Wednesday, April 25, 2012


Oops...I may be overdoing it a bit with this joy of no crutches thing.  It is 8pm on Wednesday and I'm already in my jammies hoping for an early night because I'm exhausted.  That should be a sign, especially for this night owl.

Monday after work I cooked a fabulous dinner from a cookbook I've had for awhile but haven't had a chance to use much....  Super Natural Ever Day by Heidi Swanson.


I love making frittatas, but her recipe for an asparagus, goat cheese, potato frittata involves a slightly different method for cooking.  All I can say is that I'll be making this again soon!  Full of such flavor, so good!  And it has been a perfect leftover lunch yesterday and today.


After dinner, I went for a swim!  Go me! I've moved from every other day swimming or PT (physical therapy) to trying to do it daily as long as my knee feels good.  This could also be where the exhaustion is coming in because between swimming and PT, I haven't had a rest day since last Wednesday until today.  But each day my knee is getting stronger.

I even made it to knit nite after PT yesterday! So good to see my friends.  I'm trying to finish up a secret design, but then I'll get back to this pretty...

Plucky Feet, colorway Honey Wilkes, design....something new....

Speaking of knitting, there are some fun knitalongs going on that I'm excited about. 
  • If you haven't already joined the Plucky Knitter's Designers KAL, there is still plenty of time.  I'm one of the featured designers, but so is my friend (and model!) Thayer Preece and I'm hoping to cast on her Joo-Yun hat pattern soon with some Plucky Sport.
  •  The Hazel Knits Group on Ravelry is having an IGK KAL for May and June!  Perfect excuse to use my pretty Hazel Knits yarns from Stitches!
  • Mad May (a month for celebrating the wonderful yarns of Madelinetosh) is starting next week!  If you remember, last year I designed Summer Wind for Mad May and wow, has that pattern sold like hotcakes!  Be sure to check out the special MadMay Sales thread for an IGK discount code :)
Summer Wind.ts

Now to finish that design so I can cast something new on!

Anyone else already tired this week and counting down the days til the weekend?

Happy Knitting!
xoxo Irishgirlieknits


dianne said...

I pooped already! The kid is on vacation this week but still has sports and driver's ed. Throw in some community service and extra friends and it's full on chaos at my house! (Did I mention DH is away for training this week too so I"m flying solo?) At this pace I'm going to need a vacation from our vacation! Here's hoping the weekend brings us both some much needed R&R :-)

Jocelyn said...

Take care of yourself! Delicious-looking fritatta. I have that book, too, but I haven't really explored it. Thanks for the push!

Zonda said...

Becareful you!!! I've never tried a fritatta, yours looks delicious. Honey Wilkes is knitting up awesomely!

Shoelaceswitcher said...

I read Heidi's cooking blog often. I haven't had a chance to get the book yet. Glad to hear there are yummy things in it!