Thanks to recipe ideas contributed by listeners, I have continued to experiment with fruit in savory dishes this week, and have discovered a dish that will go into regular rotation. It’s the perfect #powerpantry dish, too. I was invited to write an article for the NJFibershed blog, and I’ll be teaching a deep study of wool course at BLUE: The Tatter Textile Library. Also in this episode: a late-entry #homedecmal project and a Hadley top, plus a beautiful example of the sestina from the recent issue of Taproot.
News & Events
- “A Day on the Farm” published on the njfibershed blog
- Spinning Fleeces from NJ Fibershed w/ Deb Robson — May 29
- Fiber Farm Market — May 30
- A Deep Study of Wool @ BLUE: The Tatter Textile Library
- toe-up cotton socks
- Wit Beyond Measure mitts designed by Diana Walla
- Scalloway Tam designed by Marie Wallin
- new toe-up sock cast on
The discussion of adding fruit (fresh, dried, preserves) to savory dishes continues on the Ravelry thread. Based on momdiggity’s suggestion, I tried Ina Garten’s recipe for Chicken Marbella and was thrilled with the results! Next up is Peach Chickpea Curry.
Before and after a long-awaited upholstery session. I’m very pleased with the result, having no experience with this type of sewing. I used a zipper foot to put fabric around some upholstery cord, cut new foam for the seat, and re-purposed the old cover by turning it inside out to lend a little more stability to cover.
Off the Shelf
I was pleased to find a sestina by John Reinhardt in the SPARK issue of Taproot magazine. An unusual example of formal poetry, the sestina makes use of an ever-changing order of six key words at the ends of lines. Reinhardt’s use of enjambment gives the form some subtlety and variety.