Thursday, February 3, 2011


I've decided that I should have a deadline for completing my flirty summer dress: the first day of Spring. That gives me almost two months, and I am already halfway done. Plus, there's a good chance that the weather will allow me to wear it on the first day of Spring. I figure I need to knit about two or three rows a day to finish it on time, and since I tend to knit on it when I'm walking, I can get about 12 rows in on a good day. Completely possible, and I should have enough yarn left over to make the underwear that everyone says I should make with the yarn.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Did a bit of pre-Spring cleaning today: vacuumed, did all the dishes, folded laundry, cleaned some of the frig, and scrubbed the floor. Then I just sat there, basking in the joy of a clean house, until Elliot got home and I had to mess it all up for dinner. I realized that the milk was still good, so I put it to use making dishes for Imbolc. I made my favorite, Swedish pancakes, but I also have skansk grot in the rice cooker for breakfast tomorrow. I was also going to bake bread, but we just ran out of propane. I'm trying to decide between a creative solution and just wanting until morning when I can get more propane. I should probably just wait. To be honest, I think Imbolc is my favorite holiday, it's optimistic and forward looking, it's about anticipation. Eat good, rich foods, give thanks for handling the winter thus far, and know that change is coming.