We're on a first-name basis with Stephanie in this house. Bunch of leeks at the bottom of the crisper needing to be used? Ask Stephanie. Too many zucchinis? Stephanie will know what to do with them. Not sure how to use those obscure greens from the farmer's markets? Yoo-hoo, Stephanie! Her 'Cooks Companion' has pride of place on my cookbook shelf and she's a regular at our table, at least in spirit (and in my fantasies). So when I read recently that her memoirs were being published, I didn't waste any time adding it to my Mother's Day wish list. I'm still in her childhood at the moment, but so looking forward to getting to the Stephanie's Restaurant years.
And an impromptu cast-on this week, a little cardigan for a little girl who is coming to visit this weekend and recently enjoyed her first birthday. Yes, there's a deadline, so I'm not going to dilly-dally here. I have two more repeats of the lace pattern before I can cast off and launch myself into the sleeves. The yarn is some Jo Sharp DK wool purchased many moons ago on eBay. Ravelry notes here.
Oh, and a quick reminder - my Very Bloggy Morning Tea starts here on Monday and runs all week. Come join the fun. It's all for a good cause.
Joining in for the Yarn Along today, as usual, with Ginny at Small Things.