Rice and Beans and After-school Snacks

It has been a long time since I’ve made rice and beans. It use to be one of our staples when I was a stay at home parent and when I was so busy working that I had to have meal plans or we would never have the right groceries or eat anything decent atContinue reading “Rice and Beans and After-school Snacks”

Saga of the Secret Sweater

It’s been tough finding time to work on my husband’s sweater. It’s also been hard to keep it a secret. We’re juggling several things and he has moments where I know telling him about the sweater would cheer him up. Then I think about how much more delighted he’ll be to know I managed toContinue reading “Saga of the Secret Sweater”

The Last of Three Shawls

This was my first time wet blocking. I had a lot of fun with it. I still only have enough pins and pads to block a section at a time, so I started with the smallest bit and then soaked the next section as the first finished drying. Then soaked the last section as theContinue reading “The Last of Three Shawls”

Throwing and Picking

This is me getting the hang of Continental knitting. I have struggled with remembering which is which and all that, and even double checked before typing this, because I still don’t trust myself. See, I’m a thrower (English style). It’s the way I learned and I use to curl my right index finger around theContinue reading “Throwing and Picking”

Wrapping up a Couple Favorites

I’ve been kind of slacking on my reading lately, yet new books keep making their way into my house somehow. It was time to finish up a couple that I have been invested in for almost a year. First to hit the finished pile was Not All Princes Are Fearless. It‘s the third in theContinue reading “Wrapping up a Couple Favorites”

A Tale of Two Sweaters

I’m finally making some progress on the Secret Sweater. Even with all the chores I’ve been getting done around the house. We have a lot going on right now, so I decided to put most of my knitting away and just focus on two projects. Little does my husband know, this is actually my primaryContinue reading “A Tale of Two Sweaters”

Dinner Was a Disaster

Well, cooking dinner last night was an interesting affair. I had it all planned out in my head. It was going to be perfect and it is sort of one of my fallback recipes when we’re low on food and energy. Easy peasy, right? Oh my goodness am I good at making a mess ofContinue reading “Dinner Was a Disaster”