Finally, it's starting to feel like Fall. It was a chilly, rainy Saturday with the high of only 61'. It was a beautiful day for sitting inside, drinking hot chocolate, and knitting.
And that's exactly what I did. Oh, and I also watched football, but I don't want to talk about that. At least Texas put up a fight. LSU just looked like a train wreck out there. The one bright spot is Navy beat Air Force. Go Navy!!
Um, back to knitting...
I finished one charity hat:
and started another:
out of the same yarn. This is some Red Heart Stars and Stripes that I've had hanging around the house for I don't know how long, so I thought I'd put it to good use.
Now, I know some people will say, "Ewww, why are you making hats for charity out of RED HEART???" The way I see it, poor people have more to worry about than being all snobbish about the yarn you give to them. And these are working up in to nice, thick, squishy hats that I'm sure someone will appreciate. Besides, I like Red Heart. It's got lots of colors, is durable and affordable. And it softens up considerably after washing.
I've got plenty more (of different colors) marinating in my stash that I should get lots more hats made out of. My plan this year is to find a local charity that will take them. My church has a food pantry for needy folks. I'm thinking of taking them up there and have them passed out to people who come in to get food.
Speaking of food, Cody's 19th birthday is next Sunday, so I baked him some gumdrop cookies.
I made him some chocolate chip, too, but I didn't take a picture. I'm sure you know what chocolate chip cookies look like by now. And there were enough leftovers that I can take some to work Monday.
I think I've figured out my chocolate chip egg substitutions. The ones I made today, I used just the EnerG egg replacer, and they turned out just a bit puffy, and didn't spread quite as much as I like them to. When I use only flax seed, they spread too much and it does affect the taste. I think if I use half of each, that might just make the perfect cookie. Well, the best I can do that won't kill me.
I got him some presents, too, and made up a box. Now, he normally doesn't read my blog, but I'm going to hold off showing you the presents, on the off chance he might just happen to see this one, single post out of the 1400+ I've written since starting almost 7 years ago.
The good news is, Beverly and James are going to Texas, and will drop it off on their way, so I don't have to go to the dreaded post office.
Finally, I lost my microwave Thursday evening. I don't remember if I told you that or not. I was a little aggravated, since I've only had it two years. But instead of rushing out to buy a new one, I dug out my old coffee maker that I've had for 20 some odd years. It still works.
Twenty some odd years ago, I didn't drink coffee, but the soon to be ex did. Back before we were even married, I decided one day I'd surprise him. I went down to the Navy Exchange and bought a little coffee maker and some coffee, and had him a fresh, hot cup of coffee ready when he got off duty that day. (We were still in the barracks, then. Actually, we never lived together, but that's another story for another time.)
He came to visit me, and I proudly handed him the cup of coffee I'd made for him. He took one drink and said, "Don't ever do that again."
And I never did.