G'morning July 22, 2005
I am knitting lace.
It is the summer for it, isn't it? More on it later, but can I just talk about row eleven? The poorly written, problematic row eleven, which for the first 5 repeats NEVER worked (but did I rip it out? Heck, no. Don't you know me at all?) but now suddenly works just fine. Nine is a little wonky sometimes. I just add another stitch or purl two together and it evens out, and no one will ever notice, but still. I'd like to know how I did it wrong so many times (searching the internet for the errata, finding none, thinking a-HA! I'm the only one to find this error. And indeed I was. The error in my head).
Also, my tummy hurts. I've been eating well lately in the Battle of the Triglycerides, and apparently I don't do much eating well, or at least my stomach is telling me that. Suddenly asked to digest things like broccoli and brown rice and fruit, it's rebelling. Give me a nice coffee and a bagel with cream cheese, and I'm fine. Salad, not so much.
Plus, I don't cook, so I'm at a loss. I throw myself on your cooking knowledge, tines down. Can you help?
I need ways to eat veggies that don't suck. Also, I need methods that are EASY. Keep in mind that steaming veggies and then stir-frying them is do-able, but one step more than I'd like. In fact, I went to work last night with broccoli and beans in a bag, brown rice pre-made at home, tamari at hand to stir-fry up, and I was too lazy. Well, not technically true. I was strapped to the police radio most of the night and unable to dash to the kitchen to cook, so I ate premade salad and apples with peanut butter (peanut butter is a vegetable, right? In Rachaeland it SO is).
So. Tell me. What's your favorite, low-fat, easy way to eat those stupid things grown in the ground? (Ann confessed to me recently that she likes red bell peppers more than chocolate. That is just sick and wrong, darlings, much as we love her. Not as wrong, however, as when I told Lala about this, and she said, "Wow. What about red bell peppers WITH chocolate? That could be good!")
Please? And can you tell me why row eleven evened out while you're at it? Mysteries.