I was never much of a coffee drinker. The ex-husband had one of those 12-cup models that he could program to start at a specific time every morning, which was great because the coffee was always ready for him. I was more of a tea drinker – if I had the urge for coffee, I’d go to Starbucks or Dutch Bros or whatever was handy. But that didn’t happen very often! Certainly not often enough to warrant replacing the coffee pot when we split up. However, one of the (very thoughtful) attorneys at my office brought me a bag of Snake River Roasting espresso beans from a recent trip to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Which meant that I needed to replace the coffee pot (and get a bean grinder).
On the needles: I’ve been busy! I made each of my girls a coordinating winter accessory set (hat, scarf and fingerless-mitts-with-hoods – there will be tutorials coming on the hats and mitts – pictured above is the scarf I made for K – with an “angel wing” cable pattern). The only problem was I had to remake H’s hat, because I made it too small! I made a really cute pair of socks (Vanilla Latte – you can search it on Ravelry – very easy top-down socks, and I loooooved the heel). I have another pair in the works that I need to frog – I bound off and fastened off the cuff (toe-up socks) without trying them on, and I can’t stretch the cuff enough to get it over my heel! I think everything else about the sock is right; the cuff was not an intuitive rib pattern, so by the time I decided I was done I didn’t feel like messing with the super-stretchy-bind-off. I’m hoping that was the mistake – I would be happy to make them a little bit shorter and redo the bind-off if that will fix the issue! I also have a sweater I’ve cast on and frogged. And I have Christmas presents in my head. I’ll do another post with photo updates of some of these pieces. One thing I’ve started doing is posting progress pics on Instagram as I think of it: you can totally follow me there to see them “live.” (If you’re on Instagram, you can follow me by searching for drea_dear_414.)
I’ll be back with more pics later, I have to pull them from “the cloud” and get them ready to post…and be witty…maybe after I have some more coffee!