Brussel Sprouts


I just lost a much wittier version of this post, detail my weekend’s cooking with a side of shopping. I’m too tired to rewrite it all, so you’re just going to have to deal with the abridged version.

In addition to the carmelized goodness you see pictured, I roasted some leeks. Never has something so vegan melted in my mouth in such a buttery way. It makes me want to put olive oil, salt and pepper on everything in my life. Inspired by Mel I made a loaf of the no-knead bread to take to brunch this morning. Why I’m not baking every weekend is a mystery to me.

While I don’t believe in retail therapy and I hate spending money, I played my role in the economic drama and took away a cashmere sweater and some Japanese dungarees. Could I sound any more pretentious and gay? If you only knew me.

Sure, I could have made myself a sweater, but I couldn’t even buy half the yarn required for the price I paid. It was half-off and I had a gift certificate left over from the holidays. It helped that it’s from a friend’s new-ish company Loden Dager. (His day job is technical director for Marc by Marc Jacobs.) I love his work, and although machine-knit, the diagonal cabling is made from a similar increase/decrease pairing as the Jaywalker socks.

Homemade sock blockers

Speaking of which, I washed them and a bunch of other socks. Not having my own fancy oak and birch sock blokers a la Scout, I made my own Christina Crawford-inspired ones from these instructions.

Very little fiber object making happened, but I’m OK with that. I’m in the homestretch of the too-popular scarf (no link until it’s done, I’m so ashamed). I wound a ball of Lisa Souza sock yarn to dive into before STR starts arriving. Heck, I’m one glove and bunch of embroidery short of my own pair of Knucks. I have tomorrow night to knit… if I’m not hanging around the office.

4 Responses to “Brussel Sprouts”

  1. Mel Says:

    I love Brussels sprouts! My mother and I used to have them as a late night snack when I lived at home. Now you’ve gone and made me hungry for some.

    Is the cashmere sweater the one with the shawl collar? Very nice. David has a few from his days at Polo; I’m not certain if they were his designs or not. So soft and wonderful, though.

  2. TrickyTricot Says:

    Ditto on the brussel sprouts – I don’t why kids don’t like ’em, though it’s those purly onions that are served with them that freak me out.

  3. scout Says:

    How big is your…..foot?

  4. Michelle Says:

    In the last few weeks I have become obssessed with brussel sprouts. Infact, I have made them four times in three weeks. They look absolutely delish!