I still have a cold and a cough, but the other horrible symptoms have gone away. Going back "home" is very stressful for me and DH. Both our families have their own crazy problems. Within these past 4 years, our families have been divided by family feuds and divorces. Each year it seems like it's getting worse, not better. Something new always crops up and makes us fearful of phone calls late at night. We are thankful that we live a 4-5 hour drive away. We call it our buffer zone. I am not sure that I would go back as often if my sister wasn't there. Maybe she should move to New York?
I made the Bainbridge Scarf while I was snowed in on Friday in Boston. I saw this cute little scarf last month and knew that I had to knit it. Pepperknit's pattern includes a tutorial on how to wear it. It looks more complicated than it really is. It's actually a knitted tube with knitted straps on each side. This one will be gifted to my sister. It's knit with Louisa Harding's Grace Silk & Wool. I bought it at Pure Knits with a 20% off coupon code. This yarn just glides along the needles. I loved using it. FYI, it's mostly a evenly gauged yarn, but sometimes it has some thick and thin areas which didn't affect the stitch pattern.Pattern: Bainbridge Scarf by Pepperknit
Yarn: Louisa Harding's Grace Silk & Wool (Bought 2 balls, but used 1 full ball and about 1/3 of the 2nd one.)
Needles: US6/4mm Knit Picks Options
I made another batch of Focaccia Bread from No Need to Knead. This time I let it rise double the amount of time because I was using the oven for something else. Then instead of pouring the dough into a 9 inch skillet, I poured some into a small non-stick saucepan and the rest into a jumbo muffin pan to make rolls. I wanted a taller loaf than last time and the saucepan did the trick. I think that you can almost use anything as long as you grease the pan with oil before pouring the dough in. The crispy crust is so delicious!
Look! I made myself a stitchmarker. It's a ball of yarn made from copper wire.