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Saturday, July 08, 2006

kitty: World Cup Food Update and a new yarn find

The Specs:
Pattern: City Shawl - Stefanie Japel 2005
Yarn: 2 hanks banana silk from Pure Knits
Needles: Size US 15 European Plastic Inox
Modifications: Just ordered 2 more hanks to make it a little larger
Time: 2 hours from the time the box was open yesterday

You know, there are those yarns that just make you want to sit down and knit when they arrive in the mail. Banana Silk would have to be one of those yarns. I couldn't even wait to take a picture of the hanks of yarn in there pretty bag with brown ribbon. (Thanks you so much, Yahaira)

There is just something totally fascinating about the fact that you are knitting with banana fibers from tree stalks and leaves from Nepal. The yarn feels amazingly soft, nice sheen, and has the funky recycled fiber feel like the recycled silk yarn that was the rage a couple of years ago.

I had bought the city shawl pattern when it first came out, and had never found the perfect yarn for it. Yahaira, made the suggestion on her site that it was a great yarn for the pattern and she was so right.

M and I have also been doing a World Cup Food adventure:

Update July 5, 2006: So who is winning in the world food cup?
   
Kitty
Day 1 German Street Vendor Brats
No. 4
Day 2 Earl Grey Strawberry Vanilla Tea, Crispy Potatoes, Open Patty Melt Beef
Day 3 Argentina Flautas with Argentina Red Chili Chutney, Apple butter, avocado, and Chocolate Mint Ice Cream
No. 4
Day 4 Spaghetti
Day 5 Korean Food at our favorite Korean Restaurant in town
Day 6 Spanish Onion Bread with avocado and chicken  
Day 7 Fish and Chips - Whole Foods Deli  
Day 8 Argentina Empanadas
Brazilian Banana Split with Banana Bread, Pineapple, Vanilla, and Strawberry Ice cream
 
Day 9 Lunch: Italian Stuffed Green Peppers with Egg noodles, chicken, tomatoes, and herbs
Dinner : Northern Italian Asparagus, zucchini, onion, mushroom, chicken Pizza
American Krispy Kreme donuts, pineapple ice cream, and a bananas
 
Day 10
6/18
Lunch: French fruit Pancakes with a butter cream and apple sauce
Dinner: Korean Stone Pot cooking in a hot iron place on a table eye -
Beef, zucchinis, onions, mushrooms, korean spices and red sauce with amazing beef misso soup
Japanese Black Sesame wafers coated with organic honey served over vanilla ice cream
 
 Day 11
6/19
Arroz con Pollo No. 5
Day 12
6/20
     
Day 13
6/21
     
Day 14
6/22
Arroz con Pollo & Italian Stuffed Green Peppers with Egg noodles, chicken, tomatoes, and herbs    
Day 15
6/23
Beef Bourguignon    
Day 16
6/24
Fajita Burrito Bol & Pineapple, Tomatoes, Onions, honey, and sugar    
Day 17
6/25
Norwegian Scrambled eggs (sorry no pictures, it was 5am when I finally got time to eat dinner)    
Day 18
6/26
Ukrainian Holubtsi (Holub means dove)
Drunken Vanilla Apricots
   
 Day 19
6/27
     
Day
20
6/28
     
Day
21
6/29
Convention - No Entry    
Day
22
6/30
Convention - No Entry    
Day
23
7/1
Convention - No Entry    
Day
24
7/2
Portugal Beef with Coconut and Tomato sauce Dinner No.7  
Day 25
7/3

German Potatoes and Eggs with Brats

Goodbye to England and Mexico
Mexican Guacamole
and UK Beef Carpacio with stuffed Mashed Potato Green Peppers

Dinner No. 6  
Day
26
7/4
Italian Victory Feast- Sun dried Tomato Pesto Bread, Italian Grilled Vegetables, Egg Noodles, and Fresh Grape and herb grilled Halibut No. 3 No. 3
Day
27
7/5
French Champagne Grilled Chicken and Vegetables - Poulet au Champagne (2nd view) No. 2 No. 2
Day
28
7/6
     
Day
29
7/8
Biermarinierten Huhn & Schwetzinger Spargelsalat No. 1 No. 1
Day
30
7/9
     

1 comment:

  1. Awesome-looking City Shawl!!!

    Great job!!

    (I'm in Germany righ tnow, too!!)

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