Saturday, August 16, 2008

Tomatoes and Pomatomus

I've began the Pomatomus Sock (pattern is free and available on it is being knit on 2 circular needles with the suggested yarn by Shelridge Farm, I used the color Loganberry. The pattern is written for DPN's, and I was surprised how easy it was to convert to use with the circular needles. I have an appreciation for the circular needles as it is easier to take my project places without having to worry about stitches falling off the needles while in transit. The socks are destined by my niece who is away at college, she is now a fellow knitter and I know that she will enjoy wearing handmade socks made especially for her by her Aunt Jean. My next sock project for her will have to be warm winter socks in either a DK weight or possible a worsted weight. Sock pattern suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!!
The tomatoes are coming! I had to go out and take back the volunteer tomato plant some, its as tall as the house and was quite wide, upon taking down some of the branches I came upon this wonderful specimen (there were plenty of others, but this one was especially appealing). If this is the same type of tomato that I planted last year it will reward me with large meaty tomatoes that are delectable with few seeds, they are great with fresh mozzarella, drizzled with olive oil.

My favorite Extra Virgin Olive Oil right now is by Colivata from Tuscany, it will be wonderful on the tomatoes when they are ready, I use it to dip bread into, finish pasta, drizzle on lightly steamed veggies or on a salad, I'm sure I could find other uses for it, but these are great for now.


Kody May said...

Lovely pictures as always!!! You have a knack for taking gorgeous pictures.

gilraen said...

You look like an accomplished sock knitter to me :) I have yet to finish my Pomatomus socks.

Are you on Ravelry? There is great pattern browsers there. :) It is a great resource.

I also have a free pattern for sportweight socks on my blog :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Jean,
Thanks for visiting my blog! Your garden seems to be doing so much better than mine right now. I've only gotten potatoes, 2 tomatoes, and 1 zucchini thus far...also a few herbs. I love your photos!