A little bit of where we are at, right now…
~I’m finally, finally, finally updating my Ravelry projects page. I remember someone asking me to a year? Maybe two?? ago and I’m just now getting around to it. Good god I knit a lot. I mean a lot. Did you know? Lot of projects have been added, but there are still many more to come. (p.s. if you’re on Ravelry too, feel free to friend me)
~I’m working on perfecting my gluten-free zucchini bread recipe. I used to make the *best* zucchini bread, and then along came food allergies…. in it’s current incarnation, the flavor is great, but the texture is kind of meh….at least there are plenty more zucchinis to experiment on.
~I’ve actually been putting aside my knitting needles in favor of a crochet hook lately. Who knows? This just might lead to something…like, you know, actually learning how to crochet.
~I want to be able to take pictures like this.
~I’m reading Anne of Green Gables again, for the umpteenth time, just because it makes me happy. In fact, I’m inclined to read them all again, but alas the the boxed set of my girlhood is no more; the old mold house deprived us of many favorites. And our local library doesn’t have them (what is up with that?!?). I think about replacing them from time to time, but then I feel guilty about spending the money on books that I’ve read many time already. It would just be such a comfort to have them somehow.
~Galen and I have some herbal massage oil steeping on the window sill. It’s to be a Christmas present for Màiri Rose. We harvested some of his calendula flowers that he grew from seeds and some of my lavender. She does enjoy her lavender massage oil and he’s going to decorate the jar real pretty like.
~ I’m 2/3 or so through Iain’s birthday sweater, but it’s been stalled for several weeks now since I ran out of yarn and haven’t yet made it to the yarn store.
~ I’m already planning his sweater for next year. Technically, I guess that would be two years from now since his birthday isn’t until next year. I know that even attempting this would be totally insane, but oh, it would be so perfect for him!
~It finally occurred to me that a kiddie pool was in order. We spent that last eight summers within easy walking distance of a creek, three ponds and a lake and the thought never even crossed my mind. It wasn’t until I was sitting, watching all four of them trying to get into the 24″ galvanized tub at the same time that occurred to me that there might just be an easier option. We had to order it on-line, since we couldn’t find one locally and it arrived just in time for the heat to break. Which left them filling the pool while wearing jackets and sweatshirts (because of course they had to fill it) and me pondering the likelihood of developing hypothermia in July.
~loving the wise mama words here
~I’m still in shock at finding goldenrod in bloom. Are we really that far along already?? At the same time, I’m strongly craving some yarn in just the same color, to knit something; I have no idea what. I’m resisting that temptation though (for now) and finishing up the projects I have supplies for right here.