Yeah! I'm free for a month to work on whatever my heart desires.
Saturday AM: to the Hill - the Italian neighborhood in St Louis housing the Italian markets and the best coffee shop in town: Shaws.
I needed to stock up on Olive Oil and parmesan again.
Its the time of year to make Pesto, and my Jamaican Jerk Rub.
Parmesan + Pine nuts + garlic + Olive oil
plus some mint
and some basil
pints and half pints and 6 oz jars and a quart jar full
tomorrow - providing I'm not recovering from a root canal, I'll post about the Jerk Rub - too good to not post about, too time consuming to make more than once a year.
Meanwhile, on the knitting and sewing front:
I got Mark's curtain valances done for his atrium room. Cut and on the sewing table are the valances for his living room. I'd like to get those done today for him to take home with him tomorrow.
Meanwhile, all knitting on Calla, the cotton red cardi, Eliz I, and the baby cardi is on hold, while I knit Joey a chemo blanket. Joey's prognosis is really good - but the treatment is still pure hell. My sis called and asked if I could please get it done ASAP, and to not let it look anything like a rainbow blanket. So, one Manos Del Uruguay cotton blanket in basketweave stitch coming right up. In Stripes. Each stripe is one full sk of yarn, and since blogger just quit on loading pictures again (argh), I will just have to tell you, it is choc brown/sky blue/choc brown/burnt orange/taupe/burnt orange/marigold yellow/olive green/marigold. And because I think it won't be big enough I'm going to have to be at Threadquarters at 10:00 AM on Wed to buy another 2 sk of choc brown and one of sky blue (the last one I think/hope) to add another 10" to it. I'm knitting it on Clover bamboo 7's and I have to say, I really really like my addis. Not a fan of this bamboo needle, but I'm not changing now. The cotton is as soft as butter, and the blanket is lovely. I'm trying for a little more than a stripe a day, and so far I'm on target. He should have his blanket in time for his 3rd chemo treatment.