1. Corn muffins with fresh raspberries are a good way to start a Sunday. I keep trying new things in my corn muffins. The pumpkin seed experiment wasn’t too successful, but the raspberry one was.
2. The breakfast that included the corn and raspberry muffin was delicious. I have more muffins, for more breakfasts, or whenever the mood strikes.
3. Am I the only person who thinks that a nice stack of towels just out of the dryer is a happy sight? I can’t be.
4. Targhee from A Verb for Keeping Warm is also a happy sight. I’ve spun two ounces of a medium-fine singles — half of what I have — and I hope to spin the second batch this week so I can ply them. My plied sample is so bouncy, it’s like a rubber band. I’m getting better at spinning on the Reeves, but I’m sure there a few thick and thin spots in the yarn. I don’t mind, because I love what I’m doing.
5. Right after I took that picture I turned around to go into the house and dropped the bobbin. It bounced down the long flight of stairs, and all I could do was watch. It’s cracked across the whole end. If it had been an Ashford bobbin I’d think, “Oh well, I have about a dozen of them.” But this is one of four. I can have it repaired, but I’m also going to be smart and order a few more. They have to be specially made, because of course, Rick Reeves doesn’t make wheels any more.
6. I’m still hoping for more comments on my April 4th contest post. Right now there are 58 wonderful responses. The prize yarn should be here in a day or two, and I’ll post photos on Wednesday. I’ve also picked out a beautiful book to give to a random non-knitter.
More comments = a larger donation to the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation = a small step toward better information and more research on women’s cancers.
7. The wisteria leaves have begun to grow. Finally! I say the same thing every year, I’m sure. And the oak trees are doing that pollen thing again. I’m actually hoping for a day or two of rain so that some of it might get washed away!