Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Funky booties


Wow my first knitting project that isn't a square!! I'm was so excited I knitted three pairs....not really the first three booties I knitted were all different sizes so I had to try and knit three more to match. Lucky I was making booties for twins.... and the spare pair will go to a friend. Yeah!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Oh sweet cherry reds

To keep my little toes warm as the temperature drops I have been knitting some little cherry red Mary Jane slippers. I'm quite proud of the fact that for the first time I am knitting something other than a square or a rectangle.

My love of cherry red Mary Janes too goes back quite a way...I buy a new pair each time my little red shoes wear out - I think I'm up to the fourth pair. The rule is I must wear them out before I get a new pair. My latest pair started to wear out within a month of purchase grrrr but thats a story for another day.

Time to go cherry red Mary Jane shoe shopping - Yeah!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

The day greek yoghurt saved my nose

I learnt a valuable lesson today....

Don't scratch your nose whilst de-seeding the hottest chilli ever.

I was happily going about my business sorting the seeds I had been drying on the window ledge for my veggie garden. I had dried out the middle of a couple of capsicum and scraping the dried seeds into a bowl.

I also had a couple of habanero chilli's which I wanted to save the seeds from to plant in the garden. I set to work removing the skin and peeling the seeds away to place on the ledge to dry.

I have been suffering a little hay fever over the last few weeks and my nose has been quite sensitive. I must have unconsciously rubbed it and got a little bit of chili juice around my nose and the top of my lip. I only noticed when I liked my lip and whoa what a bite...as soon as moisture was applied to the chilli it started to heat up....

I thought I could wipe it off with water on a face washer but again it just got hotter - I switched to milk and it helped a bit but still hot. It felt like there were flames coming out my nostrils.

Greek yogurt came to the rescue. I have never tried sticking greek yoghurt up my nose before but it seemed to be working....After about 15 minutes I thought I could remove the yoghurt. WRONG - as soon as I wiped it off it started to burn again. I smoothed the yoghurt back on and started watching a movie, about an hour and a half later when the yoghurt had all but dried up on my face I removed to find the burning had passed and my skin was all beautiful and soft.

Thank you greek yoghurt you saved my nose...

Diggin the veggies

Well I finally got out in the veggie garden and did a bit of digging. I dug a new bed and planted some silverbeet and leeks. I'm also thinking of putting in some beetroot and capsicum - maybe tomorrow.

I also planted some seeds a week ago and they are now starting to emerge. I planted thyme, silverbeet and some bok choy.