Sunday, August 4, 2013

Sunday already?

This weekend is going by much too quickly! We spent a lot of yesterday cooking, dehydrating meals, and cleaning up. We managed to make and dehydrate Thai Noodles and Black Bean Stew; they are both really tasty! Dehydrating meals is somewhat of a new adventure for us, we started trying it last year after finding the Backpack Gourmet. I was skeptical at first but the recipes in this book are actually really good (like, meals to cook on a regular basis even!). It has recipes for both hot and cold breakfasts, lunches, dinners, breads/crackers, and snacks. What really sealed the deal for me is it's sooo easy to rehydrate the food when camping- just add water and boil. That makes camp life so much less stressful if it's getting dark, you're starved, and don't want to cook! And since the meal wasn't prepared in the pot, just rehydrated, it's ridiculously easy to clean up (I hate washing dishes when camping).

This past week I finished a pair of fingerless mittens:

Grand Right & Left Mitts #getitdone2013 #wipdown

Pattern: Grand Right and Left by Paula McKeever
Cast on: April 1, 2013
Finished: August 1, 2013
Yarn: Knit Picks Telemark in Aubergine
Needles: US 4
Modifications: none!

I looove these mitts. They were a mystery KAL that I couldn't resist....but lost my steam after the first mitt! Very happy these are finished and am looking forward to autumn so I can wear them :)

I have also picked up my dad's (last year's) Christmas socks again:

I can finally look at these socks again. They were my dad's Christmas present last year but they were too short

The toes were too short!! I had put off knitting these until the final weeks before Christmas, and knit like a madwoman. I think I actually finished them on Christmas Eve....and then they didn't fit! I probably cried. It has seriously taken all these months to gather up my strength.

And progress on my Whitecaps Hat:

White caps

The color is a little off in this photo, but you get the idea! I am on the last pattern repeat before decreasing. I would like to finish this hat in time for our Canadian vacation :) T-minus eight days!!!!!

I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend :)