While I wasn’t blogging
I know I didn’t blog much this month. I did spend four days completely trashing my kitchen in a batch cooking frenzy. Since it wasn’t four consecutive days, I also did four total kitchen clean up recovery days. I have a freezer stocked up with cabbage rolls, two kinds of perogies, several types of soup and a big momma batch of spaghetti sauce.
I thought about posting recipes, but decided against it. If you are the kind of person who enjoys spending 6 hours making 10 meals worth of cabbage rolls or 8 hours making 400+ perogies, you likely already have your own recipes.
I spent an entire week doing a deep clean of my house. I also spent some time compiling how to clean lists off of the internet. I have tried the Flylady and Motivated Moms and neither worked for me. So I made my own. I’m not sure I get to post it since I plagerized the whole thing for other internet sources, mostly the website for Real Simple Magazine. Mostly, I used cut and paste, then edited for content so that it would fit nicely on a 8.5 x 11 page. Eventually, I may get them printed on card stock and laminated so I can cross stuff off with a grease pencil. I find I get a weird sense of joy from crossing items off my to do list. I made one list as a daily list and then also did a deep clean list for each room. I am happy with how they turned out.
Little girl got to go to an indoor play ground everyday for at least an hour. That was some times very hard to arrange, especially on cooking days.
I knit two scarves and a doll dress as Christmas gifts. I finished the body of my sweater and managed to get 3/4 of the first sleeve done. I also knit my first ever pair of socks.
I am now trying to knit my second pair of socks using a new method. This time they will be two at a time, toe up socks. It is kind of scary and intimidating. Mind you, I felt the same way with the first sock. Part of my need to try the new method is that I have EXACTLY enough yarn to make two more socks. Maybe. If I don’t run into any problem of vary from the first two at all. This method will allow me to knit until I run out of yarn then stop with two matching socks. If I need to switch to a different yarn for the cuff, at least they will both match.
I have fallen prey to knitting peer pressure and I am itching to cast on the cardigan that all the cool girls are knitting.
It’s called “The Effortless Cardigan” by Hannah Fettig. Although, at six skeins of yarn, the “effortless” part has to refer to to finished look, not the amount of knitting involved. On the other hand, it has no cables, it is knit all in once piece with no seems, and it is straight forward knitting an purling with no fancy lace work. It also manages to look good on all the other moms who knit it, not just the size four model in the picture.
I really did get a lot of stuff done in December. I just didn’t get a lot of blogging done. In fact, I wouldn’t even be blogging today, except that I’m sick in bed with my box of tissues and my computer. I am so glad T is taking care of Little Girl.