A few quick things to tell you about on this snowy Presidents’ Day, then I’m going to snuggle up on the couch with my knitting.
I finished my Yellowstone hat:
The doubled-over-sewn-down brim is so warm and cozy and the slipped stitch pattern gives is a nice, textured look.
I wore it out snowshoeing today!
I have no pictures of me wearing the hat or us wearing the snowshoes. I’ll tell you it was all I could do to stay upright, since we have a bit of a hilly terrain in our yard. For the first-time-ever snowshoeing experience it was probably not the greatest idea to start by going down hill….. I enjoyed it much more when we got to the leveled-out section of the yard where the snowmobile track goes through. But it was still fun and incredibly tiring and I have lots of screaming muscles.
It is a beautifully snowy day here though and it was the perfect temperature for being outside. Which is a nice change since it has been in the single digits and teens here for seemingly a year.
This week I also made Millionaire’s Bars :
Buttery shortbread on the bottom, buttery creamy caramel in the middle, semi-sweet chocolate on the top. O.M.G.
The caramel is a tiny bit tricky in that you need a thermometer – it has to cook to a certain temperature so it will stay nice and soft when you eat it. But, soooooo worth it! (As the was the 15-18 minute arm workout I got from having to stir constantly for that amount of time.)
I think my shortbread came out a little thick but it was still yummy.
Lastly, an update on Smudge’s couch. I think I showed it to you here when he got it. It’s the cutest stinkin’ thing, crocheted by my friend Renee:
He was having a bit of a hard time getting used to it and I’ve been moving it around the house to find a spot he’d like to sleep on it.
The other day, he wanted to be near me while I was working and so he curled up in it!
He may be a tiny bit too big for it but he slept there all afternoon so I think he likes it!
His all-time favorite spot though is here:
Waiting for birds and squirrels…
Have a great week – if you are in the northeast stay warm and safe. It’s going to be a snowy/sleety week!