Hello! What a beautiful morning we have here in northern Illinois! It snowed last night, only a tiny bit, but enough to make everything white and beautiful, and oh so peaceful. The front porch light was on, and it was still dark when I took this photo. It’s so magical.
And as light comes to the day, so do the birds come for breakfast.
I love learning something new this time of year. This year sock knitting has caught my interest. Sock knitting seems like something impossibly hard, so I knew I needed a visual class to learn. So far this Craftsy class by Susan B. Anderson has taught me Judy’s magic cast on, which is how she starts the sock. I have the toe completed, and am now knitting away at lengthening the foot. Slowing down the lessons has helped me a lot, and Susan is very thorough. I have no doubts that I’ll be able to figure out how to make the whole sock.
This past week I baked another apple crumble. If you need dessert, like we seem to in our house, this is one of the healthier (Is there such a thing?) ones—lots of apples, oatmeal, nuts, and little sugar. My recipe is from here, but I keep adapting it. I found that half the topping seems to work fine for 2 pounds of sliced apples. We prefer lots of baked apple yumminess and not super sweet—you can eat more that way. 😉
Even though I have no photos to show you, I have been working on dolly things. One dress needs a new sweater, and one cape/cuddle cap set needs a new dress. Sometimes things don’t go as planned.
I hope you all have a most festive weekend. Take it slow, and enjoy every moment.
Ah, it’s snowing again here, big white flakes! Bye for now, my friends.