Your reward knits are quite lovely and well deserved. At the 10 minute mark, add the potatoes and carrots, and maybe turn the heat up a little. It is essentially for the same purpose, something to warm me up right down to my toes. Born and raised here, expecting rain is like asking if the desert is going to be hot… You just expect it will be. On that list: intarsia, double-knitting. Thank you for sharing the soup recipe, as it happens I already have cut up leeks in the fridge so soup it’ll be for dinner. Somebody told me that knitting hats was like eating potato chips: you can’t stop with just one. It’s cold and foggy here today. It looks great! The Yarn Harlot's Bag of Knitting Tricks Yarn Harlot: The Secret Life of a Knitter I can’t wait! Knitting Category. It’s going to be a great day! I love my immersion blender for things like that. You describe the feeling so well! I can vouch for the deliciousness of the recipe – it’s fabulous. They’re almost instant gratification unlike a sweater…..trying to finish a Color Fade Cardie (sigh). One of the best purchases I ever made … cookbook AND blender. I hope you are warm and cozy now. I hear ya with the whole rain thing! It has been raining here for three days. Required fields are marked *. I can’t say I’m not knitting socks anymore, but they’ll be selfish, no deadline socks. . I love the wolf pattern! Thanks for the sensible soup recipe. Serendipity – I read this recipe this morning and realized I had all the necessary ingredients in my fridge! They make a soy-free version as well and it’s delicious. Spent the morning making my own vegetable stock, then threw the soup together for dinner, which I just enjoyed with some bread. Posted on April 1, ... Stephanie Pearl-McPhee Casts Off The Yarn Harlot's Guide to the Land of Knitting Knitting Rules! And that recipe looks good! Where you have a wardrobe of knits, we have a wardrobe of umbrellas. She maintains a popular virtual home at www.yarnharlot.ca, and a less organized (and popular) actual home in Toronto, Canada. STEPHANIE Pearl-McPhee CASTS OFF Knitting Yarn Harlot Humor Knit Book wooliebullie. Not sure if you’d agree but I think snow is much much better, even at its worst. I carry on with me whenever I am away from home (it’s one of those small folding ones in a Bright! Rain is for children with new umbrellas and rubbers. It’s raining here in Virginia too, but I think you have us beat on the temp part. My least favorite weather, which I get to crab about a lot here in the Chicago area, is rain so cold that you have to wear mittens while holding your umbrella. Excerpt of Stephanie Pearl McPhee aka [http://www.yarnharlot.ca]Yarn Harlot at [http://www.fullthreadahead.com] Full Thread Ahead. Inspiration for some new ones? I think I’m gonna make that soup of yours when I come back home. Neither works very well. Thank you for the soup recipe – I know it will be deliciously put to use! I have that yarn and now am feeling inspired. Soup does sound good on this cold rainy day! Thanks for the recipe – I have had a window with this post open since last week, and have finally printed it out – going off to make my grocery list now! That soup looks perfect and I will be making it tomorrow night… so thank you! by St-Denis. Thank you for mentioning this. Yay! And I’m making that soup, like, tomorrow. http://www.oilsandsknittinkitten.blogspot.com/ Yarn Harlot: October 2004 74 426 1 2 of 2. Just right. It’s mild 26ºC/80ºF here where we live and I’m using a light dress, drinking pineapple juice while I work. My idea of comfort food. It’s not often that I use the yarn a pattern calls for – I’ve got a big stash and I like to use it, but this yarn is so perfect for this pattern that I couldn’t imagine anything else. She’s a lovely girl, and I’m happy to have her in the family and I’m wondering what else I could knit that she would appreciate owning. Hats hats hats…we all seem to knit a lot of hats! I tried your soup recipe last night and LOVED it! i’m considering braids, not endless icord for those. Thank you for the recipe. Well, never say never…. Thanks for sharing. I’m working and schooling full time now and all I want to do is finish projects and work on X-mas knits. Both projects are off to a fine start, and neither is so big that you’ll be cursing them by the time you’re through. It’s Freia Fine Handpaints in Flare, and a solid to go with. I live in CA and when the rain hits like that it is horrible. Bonfire almost makes me want to try knitting again. I feel the