I have more new cookbooks to review, but nothing so exciting that I need to let you know about it before holiday shopping. My favorite cookbooks of the year are listed to the right if you are still looking for a good gift.
Yesterday, I received a big heavy box of cookbooks from my mom and Grandma. There are some real gems in the bunch, and while all of them are long out of print, they are still available used. I will be working through them in the new year.
Many knitters make long lists of things to knit for holiday gifts, some knitters even knit sweaters?!?! In years past I have been that crazy knitter, staying up late to crank out one more pair of socks. This year I had an easy plan, 3 pair of mittens and a scarf. Easy Peasy. Then my hands and wrists staged a revolt and I gave up on any hopes of knitting for the season. But still, a little voice was nagging at me. One of the pair of mittens I had planned is for my Grandma. They were to be knit from handspun , as she is the one who gave me my wheel. I had a mitten and a half done when the pain gripped me! but I could not get those mittens out of my head. I decided I could not do any more damage in one day so I finished the second mitt.
This blue is her favorite color, and the only time she will not complain about gifts is if they are handmade. I know she is going to love them and 30 rounds is not going to make a difference in my diagnosis. The things we do for love.
How is your holiday knitting going?