I made a recipe from the Foodand Ontario recipe flyer that I picked up last week. It's a Maple Ham and Asparagus Strata. It uses 6 eggs (the chickens are popping eggs out like crazy)! I had wanted to get Ontario grown asparagus, but had to settle for US imported asparagus. Even though asparagus is supposed to be in season in Ontario, my grocery store didn't have it. Time to switch grocery stores? Maybe the Ontario crop isn't ready yet?
Today, I took a machine knitting workshop with Carloyn Barnett . I was so excited. Four years ago, I had bought some used equipment from a friend of a friend, who was clearing out her late mother's stuff from her garage. I had taken a chance and had no idea what I had bought. The boxes have sat under my bed, while waiting on my 'Some Day' list.
I thought that the price of a one day local workshop was worth the price of just finding out what I had in the boxes and see what was missing.
It was a great day. Even though I got pretty messed up on the shoulder and neckline shaping, I finished the back of the sweater with Carolyn's help. I also gained the confidence that I could start making some rectangular scarves and shawls at home.
I have wanted to take a week-long machine knitting course at Haliburton School of Arts during the summer, but didn't want to make the commitment without knowing that I had a working machine. Now I can sign up for courses when I please, because I know this equipment works.
Besides being a great learning experience, the workshop provided a nice mental break. And some days those are needed more than others.