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Not Quite Ready

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Last night this happened:

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Can you see it? (No, it’s not that I need to take down the hummingbird feeder…. but I do.)

It turned into this:
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I think winter is “ok”.  Not my favorite season, but I don’t mind it terribly.  But I’m not quite ready for this yet.  Mind you, it didn’t stick to the roads and it’s expected to be gone by the end of the day….but still.

Good thing I’m doing lots of knitting.  It will keep me warm while I’m knitting it, and keep those warm whom I’m giving it to. (Was that grammar correct? Who. Whom.  To whom I’m giving it?)

First up is that I finished the modified Trellis Scarf and the modified Irish Hiking Scarf.  But I can’t show them to you yet, since they haven’t been blocked.  That’s on my list for today.

Then, in one short day, I made this Hannah hat for my niece Erica:

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Now, last year I asked her mom if she thought she would wear it, and she wasn’t sure, so I didn’t make it.  But this year, I decided to just give it a try because it’s darned cute and maybe she will love it and then maybe her 14-year old friends will all love it and they will want Erica’s aunt to knit one for all of them.  Which I would do.

And I’m working on this too, which I can’t really show you:

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And I finally blocked my Duane Park Triangle:

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I love it.

In other news, I got a new teapot:(Tea Forte Pugg Ceramic 24oz Teapot – Cherry Blossoms)

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Hooray!  I’m sure you were wondering….  But now I can knit the Festivity Tea Cozy.  Maybe in 41 days (after the Christmas knitting is done).

Time

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We set the clocks back an hour this weekend.  Apparently that was the end of daylight savings time.  I never know the difference – just that we have to move the clocks back or forward.  Every year, for the whole the day before we move the clocks, Paul walks around saying things like, “It’s 5 o’clock, but really it’s 4 o’clock”  or “It’s 11pm but really it’s 10pm so it’s still early” as a way of gearing up for it.  Then the whole day after we change the clocks, I walk around saying, “It’s 11am but gee, it feels like noon”  or “It’s 11pm but really it feels like midnight so boy are we going to be tired tomorrow.”  Every year.  We annoy the heck out of each other and there is lots of eye rolling going on.

In between all that, on Saturday, time really few by as I taught knitting classes at The Spinning Room all day. First up was a four hour Lace Shawl class.  Two people worked on circular shawls and two worked on 1/2 circle shawls and learned about knitting lace and blocking lace.  A fun class and here are 3 of the 4 started shawls:

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In the bowl are chocolate/white chip cookies I made because I promised them as a treat for taking a four hour class!  They were yummy.

Then in the afternoon it was a two hour class (the first of two sessions) to start a Colorwork Christmas Stocking:

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They learned to knit with a color in each hand, and work with a colorwork chart.  In a month they will come back and learn how to put in an afterthought heel.  A fun, fast day!

Then….. in no time over the weekend I’ve gotten 32″ knitted into this scarf, which will be a Christmas gift:

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This picture shows about 9″.  It is a modified Irish Hiking Scarf, made with Berocco Pure Merino (a really nice, soft yarn).

AND I finished my charity knit-a-long hat using a pattern called Kitty’s Kap:

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On Sunday morning, we were up early (although it felt later….) and I made a quick trip to our CSA’s farm stand to get a few more sweet potatoes:

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On my drive there, which is about 3 miles from our house, and further up “the hill”, I passed some snow.  I’m not ready for that yet.

I made Orange-Sage Sweet Potatoes with Bacon in the slow cooker:

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But I didn’t have sage so I put in the same amount of dried rosemary. Big mistake.  And I knew it was going to be, right as I threw it in the pot, but then I couldn’t fish it out.  Despite the pretty strong rosemary flavor, it was still very yummy and I will make them again.  With sage.

And now for something completely unrelated…. here is our peanut butter jar:

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Probably looks a lot like yours.

And, here is my mother-in-law’s:

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Did you ever see such a neat and tidy peanut butter jar?