Friday, March 27, 2015

march so far.

excuse me march, how exactly are you nearly over already?
so many posts in my brain, but i'm totally struggling to find the time to actually get anything down at the moment. every spare second is spent in bed or knitting!
speaking of which, this has been the month for getting things happening knitting wise...

my whorl was finished in the first half of the month. i LOVE it! though there was some pretty strange colour pooling that happened, as i got closer to casting off. such random splattering of colour to start with, and then giant swathes towards the end. still like it though.

beanie knitting has finally started! just in time for the beanie festival entry forms which arrived yesterday.
i was impressed i managed two beanies from the one ball of yarn i had bagged up for beanie fun.
i knitted the first in stockinette, and got inspired so the second has a kind of rotating moss stitch happening. it used up a little more yarn though so it's a little shorter in the crown. hope it fits someone at the festival!
there's another on my needles at the moment, though i'm not sure it'll be done by the end of the month, being that the end of the month is in FOUR DAYS! stranger things have happened though.

i've also had the benefit of having wednesday off this week and last week which has given me the time and mental space to start work on a pattern that has been banging around in my brain for a couple of weeks. the above yellow ball became a teeny weeny prototype, and i've cast on a bigger version in a blue to test whether or not my shaping technique grades well. exciting stuff!

what has your march looked like so far? have you been doing any knitting or creating?

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

meal planning monday.

on a tuesday. oops. i am struggling to plan head at the moment, i won't lie. i can cast my brain ahead maybe a day or two if i'm lucky ha ha.
let's see how we go with this meal plan though, considering i'm already almost two days into the week, maybe it will go ok.

last night, i grabbed some ravioli out of the freezer and served it with some reduced passata with some fresh basil stirred through. it was delicious!

tonight, i'm about to cook up some burgers. i grabbed a couple of buns from the supermarket and some fresh salad mix from the green grocer. should be yummy!

tomorrow night, i'm heading into the city for a trivia night and to catch up with some pals. i believe that food is provided, but being in the city, i'm sure i'll find something to munch on if it's not...

thursday night, i'm working late. i'll pop some osso bucco in the slow cooker before i leave. should be awesome to come home to.

friday night, i have the night off from work! my second friday night off in a row! i've got a wee hankering for pasta (every. single. day.) so i might grab some chorizo and fennel and make a meal of it. yuuuuuuum!

saturday night, bb can cook! i'll be working so i think that's only fair ha ha!

and sunday? sunday? well... i think i might cook a roast of some description... maybe chicken? then i can make chicken stock over night yeah! my freezer stocks are running a little low...

what are you cooking this week? how good are you at thinking ahead?

Thursday, March 5, 2015


ok so this post is a few days later than i would have liked... work life balance isn't going so well at the moment ha ha.
i'm slowly getting there though... while simultaneously recovering from an ear infection. not surprisingly a little run down from working a little too much.
it's ok though, as march is set to be a pretty rad month!

but first, february...

i set myself a pretty big list for february, considering i knew i'd be working 6 days a week...
i think i managed ONE session of yoga, and only ran on 2 of the sundays... definitely room for improvement in the month ahead.
i'm still very much off the wagon with the 5 minutes of green time a day. but i'm desperate to get back into it! mornings will be key once we lose daylight savings time i think...
on the knitting front i got a little done. my hitchhiker is done! and my whorl is well on it's way. no beanies unfortunately though...
oh and i managed another book too! the second book in the maze runner series. quite a compelling read.

and for march? i'd love to finish up my whorl, as well as actually get some beanies on and off my needles.
5 minutes a day in the garden wouldn't go astray to keep things ticking over out there... i feel like i should be getting some seeds happening for some wintery crops so they can be planted once my tomatoes are done.

i'd also like to make a little more headway on my passport too... i've realised i have NO idea where my birth certificate is, so will probably need to apply for another, gah! and bb has never ever gotten his... birth certificates needed all round!

what are you plans for march? any tips for passport applications?

Monday, March 2, 2015

meal planning monday.

it's that time of the week again. already. surely it was monday just yesterday? no?

slow down 2015!

tonight, we're having pulled pork. it's been in the oven all day, and i've just spent almost an hour pulling it. it smells DELICIOUS!

tomorrow night, i'll cook up the rest of that veal tortellini. it was delicious last week so i think i'll do a similar thing this week.

wednesday, i'm heading into town for ncb. i missed last fortnight's catch up, so i'm very much looking forward to it!

thursday night, i'll grab out some bolognaise, and boil up some pasta. simple and easy.

friday night, i'm working. satay chicken in the slow cooker. done and done.

saturday is my first saturday off in weeks! i'll celebrate by requesting bb takes me out for dinner. perfection ha ha!

sunday, i'm hoping to have a wee cook up to get ready for the week ahead, maybe whip up some sourdough wraps? and perhaps some curry to go inside them? yuuuuuuum!