As in Thank Gosh Its FINISHED!
Noro Kureyon Socks - with a Pattern from Hello Yarn
Gosh - I did not like this yarn. I know others did, and I am baffled why it was such a drag for me. It just seemed so course. But the finished socks are kind of cute and glady, done. I did a pilates hundred to get this pose. The neighbors must have loved it. Oh yes, I scooped.
I also finished whacking this skein on Monday.
Funky Carolina Merino in Duckfeet
I was sick to death of the color yellow by the time I got this off of the wheel, I have to be honest. But I do like the finshed yarn - and it's the most yardage I have ever acheived with 4 oz. - 290 yards - woot! But here is a question for spinners out there...do you just covet your handspun? I seem to be - doesn't it deserve to grow up to BE something? But what? Wow, that is so hard.
Lastly, I saw Elizabeth Berg last night - my favorite author! I learned that she has a newsletter she sends out which include a recipe and that she has a blog!
I enjoyed the reading so much. I purchased the book - which seemed silly after I tried to "do the right thing" when I rented it from the library. But when I learned she was coming to Madison, I could not fathom going to the reading and leaving empty handed. Anyways, I got there early and re-read my favorite part (pg 33) - savored it a little. Well, when Ms. Berg started her reading - she started with MY favorite part - it was like karma. To those who have read, I will never go to Anthropologie again without thinking of the main character, Helen. I mean, they should have someone doing exclusively gift wrapping, shouldn't they?
She was a treat to listen to, and wonderful in person. I felt a little giddy, like this woman would "get" me - she shared her lust for words and described herself as "a pain in the ass as a kid because she was so creative" - wow - my own mom could have said that. Gosh, I think she has.
p.s. I have continued on my quest to bake like Wizenberg. I made the Pistachio Cake with Honeyed Apricots. I felt a little sassy taking such fanciness to share with my co-workers. It was especially delicious to the pistachio lover. I also made the Arugula bread salad with cherries and goat cheese. to die.