I just finished making cranberry-cherry relish for Thursday; it's my usual contribution to Thanksgiving dinner. I'm also intrigued by a recipe for port-glazed pearl onions that I found this morning, while I was pawing through my stack of old food magazines and wishing the weekend weren't over.
I have some photos to show you. Every once in a while, I actually do finish something.
I finished it a few weeks ago but I'm still bored with it. It's a Christmas present. I have to figure out how to wrap it with a yoga mat inside. Schmeh.
I didn't finish any other WIPs over the weekend; instead, I started two a teeny Aran top-down cardigan and a child-size two-end sock, at the Olema Inn knitting workshops.
As I mentioned before, Beth Brown-Reinsel taught both workshops, and she's a wonderful teacher. She's very patient and very flexible about adapting to what people want to learn, and her handouts are incredibly clear. I got some good practice at working from a chart, which I haven't been doing much of lately.
Olema is in west Marin, very close to the ocean and on the edge of Pt. Reyes. It's an incredibly beautiful setting, and the weather was picture-perfect. But some people were so obsessed with finishing the class project that they couldn't even stop for lunch.
If anything, I'm a more dedicated eater than knitter. This was my breakfast on Sunday morning at Lingonberry Farm. I even tried pickled herring--not a new favorite, but I highly recommend Swedish pancakes. It was a kind of funny synergy to be staying in a place with such a distinct Swedish cultural theme, and then to head off down the road to learn a Swedish knitting technique, which two-end/twined knitting is.
The innkeeper was a knitter too, and was very interested in the workshop. There were even alpacas at the farm, which I felt was somehow appropriate, but I didn't want to scare them by taking their picture.
This was the view from the breakfast room window.
Now I've got to plan which WIPs to take with me on our Thanksgiving road trip to see my parents. I'm hoping for snow in the Sierras this week, but not on Wednesday, when we'll be driving!