It's squash season! Zucchini, yellow squash, and patty pans are all on offer at my CSA and I can't get enough. My favorite summer squash dinner is pretty simple: sautee minced garlic and sliced squash in olive oil until it just starts to brown. Remove from the heat, add chopped basil leaves and a dash of lemon juice. Toss with your favorite pasta and Parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Mmmmm!!!
In celebration of squash, I thought it would be fun to do a Throwback Thursday post about one of my very early patterns, the Squash Blossom Bookmark. It's on sale in my Ravelry store for just $3.00.
This little whimsy is quick and easy to make, a fun gift for any book lovers (or gardeners?) in your life. Makes a wonderful stocking stuffer, too! Start knitting them now using your sock yarn leftovers, and before long you'll have lots for holiday gifts.
To make one, you'll need small amounts of two different colors of sock yarn, a set of double-pointed needles (US1 or US2), and a couple of seed beads. After knitting the flower, you work an I-cord for whatever length you like. If you haven't knit an I-cord before, not to worry — the pattern includes instructions.
The Squash Blossom Bookmark sale ends August 31. No coupon code needed — you'll get the discount automatically.
Happy squash cooking and knitting!