After the Silence

Somewhere back there in an end-of-the-year post, I said I was going to try to blog more regularly.  Now, it’s been a month since my last post.  Monthly is not “regularly” but I will keep trying.  If I thought things were going to settle down around here, they didn’t.  I got a nasty upper respiratory thing that lasted two weeks and I had to cancel a weekend’s worth of knitting classes (four classes!) and now try to reschedule them.  Whew.  Crazypants.

In the meantime, I did do some things to tell you about.  Right before I got sick, Paul and I went to Portsmouth, NH for a post-holiday-busyness getaway.

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We went to this place twice for breakfast:

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(I took that shot to show you the yummy popovers but also because they have a drink called a Wooly Mitten!)

We drove through a snowstorm to get to LLBean:


The storm was over on our way back so we stopped at The Yarn Sellar yarn shop!:


A great shop!  I got a few things:


We stopped at Hampton Beach to see some water and waves:


I worked on Paul’s Perun vest in the car and made some good progress:


I think I told you I had started this, right?  Well, if not, I will repeat that I will have to steek it and install a zipper, both things I am very nervous about. I hope it doesn’t keep me from finishing it before spring (which is now 6 weeks away).

In other news, Paul got this silly condiment dispenser for Christmas:


In doodlebug news, the demise of Miss Ladybug’s Big Pink Ball was the news of last week:


It went the way of Mr. Doodlebug’s Big Blue Ball, which is to say it just hit the corner of something wrong after a really good kick.  There was sadness, but we all have moved on and embraced the 6 other Little Purple and Blue Balls that didn’t really get played with too much before.

They also helped me make these:


Healthy oat bran muffins with banana and applesauce.  No flour, no sugar.  They taste as you might expect.  Like nothing.  But they taste a lot like butter if you put enough of that on them.  Miss Ladybug bowed out of the preparations after a while because she couldn’t stand the smell of the oat bran!

I’ve got other knitting to show you but that will have to wait for next time.  Hopefully not a month from now.


2 thoughts on “After the Silence

  1. Sorry you were sick, but loved your pictures of your trip. We were discussing blocking wires at my knitting group and this one girl couldn’t figure out how to use them was asking if any of us knew, no one in our group uses them and I remembered you did/or do. Is it quite difficult?
    Thanks for the blog, love it! Hope you are better!

  2. You’re back! Yay! Portsmouth looks interesting. Haven’t made bran muffins in years. Trying to remember the recipe I used and it did involve applesauce. Glad you’re feeling better!

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