My post for today has nothing to do with German cooking. I have been having fun recreating some of my childhood favorites, but with my classes officially started, I decided I should plan for a few breaks from the kitchen. Aside from delicious food, I remember receiving hand knitted socks from my grandmother, who lived in Heidenheim an Der Brenz. She stopped knitting long ago, and I now have her collection of needles. This summer I made two needle holders so they do not end up lost or bent.
I also started my first pair of socks. The yarn is a very soft bamboo, and cotton blend. As you can see I finished one, but the other needs a foot. Someday I may teach myself how to knit two socks at once. Until that happens, though I will continue this slower way of making them. The other object is a blanket I am making from scrap yarn. The nice thing about this blanket pattern, it that it is all one piece, so no sewing when it is completed. Both of these projects are on hold until I can find more time to work on them.