I got a nice ham hock at the market last week, so naturally, I wanted to make soup. I bought a bag of soup beans and sort of followed the instructions on the back. I added more onion and garlic and tomatoes than called for, and added about a cup of baby carrots sliced lengthwise. I cooked it until the meat fell off the bone. I removed the bones and as much fat as possible and shredded the larger pieces of ham. It turned out great.
I hadn’t made any socks lately, so I made these. Purple and brown isn’t something that I would normally choose, but the little flacks of many colors were very intriguing. I can’t find the label. It probably fell behind the rolling carts in my long closet. The cats like to rummage around in there and I had the yarn sitting out. I know the yarn company, I’ve made socks with their yarn before. It consists of four letters that I can never remember, but easily recognise. The yarn is quite sturdy, but still comfortable on my feet. I really like the way they look on my feet. The pattern is Mona from ‘knit. sock. love’ by Cookie A. I used the eye of partridge on the heel and made a rounded toe. I love the yarn. I love the pattern. I’m happy.