Thursday, March 24, 2011

Key Lime - Both Pie and Socks!

For St Patrick's day we indulged in a bit of Key Lime Pie.  I hatched the plan on International Pi Day, as it was a great chance to bake something in my pi plate, and make something green!
After a bit of eating...
The pie is from Dorie Greenspan's Florida Pie recipe, only without the meringue.  If you don't have the book you can see the recipe here (as well as some other tasty treats from a neat food blogger).  While I enjoy meringue on its own, there were enough flavors in this by itself!  I also made the crust myself, from stale bunny crackers in the food processor.  This earned it the name pureed bunny crust - but don't let that stop you!  It's a great way to use up crackers a bit past their prime.

I also finished up these socks.
259 yards of yet another sock blank.  I can't get over these things - I just love the way the colors dye up into the machine-knit yarns.  This time we had a combination of limey yellow-greens with just a bit of brown for the graham cracker crust.  I love them.

They don't fit me.

I knit them in a tube, from the toe up, and did an afterthought heel a la Elizabeth Zimmerman via Yarn Harlot. Great idea.  Heel is in the wrong place entirely.  I'm in search of a petite-footed friend on whom to bestow them.


Jacey said...

Aww, too bad the socks don't fit! They are lovely anyhow.

veejayemm said...

Me! Me! Me!
See you in DC in a few weekends?