Thursday, April 06, 2006
I've done a little spring cleaning on the blog, so the sidebar has some new features. I've indexed the recipes in my posts, and I've also added links to my finished object posts in the Finished Objects 2006 section. I still have links to the pattern source, but I noticed that when I click on similar links on other people's blogs, I want to see a photo of *their* knitting, not just get sent to the pattern. So, there you go. Let me know if anything isn't working.
Knitting: Finished knitting the cute little bangle purse from Crazy Aunt Purl. I'll felt tonight, and then I have to find bangles. I had about a million of them in the late '80s, and I'm sure I have some around here. This is a great instant gratification project. The knitting took maybe an hour and a half, and that was after two beers, so I was not in peak knitting form. I'm using Debbie Bliss Merino Aran in charcoal held together with KFI Dazzle in greens, blues, and purples (from the bag left from my ill-advised flirtation with ladder yarn). You get a picture of the boys today since there are no interesting knitting pictures, and we're nearly out of "snuggling season".
Reading: I started Winter of Discontent by Jeanne Dams. It's her ninth Dorothy Martin mystery. It's a little disappointing, but I still enjoy the characters and the quaint village. The first annoyance (not Dams' fault) was that the jacket cover mentions that Bill goes missing and is found dead. So for the first 6 chapters of Bill being missing, there's zero suspense. The other annoyance is that Dorothy, out of the blue, decides that since Bill was a POW during WWII, his disappearance must have something to do with that. What??? That was 60 years ago, and surely he's had developments in his life since then that might make for a more plausible theory. Anyway...
Writing: Almost 18,000 words! I'm on the last scene of chapter 4. Did you hear that, Tim? Chapter 4 tomorrow!
Cooking: Nothing of note. I'll cook tonight, though I'm not sure what yet :)