Hoo boy, do I! This weekend proved a disaster to my pre-winter outside prep work, thanks to cold drizzle or downright rain all weekend. I did manage to knock a few things off the list, but very few. Instead, I focused on inside work. As I was out of granola again, that moved to the top of my list. And, in the process, I managed to sort through, rearrange, toss out, and organize my dried stuff. I found a small jar of dried strawberries and tons of dried apples. Into the granola they went.
The quirky part of all this blah-blah-blah, is that I hate mixing the granola. HATE it. Because the only way I can make it the way I like it (with clumpy little bits of peanut butter), is to mix it with my hands. I suffer from some kind of hand-phobia-thingy. If I have to mix anything with my hands that may stick to my hands, I end up - after about one minute - running to the sink, holding my hands up, crying "ACK! ACK! ACK!" or something similar. I cannot wait to get whatever it is off my hands. You can imagine how long it takes me to mix up a meatloaf. It's weird. But, what is even weirder is that I discovered that I do not have the same reaction if I only mix whatever with one hand. If one hand stays coating-free, I am fine. Call the "head" doctor!
Mostly yesterday, though, I played hooky from my list and I knitted. And knitted. I have, so far, finished two pixie hats, a baby bonnet, a pair of fingerless mitts, and am zeroing in on another tot hat with earflaps and ties. To go - another bonnet and another earflap hat. I am a knitting fool. This is abetted by my new stash of my favorite yarn - "Dye-namics" - from my DS Melanie! I am going to take a picture of the remaining skeins and post them - her colorways are wonderful and she has the most wonderful sock-weight yarn that is between sport and fingering. My mother (91 and still an avid sock-knitter) will only knit with Melanie's yarn. I was very excited to hear that she is (finally) putting up an Etsy site. Which I will plug mercilessly because A) she is my DS and I love her; B) her yarn is the BEST; and C) her colors and self-stripers are amazing. And it's all hand-dyed and reasonably priced. Who could ask for more? No one.