Monday, October 16, 2006

Dessert Anyone?

I had been a good girl last weekend. Hubby had to work so I had stayed home the whole day. I had the long weekend all to myself. So what did I do, well definately I knit and knit and beside that I prepare this.

This is "Gingko Nuts and Barley Soup". It is one of the Chinese traditional dessert. It consist of gingko nuts, beancurd strips and barley. The chinese believe that this soup will help to purify the kidneys and bladder. Not my favourite dessert anyway but hubby loves it.

Besides that, the last week I started another new knitting project. Its a shawl again. It's the Hanging Garden Stole by Sivia Harding. I think I'm addicted to it. I can't seem stop knitting it. 48 rows for each repeat and after each repeat the shawl grows tremendously. I still have a long way to go but with the long weekend ahead I hope I will have more time knitting it.

13 comments:

Mimi said...

Your new shawl pattern is so pretty. It's nice to see growing design . I have yet to knit a shawl or stole, just don't know when I'll start to knit one.

Vanessa said...

I want some doreen! I'm not a big fan of barley but I love gingko nuts. They suppose to be very good for health. Anyways, your shawl is very pretty. I'm sure you'll be able to finish with no time.

Lily said...

Very nice color. What yarn you are using? And the dessert looks yummy.

R a i n said...

Pretty pretty!!!

opportunityknits said...

The dessert is so right for now, my throat is so parched everyday from the haze. The hanging garden design is so pretty.

Polly said...

The lace work is wonderful! /hostessnic

yuvee said...

Oh, I miss that soup!
Love your new lace too, it looks so pretty!

Peggy said...

The lace is very beautiful! It looks dazzling in that color... is it a burgandy red?

Bee said...

ur Hanging Garden very nice! good job :)

handknit168 said...

The lace shawl is pretty with the colour u choose.

joy said...

What a gorgeous color for your shawl; you always pick such pretty patterns. :-)

Dipsy D. said...

Oh, this soup looks so absolutely delicious, I bet it's as good as it looks on the pic - no, even way better!
And I really love how your stole is coming along, what a gorgeous pattern this is, and the color you picked suits it really perfectly! Can't wait to see it finished!
Happy Knitting!

bluey said...

ur Hanging garden is so nice. :) love the color too.