This should round out birthday week* nicely.
Gale talked about this book last year in her blog. Then Carole did, and if Carole says it's good, it's fabulous. I knew it was a must and since I may be hard to shop for**. This book was very high on my list. Higher still after I found out what shipping would cost on two 25 grams of yarn. More than the yarn, people!
(The book is now cheaper than it was last week on Amazon for those who are thinking about getting it.)
Anyway, after reading the book for two days, I had a deep biological need to make bread.
Okay, I really want pretzels and pita and I don't know what all, but I'm easy to please and willing to settle for just bread. Yesterday, I faked my own recipe based on the wet dough method used in the book. No kneading. I just mixed it and let it sit for a couple of hours on top of the fridge.
It was the best loaf of bread I've made yet. I have very high hopes for my bread making future... assuming I can find my baking stone.
And the sock?
The sock is one of a pair in-progress. It started out as my replacement birthday socks and have found new meaning as socks for Gale, who recently blogged about a pair of socks she worked on all summer and only recently finished. Girlie needs socks, people.
I offered and she accepted. She was even sweet enough to mention that pink would be okay. See! Sooner or later, everyone comes around to the pink. :D Hopefully, they will be done and in the mail soon.
Also! Jessica's lace was finished, blocked and shipped off to her. It arrived safely yesterday and she knows that we all expect photos when she has time, good lightly, yatta.
I am also working on a little lace something from the book I received last week. I know a couple of you were curious what I thought of the book and once I've knit a couple of things, I'll hot glue together a post about it. I've already knit and mailed off a very cute boy hat from the book. Photos later, I'm sure.
Oh! The neighbor's gardeners arrived a day early and I spent a good ten minutes playing WTF Day Is It Anyway? Turns out that it's still Wednesday. Last night was Mark Harmon Tuesday, after all. Now I have to stop wondering why they showed up a day early.
There have to be better things to obsess over, right?
* Although, I have been getting email threats about ticking mail that may be getting my way. I love my friends. o.0
** So not true! I'm totally easy. Shut up!