Lace is know to be tricky stuff. It’s knit on small needles, with supernaturally delicate yarns, and consists mostly of holes. THis isn’t easy, I know.
But come on – a dishcloth? This shouldn’t be hard. It’s the same cotton I always use, the same size needles I would use for a hat. 37 stitches. 37 measly little stitches. With a really simple straightforward little lace pattern tucked into it.
And do you know what is just killing me here? 1 – it’s not the pattern I keep messing up – my little pattern repeats are perfect. I just keep putting them in the wrong spot because *I am messing up the stockinette stitch around the lace patterns*.
and (and this part is even worse folks)
2 – I am only messing it up when *I pay attention to the knitting and nothing else*.
Knit this while driving and talking to my husband, and playing I Spy with the Bee while listening to NPR? 8 rows – perfect.
Knit for 20 minutes in the morning with just me, the yarn and the pattern? 1 row. Because while I’d get to the end of the row where I am supposed to k2 before my selvedge – and there would be 4 stitches there.
Knit at the pc, while reading blogs and talking to Bee about how abacuses work and looking up abacus pictures? 10 rows – perfect.
Knit in the afternoon while Mike takes the Bee off for a nice swim so I have time to knit un-interrupted? -1 rows. Don’t ask.
Even in cotton, it’s a four letter word.
I cannot begin to express how much I am going to enjoy taking this dishcloth and scrubbing something with it.
Anybody have a good lasagna recipe?
This is a family recipe, and is delicious:
1 lb. italian sausage
1 lb. canned tomatoes
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 Tbsp. parsley
1 Tbsp. basil
1 tsp. salt
12oz tomato paste
COTTAGE CHEESE SAUCE:
3 cups cottage cheese
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
2 Tbsp. parsley flakes
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1 lb. mozz. cheese, shredded
and of course, Lasagne noodles.
TO MAKE MEAT SAUCE:
Brown sausage then add next six ingredients. Simmer 30 min or till thickens. While sauce is simmering, pre-cook lasagne noodles.
TO MAKE COTTAGE CHEESE SAUCE
Mix in large bowl: cottage cheese, beaten eggs, salt, pepper, parsley flakes, and parmesan cheese.
IN A 9×11 CASSEROLE PAN:
Layer (bottom to top):
noodles, cottage cheese, meat sauce, mozzerella cheese. Repeat.
Add one last layer of noodles and top off with meat sauce and mozzerella cheese.
Bake 45 min to 1 hour at 350 degrees. Cool for at least 15 minutes before cutting. Enjoy!
oops, mozzerella is not *in* the cottage cheese sauce; it is layered seperately. 🙂
Delicious! I’ll make this on Friday.