Thursday, November 10, 2011

full moon making/doing/feasting

Today is a Full Moon in Taurus. Any planet's influence is strongest in conjunction with a full moon so today I'm noticing how Taurus affects me personally on an energetic level. Since I started being more observant about all this, I've realized there's a difference in the "feel" of some of the planets. I figure knowing what to expect can only be helpful when planning ahead. Taurus, being an earth sign, generally affects the areas of strength and stability, willpower, materialistic concerns, and practicality. We'll see.

full moon name :: white moon. It is so white.

full moon knitting :: the first hexagon of my beekeeper's quilt made in creamy white for the moon, ready to be stuffed with a bit of wool. Oh dear, this is going to take more than a few years. But there's just something about it that I really love. My only tip after completing one hexagon is to use the marker. Notice I didn't say how many attempts it took to figure that out.

full moon reading :: books from the library. The Alice Hoffman book up there is The Dovekeepers.

full moon blooming :: cactus plant propagated from a couple of 2-segment sections. When my mom passed a few years ago, I couldn't carry a plant on the plane because I had so much other stuff to carry, so I put the pieces in a plastic bag. I know that this is still pitiful in size but it is blooming nicely. My mom is probably willing it to live from the middle of the air.

full moon feasting :: salmon for non-salmon lovers tonight. This is the best recipe from a local cookbook, The Best of Company at 8.

Salmon for Non-Salmon Lovers

Preheat the broiler. Put 1 fillet of whole fresh salmon, skin down, on a foil-lined broiler pan. (Use heavy-duty foil.) Pat the salmon dry and cover with a quarter inch of mayonnaise. Then sprinkle generously with lemon pepper and garlic salt. Put the salmon in the oven close to the broiler element/flame and broil until the mayonnaise turns dark brown and looks almost burnt, about 3-5 minutes -- keep an eye on it. Turn off the broiler and set the oven to 325 degrees. Bake for another 20 minutes. When serving, just slide a spatula between the flesh and the skin.

Happy full moon making, doing, and feasting to you!


deanna7trees said...

i'm going to pull out the instructions for the beekeeper's quilt tonight and finally make a start. just love those little hexapuffs.

woman with wings said...

Deanna, I saw that you were going to make them, too, over at handstories -- they're in the air!

deanna7trees said...

i just did the cast on. i'm on my way. if i get a few done a week, i'll be happy. your post inspired me to start.

Nancy said...

Yeah for all of you doing the beekeeper's quilt!!! I'll be cheering you on from the non-knitters section :)
Peggy- I have a plant that my parents gave me when my son was born...he's 31 now! And it is one small sorry little plant...but it's alive! :)

Anonymous said...

well, your hexi-puff looks nice and perfect, just like the moon. i use the tail as my marker, not that keeps me on track every time!

Marie said...

That hexagon quilt will be lovely...just lovely. It will grow with memories over time.
The library is such a wonderful place. Ours is very tiny and quaint.
Even though the plant is small I think your mom is smiling : )
The salmon sounds yummy : )

woman with wings said...

Nancy, thanks for cheering us on -- I, for one, will need it! Wow, now that might be some sort of record for a houseplant -- I get a kick out of how you put it -- one small sorry little plant -- perfect description for this one, too, when it's not blooming. :)

woman with wings said...

Cindy, thanks -- you know, that tail didn't do it for me because I managed to still mess it up. I start daydreaming and everything goes to hell.

woman with wings said...

Marie, thank you -- and you've inspired me with your comment about it holding memories. What if each hex was knit with an event in mind, sort of like Deb is doing with the sky scarf? Great idea you had for me there!! :) Of course, I don't know that I can remember over 200 memories, especially these days! ha.

Anonymous said...

you should try focusing while watching recess! one puff took me two weeks of recesses!