Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Look what the postal carrier brought

A gift, and what a gift! Barbara Bretton just published another book and did a celebratory drawing on the blog she contributes to, Romancing the Yarn. Lucky me... I won some Debbie Bliss cashmere. Great hmmm? And to make the gift even more super she threw in a copy of the new book! I can't wait to read it. I think it will be perfect plane reading when I go on a business trip soon.

And all that cashmere... well I'm going to have to think about what kind of sumptuous items I'll make with that. Thanks Barbara!

And those of you who haven't visited the blog, you should. Barbara's very generous and has been having a number of give aways of late. It's fun to see what she, and her other author contributors, are up to.

Knitting on the ribbed cardigan continues slowly ... because of work I'm once again finding less time to knit. Yep another Sunday spent in the office... = [

On Monday for my spanish class we had a bit of fun though. We're learning various types of past tense now and for practice found recipes (in spanish) for a popular spanish food. We were to make the recipe, bring the food to class to share, and then share with the class how the item was made (yep in spanish).

My contribution... arroz con leche. S wanted to see a pic...

It's not a runny soupy pudding like you get an most indian restraurants, but more of a sticky rice dish ... full of cinnamon, raisins, and condensed sweetened milk. Can you say sugar? Comfort food, Spain and Latin American style. Wish you were here to share the left overs!


Hilary said...

Whoa -- a whole bag of cashmere! I hope work lets up for you soon so you can do something awesome with it!

Anonymous said...

what a great prize you won there! And that rice pudding looks marvelous, I printed the recipe, I might just have to make some!

Lin said...

Thats a great prize, all that cashmere!

a friend to knit with said...

ahhhh. cashmere!!! lucky lucky you!!!!
my mom LOVES rice pudding and is coming for thanksgiving. i will have to make it for her. thank you!

Kelly said...

ahhh I can't believe you were the one who won the cashmere, you lucky thing you! Enjoy knitting with it!