Something new because I just don't have time to blog or even read blogs anymore. However, I'm hoping that I can come up with enough nonsense to type for ten minutes at least once a week. Yes, this is what my life has become. Believe me, I am working hard at not thinking about how I got here. o.O
Of course, there's a chance that we'll never do this again and this whole idea will, in time, be known as Crackers on a Tuesday, but we'll see...
A couple of weeks ago, I made minestrone soup. I mostly followed this recipe (link added after 10 minutes) and I love how it turned out. I will be making it again at some point. This is assuming that I'll be able to finish the leftovers from the first batch. Yeah, we'll have to see about that, too.
I'm still knitting socks. It's a great time waster while I'm sitting in waiting rooms or cooling my jets before a meeting. I guess I'd forgotten that some people find knitting and/or sock knitting impressive. I've lost track how many times I've had to show someone my sock in-progress because they just can't believe it. Thankfully, the socks aren't for me. Otherwise, there would be a serious limit on how many pairs I would be knitting. I still have more pairs than my sock drawer can hold.
I know, you weep for me and my sock issues. :p
Speaking of how much I suck, I am spinning that silk that our Joan dyed for me for my birthday. I will most likely die spinning it, but whatever. It's amazing and very interesting to spin silk that is not blended with something else. I think this is the first time I've done it. It's a learning experience and I've already decided that I will have to use the singles as plying thread because there's no way in hell I will EVER be able to ply the singles and get something that looks like actual yarn.
I'm trying very hard not to think about the wool that will need to be spun to go with the silk. Best to take it one step at a time, I think. Or better still, not to think about any of it at all. Just spin and pretend like that's all I have to do.
Now you know why I'm spending so much time just knitting socks. No thought required. Just knitting in the round. So much easier than this whole thinking what you're doing business. Btw, this is like the world's worst typing test... and that's really saying something. Maybe I should have gone with five minutes on a Friday or something. Of course, it's too late now.
In other news, our Joan has sent me two jars of maple spread and, with any luck, that will cure my current rage issues. Hormonally induced and not. Yeah, I'm lots of fun over here. o.O Now I just need A LOT of bagels and spell check. Or just the bagels. It's not like anyone is going to read this. Thank goodness!