I’m back from my wonderful vacation. A seven day cruise from Boston to Nova Scotia and back. Then we looked around Boston for a couple days. I just labeled 1200 pictures on Flickr, but I’ll be continuing to weed out the unneeded ones.
For anyone who may check this blog, I have some old family pictures online also, here: http://picasaweb.google.com/jabbryan/OLDFamilyPictures#
While I was gone, I did some knitting too, whenever it was quiet. I made 2 pairs of baby booties with Debbie Bliss Cashmerino, using this free pattern I found called Ruth’s Perfect Baby Booties. It is a very, very nice pattern! The booties came out perfect. I just had to put the ribbons in and block them when I got home.
I haven’t done any knitting since I got home, and I probably won’t for another week. I DID decide to try my hand at making oatcakes this week, however. On Cape Breton Island, they told me that the Scots used to carry a bag of oats around the waist. If hungry, and no other food had turned up, the oats would be mixed with water and rolled around thoroughly and then backed on a hot rock or over a fire. Nowadays, oatcakes are a favorite of the island but they put in other ingredients to make them taste better. I made mine the original way. 5 minute oats, worked in my hand with water, then patted out on a pan or, if firm enough, no pan, then put in the toaster oven for 15 minutes. Came out great, although my first experiments were a bit messy! I like it plain and crunchy, although honey or jam could easily be spread. Even peanut butter would probably work.