Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Still Snowing, cooking and knitting
Snow is continuing to fall, we have now accumulated 16 inches. That's way too much for Vancouver, the snow is supposed to stay on the ski hill.
The hosts of the Christmas dinner have postponed it until Sunday. I had bought a ham just in case we were snowed in and didn't want to face the streets and other drivers. So we will eat well.
Although, I have had my new stove for a few years, I've never had a big baking spree. I usually just do main courses in my oven, as a result, my baking has turned out a little dark on the bottom. Well, really some things have burnt around the edges, so I've just been eating out of the middle of the pan! We've both have had to test the baking to see if it is presentable.
I'll have another go at the stove later today. I'll pay a bit more attention this time and take stuff out earlier.
Knitting has been progressing. We are catching up on some old Battlestar Galactica and I have finished the sleeves for my Briggs and Little cardigan. I probably won't block it for a couple of weeks, so I have time to think about the collar and neckband and the buttons. I am thinking some Dorset buttons will be fun to do. It has been a few years since I have made any of them.
The last of my Web's skein of the month came on Monday, Fortissima Socka, in blues and it has bamboo in it. I will just be doing some plain socks. I did download the free sock patterns from Knitting Daily but they are more than I wish to bother with at this time. The Skein of the month club will not be continuing next year. I did enjoy last year and got some lovely yarns mostly in colours that I liked. I haven't used it all but what I did knit I am pleased with. I made 2 scarves, 2 pairs of fingerless mitts, and I pair of socks and have now started the second pair of socks.