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Seaton continues to grow at a satisfying rate. The back is finished!

Seaton Back

The front ribbing is also done. My goal was to finish this by September 31st but at this rate it will be done much sooner.

Yesterday I got a shipment of beads in to make some really, really great stitch markers. I finished them all yesterday afternoon and had the battered thumb to show for it. I really must get proper tools some day. Most of them are knitting related and awesome. So far I have listed these pretty ones in my shop

Sakura Stitch Markers

Pink Leaves Stitch Markers

The others will be listed in the coming days.

I intend this blog to be about all my creative happenings, not just knitting, so in that spirit I present to you my Lentil Burger Recipe. I made these a few days ago and froze the rest. They were the best veggie burgers I’ve had at home, including all the store bought ones.

Amy’s Lentil Burgers

¾ Cup Lentils
2 Cups Water
2 eggs
½ Cup finely chopped walnuts
½ cup bulgur
½ an onion
1 clove chopped garlic
½ cup quick cooking oats
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. pepper
½ tsp. oregano
½ tsp. marjoram
½ tsp. dried mustard
¼ tsp cayenne

Coating:
½ Cup flour
½ tsp. pepper
½ tsp. salt

1 tbsp. Vegetable oil

In a saucepan cover lentils with water and bring to a boil. Simmer over low heat for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile boil 1 cup water in kettle. In a bowl, pour just enough water over bulgur to cover. Let sit for 5 minutes.

Mix all ingredients except flour, salt and pepper in a bowl or food processor. Add a little milk if the mixture seems too dry or a little whole wheat flour if it’s too sticky. Refrigerate for at least 30 min.

Heat a pan over medium heat. Add vegetable oil and heat. Scoop lentil mixture with an ice cream scoop and press patty into flour, salt and pepper mixture. Flatten and sauté each side until brown.

I had mine with some sharp cheddar cheese and some mango chutney. If you try them let me know what you think!

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Welcome to my first post in my new home! I wanted to create a blog where I could go on and on and on about knitting without sending my civilian friends into a catatonic state. First up, have a look at what’s on my needles:

The project du jour is Seaton from RYC Coast:

Seaton 3

I just started this on Tuesday and I am loving it. The yarn is RYC Cotton Jeans and it’s really drapey and smooth and beautiful. I’ll probably finish the back today.

I suspect that it’s been so pleasant to work on since it come in the wake of this:

Phildar Swing almost  finished

This is the Phildar Swing Jacket From Hell. I feel like I’ve been working on this since nineteen tickety two. Despite the fact that all of the knitting and most of the seaming is done I can’t consider this finished because I’m waiting for the twill tape to come from Australia and the buttons to come from the States. As for the twill tape I ordered it in lime:

bluish / purple:

and decided to throw some double sided ribbon in there for good measure:

I figured that since it was coming such a long way and I was paying the hefty shipping it would be good to have a few options. Any preliminary opinions? I will be very, very pleased to lay this puppy down. I am worried that it won’t really be swingy. Although, that might not be the worst thing in the world given my birthing hips.

My Visa hurts:

I got elann’s preview e-mail and I’m now looking for secret audio bugs in my apartment because they are introducing their own line of alpaca that has the same gauge and colours as the Reynold’s Whiskey and Drops Alpaca that I have been DYING to get my hands on but at half the price. Problem is it isn’t available until September 18th. I can’t wait that long! Please keep your hands off the charcoal until I get enough for the Shetland Shawl Turned Vest. I’ll also need to pick some up for the Enid Cardigan. I’m looking forward to choosing my own colour palate as I’m not much of a brown / yellow / orange person. I’m thinking perhaps a purple main colour with some lime green in the yoke but beyond that I’m not sure.

Lately I also feel my life is incomplete with out Louet Gems in this beautiful Willow colourway:

and Berroco Peruvia in the made for me colour:

although I have absolutely nothing in my Ravelry queue appropriate for these yarns.

So, that’s it for my inaugural post. I must go check mail and see if my Rowan Felted Tweed is in from the U.K.