the other side

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

So, school has been back in session for a week. And I think I am finally feeling good about the new routine. I'm not sure why, but I felt a little lost when they went back this year. Even though I was able to jam my music, it still seemed quiet. A little too quiet. Suddenly it seemed as if all that "stuff" I really wanted to do didn't seem nearly as important. In fact, I couldn't even remember what it was I wanted to do. I know, sounds crazy. Trust me, it didn't last long. Kim reminded me that I loved to bake. And knit!
This is the other side of the long coat. The side with the circular design. I know, it looks a little strange to me, also. I am trusting it will block correctly.
As I brought in these tomatoes on Sunday afternoon, Charlie gasped and said "please, no more tomato pie". I will make it again (for the third time) but I promised not to make him eat it. You should try it, though. It is really fabulous.

Have a great day.
And, happy September!

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51 comments

  1. I can't wait to see how that sweater turns out! When I saw it in the magazine I couldn't figure it out. It looks so fun!

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  2. Oh, yes, we've been eating that very same tomato corn pie too--it really is heavenly!

    I do love reading your blog I must say!

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  3. How funny... I printed off that recipe too!

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  4. I have loads of tomatoes this week so tomato pie it will be.

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  5. The long coat seems like one of those "forever" projects. So, large that it just takes time. You are getting there though!

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  6. Anonymous9/01/2009

    My tomatoes are gone, darn it! I have never seen or heard of tomato pie, and oh my goodness...

    You are missing your kids because as they become older, they actually become more like your friends. Trust me, after 6 (some still growing up, but some already grown) I know this well. They are your heart!

    This sweater is looking great, I can see the vision! I have been knitting my fingers to the bones because I recently realized how very close Christmas is, and how many things I want to make for it. Gosh, anyway to add more knitting time to the day? I have actually quit reading books in order to knit!~Jan

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  7. I agree with Jan...they're older and starting not to need as much. Even though they have been fighting these past few weeks,I'm going to miss them next week.

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  8. That recipe has been printed off and sitting on the counter waiting for me to make it this week! Now even more motivated seeing how much you enjoy it!

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  9. you are so fast with your knitting...I think the sweater is looking great! Looks just like the one in the magazine - perfect. I'm glad you're settling into the new routine that school brings. Thanks for sharing the pie recipe. It sounds fabulous! (although I think I'm the only one here who would eat it!)

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  10. I just love how your jacket perfectly matches those tomatoes...this is such a great blog! That same tomato pie recipe is in my queue...I need to get baking!

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  11. "Please, no more tomato pie" Hehe, too funny, well, maybe not to Charlie... I'm really excited to see that sweater finished- it has some fantastic construction going on!

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  12. It's always a big adjustment here for us when the kids go back to school - and one of them is going to college. Local, thankfully.

    I'm looking forward to seeing how your long coat comes together. :)

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  13. I am in my third week with maternity leave, without the baby arriving yet. So I think I know the feeling.... That sweather looks interesting, and I look forward to see how it turns out!

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  14. yup, this is our second week back to school also, the 6am wake-up is already getting to me (yawn)! BUT, I am enjoying the quiet days I must be honest... being able to get on with housework, and then knit a little is quite the treat for me.
    My yarn should arrive today, I can't wait to get started on my cardi.
    That pie looks delish!

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  15. i am feeling totally lost with all the blah, blahs you can think of, and yet, it's only been 2 days since school got in. Thanks for reminding me that I need to find my new rhythm!

    missed you!!!

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  16. I sometimes feel similar to what you've described. Like you want to do something but at the same time, dont? I'm glad you're coming out the other side. :)

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  17. My kids start back after Labor Day...I will miss them and the summer. Although...more knitting time for me.

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  18. You could always try tomato sauce on pasta - we have been making buckets, eating some and freezing the rest - they never seem to get sick of tomato pasta! Great to discover your blog!

    Pomona x

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  19. Oh, I'm making that pie. Glad you're settling in a bit.

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  20. i love september! can't wait to see what you bake and your finished knits.

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  21. i have a hundred things to do and can't seem to get to any of them. two major things on the needles, plus a hat. bags to finish and yard work. ugg. just happy it is september. i love this time of year. can't wait to see your sweater! and i love the color!

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  22. OK, I can't believe I'm going to say this... but I think I'm with Charlie on this one... if you're gonna go to the effort of making a crust, and rolling it out and blah blah blah... there's gotta be sugar involved.

    I join you tomorrow in the ranks of the in-schoolers, and think what you endured is called decompression. It's akin to re-entry, but with more air. The trick is to learn to enjoy it before soccer and homework and piano and and and all kick in.

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  23. i am feeling the same way this week, and glad to see you came out of it okay. hope i am where you are by next week!

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  24. love your honesty.
    love that you're finding a new rhythm.
    love your new project.
    can't wait to see you smiling as you model it!

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  25. Can't wait to see the sweater - it's such an interesting design! Must try tomato pie. :)

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  26. Baking and knitting—sounds heavenly!

    Thanks for the link to that great recipe. I must try it out.

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  27. Anyone would feel lost and a bit unsure where to turn should they suddenly find themselves without their three close companions and friends with whom you spent marvelous summer days. But you demonstrate you are woman as well as mother with your passion and interests. The long coat will be so beautiful. So, go ahead. Turn up the music and dance while the hours are all yours! Young feet will soon come home in greeting. :)

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  28. My children don't return to school until next week, but I can relate to the feeling - the transition can be tough.

    The tomato pie sounds awesome! I wonder if I could convince my family to try it? :o)

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  29. My husband has picked up ingredients for the tomato corn pie today, and I'm hoping to make it for dinner tonight. It will be an anodyne for a weekend full of very rich desserts.

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  30. Happy September to you too!

    I had the opposite feeling when my son went back to school. Now it's a matter of figuring out where to start!

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  31. I love the sweater!

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  32. Here's to the new routine - Cheers!

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  33. my favorite month...and you have been quite the knitter lately. lovely color.

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  34. i remember seeing this in VK and thinking it was cool. i'm sure you'll make it work!

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  35. Love your picture of your tomatoes. I think I can smell them all the way over here in Canada!

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  36. Poor Charlie, my kids feel the same way about basically all vegetables, sadly.

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  37. Oh yes the bitter sweet start of the school year. I'm feeling it a little too with my son entering his senior year. I like the way Rachel explained it - decompression. It makes sense to me now!

    Your sweater is looking wonderful!

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  38. So. Cool!!! That sweater is going to be amazing! I love the color, can't wait to see it. Mmm, this has been quite the summer for tomatoes over here, glad to see you making something tasty, i would expect nothing less! xoxo

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  39. It's a new season for you - literally! As my youngest heads off to college I'm trying to embrace it - from the peaceful moments to the lonely moments. And every now and then it's hard to tell the difference!

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  40. glad you remembered you love to knit! because I love seeing all the wondefulness that you make. that color is going to look so great on you! i'm going to try that pie - with store bought crust, of course - because my kiddos don't start school til tues. happy september to you!

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  41. I think I was just jealous sitting at work with a long list of "what I really want to be doing" in my head. Glad you got your groove back. Happy weekend!

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  42. Oh Leslie I laughed, I have been making a tomato tart this summer and Dylan said much the same thing as Chalie. This recipe looks amazing, I wonder if I can possibly get away with it...

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  43. I know I am going to feel like you have been when my boy goes tommorrow, he is off to the big school. I have lots of crafty stuff planned!

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  44. If you have any leftovers, I'd love some tomato pie!

    That sweater is going to be so pretty. Perfect for the Holidays.

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