11. December 2008 20:50
You know what... I think winter has arrived... ewwww. It's only the beginning of December, and I have almost had my fill already. The only thing sustaining me at this point is the fireplace, some comfort food, and warm hugs from you know who ;)
For a treat, decided to make some homemade butter tarts (one of my all time favorites) Complete with Gramma's secret family recipe pie crust and big sticky raisins and of course copius quantities of butter and brown sugar. I realized part way through (after trying pretty much every sized glass in the kitchen sadly) that an empty 19 oz can of tomatoes was the perfect size to cut out my dough circles to fit in standard muffin tins. Will be keeping that trick up my sleeve next time I have to make tart shells for sure. Paired up with a cold glass of milk and a warm fire, doesn't get much better than that, even if the wind is howling and the snow is a blowin!
Feeling the spinning bug this week... I had received a sample of roving with another order the other day from Fiber Optic Yarns - Superwash merino / Nylon mix "footnotes Unspun" This of course being the perfect excuse to haul out the Traveller and spin for a little bit. Since it was only a tiny sample, I plied it up with some supersoft natural polworth top I had lying around. This turned out quite nice, very soft, spongy and attractive in the end. Will definetly consider buying some more products from this company. The colourway was: #57 Sweet Georgia Brown.
In other knitting news... making some serious progress on christmas gifts!
Afghans! one finished, one 46/50 rows! yay for me
Socks! 3 pairs
Scarf! 80% done
Fingerless Mittens! 2 pairs
Swiffer Cover / Dishcloths! one of each!
Santa would be proud no?