Roast Beef For Sunday

I ordered a pot roast with my grocery order yesterday and put it in the crock pot with new potatoes, carrots, red onion, a cup of water and a cup of red wine after seasoning it with freshly ground sea salt and freshly ground peppercorn blend. I set it on low at 10 pm andContinue reading “Roast Beef For Sunday”

Hello, Sunshine!

On those mornings that I don’t wake up before sunrise it’s nice to open the blinds to see the sun shining brightly. I was on my feet quite a bit yesterday and busy all day so I slept like the proverbial log last night. The mattress is very comfortable, but when I sleep in theContinue reading “Hello, Sunshine!”

Keeping Busy

I’ve got my winding station set up to wind off two skeins of yarn. Brad needs new socks and it takes more than one skein of fingering yarn for his size 13 feet so I am doing contrasting toes, heels and cuffs. I’ll use the lighter yarn on the swift for the main color andContinue reading “Keeping Busy”

Soup, At Last

I got the Black Bean Soup started and simmering about 3:30 yesterday afternoon and took it off the burner at 6 pm after enough of the broth had reduced. I froze half of it and put the other half in the fridge. We had a late lunch that was very filling and we only hadContinue reading “Soup, At Last”

Late Night, Busy Morning

We’ve been busy this morning and I’m finally sitting down to the laptop. The house is clean, and open to the fresh air and sunshine. It’s 70° with a light breeze and low humidity. We both had long naps yesterday afternoon but still slept all night. It’s nearly noon and we had a late breakfast.Continue reading “Late Night, Busy Morning”

About Those Wooden Knitting Needles…

They are pretty, aren’t they? I kept thinking about what I mentioned before about knitting a scarf using a pair of these. I cast on with a fine yarn in a cotton/acrylic blend that had a bit of a mohair look to it. Yeah. That isn’t going to work. My hands don’t like the yarnContinue reading “About Those Wooden Knitting Needles…”

Another Warm Day In January

Does anyone else have knitting needles that they don’t use but keep because they’re pretty? I use circular needles and have for many years. I passed all of my old aluminum straight needles to Audrey and the girls but I’ve held onto these wooden needles and a crochet hook. I keep them in this littleContinue reading “Another Warm Day In January”

One, More, Pair…

I’ve been working on the pair of lacy socks. I love the simple pattern and all, but it’s slow going and my wrists hurt after about an hour of knitting. I’ve added another inch to the cuff but needed a break and I really, really want to work on another pair of simple, stocking stitchContinue reading “One, More, Pair…”