beginning the bind-off.

This is going to take awhile, but boy, is it ever pretty! The knitted bind-off option for the hemlock ring involves a repeat that includes turning your work, and then knitting and purling into one stitch several times to create that lovely loop. Then you turn back and bind off those stitches, and continue on to the next grouping. Slow, but worth it, I think.

Also, last night we had a super easy, super delicious meal, completely inspired by this tomato tart over at inoakpark. I followed the recipe that K. links to, though I used slightly less butter in my crust, and didn’t need the additional tbsp of water. Also, I only slathered whole grain spicy mustard on half of the dough, as the boy is not a huge fan. I used mozzarella instead of goat cheese, fresh flat-leaf parsley for the herbs, and tucked a few stray rounds of zucchini into the gaps left by my tomato slices. The dough took less than ten minutes to make, and requires no resting time. Thirty minutes after that, this deliciousness came out of the oven. I’m not ashamed to say we polished off the entire tart. I will be making this again.

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9 thoughts on “beginning the bind-off.

  1. The tart sounds (and looks) amazing! The bind-off is looking great. It is VERY labor intensive. I’m blocking this weekend, as I’m house-sitting for a friend who has way more space than I do for this kind of endeavor.

  2. It looks so pretty!!!! I really like the edging. I am in a holding period in terms of knitting. I have made the cardinal mistake of running out of yarn in which to finish a sweater for Sophie. I am ordering it online and hoping for the best. This has been a work in progress for so long I think I am just happy I am nearing the end! (So long in fact, the original size I cast on for is laughable now – and the reason I ran out of yarn at my slow knitting speed)

    On a totally different note, my brother visited Cornell this weekend and told me: I quote “it’s pretty awesome there, but my GPA stinks”. Truth be told his GPA does not come close to stinking – but nevertheless I think he was enamored.

    Hope you have a great rest of your week. Have classes begun yet?

  3. I see you are using Harmony from KnitPics? How do you like these needles? I spent fortune on them and I don’t like them :-S So I’m deciding whether I should force myself to like them or just accept that I made a bad purchase ;-)

  4. Wow, that sounds like quite the time-intensive bind off…but it looks gorgeous! I love those loops. So pretty. And that tart looks sososososososo yummy. Straight to the weekend cooking queue…

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