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Normaedern said:
Oh dear, I forgot to mention your doily, Karen. It is a stunner too :sm24: :sm24:
This last doily only took 8-12 hours. 13 rows instead of the placemat's 15.
 

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Did you all see this lovely Shetland Piece this morning. It is from one of Elizabeth Lovick's books...There are two books with almost the exact title...one is The Magic of Shetland Lace Knitting and the other is "Magical Shetland Lace Knitting" This Christening gown is from the "Magical"...title...unfortunatley not the one I own. Just thought you might want to take a look. I might look to see if my library has this second book.
 

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You didn't catch the spineless variety offered! I'm well aware of the prickliness of the majority of Okra. With the sunlight offered by our Northern neighbor I thought she'd try a crop of the spineless Okra for soups, etc.
Besides the stinging during harvesting, the sliminess of it is a big turnoff. I would eat the baby okra breaded and fried. That was like eating eggplant as a kid in eggplant parmigiana--bury the texture and taste so might as well not eat it. I would not eat food prepared like that anymore being far more nutrition and health conscious than I was decades ago. Today I do love eggplant and appreciate the texture it can add to dishes like ratatouille which is coming up for making now that the tomatoes are beginning to come in. Even if I made a baked version of parmagiana, the eggplant would be cut much thicker and not breaded in grains. Probably would much prefer an eggplant and greens lasagna, even one without grain noodles.
 

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http://www.knittingparadise.com/t-418518-1.html

Did you all see this lovely Shetland Piece this morning. It is from one of Elizabeth Lovick's books...There are two books with almost the exact title...one is The Magic of Shetland Lace Knitting and the other is "Magical Shetland Lace Knitting" This Christening gown is from the "Magical"...title...unfortunatley not the one I own. Just thought you might want to take a look. I might look to see if my library has this second book.
that truly is a stunning piece of work!
 

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Ronie said:
That is how my Mother felt about cotton!! I guess during the depression and years after recovering from the depression every hand needed to help get the family's back on their feet!! I'm not sure where she picked the cotton but I can see the pain in her face as she would talk about it... rubbing her fingers each time..
With my Dad's side of the family coming from Oklahoma we were raised with fried Okra and love it!! no recipe was ever handed down.. you just watched and learned.. same with the biscuits.
Early learning does count! :sm02:
 

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Besides the stinging during harvesting, the sliminess of it is a big turnoff. I would eat the baby okra breaded and fried. That was like eating eggplant as a kid in eggplant parmigiana--bury the texture and taste so might as well not eat it. I would not eat food prepared like that anymore being far more nutrition and health conscious than I was decades ago. Today I do love eggplant and appreciate the texture it can add to dishes like ratatouille which is coming up for making now that the tomatoes are beginning to come in. Even if I made a baked version of parmagiana, the eggplant would be cut much thicker and not breaded in grains. Probably would much prefer an eggplant and greens lasagna, even one without grain noodles.
Try it with ricotta! Even if you develop the cheese from raw it will taste better with the eggplant and other veggies. Slobber!
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DFL that truly is a beautiful gown .
Hope the new people add their thoughts and pictures .
Thanks ,Linda .Managing to keep him busy and is out with a neighbours son at the mo .She will be happy has her boy spends every available minute on his Playstation .My DS and DIL limit their time on such things .After tea we will go to the park as it is usually quiet at that time .We eat quite early and I suspect many are eating when we go .
ETA. I was going to say they were at the table but many have abandoned that for eating while watching TV .
 

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http://www.knittingparadise.com/t-418518-1.html

Did you all see this lovely Shetland Piece this morning. It is from one of Elizabeth Lovick's books...There are two books with almost the exact title...one is The Magic of Shetland Lace Knitting and the other is "Magical Shetland Lace Knitting" This Christening gown is from the "Magical"...title...unfortunatley not the one I own. Just thought you might want to take a look. I might look to see if my library has this second book.
Beautiful, simply beautiful.
 

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Thanks Ronie & DFL. We haven't been to Kauai but it is on our list. When we stayed in Maui, we could see Molokai from our condo. One morning, there was a triple rainbow. So pretty.

Today's pictures will be of Mauna Kea, one of Kona's or the Big Island as many call it, five volcanoes. It is the tallest mountain in the state with 13,802 feet or 4,207 meters above sea level and is the highest point in the state of Hawaii. If measured from the sea floor, it is 33,000 feet (10,000 meters) beating out Mount Everest as the world's tallest mountain from base to summit. Now dormant, it is about a million years old. Because of its high altitude, dry environment, and stable airflow, it is one of the best sites in the world for astronomical observation There are thirteen telescopes funded by eleven countries located at the summit. They are used for scientific research across the electromagnetic spectrum from visible light to radio. Thank you wikipedia for the description.

We decided to drive to the summit to watch the sunset. I told my friend when she was packing that it was very cold there, and indeed it was 24 degrees F or about 4.5 below celsius. Did she believe me? Ok, she brought a hat and socks and had to layer most of her clothes to stay warm. There is an altitude acclimation point at around 9000 feet, and it is much needed. It is very easy to have a slight case of altitude sickness from headaches, dizziness or slight nausea if you don't acclimate. It was a bit easier for us living at 5500 feet. My friend lives in Houston, so it was a must to stop. It is best to use the restroom there, as there are none at the top, and you must drink a lot of water at high altitudes. We pushed our little rental car up the dirt road once the pavement ended, even though it cautioned only four wheel drive vehicles should attempt the drive. We started to slip at one point, but master driver DH got us there.

