Wednesday, December 30, 2015

No Reveal - Yarn Along

It's been a while since I participated in a yarn along. I'm not quite ready to do my holiday reveal, since a few gifts are still in progress and others haven't been received yet, so we'll look around at a few other things in the works.

First, we have my mindless project, the Done by Monday afghan that has been so soothing to work on. One more set of skeins to go and it should be ready!

And I'm working on some hand warmers (pattern: Gimme Some Love Fingerless Mitts) and reading All the Light We Cannot See. It's a great book for people with tiny attention spans. Each chapter is 2-3 pages long, but it is a page turner because each new chapter is about the other story line. So you can't stop. 

It's also new score study time! I ordered it yesterday and it arrived this afternoon. I'll admit that I already numbered all the measures! And listenend to the piece about 20 times. I might be excited!

Find other yarn along and book posts here and enjoy!

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Circle of Life

The great turkey raising of 2015 did come to a close Thanksgiving week.

The birds produced 7 and 4.5 pounds of meat, and were thus roasted together with a topping of thyme from the garden.

Our dinner guests enjoyed the feast. I leave you with a picture of my friend's pardoned bird sitting in her stairway:

There are 6 new Astrolorp chicks (AKA Peepers) growing up in the garage. 
I'm lobbying to keep them around for their egg laying and nurturing skills, but with our luck, their feistiness may be foreshadowing a flock of roosters.

It's Christmas soon, which will finally give me a chance to show you some secret knitting projects that are the works. Can't wait!