Sunday Knitting

I have to thank Quilting Mama and Rebecca for their comments on purging junk the other day. If I asked Brent to pick things out of the closet to get rid of, we would get rid of nothing. Unless he could pick from my stuff, of course. He always thinks he’s going to wear certain shirts someday. Someday. When he does get these shirts out to be worn, he changes his mind and wears one of his good ol’ standby favorites. I weeded out a bunch of those this summer when I was cleaning out our closet. Quilting Mama suggested putting things in a bag or box and putting them in a closet and if the kids never miss it, it can go. I think that is a great idea, and I am going to try that. There is nothing worse than getting caught bagging up their unused treasures. For the 45 seconds it takes them to get it back from you, it is the most important toy they have ever possessed.

Anyone else out there baking bread just to turn it into dressing? Yes, I am crazy. One of the reasons I used to rationalize this to myself is that I need to use up my old yeast before it quits working altogether. It doesn’t rise all that well and needs to go. I just hate to waste stuff. I may have to take back the crazy part, though. My mom’s dressing was wonderful and she always made all of our bread. We always have the usual suspects at Thanksgiving AND Christmas. Turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, and gravy. I have been trying out different side dishes the past few years so we aren’t totally boring. This year, we are having a squash casserole. A neighbor gave us some big Kabochas. They are smooth and sweet. I love them.

We haven’t really ever had yams, so yesterday I bought some. I’ve been trying to work more new veggies into our diet, so tonight we are going to have roast yams, potatoes, carrots, and broccoli. The idea of roast broccoli fascinates me. I will post about how it all turns out.

Last week I was perusing the groups on Ravelry and found one where you pick a day of the week to work on ufo’s. I think that might work for me. Sundays are usually good days for me to sit around and knit. Before I even got to my knitting day, I finished something. Mittens for my pink lover:

She said “I thought you’d never finish these!” in the most excited and happy way. She really didn’t mean it to sound the way it sounds.

This is my scarf:

It has been really fun to knit, so far. I am almost halfway through it and still haven’t gotten bored with it. Usually, I get so bored with scarves that I can’t stand to work on them. I think that seeing how the colors look together is what keeps me interested.

I hope everyone reading in the US has a great Thanksgiving!


Love the scarf!
Rima said…
Really cute mittens! Glad she is happy...

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