My friend Carmen requested more photos of Keetah, so here are two from today.
I think this one is really great:
I also took a video of Keetah, but I’m having problems loading it. I’ll try again tomorrow, but here’s another picture until then.
I’m not going to link to the pattern, because it was poorly written once the decreases started. The top of the hat is all off center. If this wasn’t a baby hat, I would have ripped back and done my own decreasing. But, you know, the baby will grow out off this in 4 months or so.
Although I haven’t worked on my Icarus shawl much lately, I’m nearly finished with the fourth repeat of Chart 1. Ugh.
Originally, I intended to start the Utopia hat tonight, but my hands really hurt for some reason. My arms are killing me because of some weights that I did yesterday, but I don’t know what’s up with my hands.
I might just stick to reading What is the What.
Last night, I made a tasty red and black bean pie. Mmmmm….I’m looking forward to leftovers.
Here’s how to make it:
Heat your oven to 400 F.
Thinly slice the white and green part of a bunch of green onions. Mince 2-3 cloves of garlic.
Heat some oil in a heavy, large sauce pan over medium heat. Add the white part of the onions and the garlic, saute for a few minutes.
Drain and rinse a can of pinto beans and a can of black beans. Add to the onion and garlic. Also add one 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes (with its juice), 1/4 cup water, 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce, and the green part of the onions. Season with salt and pepper.
Bring the mixture to a boil, smashing 1/4 of the beans to release the starch. Simmer the mixture for 15-20 minutes until thickened.
Meanwhile, slice a tube of polenta into 8 slices. Prepare a glass pie pan by rubbing some oil in it. Arrange the polenta slices in the pan (7 slices around the outside, 1 in the middle).
Once the bean mixture has thickened, pour it into the pie pan. Top it with 1/2 cup – 1 cup grated pepper jack cheese. Put in the oven and cook 15-20 minutes.
Let rest for 10 minutes before serving. It’s especially tasty served with salsa and tortilla chips. Also, if you’re a fan of cilantro, you can add cilantro at some point.