same way about the rain, and oddly enough people have made the same cat comment about me. Potato soup I make fairly often but never put chickpeas in it. yea, it was raining all day here too – much rather have snow! Thank you for the recipe. Snow is in the forecast for today in Montana – today is the weekly Soup and Knit Day with knitting friends – a big pot of your Emergency Soup is going on my stove and bread is in the oven. I am moving in dec in ottawa and don’t want to fight the snow. It’s raining here too in Sydney, Australia but I LOVE the rain. Hope the weather turns for the better up there! Unless it’s the rain / wind that is too strong to even open the umbrella and you just have to forge through it. Thanks for the inspiration, I made my soup with red lentils since to canned beans were to be found in the pantry. Posts about Yarn Harlot written by knitpurlpdx. The scarf looks amazing, even unblocked. ^_^. Happy reward knitting, Stephanie! http://creativewhimsy.wordpress.com/patterns/newfoundland-mitts/ They are really warm and open to many different possibilities for colours/yarn. Some days it’s easier than others… for what it’s worth (((hugs))). . It’s not raining here on the Central coast of California but it’s cold and yesterday I made your soup and it was delicious especially with some home made bread right from the oven. Thank you for sharing the recipe! I’ve already made mine for tonight– thanks for the idea. i wish there were soup. Sigh. Hilarious – that’s how I feel about %$^&*()ng SCARVES that go on for 7 FEET! Emergency Soup just went on the menu for next week. So cute and were really fun to knit. and while I am not trudging around in it; I hate the cold greyness that is today and November.I am also not knitting or eating hearty soup or drinking tea because I am at work. Have fun with your non-hat projects! Babies need warm heads. If you dressed for cold it rained.If you dressed for rain it was cold and you were miserable. Pretty out of character and pretty great!!! I hope you’re back home, warm, dry, cozy 7 blocking, soon. “I am so tired of hats that I’m feeling the occasional urge to slap them off the heads of strangers.”!! http://www.creatingafamilyhome.com/2011/11/yarn-along-pottery-update.html, I used to live in Seattle. Somewhere, standing in the rain, feeling it soak through the pockets of my coat and through my wool hat, I am thinking about this soup, which I knocked together in 30 of the 40 minutes I was home, and then ate as fortification against the rain. Middle Niece’s third son is due in March. Yarn Harlot tells all those stories with humor, insight, and sympathy for the obsessed. I made both of the curious cats and the deer for gifts and my friends just loved them. Your brioche project looks wonderful and I love your yarn selection! I have not knit multiples of anything lately, but I did finish off three or four pairs of fingerless mittens needing nothing except thumb holes and ends woven in (from last Christmas). I know how you feel; what a disgusting day it was. Gauge. And I thought of how your blog is so special to me, and I thought, I feel like I know her when I’ve only ever smiled at her in person twice. This whole winter thing is a bust. I’ll show you pictures another day when I can stand to look at them, but the important thing to know about that little streak is that now I am so tired of hats that I’m feeling the occasional urge to slap them off the heads of strangers. Love the brioche. Bookmarked it so I can order the pattern later today. I always console myself with this: at least it’s not snow. Oh thank you for the soup recipe! And then I realized that I only had 2 knit hats myself (and one of those was a gift). I just made this soup for our supper, thanks for the inspiration! Yarn Harlot. Previously we lived in the Seatle are and it was the same way. Your email address will not be published. There’s this thing called an umbrella that you might like to try. Fernfrost is beautiful. Eight hats are a lot for a short knit time. At 2 today I thought it was 6ish, Yep it’s rainy and cold here as well. the soup looks lovely. Inside All Wound Up, New York Times best-selling author and self-proclaimed Yarn Harlot Stephanie Pearl-McPhee spins her third yarn on knitting for the 60 million knitters in North America who collectively spend $45 … time for the second coat we all had when young, to wear when the first one was soaked and there was still daylight and, well, daylight was enough when I was young. I’d knit a hat for a bit, then reach over and pat the reward yarns, quietly mumbling eloquent things like “^%$#%ing hats.”