Knitting

FO Friday 01/04/13


OFF THE NEEDLES

Yay!!  Catnip Socks completed and ready for this week’s FO Friday.  Here they are:

Sorry about the less than wonderful photo – it’s just too cold to stand outside in my pjs to get a good picture in natural light.  I know that that’s probably WTMI, with my pajamas and all, but rest assured, we DO have a privacy fence so the neighbors are safe.  This particular sock stands a good chance of becoming my go-to pattern for socks.  Yeah, I like it that much.

ON THE NEEDLES

Still working on this cabled scarf.  The patterns calls for it to be nine feet long, I currently am about 70 inches and thinking seriously about finishing it a little shorter than the pattern says.  I mean, I’m 5’2″ and nine feet of scarf is a LOT of scarf, kind of overwhelming, I think.  What’s your opinion?

BY THE BOOK

I’m still working my way through Robert Massie’s Nicholas and Alexandra, nearly finished, though.  The imperial family has just been moved to Siberia after the revolution.  The second is one I’m really excited about, The Journal of Best Practices written by David Finch, a man diagnosed at age 30 with Asperger syndrome and how he and his family cope with this diagnosis.  Funny and at times poignant and a little sad.  I’m really, really enjoying this book.

FUN WITH ELECTRICIANS

Like I posted earlier this week, we had a couple of electricians in to do some updating and replacing in our house.  I was so excited about the new undercabinet lights they were installing.  Well, when they got ready to do the installing, they were the wrong size, the lights, not the electricians, so they were a no go yesterday.  They did get a lot done, new lights, new ceiling fans, adding outlets etc., but I was pumped about my lights.  Crap.  This is a lesson in patience with delayed gratification, two things that I don’t have much of.

For lots more FO Friday projects, skip on over to Tami Amis’ blog and enjoy.

It is only possible to live happily ever after on a day to day basis.  Margaret Bonnano

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Bright, Shiny and New


SOMETHING REALLY NEAT

Babymama and Babydaddy got me the coolest thing for Christmas, it’s called Q&A A Day, a five year journal that asks a single, simple (or not so simple once it’s thought about) question a day.  Each day a new question with room for five years of answers.  For example:  the January 1 question is “What is your mission?”.  I’m looking forward to answering each question as it comes and reading the previous year’s answers.

ON THE NEEDLES

For this week’s WIP, the Catnip socks are still up.  I’m turning the heel on the second sock and have high hopes for FO Friday this week.  Here’s my progress:

ON THE STOVE

I tried a new recipe this evening, thanks to Pinterest and the blog, the-girl-who-ate-everything.com and it was an out of the ballpark hit, both with me and Mr. Iknead.  Here’s the pic from the original blog:

Easy White Chicken Chili

White Chicken Chili

So good on a cold, damp day!

IN THE OVEN

The last piece of holiday pie (blackberry) is finally gone, thanks to Mr. Iknead.  Now I’m casting around for something to bake, maybe a recipe from King Arthur Flour for Baked Raised Doughnuts.  It won’t happen tomorrow I’m pretty certain, we’re having some electrical work done on our  house so I’m pretty sure we’ll have no electricity most of the day, but the next day for sure.  Off the oven subject but I’m especially excited about the LED undercabinet lighting we’re having installed.  No more dark corners or eyestrain trying to read in the dark.  Exciting, right??

There are two things to aim at in life:  first, to get what you want, and, after that, to enjoy it.  Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second.  Logan Pearsall Smith

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