The Holidays are finally over, the work of undecorating, packing things up, putting everything in its place and bringing order back to the house is here.
Spike and Sluggo have been a huge help with checking things over before we packed things up again until next year.
I've been doing a lot of knitting, having knitted everyone a sweater for Christmas. Unfortunately, I neglected to take pictures of them before I packed them up to send them to the kids and grand kids in Florida, so I'm hoping I'll get some pics soon. I understand the one I did for Ashton needs a bit of work as he couldn't get it over his head! I'll have to fix that when I get down there next month.
Jason was kind enough to send a picture of the blue Gansey sweater I knitted him......
and I did manage to snap a quick pic of the Yankee Knitter pattern I did for Brian.....
The boys both live in Florida, and from the looks of the temperatures down there this week, it looks like the Christmas gifts are coming in handy!
After doing the sweaters, I decided I needed something fairly mindless to knit, so I decided to use up some of my stash of various wools to knit a kitty bed.
I was planning on felting it, but as soon as I finished it, Spike hopped right in and has claimed it as his own.
It had been a while since I had baked bread when Pete, of Pete Bakes posted a great recipe for another no knead bread, this one had beer in the ingredient list and sounded really great, so I tried it.
It turned out beautifully, but I still prefer the basic "Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day" recipe, which takes even less time. Sorry, Pete!
Tonight's sunset started out a beautiful blue, pink and purple.........
and ended up a fiery red. A fitting end to a beautiful, albeit cold, Sunday!
Life is Good
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