Memorial Day weekend (at least in Maine) is the traditional start to the tourist season. While I was growing up, it usually meant work and unfamiliar crowds. Now it is a time to get caught up on the cleaning and necessary cooking and to relax. On the years when it is warm, it also heralds the start of summer cooking.
Last night I made homemade pumpkin pasta (which made way more pasta than 'serves 4'), and Pumpkin ice cream (Ben & Jerry's ice cream cookbook). Nice and sweet and refreshing after the hot day, the ice cream reminds me why I love to cook the way other items (including cookies most of the time) do not. I think the next time I make this ice cream, I am going to take butterscotch or caramel or maybe even Nutella and fold in a swirl of flavor.
Knitting is continuing apace. May's great goal was to start lots of projects and I have started about 6 (and bought yarn for about 10! Gulp!). June's goal is to complete at least 5 projects. Hopefully this will mean a lot of Dulaan items for the box (granted, Dulaan only really counts as one big project or it would be too easy to meet my goal) and a good number of birthday and Christmas presents completed.
Last night I did my swatching for Nothing but a T. I am making mine in the Wool of the Andes, which I intend to dip dye when I am done. My initial swatch on the size 8s was much too large at 4 stitches an inch, so I dug around for another set of needles and am ready to roll tonight!