Oops. I forgot to announce the winner of the shameless ploy: #7 Sarah (Lewis)! Don’t start checking the mail just yet. I have a couple ideas that I need to hammer out first. I think you’ll like it.
My days have been filled with lots of non-crafty things lately. Work. Reading. Exercising. Baking. Chickens.
What? You don’t think about chickens? We have been talking about getting chickens for well over a year. Now, it’s serious. A friend is placing her order for chicks and we have claimed 6 of them. Meanwhile, we need to get our permit process going (including getting signatures from neighbors) and get the coop built. Just a couple minor details.
A couple of weeks ago, I tried the Light Wheat Bread from Smitten Kitchen and now we are hooked. We’d been making no-knead bread for so long, that it was kind of an adjustment. You mean I have to knead this? I’ve decided that kneading bread dough for 10 minutes can count as exercise. It makes such a lovely (and tasty) loaf of bread that it has become our standard sandwich bread.
Although progress on Mr. Greenjeans feels slow, I did start on the first sleeve the other day. Good thing we’ve got plenty of winter left around these parts. Definitely enough time to finish and use a new sweater.