First of all, a shout-out to the Kotarski's in OH and LV -- I've been thinking about you guys all weekend, and I'm psyched your team won! Jason & Adam, time for another tattoo...
In spite of the Superbowl hoopla, this weekend was pretty low key. Friday night I made a yummy Roasted Sweet Garlic and Thyme Risotto with Toasted Almonds and Breadcrumbs -- I found the recipe, by Jamie Oliver (the Naked Chef!), on the Food Network's web site, a really great resource for free recipes. And this one was pretty easy with very little prep time. In fact, while the garlic roasted I had time to enjoy the unseasonably beautiful weather and a few glasses of wine in the backyard with my neighbors Cathryn, Sage & Julian (the latter two are the proprietors of dREALM, a cool clothing shop in our building).
I met up with some SnB friends (sub-group!!!) at The Point on Saturday night, and after knitting we went out to dinner at the Blue Ribbon Bakery (great wine and cheese selection!) Jessica wore a fabulous hand knitted product, the Hourglass Sweater from Last Minute Knitted Gifts, that she made from undyed Blue Sky Organic Cotton. It looked so awesome on her that it inspired me to buy the book today, with the aim of making the same sweater out of the same yarn -- maybe in Sand or Nut.
Special thanks to Dave, the hand model (he never won a contest), for modelling the finished mittens!