pattern: Chunkeanie, by Woolly Wormhead
yarn: Cascade 128 Superwash, lichen (no. 867), 3/4 skein
needles: US 7 Clover bamboo 16" circs and DPNs
Easy, quick pattern! I apparently don't mind purling in the round one bit. Paul says it's very warm, and he has been wearing it a lot, which is the true proof of a handknit hat.
I made the medium size (21"), but did make it a little bit shorter. The yarn is terrific -- soft and squishy, not itchy at all, and comes in some beautiful heather shades. I'll definitely use it again!
------------------------------------------in the kitchen
We love pizza around here. Neapolitan, Chicago deep dish, even Quad Cities style (malty crust!). I often use store-bought sauce (the horror!) or Heidi's five minute tomato sauce when we make pizza at home, but I've recently discovered the simplicity and terrific flavor and texture of roasted plum tomatoes.
roasted plum tomatoes (for pizza)
8 plum tomatoes, quartered
1 T. olive oil
salt & freshly ground pepper
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
- Line a 9x12 pan with foil for easy clean-up (if desired) and lightly mist with cooking spray.
- Use the roasted tomatoes as a delicious base for homemade pizza! Any leftovers are very versatile. I tossed the rest of them into a smoked salmon frittata, and it was tasty.