What a grand start to the new decade! Today, in an unusual fit of domestic bliss, I baked cookies and cinnamon rolls.
Intentions of stocking our freezer for the upcoming school/work week were nearly thwarted by a gang of impatient degenerates, a.k.a., my family. Convincing them that the cinnamon rolls needed to cool and be frosted required threats of violence. The silly people acted like they’d been forced into starvation, which is ironic considering the abnormally large meals and snack foods enjoyed over the past few weeks. The freezer is now well-stocked with frozen casseroles, baked goods and other staples put together over Christmas vacation. Staying home meant we enjoyed daily clean laundry . We also grew accustomed to staying up late and sleeping in. Monday puts an end to these luxuries as we’ll return to our normal, chaotic, lives.
Knowing that free time is coming to an end, I also cast on a new shawl.
I’m normally not a mohair fan, but this yarn has been *marinating in my stash for about 6 years. It’s time had come. Surprisingly, this sideways endeavor is warm, pleasant and satisfying to knit. The pattern is simple enough that no frogging has been required, otherwise it might not be so satisfying. Ripping out mohair is akin to zipping up neck skin in your coat zipper and knowing that the only way to get it off is to unzip, one painful tooth at a time.
Tomorrow my parents are driving down for a visit. We’ve still not had our Christmas with them. The tree and decorations have all been put away so it won’t feel quite the same. Driving up to their house just wasn’t in the cards this season. Unlike most areas of the continental U.S., we’ve had unseasonably warm and wet weather so the roads should be safe.
Formal New Year’s resolutions weren’t made, but getting out to walk more and firm up isn’t a bad idea. I’ll play it by ear. Wishing everyone a peaceful and prosperous 2010. Cheers!
*spell check didn’t like the word “marinating” and suggesting I change it to “urinating”. The minute yarn starts that I’ll take up a new hobby.