It's a chilly one out there (about 30 this a.m.), but I think *maybe* the SUN will come out today (fingers crossed).
There hasn't been a whole lot of knitting going on because I've been doing some baking and wrapping gifts, etc. But, the second sock is now past the heel turn (just barely) and headed to the finish line on the foot:
Someone was trying to help...but without opposable thumbs, I don't think that will work...even though he continually tries. I would like to wrap this sock up and get back to my shawl knitting which stalled some time ago. But, no rush...it will happen when it happens.
On the baking front after saying I wasn't going to make a lot of cookies, I've ended up making quite a few: I made some Christmas Crack (oh my!), oatmeal raisin cookies, chocolate chip cookies - but using espresso chips rather than chocolate chips, anise cookies, pecan crescents and fruitcake cookies (recipe compliments of Nancy from Wyoming Breezes). I may still make cut-outs depending on time (and inclination - lol). I did pick up a bunch of raw nuts (pecans, Brazil, almonds, cashews, walnuts) to roast and then coat in EVOO, minced garlic and fresh rosemary. Luckily I don't consume a lot while baking - for some reason, the whole act of baking and the kitchen filled with delicious fumes is enough for me.
Fletch and I finished reading "Tender is the Night" a few days ago. Like all of Fitzgerald's novels, the writing is wonderful, but the story is a bit depressing. It was good to read it again though. We started reading This Book last night and are enjoying it (Fletch read it years ago, but I never did). I am about half way through "Dutch House" and I really am liking it a lot. I do believe my reading slump may be over!!
Linking up with Kat for Unraveled Wednesday. Head on over to her blog to see what everyone else is making and reading!