The view is absolutely amazing. You literally are above the clouds and watching the sunset over the clouds and the sky dripping with stars is a once in a lifetime event. Sadly, pictures of the stars did not take well. Once dark, the observatories started to position and open for their work. I might add that you cannot tour the observatories. As it is a national park, around 8:30, the park rangers begin to shoo you down the mountain. I'm sure they don't want to rescue anyone up there. Enjoy the pictures.
 

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kaixixang said:
Try it with ricotta! Even if you develop the cheese from raw it will taste better with the eggplant and other veggies. Slobber!
:sm24:
Now that I totally agree with. Used to have a teeny little Italian woman who made cheese in her garage. She did not speak English and me no Italian but we seemed to communicate quite well. She did several cheeses making whole milk and reduced fat ricotta. OMG! her full fat ricotta was like whipped cream--stuff to die for. I rarely bought it because it was just too good. I did buy her mozzarella and reduced fat ricotta for several years until she stopped making it. Big loss in our community. She used to sell her provolone in some farm market stores.
 

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Barbara--almost neglected to thank your starting our party and with such beautiful photos. Have never heard a negative comment about Hawaii's beauty. You are so fortunate to be able to enjoy it such long lengths of time at a stretch. And great to have a good friend share it with you. Definitely a memory maker.

Did I forget you were doing the Prairie Eden shawl? If I wore shawls, that is one I would make. It is a beauty and will look forward to seeing yours.
 

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Barbara--almost neglected to thank your starting our party and with such beautiful photos. Have never heard a negative comment about Hawaii's beauty. You are so fortunate to be able to enjoy it such long lengths of time at a stretch. And great to have a good friend share it with you. Definitely a memory maker.

Did I forget you were doing the Prairie Eden shawl? If I wore shawls, that is one I would make. It is a beauty and will look forward to seeing yours.
Thanks, Tanya. When I get it to the point that it looks less like a blob, I'll post a picture. I'm making it with the yarn I got in Hawaii. It will be a fitting post! I'm still not certain about the colors but my knitting buddy assures me it is beautiful.
 

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Thanks, Tanya. When I get it to the point that it looks less like a blob, I'll post a picture. I'm making it with the yarn I got in Hawaii. It will be a fitting post! I'm still not certain about the colors but my knitting buddy assures me it is beautiful.
Isn't is great to have another mind to help make decisions. The hardest thing about losing my collective support group years ago.
 

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Welcome Mossstitch and Lizmossstitch !! just check your emails you should get a new notice each day.. we can be pretty chatty at times so checking in even if just to read and give a thumbs up will help you stay on top of the subject!! it can jump around too .. LOL We all love lace.. and several times a year several of us will do a pattern together.. that is always fun! but not necessary..
Lizmossstitch did I read that right.. the class didn't want you to use stitch markers??? I'd of done it anyway.. I couldn't knit lace with out them.. LOL

Barbara thank you for getting us started.. I spent the morning in Tricias LP and now to catch up in here... Your hubby sounds like a very adventurous guy... that is good for you.. never a dull moment :sm01: and it is wonderful that you have such a good friend... my best friend and I can get on the phone and talk for hours.. I like the addition of wine to the conversation.. LOL we'd talk until the early morning.. LOL
I also use ,plots of marker when I knit any complicated pattern, wouldn't try without them
 

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Ronie said:
That is how my Mother felt about cotton!! I guess during the depression and years after recovering from the depression every hand needed to help get the family's back on their feet!! I'm not sure where she picked the cotton but I can see the pain in her face as she would talk about it... rubbing her fingers each time..
With my Dad's side of the family coming from Oklahoma we were raised with fried Okra and love it!! no recipe was ever handed down.. you just watched and learned.. same with the biscuits.
Sounds like your family cooked like my mom. I asked how to make pastry & was told to add lard to the flour until it " felt right"???? Like i would know what that was. I eventually found a recipe with measurements & that works well for me.
 

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Welcome to the LP... this is a great place to get your WIP's finished up and to learn some new things along the way.. It seems that we are a international group so there is always someone on in here.. :sm01:

Karen thank you so much for the recourse links to the seeds... I don't normally order them from mail order but this year was pitiful with the selections I was able to find.. Plus I like a little more info on a seed besides what the packet says!! I am going into all 3 of them as soon as I sign off here...
And that is another beautiful doily... you do them quite fast too!!
I always mail order my garden seeds from T & T seeds in Winnipeg. In recent years there are more seeds available in stores here but often not the varieties that will mature before frosts.also I find the packages I order have more in them for the price than the commercially marketed ones.
 

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You didn't catch the spineless variety offered! I'm well aware of the prickliness of the majority of Okra. With the sunlight offered by our Northern neighbor I thought she'd try a crop of the spineless Okra for soups, etc.
Maybe I can get them to grow if I start them in the house next spring. I like to try one new thing every year. This year was Romanesco cauliflower. The slugs got into some but I had one really nice but small head so far, it looks strange but quite pretty, tastes like regular cauliflower to me.
For those not familiar with it
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romanesco_broccoli
 

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http://www.knittingparadise.com/t-418518-1.html

Did you all see this lovely Shetland Piece this morning. It is from one of Elizabeth Lovick's books...There are two books with almost the exact title...one is The Magic of Shetland Lace Knitting and the other is "Magical Shetland Lace Knitting" This Christening gown is from the "Magical"...title...unfortunatley not the one I own. Just thought you might want to take a look. I might look to see if my library has this second book.
WOw! That will definitely come a family heirloom
 
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