Lest you all think I am lazing about chomping on bon bons, let me assure you that I have been hard at work. I have been so busy with the knitting lately, I haven't had the time, energy or wherewithall to blog about it (being pregnant probably contributed to the general feeling of lethargy; but, it sounds so industrious to say that I have been busy, so let's go with that).
For the past couple of weeks, I have been consumed with the knitting of a shawl. Some of you have heard about the shawl, aka my nemesis. I finished it tonight, so there will be a finished object post shortly, I have a lot to say about this very tiny shawl. But while it was soaking up some Kookabura wool wash, I was thinking about other projects.
Like mittens. I like knitting mittens. But for some reason, I got stalled on these Aran mittens. They went in a project bag and there they sat (for a year?). I liked the pattern, but for some reason, I just didn't finish them.
But the pattern is pretty great, and I think a friend of mine would like the pattern too...so I am going to knit these mittens. But in a different yarn I think.
I think it was the white yarn that had me meh about the whole project. I knew I wasn't going to finish them in the original color, "cloud" (which is Knit Picks' fancy way of saying "white")...
Much better. Peachy, even.
You didn't think I would let Pushing Daisies premiere with no pie, did you?
Fresh peach pie with a flaky pastry crust, recipe from Joy of Cooking, 1972 reprint.
The pie baker is back (even if her photo editor is not-- please pretent thse pictures are better lit).