. It is cold (somehow the cold rain knows the weakest part of my body) rain going down my back and I can’t get away from it. All Wound Up: The Yarn Harlot Writes for a Spin Free-Range Knitter: The Yarn Harlot Writes Again Things I Learned From Knitting Whether I Wanted To or Not Stephanie Pearl-McPhee Casts Off The Yarn Harlot's Guide to the Land of Knitting Knitting Rules! Instead, ugg, we got rain too. I knit 15 pairs of double soled granny slippers! Great soup! It’s made from #6 thick & thin wool/acrylic in not-babyish shades of rose/pink/white and I LOVE IT! Ask me how I know. Oh – that soup sounds delicious! Why I thought a scarf with it’s infernal length was a good idea for a gift knit for my brother is beyond me, but I am past half way and committed. The shawl is lovely. Sorry it’s raining on you as it has been on us. But I made butternut squash soup, does that count? Sorry, rain is my most favorite weather. She decided hats were the just the thing to finish out her Christmas list, so she paid me $20 each to knit several hats in a few days. :^), I feel the same exact way you do about rain! Is that Canadian for Open House? My neighbor brought me a plate of Christmas cookies, so I gave her a hat. Stephanie Anne Pearl-McPhee (a.k.a. I also enjoy reading your blog, Carol. I subbed shallots for the leeks (since I didn’t have any), and added one stalk of celery minced, about a cup of cream, sea salt, freshly ground pepper, and a dash of cinnamon. Today is DEFINITELY a soup day! Like the inches that are coming down outside right now. It seems like the perfect soup for a cold wet day. Rain stinks if you’re in it. My body hurts. I am going to include a link to my knitting blog, it isn’t much and i hope to make it a .com site at some point when i have more time. knitted blanket by the hearth I’m still stuck in hat purgatory. I hoping you were able to hunker down and get warm. I was so desperate to knit less of them I taught my husband (a fledgling knitter) my pattern so he could help. You’re such a many faceted blessing in my life! I’m adding it to my collection right now! Swap? It’s been raining here since Saturday at 11pm. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Autocorrect is $%&@% sometimes work gets in the way …. Wild Wolves is awesome! Rain and cold and dark belong outside, banished. I thought wool kept the wet out? Stay Dry . I made a similar promise when I got food poisoning: “I’m never eating again”. Especially since we have some very cold weather for where I live this year. Looking forward to seeing your finished article. Thanks for sharing this recipe! I’m trying not to act like the stapler guy in the movie Office Space but I’m a little grumpy myself. Cold Winter Rain is why we moved to Arizona from Seattle. I prefer the soup and knitting myself. One that covers the bum and keeps us warm and dry and not overheated. Or at least I would be if it wasn’t so hot: 31 degrees (Celsius) yesterday, and dropping to 28 by 8pm. I got gauge on one, but it was still too small and is going to my little one, so I had to knit another (adult large!) Thank you for the soup recipe! Forgive the furry, er, anthro connotations, but the moose in me is shaking his head, craving snow and cold. We were supposed to have an early winter snow here in Atlanta, but it didn’t happen. I’m sorry you’re having one of those days. I hate the cold grey rain of November, my least favorite month. I read her blog every day. Both projects are beautiful! Even unblocked fernfrost looks amazing!!! No lacy snowflakes, no hush and quiet. News flash! 1 Tablespoon butter1 Tablespoon olive oil2-3 leeks (the white parts only, sliced very thin) 2-3 potatoes, scrubbed, quartered and sliced thin. You know, I knit a slew of hats for Xmas too. And am rejoicing because it doesn’t have to be seamed up when the knitting is done. Though I used a combo of veggie and turkey stock so it isn’t vegetarian, it is really good. I am compelled to make this soup in the near future. Eek! That darn Yarn Harlot…she has turned many of us into knitting harlots with her enabling photos! Does it make me a stalker that I know we have the same birthday? I’ve been dreaming of this one for a while – I ordered the yarn ahead so that I’d have it, and I’m so smitten. Your recipe sounds nearly as good. Thanks so much for the recipe. I’m making potato soup with pumpernickel sunflower seed bread. Just