I've been a bad bad blogger. I haven't posted in a while. I
read skim my Bloglines, & I rarely comment on other blogs. I've become a lurker again. I have a feeling that my current bad habit will start to fade very soon. Since I missed the Thanksgiving posts, I thought I'd post what I've been thankful for the past 3 days.
Gus has been coloring all-day & all-night. It's a riot to see what he's creating. When you ask what he just finished, he'll causally say "A man sitting in a car with his dog." Hmm? Beautiful. He's pretty good about keeping the art on the paper, but when he does slip, it cleans up easily. Thank you, innovation!
::A hobby that will keep my boys warm::
I almost forgot that I made Gus a Wallaby this year. It still hasn't been blocked, which also means that it remains nice & scratchy. He didn't seem to mind. I still haven't figured out why he was playing with tongs. What I have figured out is that it's easier to stop trying to "figure" out a 2.5 year old.
I'm slogging away on TBA's blanket. I have about 1.5 blocked rows until I can scratch it off my list. I'm constantly picking this thing up because it needs to be done prior to his arrival. I'd love to add a border, but we'll see when I BO the last stitch. If I'm in the middle of a contraction, this will be a borderless blanket.
I also started the Beer Mitts from the latest Stitch n' Bitch book. I had SK flip through the book & see if anything appealed to him. He's such a picky dresser that I felt confident he wouldn't find a sweater. I knew he'd be attracted to the fingerless mitts & the dead teddy bear. Since he's in his 30s, we went with the Beer Mitts. I'm using Cascade 220 & my Knitpick Options. This project has renewed my love of Cascade 220. The color & quality of this stand-by is fantastic.
::A good muffin recipe::
I haven't had any cravings with this pregnancy. Zip. There's nothing that I must eat, but I do love baking muffins. Maybe it's just the ease of grabbing one before I hit the road. I'm not sure, but I've tried several healthy recipes. I have a really good one from Cooking Light, but now I've found a clear winner. Recently, I picked up Deceptively Delicious: Simple Secrets to Get Your Kids Eating Good Food. We don't have an issue with Gus & vegetables. We have more of a "I-Don't-Need-3-Meals-a-Day" issue. But if you can squeeze more vegetables into meals & desserts, why wouldn't you? We've made a couple of the dishes & tonight is the meat-loaf & mashed potatoes. Both have an enormous about of carrots & cauliflower purees mixed in. But I really bought the books for the breakfast & dessert options. Yesterday, I made the Peanut Butter & Banana Muffins. God gawd, people! If you love peanut butter, make these muffins! It's just a plus that they're made with whole wheat flour & carrots. SK didn't enjoy them as much as I do, but it had nothing to do with the added vegetable. He just didn't like how much they taste like peanut butter. More for me, honey.
So that's my "Thankful" list for the past 3 days. I've also got to say a huge "THANK YOU" to Ava for coming home. I'll be back & ready with a nice knit-worthy post. I've got a hotel trip this week. Translation: Lots of knitting time. I've also got a trip to Ikea scheduled. Translation: Stuff to store my knitting notions. Oh & meatballs!
Bad knit blogger,