Well, I am just about finished knitting my 5th Lucy bag. It will be a two tone black and gray one. I should have the straps finished today. I did something a little different this time, and started the bottom on 2 circulars instead of double points. It was much easier for me. I also left the stitches on my circular needle when binding off for the straps. Also seemed easier than putting each section on a stitch holder. (I'm all about making things easier!) This should be ready to use as my 'before' felting example in my talk tomorrow.
Thought you would enjoy seeing what is sitting on my counter at this very moment. I told Steve that we could use a 'little' chocolate around the house and this was his solution. A 45 ounce bag of M&M's. My hand has a hard time not reaching in and grabbing a few every time I walk by. I'm going to need to hide it from myself!
Also sitting on the counter is a loaf of Beer Bread that I made yesterday. This is one of Steve's favorite breads. It's yummy right out of the oven and makes great toast.
3 cups flour
3 tsps baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup sugar
1 (12 ounce) beer
1/4 cup melted butter
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
2. Mix dry ingredients and then add beer
3. Pour into a greased loaf pan
4. Pour melted butter over the dough
5. Bake 1 hour. Remove from pan and let cool at least 15 minutes.
*If using self rising flour; omit baking power and salt
I got a very fun package in the mail yesterday. My friend Michelle sent me the cutest bag that she made that is the perfect size for a sock project. It features the peppermints that will soon be found in all of the Loopy Ewe orders that are mailed in the heat of the summer (when chocolate kisses would melt - not good when packaged with yarn!) Sumo thinks that it is the perfect size to store milkbones in. He may be right, but I think I'll stick with a sock project!
Off to finish the Lucy bag straps and get some other things done around the house. I think I may also call a friend to meet for lunch. (I've missed doing that during tax season!)
Until Next Time....