Since I can't seem to handle working on larger knitting projects, I cast on for the Simple Baby Top and Socks with Contrast Stripe (or something) from Debbie Bliss Easy Knits. The main color is Debbie Bliss Wool Cotton in Purple-Blue and the contrast color is Rowan Wool Cotton in pink. The pattern is basically a polo with a couple of rows of contrast color on the edges. The pattern photo is light blue with a white contrast, but I decided to go a little different. Not sure what I think about it yet. The DB and Rowan yarns have slightly different gauges on the label, but they work up the same for me, and I'm not sure I can tell the difference. I love this yarn. I'm regretting my decision to knit as is instead of converting to knitting in the round, but I'm done with the back, so I'll just keep going. Here we are so far:
Writing: Slowly chugging out chapter 1 rewrites. I'm so much happier with the opening now. I think it's much grabbier.
Reading: Since the World Cup started, my husband's been pretty occupied with 2-3 games a day, so over the weekend, I watched all 4 Harry Potter movies. Then I had to read books 5 & 6. And every time I finish 6, I think "why did I not wait to re-read this until just before book 7 is out???" I like the Harry Potter movies. They don't replace the books for me at all, but they're companion pieces I guess. I finished my Clive Cussler (skimming the last 100 or so pages because...wow, needs an editor) and was predictably entertained. I'm not sure what's next. Maybe I'll start the Harry Potter books again. Or start Trollope, whom I've never read.
Cooking: Not much. I did make frozen bananas, which my grandmother used to make with us when we were kids. The simplest version is 1. Peel a banana. 2. Wrap in foil or waxed paper. 3. Stick in freezer. I dipped them halfway in melted chocolate chips. You can also use Magic Shell topping. Or brush with melted chocolate chips (or Hershey's Kisses), then roll in chopped nuts, shredded coconut, etc. For "fancy" eating, impale with a popsicle stick or skewer before freezing.