Saturday, November 13, 2010

Zoe is Finished!

Zoe is one of the ladies of Firefly. She's a complicated woman, with great loyalty and skills with guns:
"Zoë:(looking at a dress in a shop window) Too much foofarah. If I'm gonna wear a dress I want something with some slink.
Wash: You want a slinky dress? I can buy you a slinky dress. Captain, can I have money for a slinky dress?
Jayne: I'll chip in.
Zoë: I can hurt you."

Wash is her husband and Jayne is a guy that lives on the same ship that she does.

That is my interpretation of Zoe's 'Slink.' It's light as air and has just enough beads to make it shiny. Knitted from Misti Alpaca, it's knitted so that the diagonals work one way, then the next. I've added a beaded edge to the stole, much like the heavily decorated pallaus of a sari. The wardrobes in Firefly tend to mix Chinese and Indian styles in a very eye-catching way.

Recovery from the surgery has accelerated in the last week. I feel much better and more like myself. I do find myself taking more naps, but what can be wrong with that?Dr. Surgeon has given me the go-ahead to get back to normal life. With the exception of a terse scream emanating from my liver every time I attempt to eat something with fat in it, I'm doing well.

My Brother-In-Law got a deer Thursday, so Dave and I spent yesterday butchering. We have enough venison burger, roasts, loins and sausage to last at least 1/2 the winter. That was the 3rd deer we've butchered ourselves and I do think we're getting quite efficient at both getting as much meat as possible, and getting it packaged as quickly as possible.

Dave's been experimenting with new recipes for sausage and jerky. This time he's mixed up an Italian sausage and a Polish Sausage. We tried the Polish this morning with breakfast and it's very tasty.

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