|When there's barely any flowers left - Potato bush, basil and flax leaf center piece! Pretty and tasty smelling!|
What a glorious few days we have had! Sunday was deliciously cool and crisp all day long. It was such a wonderful day.
We started the smoker at 10:00am and smoked a tri-tip all day long, watched a movie while the kids took a nap and had a generally lazy day. It was so nice, and the weather made it just perfect. And the tri tip? Oh my goodness. It was so tender and delicious, teeth were an optional utensil! :)
Yesterday was almost as cool and breezy. I had all the windows opened all day. And today I am sitting outside as I write this. It's wonderful!
Aside from a few sniffles, we are all over our colds. I am so thankful it was really just a one day per person illness. Jack was the only one who ran a fever and Ben thinks he got it on Saturday, but we're not even sure because it was over so fast. Yay for healthy immune systems! Thank you all for the prayers and well wishes. :)
This morning I finally finished the next pair of ribbed mittens. As you can see, they are getting a bath, soon to be followed by a blocking and then pictures. Look for the pattern sometime this week!
I think I'm going to cast on another simple shawl/wrap using the yarn I dyed a few years ago in the "Day Lily" colorway... I just have to work myself up to it. Do any of you who spin or dye your own yarn have a hard time using it? I do. I just want to sit and stare at it forever, but I know that's silly and things should be used.
Since Halloween is coming up, I think it's time for a few more zombies. I've also had more than one person tell me I need to make some for the craft so, which cracks me up. I can't believe everyone likes those silly little things so much.
|The usual state of boys around here - bright eyed and dirty!|
Looky! Our grapevine is starting to grow and climb and send out vines. I hope this means we'll get at least a few grapes next year! We have been talking a lot about having a mostly edible landscape. It is so nice walking into the back yard to get ingredients like veggies or herbs. One of these years I would like to have enough grapes for both snacking and drying - then I wouldn't need to buy raisins!
Well, just thought I would check in. I've felt so boring lately with not much to talk about! Not a whole lot of interesting cooking, and I'm sure y'all are tired of the gloves by now. ;) Just cleaning and chasing small people.
Happy chilly Tuesday,