Sunday was the 1 year anniversary of losing my mom. The day definitely had a pall of melancholy over it but it wasn't as bad as I anticipated. I had planned to make a pie as Pumpkin from PumpkinSpins suggested but I took a nap after church instead. As I have mentioned in past posts, the act of making those pies just relaxes me and reminds me of all of the amazing women in my family that I have lost, plus they are pretty tasty. So when Pumpkin made the suggestion earlier in the month I knew it was the right way to remember my mom, alas time got away from me.
|Serious baking this year! Peach Raspberry, Cherry and Apple|
So this coming weekend, aside from Light Up Night and volunteering at Pittsburgh Indie Knit and Spin, the holiday baking will get started. My friends are having a Friendsgiving to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with their friends. I am really excited because I can't remember the last time I was at a big gathering for the holidays. Anyway, I want to take a dessert so I will probably make cranberry squares (family recipe I will share next week) I need to make something else as well. If you have any suggestions, please let me know :).
Alrighty, now to my yarn progress. Again I am entranced by the colors floating through the Hue Shift Afghan and that is what got worked on the most.
|I am in love with the pink pop of color with the red!|
So I am behind as today is the 14th and I only have 8 blocks done but whatever, knitting is supposed to be fun not a chore right.
I think after I finish this row I am going to block it with Toothpicks for a challenge in Nerd Wars. Then the pressure is off to get all 25 squares done and I can get some other things done as well.
Overall, I love this project. I love watching the colors blend and meld into a great pattern and can't wait to finish this block.
I did get a couple rows done on the Orange Justice League Filler Squares but it's nothing to really photograph. I am also working on a gift for my Secret Santa swap partner from Nerd Wars. I hope she likes it! At lunch I am going to get some more supplies and try and find awesome other things to stuff the box with.