It's dark and early here! And, there is snow on my car in the driveway. Figures this is the day I need to be at the office before 8 a.m. Oh well. It's not a lot of snow and I will warm the car before I need to scrape it off and pull out.
My baking continues! Yesterday I made Harvest Spice Bread. Oh man is it good!
This bread has pumpkin puree in it as well as grated carrots, chopped apples, raisins and walnuts. What's not to love? Oh, and it is very, very easy to make. Here's a Link to the recipe I used. Fletch is planning to take a loaf of the bread, some brownies and some cookies to Connie and David today.
And, my new rice cooker arrived yesterday.
Geeze this thing is more complicated than I think is necessary, but I can now cook all different kinds of rice as well as make baby food (which will come in handy if Fletch and I somehow lose all our teeth!). I plan to test it out tomorrow night, so will let you know how it works (and if I can figure it out).
But on to the business of the day. It is February 1st (already) and time to link up with Kat and the band of Merry Unravelers to talk making and reading. Naturally not all that much knitting has happened here (I've been busy baking and finishing up a sampler). The cowl for my SIL has not seen a single stitch/row added since I posted last week, so no picture of that. The first green sock is moving down the foot.
I really thought/planned that I would have this one finished by now, but other things occupied my time. Anyway, no rush as these are for me. No rush on the cowl either since it is a Christmas gift. I also thought I would have started a hat out of the Lopi I ordered OR the Albers Shawl in the Kid Silk Haze that I won...but nope - neither of those have been started. And that won't happen today either. C'est la vie.
On the reading side of things, Fletch and I have just about finished this book - we only have 7 or so pages left. It's a fun read, but some of the stories are pretty strange. I'm reading Red Knife by William Kent Krueger. It's the next in a series by him that I am reading, but honestly I'm kind of bored with it. I think this series may have run its course for me. I have some books coming in at the library, so hopefully one of those will grab my attention.
My reading of Middlemarch has also slowed - as mentioned above, I've been busy baking and doing other things. Now I need to get busy and get ready to drive to the office. Hoping I can catch up on blogs once the meeting starts (since I'm not participating in the meeting - just making sure breakfast and lunch are delivered and set up - lol). I do have some work I have to do, but I don't expect that will take ALL morning.
Have a wonderful first day of February!