I’ve had the last FOUR days off.  How awesome am I?  So, what’s a married mother to do?  Knit.  Bake.  And go bowling.  That’s exactly what I did. 

So, I was working on Amused.  I conquered all the crochet cast on’s.  Plugging along and feeling pretty good.  And then I realized I had done all my raglan increases wrong.  I’m not sure what happened, where I went wrong, I just did.  DRAT!  So, you know how it is.  Rippit, rippit, rippit.  This was Friday night.  Now it’s Monday night.  Here is my progress:


Yeah, the first picture is blurry, but I’m proud.  Separated the sleeves, I’m about a third done.  There’s still the collar, the sleeves, and finishing up the body.  Man, seeing it in print like that makes me feel like I hardly got anything done!  Hopefully, fingers tightly crossed, I’ll be done next week.  Fingers tightly crossed.  This pattern is wonderful, and fast.  Well, to me it’s fast.  This is my first adult sized sweater, so, I’m just making an assumption.

During all that knitting utopia, I baked four loaves of bread, made stew from scratch, and chased the in laws dog with one soggy, half chewed loaf.  Stupid dog, she’s lucky I didn’t catch her.  The bread was amazing, soft, warm and oh so much better than store bought. 


I warned my mother in law that the chances of me returning her bread maker were slim.  LOVE that thing.  I am truly hoping to make this a constant occurance.  Fresh baked bread has become an amazing, delicious part of my day.

The iPod is currently pumping out The Fratellis, P!nk, Jimmy Eat World and India.arie, and +44.