knitxcore.: I've got STEAM HEAT!

Friday, June 22, 2007

I've got STEAM HEAT!

Otto the Owl (FO)


Otto is finished! After what seems like days of sewing (about 3 hours in real life), Otto is alive and touring the neighborhood. He seems to like Harry Potter, but is quite concerned about the conditions in which the delivery owls live. He likes trees, but hates getting dirty. He likes waving at passers-by on sunny Thursday afternoons.

Pattern Particulars
Needles:
Clover Takumi Straight needles sz. 8

Materials: KnitPick's Merino Style in Cinnamon, Vanilla, Asparagus, and Cornflower. Fiberfill.
Time: 9-ish hours?

Loved: The short row wings and tail.

Hated: Sewing all the pieces together. In the future, Otto will be knit in the round.



Steamers Are Awesome



When we First moved into our current condo, Dave's boss had given us a fancy wok with steamers and tools. I've used the wok a million times, but tonight I gave the steamer a shot. I was a little aprehensive, because I tried to use one a long time ago to make a steamed egg cake and burnt it, a lot. (the steamer, not the cake). I googled bamboo steamers and ended up at the same site where I get all my cooking advice. Thanx Martha! I made a quick spice rub with some of the organic parsley growing on the deck, and tossed some orange roughy on top of some sliced lemons. I put a second steamer on top of the fish with green beans in it. Awesome! Dinner on one burner! It took about 20 minutes and absolutely no-fuss. I wonder what else I can steam??

I casted on for my Seamless Hybrid today, I've only knit about 6 rows, but that damned Malabrigo is sooooo soft! I can't wait to knit some more. I need to pick a color for my hems and decide which yoke I'm going to do. I hope this one fits and looks good, I can't bear to throw another sweater under the bed.


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21 comments:

Charles said...

HE is soooo cut!!! GREAT JOB ROB~~
By the way,..Iam going record my video this sunday!!! I will be updating hopely monday!
Check out and listen my blog review~~~
Fish looks nice by the way!(yum yum)

Have a great WEEK!!

Charles

Jeanne said...

Otto is too cute!

Dave said...

Very cute!

Steamers & woks (and bbqs) = the best summer cooking. :-)

Impossible Princess said...

you crafty bitch...

I will out craft you someday...

*karen said...

Dinner and an owl. Wow. And I saw the book with that pattern some months ago and passed. Why did I pass??

Jessica said...

Dude. The owl is awesome! Freaking awesome. However, he looks like he's constantly rolling his eyes at us! ;)
Congrats on mastering the steamer.

sunneshine said...

Love the owl - he is so cute, although the scarf is making me a little warm!

lupinbunny said...

BCB made me these awesome steamed cabbage rolls when we were first going out. They were from a Jamie Oliver cookbook, and involved coriander, pork mince, waterchestnuts and some other stuff wrapped in cabbage. THEY were very fine indeed.

Cynical Gal who Knits said...

Otto is GREAT!!! Great job, very cute.

pamela wynne said...

I LOVE OTTO!! And mmmmmmmmmalabrigo seamless hybrid? Yum.

pins&needles said...

I love Otto! He's so cute!

I should do the fish recipe sometime. It looks so yummy.

melissa said...

omg, otto is totally adorable!

Crochet Goddess said...

I love the owl!!!n and the fish looks so good. You must be a great cook. I want to try something different for the 4th of July. So I paid a visit to licensed to grill and I want to put lamb on the grill. I hope you have a great week.

Jana said...

Otto is just wonderful. I don't know what's more appealing, his cuteness or his character. Dinner looks delish also!

Kim said...

LUV the owl!! His eyes are so very cool being that large--I can imagine him with those round Lennon glasses and challenging the kid to the "how many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop?" question!

BTW, since you've been doing animals, thought you might want to check out this dinosaur on a Wordpress blog:

http://thechemgrrlchronicles.wordpress.com/2007/06/26/stegalicious/

Gloria said...

Whoa, Otto is so cute! I want one now too!

Charles said...

HEY Robbie!

My NEW Video Cast is up!!!

You can look at up my blog and see you blog review!

(Don't forgot to write a blog about me!)

Best wishes....

Charles

lupinbunny said...

Those parsley munchin' caterpillars must have been starving! My snails will eat anything before they eat the parsley (actually, they like the rosemary less than the parsley, but seriously, they've eaten chillis (fruit, not leaves) in preference to parsley)!

becky29 said...

I love Otto, is there a pattern somewhere for him?

KnitXcorE said...

Becky!

I didn't get a return address for your comment, but the pattern is from Lucinda Guy's "And So To Bed...". It's a really cute pattern book :-)

Obsidian Kitten said...

otto slays me.