Hello and Good Morning!
How are you? I'm doing well. Though I did not accomplish anywhere near what I had hoped/planned to do yesterday. Such is life! I did bake more cookies last night!! These are an oatmeal cookie and the recipe is courtesy of Jane from Prairie Spirits. Since Jane first shared her recipe with me a couple of years back, these cookies have become a favorite in our house.
Additions this time were: chopped up dried apricots, dried cherries, pistachios, chopped crystalized ginger and a scant cup of chocolate/peanut butter chips. YUM!!
I've been baking because Fletch intends to visit a couple this week - former clients of his - who LOVE cookies. We also want to share some with Rob & Eva - our neighbors who do so much for us including taking care of Mabel when we are away. I enjoy baking a lot, but we sure don't need two full batches of cookies hanging around our house! LOL It is good to have friends with whom to share.
This Wednesday, specifically Unraveled Wednesday, we all gather together and link up with Kat to talk making and reading. I do not have a whole lot to share! I seem to be doing more stitching than knitting (and I shared that yesterday) and more baking than knitting or reading. But, a few things are here.
First up the green Hitchhiker is moving along. There are now 21 points.
21 points mean that it is also taking longer to do each row. It is a meditative knit - so much so that I often find myself closing my eyes while knitting on it (NOT a good idea for moi) - especially after dinner when listening to an audio book with Fletch.
I did absolutely nothing more on the purple Abstract Leaves cowl. I need to pick it up and see if I can manage a row or three without messing up (again).
Some yarn was wound yesterday for socks. Since I can't seem to knit and chat without messing up the knitting, I thought I'd best get a pair of socks on the needles for my Saturday mornings with Dee. It was last week that I was so busy chatting that I completely forgot an eyelet row on the Hitchhiker!
This is Pairfect yarn - my first time using it. It is also souvenir yarn! This skein was purchased at Webs when Fletch and I were on vacation - I believe the Spring of 2018. We will see if the socks match. That does not particularly matter to me, but I thought it might be fun. The yarn is mostly shades of grey with some dark, dusky blue thrown in for good measure.
As far as reading goes, I am still reading The Thread Collectors. I thought I would finish last night, but I still have roughly 50 pages left. Perhaps today or tonight? Next up, waiting patiently on my nightstand is Finding Freedom by Erin French. I've wanted to read this for some time and Carol gave me the book when she visited the other month. And, I've rediscovered Nine Horses by Billy Collins which had somehow become buried under other books on my nightstand. His poems are wonderful to read just before turning out the light.
Fletch and I continue to listen to Vesper Flights and are thoroughly enjoying it. Helen MacDonald, the author, is also the narrator and is great.
It looks to be a little overcast and we may get more rain today (still needed). I'm planning to wash a couple of loads of clothes, but not sure if I will be able to hang them on the line or not. whatever you are up to, have a good one and be sure to head over to Kat's space to see what everyone is making and reading. Enjoy!