Wind! Snow flurries! See? We got some winter at last.
I spent the middle part of my day off on the road, going from Target to Michael’s to Linens ‘n Things, and finally to Sag Harbor and home. Home is best. New pillows, paper towels, laundry detergent, mail… I never found the 2.5-Quart Slow Cooker of my Dreams, though. That’s my newest quest.
I want to cook things, but I don’t want to have to come home and do a lot of cooking. With encouragement from T at work, I bought Beth Hensperger’s Not Your Mother’s Slow Cooker Recipes for Two (Drat! The Harvard Common Press website is under construction, and I can’t bring myself to link to A****n, so no link!). The recipes look delicious, many of them are simple, and the whole book is filled with practical information. It’s been a long time since I got creative in my kitchen, and this year, I’m aiming for more homemade. I’ll start once I get the Machine of My Dreams. There’s a store in town that might carry the one I want, so I’ll stop there tomorrow. I know it exists, at least!
Meanwhile, the Red Scarf I made on Sunday is blocking, and I started another one last night. It’s a simple bias scarf, in Patons Shetland Chunky Tweed with a stripe of Other Red Yarn every once in a while. Television knitting. I think I’ll manage to get these two done and mailed in plenty of time.
I’m still poking along on my other projects, and thinking about the direction I’d like my knitting to take this year. I have no big plans, or major projects in mind. I might let the yarn speak. I do have an itch to make a pair or two of mosaic socks from the patterns in Sensational Knitted Socks. Kathy posted the very same idea the other day — maybe we should do a two-knitter knit-along. Hmmm… Other knitting-wise, I am content to follow nobody, listen to the needles, and enjoy myself completely. I’d like to avoid too many deadlines this year, so that when one does approach it will be just one. I suppose I’ve just made another resolution!