Friday, February 17, 2012

Second Sock Syndrome

Second sock syndrome, have you heard of it? I always thought to myself, "oh that won't be a problem for me, I never have problems when it's gloves." Recently I made my first ever sock! I started it after the holidays an it's been finished for a few weeks now; I just need to make the second one. What makes it especially hard is that although I tried it on while working on the ankle, at some point after the ankle my calf gets too big making the sock fit weird. Not only am I having fit problems,  I also can't find where I wrote down the pattern modifications for the toe. Having never made a sock the pattern didn't give me enough direction and when I followed what I thought the instructions stated I got a spiral toe. I didn't realize the heel was spiraled as well until I had it sewn closed. Maybe I can find some motivation within myself to finish the other sock in a month or two.

My first CSA shipment went pretty well. Part of the share was blue cheese which I don't really care for, the only cheese I don't really care for. I was ready to explore and experiment anyways. Then I got blue cheese for the second share, um, yeah, that's a lot of blue cheese. There were problems with my third share so this week I only got meat and I'm supposed to get a double share of produce next week. Let's hope there's not much blue cheese.

Week 1

Ground beef, bacon, boneless skinless chicken breasts, acorn squash, sweet potatoes, napa cabbage, lettuce, almond butter, blue cheese, whole wheat egg noodles, and of course a dozen eggs!


Week 2

Ground turkey, porchetta ham, beef sausages, whole wheat egg noodles, blue cheese, sweet potatoes, peanut butter, a dozen eggs, acorn squash and napa cabbage.

No photos were taken from the meats from week 3 before I used part of them. I received boneless pork chops, ground turkey, and some more beef sausages.