Greetings from the land of Brrrrrrrr! Winter weather has finally arrived around these parts and it has gone from unusually pleasant to freakishly cold in very short order. I'm having trouble adjusting. As I type, I'm huddled up to the fireplace (Mr. Right is traveling on business tonight, or I'd be snuggled up to him), and wearing ALL THE CLOTHES.
I'm also knitting. True facts, people. When last we met, I was just about finished with sock #1. And now, just two short weeks later, I'm just about to turn the heel on sock #2.
Not bad considering that in between I hosted Mr. Right's parents for 5 days and cooked a ginormous Thanksgiving dinner for 8 people. Well actually, I cooked dinner for 20-ish people, but there were 8 folks in attendance. Leftovers, anyone?
I'm hoping I can crank through the rest of sock #2 and make it back here for FO Friday, but that might be cutting it just a little bit close. We'll see.
Now, it's true confession time. And boy is it embarrassing. Remember that Austin Hoodie that I'd just barely started a couple of weeks ago? I had to put it aside. Why, you ask? Well, it calls for a knitted hem. And it's been sooooooooo long since I've done one that I have to take the time to consult the tutorial. That I wrote. Seriously. I have to go read a tutorial that I wrote 2 years ago to remember how to construct a knitted hem. That is all kinds of pathetic, my friends. I don't even have children yet, so I have no excuse for the fact that my brain seems to have liquefied and trickled out my left ear. I plan on pulling it out tomorrow, and will give it a shot. I hear it's a pretty good tutorial.
Oh, and remember how I was all excited about making homemade mozzarella? Well. It was a spectacular failure. I've no idea what went awry, but when all was said and done and I'd followed very carefully all of the detailed directions, I had slightly sour milk. Undeterred, I've signed up to take a cheesemaking class on December 9. I'm hoping for actual cheese this time, but you never know.
In other news, we decorated for Christmas:
ps. Go check out all the cool craftiness that's happening over at WIPW this week.