I am pretty excited that I can enjoy it this time around.
On the flip side, I am definitely not used to the humidity and heat. This may never change. I am a northern girl, and I wilt when it is 90 and thrive in any temperature below 85.
I also passed an important blog milestone. I deleted my very first spam comment.
Fractals include a little fooling with my powerful machine.
I am going to try out a pretzel recipe, since it sounds like fun. I will either have a disaster, or new cooking techniques will be added to my repertoire. It isn't an adventure if success is guaranteed. And by the power of me taking the weekend to write a blog post I have results!
MMMMMM cheese sauce.
The next challenge is to make Russian Black Bread with more of the ingredients than the last time.
I am sporadically working on my sweater. Last night I thought I would have a ton of free time. However, that was a lie. I made dinner, packed boxes, and went to bed. I might have finished a sleeve while walking around with the home inspector. I might want to change to size 3 needles for the ribbing, and rip back to the 8 1/2 inch point. I made it to 10 inches before thinking to measure. Maybe tonight will be better knitting time.
So maybe to compensate for stretching, 10 inches of sleeve before 2 inches of ribbing turned out quite well. I am trucking away on sleeve number 2, because there is much knitting to do, and less time in which to knit. In order to meet the yardage requirement I might need to make the sweater a good bit longer in the body. The body so far, and one sleeve weighed in at 87g, which means I am more than halfway to the goal of 150g. It is hard to tell how much yarn the collar will take.
I suppose if the other sleeve takes 25 g, I want to be in the 115 g range before I start the collar. The yarn scale will have to follow me around.
The department of stashquisitions visited my apartment. I entered in the 2nd anniversary contest for The Knit Girllls, and I won of skein of sun valley fibers sock yarn in the coral colorway. I must admit I would have never bought it, but I really love it. I am not normally drawn to the pastel, orange/yellow/pink colors, but I think it will make a great pair of socks.
I was so excited when I was watching the video, because I heard a number in the 30's, but it wasn't me. Then for the last skein of yarn, my name came up! Yea! I stopped it and told the dear sweet lovable one. Who was confused why I was so excited. Oh well. Free Stash! Stash elephant is very proud.
Speaking of stash . . . I packed it all into a box, along with most of my knitting books today.
I also have all of my notions, knitting books, and patterns, and yarn I never entered in raverly. The only things not in the box are blocking wires, umbrella swift, some straight needles I didn't put in for the picture.
I suspect that I will have to post it in the flash your stash thread. since I don't normally take photos of my stash.
That's all for now, take care
Molly : )