Sorry for the lack of posting. These past few weeks have been fairly uneventful. This is a good thing and I am trying to enjoy the quiet time. I am on Husband Vacation again this week and frankly, it is starting to lose its cachet. However, I guess that would be better than being excited as he heads for the airport, eh?
The weekend was great – I was in cooking frenzy and X probably gained a pound or two. I made pea paneer and spinach paneer (paneer = Indian soft cheese). Hell, I even made the cheese from scratch. I also made sole, chicken curry, breakfast hash. And, there was much knitting. I am trying to finish up a hat and backpack before my Knitting Splurge comes next week. (I am taking a mitten class, a sweater class, and a slipper class - all in February). I had a slight knitting emergency as well. I made a hat for Older Nephew. A very cute hat. Unfortunately, it fit Younger Nephew instead. So, Older Nephew is upset that Younger Nephew is wearing HIS hat that Aunt Cagey made for HIM. Yikes. Can’t have that! So, I am furiously working on an adorable Noro Kureyon One Skein hat that is completely opposite to how I have knitted a hat before (Note: the color scheme for the hat in the link is different than the colors I am using.) Usually, I start out big on circulars and decrease to the top of the hat. However, this hat requires me to start out small on double points and increase to the brim. It is an interesting combination of frustration (had to frog the damn thing TWICE already) and exhilaration (Wow! This is COOL! I’m learning something new!). I am very proud of myself for all the frogging, though. My normal MO (in life, as well as knitting) is to just keep going and learn to love the mistakes.
Anyway, despite the lack of drama these past few weeks, my iPod did decide to stir things up and went on strike (it must be threatened by all the new models that popped up over the holidays - it is one of the original ones, so I imagine some day it will be called “vintage” or “classic”.) The headphone jack has gone bad – much like "a kitty box left unscooped" bad. I am frantic because my iPod is integral to my gym routine. – I had to work out to the local news this morning and frankly, it wasn’t that inspiring. I like to use things until they crack n’ crumble apart so I am hoping it can be fixed. I’ve only had this thing just over 2 years – damn it, it better have a lot of mileage left as I certainly don’t need an iPaperweight.