Friday, January 30, 2015

Socks and Salad


Don't my feet look warm and happy!

I got a fun package in the mail the other day. It was from Wyoming. Nancy of Wyoming Breezes had knit not one, but TWO pair of socks for me. She had asked me what color I liked, and I replied that I like kelly green. Well, kelly green is what I got. A pair of gorgeously knitted kelly green socks, made of 100 percent Merino Wool. They are soft and delicious, and fit perfectly. The color is called 'pesto.' It's prettier in person than the color I got with my camera. I am delighted!


The knitting is so perfect! And I think she knitted them up in about 5 minutes (only slightly exaggerating, perhaps). She is very fast. I admire anyone who can knit socks at all, but this was incredible.

I love my socks, Nancy!  Thank you so much.  Check out Nancy's blog, Wyoming Breezes. She is one very talented lady. I suspect that she is a master of all things textile and yarn. (That's not the same thing, right?)

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And because I saw this photo in my January file:


One of my favorite salads

I like to make up a lot of this at one time, rather than having bits of vegetables wrapped separately in the refrigerator. Then I put it all in a 2 gallon Ziploc bag so that we have salad on hand, making it easy, and more likely that we'll eat a salad at lunchtime and with our dinner.


Mixed Spring Greens
Broccoli
Cauliflower
Peppers
Shredded Carrots
Onion
Snow Peas
Black Beans or Chickpeas
Walnuts
Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing

And, of course,

CHEESE
especially Kerrygold, Dubliner
(imported from Ireland)
I am embarrassed to admit that it is this Wisconsinite's
favorite everyday cheese.

Can you believe that I even dare write those words??
Whatever happened to state loyalty.

Don't worry. I love Wisconsin cheeses too.

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52 comments:

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Those are definitely some HAPPY feet! Beautiful socks! I am looking forward to checking out Nancy's blog!

And, you MUST have some Irish cheese to go with that Kelly Green! Just a must... no disloyalty to state involved! hee hee. blessings ~ tanna

Susie said...

Judy, Your new socks are wonderful. I would love a sweater like the mixed colored pair. I can't even imagine making socks. What a talent Nancy has. I too would love a big tasty salad for lunch today. Hope you have a great day. xoxo,Susie

Bethany Carson said...

Those socks look nice and warm. Nancy did a beautiful job!! The salad looks delicious as well. Thanks for sharing the recipe with us.

Karen S. said...

Oh yes they do, but more importantly, thanks for giving us something to make all our tummies happy too!

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

Those socks are amazing! I sure wish I could knit and have talent like that! I do the same thing with salads as you. If I don't have it already mixed up, I won't mess with it. Have a great weekend!

Jacquelineand.... said...

You may need to change your blog name to Happy Feet!

Your salad looks amazing. =)

eileeninmd said...

I love your socks, a lovely gift from your friend.. And the salad looks delicious..the cheese sounds yummy too. Thanks for sharing your recipe.. Have a happy Friday and weekend ahead!

Linda Kay said...

Judy, I can't believe those are knitted by hand, so perfect. Your salad idea is great, and I'm going to be looking for that Irish Cheese!

Theresa said...

LOVE your socks! What a nice gift! Great idea on the salad:) Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Arlene Grimm said...

Those socks are GORGEOUS and I am sure toasty and warm!! We are big Dubliner Cheese fans as well. A friend introduced us to it when we visited them a year or so ago. I always enjoy finding new foods to try.

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, loving those green socks, toasty warm. Wonderful looking salad, makes me want one now. Blessings Francine.

Nancy said...

I'm delighted that you like the socks; however I think I got the best end of the swap, as I love the soaps that you sent in exchange!

Diane said...

Wool socks sound very toasty!! Nice! Very funny about the cheese too.

podso said...

You will appreciate those sox on cold Wisconsin mornings. What is the State Cheese? Good looking' salad. And healthy too. Matches your sox.

Alex said...

You have Happy Feet!
Isn't she clever ~ I don't knit socks or anything that 'goes round corners'!
Good salad idea, and about the bags too. Unfortunately my husband can't eat walnuts, AND he likes them.I'd have to miss those out but it looks delicious anyway.
Thank you for visiting me!
You asked about spag bol, I think? = spaghetti bolognese : ) or should I say blog-o-nese...
x

Heide at ApronHistory said...

Oh you are converted now! Hand knit wool socks are the best! I don't know what I would do with out mine. It is always a sad day when it get too warm to wear them.

Somehow it always seems like more of a struggle to eat salads in the winter, much rather have warm comfort food! I have been collecting recipes trying to get inspired.

Ginny said...

I see this cheese every time I go in the grocery store. I have always wondered about it, and now I just happen to be going. I will for sure pick up a pack, thanks!! We adore cheese! The socks are perfect, and a beautiful color. they look like they were bought at a fancy department store.

Stephanie said...

Is it wrong that I'm jealous of your socks?? :)

TexWisGirl said...

the socks are too sweet! and you can use 'em up in that frozen country! :)

Pamela Gordon said...

