Ameeta Scarf

Well, I ended up calling the vet yesterday about Lizzie. The bad news, yes it sounds like kennel cough. The good news? She was vaccinated against it. It’s like the flu shot for humans, dogs can still get it. But their bodies are more easily able to fight it off. The vet said that she needs rest and we should keep her calm. While she was saying this, she was also laughing, because she understood the absurdity of the idea of keeping Lizzie calm. No walks. No jumping. Hahahahaha! She’s got an appointment set up for next week in case she doesn’t get to feeling better. Thankfully, this morning she already seems better. Though still congested, as it was indicated to us early this morning. She is the type of dog who WILL get her needs met. She needed to go out, but Mr. Ink and I were still sleeping. So, she does as she always does in this situation. Jumps up on the bed right in between the two of us and runs all the way up to our faces. Unfortunately, this caused an epic sneeze, so Mr. Ink and I started our morning with faces full of doggy snot. I can honestly say, I never imagined that happening to me. Ever.

Since we’ve been plagued by illness all fall, it’s no surprise that Lizzie would pick something up too I suppose. But it is frustrating!

I began my ameeta scarf yesterday, and am a few repeats in. Far enough to show off the beginning I think. I am loving the pairing of the handspun, the sparkle, and the texture.

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It’s really soft too. The kromski spins a nice soft yarn for me, as it’s just a bit slower than the rose. The rose is great for sock yarn, the prelude is perfect for scarves.

In other news, we’ve joined the instant pot craze around here. We received ours last evening. I did the test run, and than immediately made hard boiled eggs. Today it’ll be yogurt. After that, I’ll start exploring low carb meals. Mr. Ink cooks really well, but his repertoire of low carb meals is getting really stale since we’ve been on it since February. Getting sick of our meals causes us to cheat, and then we aren’t enjoying the benefits of it at all in the end. So, now it’s time to expand. I am also going to try making low carb crackers today, that should be interesting. We’ll see how it goes.

And that’s all for this Saturday! Have a great one!

5 thoughts on “Ameeta Scarf

  1. Lovely scarf! Nice stitch pattern. Sorry Lizzie has a cold, and that she sneezed on you! Yuck!

    I am behind the times, just heard about the instant pot a few weeks ago. Nice gadget?

    Has Mr. Ink looked at the While 30 cookbook? There are some nice recipes in it.

    • Instant pot, so far so good. But I only got it on Friday so I haven’t really delved into it yet. There’s lots of cool sounds happening! However, I did make yogurt, so Miss Butterfly is very happy with it.

      Mr. Ink doesn’t use cookbooks. At all. Once in a great while he’ll look up a recipe online or something, but he’s a self taught cook and just makes stuff from his head. Trial and error.

      • hmmm. Hard to expand a repertoire without some input!

        Can you eat fruit on your low carb diet? Has he tried pork chops with onions cooked in cider? It is yummy. Also good if a bit of heavy cream is added after the meat and onions are removed from the pan to make a delicious sauce, but not necessary. I’ll check out the cook book for you and send you flavor ideas, lol.

      • Oh, that sounds good. My plan is to start looking up low carb instant pot recipes and trying them on the weekends, that way the pressure to think of new stuff is not on him. Last night we did “fathead” pizza crust with alfredo sauce and chicken. It was wonderful, and next time we’ll add veggies too. I think we were both pleased to do something new. I also tried “fathead” crackers, because all our dips are low carb but we’ve nothing to dip with. It was a hit, so we can start making our various favorite dips again.

      • Fathead, huh? I will check it out. Whole 30 is low carb but low or no a lot to of other things as well. There is a good chili recipe that I do in a slow cooker. No beans! Just meat, some veggies, tomatoes and seasonings. Mmmm.

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