It’s Friday!

Firstly some housekeeping.
I have recently changed my ravelry name. Instead of rainruinedclothes I am now known as bekswhoknits.
It makes my rav name the same as my twitter name plus means I don’t have to explain about rainruinedclothes (Editors lyrics from the song The Big Exit).

I’ve also recently updated my about page. I hadn’t updated my old one since I started this blog and it was out of date, and a little old.
I’ve also been mushy and sappy and given my partner in crime a new code name – HeWhoFishes.
He is such a big part of my real life and a tiny little part of my blog and I want to fix that. Giving him his own persona will hopefully help.

Secondly I have to share a recipe with you. Ian Hewittson is an Australian TV chef who is a bit of a Ron Swanson type.
Hewhofishes and I watched this just before going to bed last night and we were in hysterics.
With the focus of many TV chefs these days being healthy but tasty food, Huey has stayed true to the food he’s been cooking on TV for 20 years.
So for some unknown reason we can’t help but find it amusing when Huey adds a bit more butter, or sprays a mixture of butter, cheese, and breadcrumbs with olive oil spray for good measure.
So this breakfast just spoke to us. The final straw was when he served it with iceberg lettuce and mustard dressing, the mustard dressing including a cup of vegetable oil. And then he called it a ‘light breakfast’
And he is probably the only TV show I know that if you post a stamped self address envelope to their address, they will post you back the recipes. Its a delightful pre-internet concept.

Huey’s Light Breakfast
Brown onion and bacon. Add chopped sausages.
Top with cheese and breadcrumbs, salt and pepper.
Make a indent and break eggs on top.
Add more cheese and breadcrumbs.
Spray with olive oil
Bake in a hot oven for 20minutes or until golden.

Sounds delicious.

On the knitting front, I have had a bad case of cast-on-itis. Where nothing I already have on my needles seems right so in casting on something new. This one in particular I love the yarn, love the pattern, but not the combination. But I don’t know whether to frog or continue.

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While I think about that decision I started a crochet cowl.
I don’t know what I’ve done, I think I’ve unintentionally increased on the first row, to create a curve. And I’m not sure if I like it or not.

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While I think about that decision I cast on a hat. This I do like.
Although it’s a pain to knit as I’m holding two strands together and haven’t compensated enough with the needle size. So I’m pushing pretty hard on the needles. Hopefully it’s quick enough to finish so it won’t annoy me.

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Has anyone got a cure for cast-on-itis? How do you decide if something’s worth frogging and starting again.

How cute is this frogging poster!!! For those curious, when I talk about frogging I’m talking about ripping back my knitting and starting again. Rip it, Rip it – like a frog.

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9 thoughts on “It’s Friday!

  1. I’m afraid cast-on-itis is like the common cold and must simply run its course 😦 My frog pond is never too many hops away either 😉 Still, I say Yay! … for tomorrow is our Friday! ❤

  2. I love the “frogged” reference which I had never heard before and wonder about the why of it. Thanks for clue-ing me in on that. I seem to get cast -on -itis and have quite a few things begun now, also. I have a wrap I am concentrating on now as I can use it to “wrap” up in it to read outside on a cool summer night. Plus if I like it I want to make more and use up more bits of yarn stash, so cleaning out my yarn “house” as well.

    I seem to cast on and cast on until I am just tired of it or I feel overwhelmed with unfinished projects or have too much clutter. Then I knit on just to “get rid” of them. lol Not a lot of intelligence it that cure to say the least.

    Boredom with a project can get me casting on again and again and again, too, because I don’t want to knit on the boring project any more. Sometimes I want to frog just because I can’t cope with knitting one more stitch on this project and I wonder why I began it in my cast-on-itis mood.

    I think it is “mood knitting” instead of any serious work effort in progress as when I knit for sale I am a bit more organized and it is just unemotional work for the day. One is about process and one is about product, I guess. Sometimes I just like process more than product. One seems work. One seems fun.

    As long as some things get finished, who cares how they began. Sometimes I learn A LOT by those cast on and then frogged items that I use later on in another project so they become learning projects then frogged. Not a bad thing either way if one has the room to keep all those cast ons………

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