Sunday, February 27, 2011

Cable and seed stitch fun

The last couple of weeks I have been working on a new hat and fingerless mitt pattern.  The hat was inspired by a stranger in the subway.  She was wearing a wonderful lace and cable hat and I really liked the look of it but wanted something warmer than the lace in between the cables.  Winters here can be very cold and windy and lacey hats just don't cut it most of the time. After a few trials trying different patterns I found the seed stitch looked good.  So here's what the hat looks like in black.

I also wanted to knit shorter fingerless mitts and decided to keep the cable and seed stitch as inspiration.  Here they are in black and a detail of the pattern in purple.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Vegan salmon bagel

Some weeks back I bought myself these vegan salmon steaks from the Viva Vegan Store and someone wondered if they would be great to make salmon bagels. 

The salmon steak by itself is delicious.  I love bringing it to work; microwave a few minutes with a herbed gravy and some mashed potatoes.  It's a quick, easy and delicious lunch and my coworkers can tell you how much I love it.  I rave about my lunch every time I bring this.

And yes they are great to make salmon bagels.  I used the creamy Sheese, thinly sliced one of the steaks, added capers, onions and voilĂ !  The vegan salmon bagel is born.  I just wish I had some sprouts to put on top since I loved eating it this way.