about to go out in a similar rain to get my kids from school–and maybe stop for some leeks and chickpeas to try that fabulous soup. Made me laugh out loud! It’s also raining here and somehow that makes it damp and cold indoors as well. I hate having water fall on me and can’t stand it when it gets on my glasses or on anything wool. Have to take car to the mechanic to get the power steering fixed on it. I just finished a sweater for my little grandson. When it rains I wear a skirt because I cannot stand to sit/stand/walk/be in wet/damp pants. Even though it’s sunny here in southern Wisconsin it’s cold and the wind is whipping around I am typing this with a mug of hot chocolate at my ready. We know, Stephanie, that that will never be true! Summer rain is beautiful !! One can NEVER have too many soup recipes. Our plucky heroine hopes so. Thanks for the soup recipe. I’m going to make some now. January 2010 Suggested yarn St-Denis Nordique. Glad I did, but no more mittens, fingerless or other wise! Fernfrost looks gorgeous and the soup looks to die/dye for LOL – couldn’t resist that – sorry – anyway, I will definitely try that soup. And here I sit in Cameroon (Central Africa), wishing that it would rain and cool things off. It’s pouring here too in Ottawa, and it’s a wee bit colder than Toromto, because…it’s Ottawa, and it’s dark, and humid and the windows in the bus shelters and the buses and the cars are all foggy, and my winter coat is soaked …..grrrr…..and I had to be in this mess to go to a doctor’s appointment because I have an awful cold that I can’t shake off…. I know exactly how you feel. I’m going to pretend it’s because we share a birthday. What is a heck anyway?) Hi Stephanie, Never knitting another hat until you do LOL! The average knitter spends between $500 and $1,700 a year on yarn, patterns, needles, and books. I should add that to my list of things I want to learn this year. I’m not fond of leeks though, but I’m willing to look it over so I can boast I made a recipe from the Harlot. Rainy and cold here today too. Thanks for the dinner idea! Hate this kind of weather with a passion. (Two of those are New York Times best sellers, which both Stephanie and her mum are really proud of.) I just love that cozy kind of day, and I get quite a bit of my Christmas knitting done that way too. That fernfrost looks great already – and you know that blocking magic will only enhance it exponentially. So I spent the morning having hot cocoa with a good friend and knitting, and now I’m going to make your soup, because it sounds delicious and I have all the ingredients. I read this post just after making a similar trudge. For the inspirational photos. 52 Weeks by Laine - Yarn Harbor. Our weather in Chicago took a turn towards winter today too. It sounds like just the thing I need right now. I feel that way about Maine mittens. Maybe I should pick up a sock instead and be thankful that at least I can stay inside, out of the sun. Parsley if you have it. And deliberately or not, your soup matches it. And Bonfire is gorgeous! . I need 33 scarves by 1/13. ), sorry your day was cold and rainy! No longer just a … No joke). It’s entirely charming, knitting up quickly and delightfully not hatlike at all. I mean that I took the yarns out of the cupboard, got the needles, organized the patterns and put it all right next to me so that it was literally lined up. BTW, we had soup tonight too. My parents recently turned vegan, so I am excited to pass on a soup made by a famous knit blogger. https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/snowfall-hat-2. Never been good at making soup but I’ll give it a go. I am pretending that instead of (insert miserable damp cold errand here) I am at home, blocking my finished Fernfrost. It took quite a while before I was ready to knit hats again…, Never knitting another hat again… until Elliot needs a new one , Ooooh, can I relate. This looks so perfect. There was an explanation in the comments of the previous post, if you’d like to know more. Not for anyone else. Hope not. This is a video of Stephanie Pearl-McPhee knitting using the "Irish Cottage" technique. Over 50 million people in America knit. My “done with” pattern is Monster Pants. And my brain extraplolates so quickly: Only hat has been that one for Elliot, but a raft of hats? So, lets just hope, you knitted enough hats to keep the wolves (khmm, the cold) at bay just as long as you can finish them.
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