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Saturday, January 10, 2009

FFI #106

1. It's January; time to get cracking on this year's Christmas gifts!.

2. Udon is what I crave most right now. (There's something comforting about a hot bowl of noodle soup on a cold day)

3. Cork and wine go together like cheese and wine; tea leaves and water; me and sashimi; knitting needles and yarn.

4. Noodle soup is so nourishing on a cold day like today.

5. Let us dare to try something new in 2009 (that'd be knitting socks for me).

6. The SF Bay Area will always be my home.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to finishing Angelina's mitts (which I did!), tomorrow my plans include chipping away at Leslie's scarf and Sunday, I want to have dim sum and make lasagna!

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29 stitch(es):

Joan said...

Socks! Socks! Socks! The #1 most requested gift by every member in my family. There is nothing like them.

ANovelMenagerie said...

I don't read French (darn)... but, you read English (good). I'm a knitter and grabbed a pattern to try. Nice to meet you!

Jaynie said...

Wow, your blog is making me hungry. I'm not sure I could ever knit socks but I know the hubby would love it if I at least learned how to darn them.

catmum said...

I'm puzzled a bit: cork and wine?

Allison said...

I've been knitting socks since last year---they are so much FUN to do!!! Good luck! :-D (I even recently made money from knitting a pair :-D)

Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting on my Fill Ins too!

And since I love to knit (OMG, you would not have heard that from me 3 or 4 years ago!), I'll definitely be back :-D For that, and French. I need to bone up, in part because my daughter's taking it at school now. 4 1/2 years of it in high school, and I pretty much forgot how to speak it :-( It's been nearly 15 years since I graduated, but it only took 5 for me to forget! :-S

Anonymous said...

Haha you sure love noodles, don't you? =D

Have a great weekend too!

Forgetfulone said...

Sounds like you have some knitting to do. And some noodles to eat! Hope you're having a great weekend.

ShannonW said...

Yummmmy lasagna!

Jerralea said...

You and I must agree on #4 - soup is the bomb!

Thanks for visiting my blog. Happy knitting!

Lexi said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

cre8tivkj said...

I really got a kick out of number 1! Thanks for stopping by :D

Diana_CT said...

I think I will have homemade chicken noddle soup for lunch on this snowy Sunday.

Kath said...

Thinking of SF Bay Area makes me want to go there too. =)

have fun eating your noodles!

thank you for stopping by.

Batty said...

Socks are addictive. Next thing you know, you have buckets of sock yarn in your stash.

Anonymous said...

Oh, my French is terrible. Glad you know English too!

Glad I found your blog :-) I love your answers!

Do you sell any of the stuff you make? I love your hats.
If you do, pls. e-mail me at stanle17y{at}gmail{dwot}com.

Thanks and good luck with those socks. I only crochet and just barely at that.


mandaroo63 said...

I like your #3s. I couldn't think of anything good for the life of me! (until hours later!) LOL I love your fingerless mittens on the sidebar. Would love to learn how to make something like that.

~ej said...

ahh, mittens and soup, the elixir of life!! :)
i am a (new) loom knitter...not so sure about those patterns or knitting needles yet ;)

thx for stopping by my blog!

Staci said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Garbage can style pizza is everything but anchovies!!

I've tried knitting and it's something that I truly found relaxing. I think I may have to finish a blanket I started 2 years ago!!

Your Sunday sounds peaceful. Enjoy the food!! :)

Rhonda said...

Good luck with the socks! I hope your weekend was everything you wanted it to be. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'll definitely be back to yours for some knitting patterns!

Unknown said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog, it meant that I could find yours too :o)

I love your FFI answers! I forgot how much I love to knit too!

Have a great week xxx

Jean said...

I shall be back to knitting socks shortly myself, I ordered the Eclect socks, Gilrain has featured so many of them on her blog, that I just had to have it. I look forward to seeing your socks, so please be so kind as to post them. Udon is such a comforting thing when the weather is cold and you can change it around so much that it would be hard to get tired of it.

Knittymuggins said...

Wonderful answers!! It's cold & dreary here so soup sounds good :) Hope you had a great weekend!


Liz said...

I love your FFI's! No french for me....a bit of German and even less Spanish... but I hear you loud and clear on the noodle soup! My soon to be daughter in law is Pho` = also noodle soup, Vietnamese style! Craving that big time. Thanks for stopping my! Looking forward to future visits! (both ways)

Jack said...

Hi, just popped in to thank you for the visit over at my spot.

I would love to learn to knit ... mittens and slippers, like my grandma use to make me. I'll be back to look through your patters (maybe you have some for slippers?)

Hope you had a wonderful weekend and have a great Monday!

Carol said...

Hi Thanks for stopping by my blog. I don't know how to knit, but wow this makes me want to learn. The items in your sidebar are beautiful and fun.

I'm a native SFBA too. Grew up on the Peninsula, and now live in the South Bay.

Nice to meet you. Will be stopping by again.


Dot said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, hope you had a good weekend! All the mention of food in yours has made me hungry- good job it's time for Breakfast!

Radu Butarascu said...

You know, I think I am the only male reader of this blog! :) Anyways, for 2009 I would love to learn how to cook more asian dishes (chinese, japanese, thai). I could got for a bowl of this Thai soup I used to get at the local Thai restaurant!

Amarie said...

Lasagna sounds great! I couldn't read where to leave a comment, but I finally found it :-D.
Thanks for visiting!

Sunfire said...

Thanks for stopping by my FFI. Don't worry about me - I do all my fun stuff during the week on my days off, since I know I'll be working the weekends.... ;)