I had a few requests to post pictures of the hand-knit sweater I referenced in this post. Behold:
I particularly like the cabled waist and sleeves:
This sweater is definitely the most complicated project I’ve ever knit. For someone who had only knit scarves and hats prior to this project (plus one vest which will probably never see the light of day), starting this sweater was a leap of faith. Who says the Tao of Knitting isn’t universal?
I wanted to show you what the sweater looks like on a person, and while Peter does look good in pink, I decided to spare him and wear it myself. Of course, this means that Peter was the photographer, and we all know what that means.
I call this series of getting-ready-to-be-photographed pictures: Expressions in Pink.
“This is a move we dietitians call: The Hungry Pterodactyl.”
“I am attempting to recreate a biology textbook human body diagram, only without my internal organs showing. Also, you are fired, photographer.”
Anyhow, I finished this sweater in time for temperatures to hit the 90s later this week (cue Third Eye Blind and Counting Crows). Well done, Jessie.
Fortunately, I do have something a little more season-appropriate to give you.
Cool cucumber salad, anyone?
This salad is so simple, I don’t know why I make it once in a planetary alignment. One day, when we have garden space galore, I’d like to try making this salad with home-grown cucumbers.
Cool Cucumber Salad
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Keywords: raw salad vegan cucumber
- 3 to 4 medium cucumbers
- 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
- Sesame seeds (for garnish)
Peel cucumber and slice in half lengthwise. Use a spoon to scoop out seeds. Slice each half cucumber in half lengthwise to form four long quarters. Slice into 1/4-inch thick slices.
Mix together remaining ingredients and toss with cucumber slices. Allow to sit for 10 minutes, then serve with sesame seeds as garnish.
Bonus pic! As usual, I served this cool cucumber salad during my open hours at Strawberry Fields.
I’ll even show off its awesomeness to you.
Because what’s cooler than a creepy half-smile and an awkward arm flare?
P.S. I have a post going up next Wednesday, but otherwise I won’t be posting for the next week and a half due to travel (and not preparing additional posts in time, of course). See you next week!