Wow. I can’t believe I slept until 8 am! Best night’s sleep I’ve had in ages. I woke up dreaming about coffee. The last time that happened Brad was up before me and…was brewing coffee!
It’s another gray, overcast day outside and 55°. We have the A/C on because the house was stuffy when we were ready to go to bed but it hasn’t been running because of the outside temp and it’s still at 70° in the house which is where we set the thermostat.
I hear Brad up and around so he’ll be starting coffee when he’s fully awake and I’ll make my breakfast muffins with egg, honey smoked turkey, and extra sharp cheddar cheese. For the first time in a year I bought eggs since Audrey’s hens are molting and the eggs they are laying are few and far between.
I ended up staying home while Brad ran errands yesterday. He brought me a 3 lb boneless Butterball Turkey Breast, still frozen. We still have corn on the cob in the freezer. I’ll serve the turkey breast, corn, green beans, mashed potatoes, and cornbread dressing for Christmas dinner. I will need to buy more potatoes between now and then but I have everything else that I need.
I decided that I want to knit the tubular scrappy scarf without having to sew the ends closed so I’ve ordered a 40″ size 4 needle to start the scarf the way I do toe-up socks with Judy’s Magic Loop Cast On. I’ll cast on 90 stitches and when it’s long enough I’ll switch to my 16″ needle. I had a couple of longer needles in size 5 but I don’t like the fabric I get using fingering yarn, too loose with stocking stitch. When I decide the scarf is long enough I’ll graft the other end closed and I’ll add fringe to both ends, which will be easier with a finished, double-thick fabric instead of trying to sew the ends closed before adding fringe.
Coffee is brewed and Brad is getting ready to fill our mugs. I’ll make breakfast when we have been sufficiently caffeinated to be ready for it. I think this may be a two mug morning so Brad will brew more coffee to go with the egg muffins.
Time to get a little knitting done and plan my day. I think part of it will be spent in my studio sorting through some of my yarn stash. Have a blessed RED Friday, ya’ll.