My son is happy with a red/violet/purple colour choice for his Funky vest. I actually only wanted to try how the pattern works with some fingering alpaca yarn. Got some odd balls out and started knitting. He liked it much more than the purple combination I had in mind. And no black in sight. Now I can see how much whatever leftovers I have. He expressly said he likes to have pink in there.
On Saturday I got this UFO out which I once bought in a charity shop for only £3. I’m not so sure what it was meant to be but I sat all afternoon just to unravel one side of it. The yarn is used double and sometimes there were six strands at the same time I had to deal with, well, fumble more like. And not that there was any logic to were the strands were going or coming from.
With the UFO came a unused ball of yarn. It’s a very nice, fingering weight brushed alpaca by Anny Blatt. Not quite my colour but the right project will come along. Alpaca is one of my favourite yarns so I couldn’t not buy this.
Otherwise I have gone into creating wild sugar free yogurt combinations. Here one I make quite often these days. Mango and golden beetroot with brazil nuts. I know, it really is wild, but against what people might think mango and golden beetroot go extremely well together. A few weeks ago Ihad some golden beetroot left and just plonked it into the mango yogurt. It was so tasty I made it more often. Here how it’s made. Cut half a mango into pieces (about 80g), peel the golden beetroot and cube about 80g (though it also tastes good with the skin, properly washed of course. And it’s raw beetroot, not cooked). Add a handful of brazil nuts and three tablespoons of yogurt (any yogurt you like, I prefer full fat because fat doesn’t make fat, fructose does) and blend everything together. The borage flowers are optional. Today I had a banana, mango, purple carrot and avocado combination with almonds. That was also excellent. Tonight it will have banana and red beetroot yogurt with cashews and cocoa. It’s my favourite. My son got it for dessert yesterday; without the cocoa, he doesn’t like cocoa. He said: ‘Ooh, that looks artificial!’ It was bright pink from the red beetroot, of course. And then: ‘Beetroot is healthy!’ And gulped it down with great delight.