more letter b’s.

ginger-cookies

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Baking… (triple ginger cookies from 101 cookbooks, and some giant muffins from one of many Moosewood cookbooks in my collection)

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Baby Surprise Jacket… (the chair of my committee is expecting a baby boy to arrive next week)

green-sheets

and Brightness, in the form of new green sheets and a comforter. I’m still looking for a pale quilt or blanket to fold on the end of the bed for Boh to lounge on. This makes a huge difference in the overall cheeriness of my room!

Must get back to reading — hoping to settle into a routine/rhythm for this semester by the end of the week.

Happy Monday!

weekend.

My Sunday morning began with some muffin making. I was out rather late with friends from the Southwest last night, and Boh still wanted to wake up at our regular time. If you have to get up earlier than you’d like, the wonderfulness of muffins wafting from the oven certainly helps with the expected crankiness.

I received a box from WEBS this week, containing materials for several pinwheel blankets and a cobblestone sweater for me:

Thus, I cast on for pinwheel blanket wedding gift #3 (Valley Yarn Northampton in Apple):

Also, because I have a need for a portable project for guest lectures, bus rides, etc. (and because I need to work on my goal of knitting more socks/taking advantage of my sweet Yarn Pirate Booty Club membership), I also cast on for a plain stockinette sock using this beautiful superwash BFL in June Bug:

I really like the way the yarn is striping, and these are already moving along quite quickly. Details: I’m using the basic sock formula for fingering weight yarn from Getting Started Knitting Socks, by Ann Budd, and I’m using 2.5 mm (US 2) needles.

I’m off to eat muffins! Have a great weekend.

routine.

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Woke up before my alarm today, which felt great. I’m sure I’ve said it before, but my morning ritual of making coffee, checking email, and then knitting or reading or at least crossing things off my to-do list keeps me sane.

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Baked these last night — realizing that even though I still have a few months in this house, I need to make a conscious effort to eat the things that are here. Grains, tomato paste, corn starch, frozen meats and soups, etc.;  these are the things that are easy to forget, and I don’t want to find myself packing boxes of food!

Happy Wednesday.