wound about ten miles (at least) of yarn over the past two days. Actually, I had a couple of skeins that were missing in action and in searching for them I became reacquainted with a lot of my stash. So, I got out my handy dandy ball winder and swift and wound and wound and wound. You get the picture. I had several oh my goodness look at this moments, a lot of them really but on the other hand, I had more than a couple of oh my gosh, what was I thinking moments. Especially regarding about eight skeins of Cashmerino in about eight different shades of green. Who knew there were so many shades of avocado? Yuck.
The Brittany Jumper is blocking. YAY! I love the feel of the cotton yarn, which gets softer and softer the more it’s touched but, on the downside, it takes ages to dry, even after running it through the spin cycle a couple of times. I’ve got it under a fan and that speeds things up a bit, but it’s still slow. Take a look, please.
Besides being a yarn windfest, it was also a bakefest. I made a Cream Cheese Blueberry Coffee Cake, a tried and true favorite and also tried something new, a Whole Wheat Fresh Apple Ring. I learned something new with the apple cake. It’s nearly impossible for me to shred fresh apple. It has too much juice or something. I’m sure some baking whiz can do it with one hand tied behind them, but in my world, it ain’t happening. I finally just chopped the apple really fine and called it good, and it was.
A Daddy Update: I’m driving to DeQueen tomorrow after work, he has an appointment at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday with a surgeon, I’m guessing to discuss whether or not surgery is an option. I’m anxious to hear what he has to say. I’ll be glad to get this trip and appointment behind us. This will be the third trip down there since last Sunday.
Still haven’t decided about a new blog, on one hand I enjoy putting my thoughts down on paper (yes, I’m aware that there isn’t paper involved in this blog, but old habits die hard). On the other hand, lately it’s been very difficult to make time just for this one. Do I really want to add another? Could the three kind people who actually read this blog please weigh in? What do you think?
We are shaped by our thoughts. We become what we think. Buddha (563 B.C.-483 B.C.)