Anne has started a little thing on her blog called Work In Progress Wednesday. Now a little bird did tell me that she had me in the back of her mind when she thought of doing this......imagine that...<grin>. Being the good natured soul that I am, I decided that I would join along, in spite of all the teasing I have taken over WIP's...LOL.
I love the way Anne sets weekly goals for herself. I think I may join along with that after the first of the year as well.
Now onto the WiP's. See that mitten.........I have knit and ripped it now twice. The third time was the charm. Knitting with handspun is always a challenge when it comes to gauge for me. The first mitten.......was a wee bit too skinny, the second one was a wee bit too long.....the third one, was just right. Knowing what I know now....the next mitten should be done tomorrow...whew.
Of course.......I could have knit a swatch~ eek!
The mitts that I knit last week, were to go into the mail over the weekend. As I was getting them ready to be boxed and wrapped, I tried them on one last time, as I really love the way they feel on my hands, so soft and cushy!
Now the person they are going to may or may not have noticed and may or may not have even cared, but I knew that I was not going to be able to send them that way.
I looked at how much yarn I had left over in the skein and decided instead of ripping one back, that I would just knit another one. The good news is, I now know that I can get 2 pairs of mitts out of one skein of this yarn :-). So my friend will get a new pair of mitts...and so will I.
Moving on to Christmas Preparations.......
It's hard to believe that Christmas is just one short week away. Do you have your Christmas shopping/knitting finished? I don't, but I am getting pretty close to being finished. Whoo hoo~
Every year on Christmas Eve we have a family gathering. I have been serving many of the same items year after year, and I thought that maybe this year might be the year to try a few new things.
Appetizers always stump me, as Martha Stewart I am not. If any of you have some good recipes that you are willing to post on your blog, or share with me privately, I would be so appreciative. In fact.......if you share one of your recipes, I will again share the one recipe that I could never not make on Christmas Eve.........
12 eggs (separated)
1pint heavy cream
1/2 gallon milk
1cup rum (more or less)..we like more :-)
1 1/2 c. sugar
dashes of nutmeg
Beat yolks & sugar in large bowl. Beat whites in another bowl and beat cream in yet another bowl. Slowly beat milk into yolk mixture, then fold in whites and cream. (I actually beat the whites and cream in, so that it is well mixed). Add your rum and then top off with lots of nutmeg ~YUM
In the spirit of giving, I will leave you with the Christmas Carole that makes me smile each and every year. This time I am posting it a wee bit early, so that you can enjoy it for a bit longer. Of course my family gets tired of hearing it....but oh well, it's only once a year, right? LOL