Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Bread and Blanket
I finished the Modern Alchemy blanket, made entirely of Paton's classic wool that I had in the cupboard. I'm trying to beat my yarn stash into submission without buying any more, at least until the end of the year. A few things about this pattern I really liked....
It was fast! Kind of like a ripple, you can watch t.v. and be hooking without looking, yo.
The pattern creates a scalloped bottom and top edge, as well as smooth sides. I didn't feel a border was necessary to finish it off.
I love the ridges it creates. It looks rather accordion like, which stretches as you snuggle under it.
Feeling full of myself after the blanket finish, I attempted this bread the other day, and it was so good I was lucky to get a picture before we devoured it. You're supposed to wait and let it cool for an hour after taking it from the oven. Ha! We started slicing off the ends well before that, slathering on the butter, completely ignoring the fact that it was supposed to be served with soup for dinner. Oh well.
We get our new little puppy this weekend. Since I was the last to put in a deposit, I get the last pick of the litter. So we have to wait for everyone else to make their choice. It's like waiting for the bread all over again. I went to check out the dogs, you know, make sure they didn't have 3 legs and 4 eyeballs, but of course they were all cute. Really have you ever seen an ugly 8 week old lab puppy?
So it's turning out to be a very exciting week here at Pieceful. Hope yours is just as fun.
Have a great Thanksgiving.