The freezing rain started Monday afternoon and continued through most of Tuesday. Our driveway looked like an ice rink. Impossible to walk on!
Christian braved the icy roads and made the trek to work. His 1-hour commute took him 2 hours. Once he was safe at work he called and ordered me to stay home. Gladly! I started the day by trying a new recipe from a book I borrowed from the library.
Into the oven went a pumpkin, cranberry & almond baked oatmeal. The recipe called for cherries and macadamia nuts but it wasn't like I was going to run to the grocery store! My version turned out just as yummy.
I'm taking a class at my LYS on knitting short rows so I spent a good part of the day working on my "homework." Inspiration for the colors came from my project bag. Isn't it pretty?
The dogs and I finally braved the gloomy day and headed out into the field for some soggy snowshoeing. (Too dangerous trying to walk down the road.) That's our farm in the distance.
I'm linking up with Ginny for this week's Yarn Along.
In this new year I wanted to reflect on the knitting projects I completed in 2016. I'm kind of surprised that I only finished 10 knits but I think I did a bit more spinning than I have in the past. And I also started dyeing yarn so it's not like I haven't been getting my fill of fiber. :)
I knit this little cardigan for my cousin's baby. I got a special treat when we received their Christmas card in the mail and Moriah was wearing the cardigan in their family photo! Oftentimes I knit baby gifts and then never get to see the little one wearing them.
My husband's mom's side of the family is from Norway so I wanted to knit Christian a stocking that reflected his ancestry and love of nature. I modified/redesigned some elements of the Henrik chart from the book Scandinavian Christmas Stockings. I charted my design out…
I love tracking what books I read throughout the year. I
tend to get through more audiobooks than paper books due to my long
commute. (I spend about 2 hours a day in the car.) According to
Goodreads I got through 55 books in 2016. That's 5 less books than last year but a number I'm still proud of. I wanted to mention my favorites in case you're looking for some
recommendations. Here are the books I rated 4 out of 5 stars. (In no particular order.) My favorite audiobooks of 2016: The Lost Island: A Gideon Crew Novel by Douglas Preston Rainwater by Sandra Brown Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer The Water Diviner by Andrew Anastasios Flawed by Cecelia Ahern Ready Player One by Ernest Cline Behind Closed Doors by B. A. Paris
My favorite print books of 2016: A Kiss from Maddalena by Christopher Castellani My Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes That Saved My Life by Ruth Reichl The Firebird (Slains #2) by Susanna Kearsley Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock Letters to the Lost by Iona Grey The Se…