Wednesday, 14 November 2007
Banana and Marmite sandwich - and knitting
This is the latest sandwich filling to be tested out in my household. Youngest son decided that he was going to combine mashed banana and Marmite. On the basis that "you don't know what it's like until you try it" I let things proceed and hoped it wouldn't end up in the compost bin!
Amazingly he ate it, and here's the proof! --------------->
(For those who haven't heard of it, Marmite is a brown, thick, sticky, salty, savoury yeast extract)
On another subject, here's the Lion Brand Homespun that I bought two days ago - knitted up into a lapwarmer for my aunt in Britain. My mum had suggested that she'd like something to keep her knees warm, but I didn't want to make it TOO big as I have to mail it. This finished up about 22 by 41 inches - I stopped when I reached the end of the first three skeins (I may return the other three for a refund and buy some other yarn today).
Here are the specs - Lion Brand Homespun in Williamsburg, Baroque and Tudor, one skein of each, size 35 (19mm) needles, three strands held together, 30 stitches cast on, broken garter stitch (row 1: knit 3, purl 3; row 2: purl 3, knit 3). I'd guess it took me less than four hours.