I like your green socks. They would be very cozy on these cold winter days. Your salad looks so fresh and healthy. I'll go have a peek at Nancy's blog. Thanks for the suggestion. Enjoy the weekend blessings.

Maryann said...

Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog, it gave me the opportunity to discover yours. Love the socks, they really are pretty (all I kept thinking to myself was...someone actually made those?!...awesome. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Looking forward to visiting again

Sandra said...

Yum on the salad, i would love this one and WOW on the socks. they are beautiful really beautiful. fantastic gift.

Terri D said...

The socks do look perfect - in every way!! What a wonderful gift!

Of course, anything from Ireland will be sweet and delicious!! :)

Beatrice Euphemie said...

What a sweet friend to send you such a warm and cozy gift - and in your favorite color, too! They really are perfect! The salad looks perfect, too, especially with the cheese. I love anything with cheese :) xo Karen

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Love the colour of your gifted socks and I regularly buy KerryGold cheese too. Much better than the rubbery stuff that also says cheese on the label.

bj said...

I am as green as your sox with envy. They look sooo warm and so pretty.
A perfect way to keep your salad in easy reach.....

Simply Linda said...

Oh Judy...I buy Irish cheese/butter...love it. The socks look comfy!!!! The salad is a keeper for sure, thanks. Blessings

Debby Ray said...

Well, those are the warmest looking socks...I have never had hand knitted socks in my life. What a beautiful job she did and the other pair are so pretty as well. And the salad looks pretty amazing too. Have a blessed weekend...toasty feet and all! :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love your new socks and they are a perfect shade of green! I have a few handknit pairs that my daughter in law made...nothing else better than those. They are my favs! Love your salad, too. We could have put our lunches together today! Happy weekend! Hugs, Diane

Felicia said...

oooo they do look comfy cozy. congrats.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Those look like some cozy winter socks!!!!

Carol Z said...

Your socks looks great. I was just thinking that I need some new socks to brighten up the winter days. I am a KerryGold fan, too, especially their butter.

Derek said...

Cool socks. You'll be the envy of the neighbourhood when you wear them.

The salad looks tasty too, and healthy.

Have a great weekend.

Mike @ A Bit About Britain said...

Great socks. It's almost a shame to wear shoes when you have socks that look that good. What on earth is kelly green? Don't get me started on cheese - I'm an addict: good cheddar (love Canadian), stilton, Lancashire, Danish blue, a creamy brie...yum!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

THose socks look so comfy and warm.

I see that she quilts too! :)

Lynne said...

I like your SALAD MIX, hand knit KELLY GREEN socks and CHEESE imported from Ireland . . .
I wonder, the first time you tasted that cheese . . .
were you in IRELAND?

Vee said...

Oh those look marvelous. I have had a pleasant time visiting at the link you provided. The way we love wool socks in this family, someone needs to learn how to knit them!

Anita Johnson said...

I am learning (slowly) to crochet. I would love to make socks...these are wonderful, what a gift!

Carla from The River said...

Hi,
I love the color of the socks. Perfect for an England loving lady. :-)
We have tried that cheese. Did you purchase it at Sam's Club?

Stay Cozy
Carla

Sue said...

They look warm and happy to me,Judy, Your friend Nancy did a beautiful job!I will visit her blog, What a great idea on making extra salad! Enjoy your weekend, Blessings,
Sue

Cheryl said...

Love those cozy-cute socks, Judy!!

Good idea to make your own salad mix waiting there in the fridge. I'm afraid I still have some Christmas fudge in my fridge. (The only good news in that is that I haven't eaten it all yet.) :)

M.E. Masterson said...

What a wonderful surprise!

Tammy Chrzan said...

THOSE are knitted!!!! They are absolutely perfect!! So envious :)

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

The socks are perfect! Merinos is my favourite wool: soft and warm. And their colour look very Irish, goes perfectly with the cheese.

Ruth Kelly said...

I wish I could wear wool but I am allergic to it and when I used to knit, I could never knit with wool. I have been tempted to try that cheese but I am afraid I might like it too much and it is so much more expensive to buy.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

That salad looks scrumptious!!!

And those socks....beautiful colors and oh so cozy warm for winter!!

Rose said...

I was here earlier, but don't think I ever got a comment done...your feet look happy and content to me...and that salad looks delicious!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Beautiful socks! I am also a lover of the color green --I guess it is because I'm half Irish ;) I also love Dubliewr cheese and sometimes I splurge on Kerrygold butter as I feel in love with its taste on a trip to Ireland.

Donna said...

Love the new socks! How sweet of her to knit them for you!

Michelle F said...

I love your new socks! comfy!!

We have started eating a lot more fruit & veggies. a good thing!

Judy S. said...

Nancy is definitely a sweetheart. Have you seen all the charity knitting she does as well as the beautiful Quilts of Valor? She is amazing.

pattisjarrett said...

The socks are beautiful! My daughter tried knitting socks at one time, I remember her working on the heel to get it right.

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