What remains

This week, whilst the rain falls from the sky and the wind howls I have been using up some left-overs – in the kitchen and on my hook.

Much more delicious than sour milk

Much more delicious than sour milk

Since I don’t drink milk, Mr Snail has been bringing the stuff back and forth in a cool bag for the weekends. Last Sunday, however, there was a small amount left that was aging and not worth transporting back, so he left it with me. I put a few drops of lactase enzyme in it so that it wouldn’t upset my digestion and kept it in the fridge. Then yesterday, when I ran out of bread, rather than making myself a loaf, I made a cheese scone (I can eat hard cheese in moderation, as it has little lactose in it).ย  Scones are always lighter when made with sour milk, so it’s a great way to use it up. Mr Snail is not a big fan of cheese scones but I love them, so it’s ideal to cook them when he’s away. When he’s home, I use sour milk to make waffles, which also benefit from it as an ingredient.

Mr Snail's new hat

Mr Snail’s new hat

And then I moved on to left-over yarn. For Mr Snail’s laptop case, I bought three balls of yarn but only used two of them. Since he liked the self-patterning effect so much, I decided to make him a hat with the left-over ball. He’s not here to model it and this post will be the first time he’s seen it. I’m rather pleased with the way it turned out. I didn’t work from a pattern – just made it up as I went along. It is worked entirely in half-trebles (UK terminology). I’ve also been using up some left-over cotton yarn for another project, but that’s a gift for one of you out there, so I won’t share the picture until after it’s been received.

So, have you made anything interesting with left-overs this week?


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  1. The only left-overs I had this week were down my shirt when I actually managed to miss my mouth. The only thing I made was a mess. What are the chances of making me a bib?
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx

  2. Mr Snail’s hat looks rather fetching! Won’t he look so cool with his matching laptop under his arm! You may recall I wasn’t so struck by the red through the bag but I love it in the hat! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Oh my, matching accessories. Mr SoH is going to be so on trend! And it used up that last ball, resolving your dilemma. Wins all round…

  4. Does being trendy mean I am going to have to wear the hat every time I use my laptop?

  5. That pattern you have used is awesome and no wonder Mr Snail loves it. It reminds me of the Australian tribal blokes patterns. Very masculine. How amazing that a tribal pattern of thousands of years old (50 thousand I think) is being used to cover a blokes laptop? Also hat is great and proves our human needs are the same as our elders.The way you put the colors together is stunning ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. Ooooh! Cheese scones! Yum, yum. A lovely treat when the stylish Mr. Snail is absent. Love the hat. xoxoxox

  7. I think cheese scones sound fab! May need to make some soon–my cider doughnut muffins are finally gone!

  8. I have been alternating going great guns in the garden with furiously creating. I have yet to get active on my narf square for the blanket of latecomer happiness as I am creating something entirely different for my eldest daughter. I wish I could eat cheese scones but I am firmly back on the wagon when it comes to food as summer is just around the corner and finds my derriere a bit bigger than I feel comfortable with. I will just imagine how delicious they taste :).


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