March 23, 2007
I think we have officially turned the corner into Spring around here. The flowers are coming up, the weather is warm, and the humidity is rising. That’s the one thing I don’t like about St. Louis – the humidity. (How do you Floridians survive that?) I managed to escape the Loopy Room for a few hours this afternoon, to do some errands and shopping. And you know, when I say “escape”, it doesn’t mean it’s a bad thing, being in the Loopy Room. In fact, it’s a pretty fun place with all kinds of colors and inspiration going on in there. Makes me want to knit all the time! But it’s also good to leave the house once in awhile. Last month, I went shopping one afternoon and when I went to make a credit card purchase, the clerk had to call in for approval on my credit card. The same thing happened at the next store I went to. So when I got home, I called my credit card company. They said, “Well, we see that you mostly use this card for online purchases and it’s atypical for you to use it in person – so it flagged your account and we just wanted to verify that it was you using the card.” That told me that I don’t get out enough. Jeez. So I must remedy that!
Remember that blue and brown log cabin quilt I started knitting last fall? I have decided that I really don’t like knitting long rows of garter stitch. I’m going to have to get through it somehow because I do still like the look, but I am not working on it because it’s boring. Maybe I just need to make myself do a strip a week or something. I still do love the blue/brown color combination. Isn’t this a pretty mug? It’s going to be my new coffee mug for spring. How many coffee mugs do you own? Because there is no earthly reason to bring another coffee mug into THIS house. The cupboard is absolutely overflowing with too many mugs. That’s why I felt that I needed to buy another one today.
Here’s a good recipe to make for your family some weekend. We had this delicious French Toast at my Girls Weekend a few weeks ago, and we all decided that our families needed to try it out. YUM!
1 stick butter
1 c. brown sugar
1 ½ c. milk
2 T. dark corn syrup
2 t. vanilla
1 loaf of French bread, cut into slices
pinch of nutmeg
Cook butter, brown sugar, and corn syrup until sugar is dissolved; pour into a 13”x 9” pan. In a bowl, mix eggs, milk, vanilla and nutmeg; pour over bread slices. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Bake, uncovered at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Optional: top individual servings with berries (blackberries are really good).
This weekend I’m working on my Louet Sportweight Sage Meida Socks from Favorite Socks. I also have some fun new yarns coming into the shop that I need to be working up. (“Need” to be working up. That makes it all sound official, doesn’t it? Like it’s really “work” instead of “fun”? Because there might be laundry that needs to be done this weekend, and giving the dog a bath, and other such nonsense. I cannot be bothered by those things if I’m “working”, right? Just checking.) Knitting Daughter is on Spring Break next week, so I foresee more fun knitting time in my future. Hmmm – I may just have to hold off on a shop update until the end of the week, in order to make full use of knitting time with KD!
Have a great weekend. Anyone doing anything fun?