Happy Friday! The sun is shining here and I hope to step outside often today to enjoy spring emerging around and near our home.
I've had slow knitting progress the past few days, too slow to share really. We've been busy with band and orchestra concerts, and even though I am found knitting in the audience before the concerts start, I haven't got much done. After casting on the shawl I mentioned yesterday, I felt the yarn was too light weight for the pattern. I'll have to decide on new pattern or a different yarn to use. I hope this weekend allows more time for knitting. New yarn is coming in the mail as well. Hooray!
I also need to go shopping for batting, for three finished quilt tops. A new to me, Tin Lizzie quilting machine has been set up in the basement, and I'm hoping the three quilts can be finished that way, instead of me trying to get them under my table top machine. The Tin Lizzie isn't quite complete though, and the quilter has no idea how to use it.
For those of you celebrating Lent this beautiful Friday, and for all who enjoy fish as well, I'm sharing my recipe for homemade tartar sauce. The first time I made it, I was surprised by the ingredients (all found in most kitchens), but when I put them together, I really thought it was the freshest tartar sauce I have ever had; and so much better than from a jar. (I don't remember where I got the original, similar recipe, long ago.)
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon parsley flakes
1 teaspoon chives (dried is fine)
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Coarse salt and cracked pepper
Mix well. Add more lemon juice, salt, pepper to taste.
*If you love relish, you can add a bit, but it's not needed.
I hope your Friday is sunny dear friends. I hope when you get home tonight, peace and love are there. Jeannine:)