Thursday, June 12, 2008
The Bread Also Rises
What you see here is a monolith of yeasty goodness. Normally I don't get one of these out of my breadmaker. Normally, I get a tree stump. But this is a different loaf from what I normally make (honey oatmeal bread). This is a run-of-the-mill country white. Probably zero fiber awaits within. But by gosh, it's got volume.
I also have volumes of lace.
I am one row away from beginning the front of one sleeve in my Lightning Lace Jacket. I'll tell ya, I love the results of this pattern, but a poor ADD girl has to ride the stitch count of every row like strapping into a seat on Orville. Sixteen rows into the pattern, and I'd lost seven stitches somehow. Lace is dainty but a wild ride. Do not, for the love of sanity, let go.
A new stitch decrease I've learned because of this pattern is SSP (slip slip purl). Knittinghelp videos of it are here for both English and Continental knitters.
By the way, I've added a musical widget to my right hand column. Scroll down to Musical Accompaniment to see the playable playlist. Just hit the arrow button to start cuz I've set it up so it won't launch into the songs automatically. Websites that ambush with music are a pet peeve of mine.
And for some even better news...
THE PAINTING IS DONE!!!!!! At least on the inside of Dad's house. Some touching up needs to done on the porch posts we replaced last autumn. Then we get rid of the rest of the stuff inside, do a sweep of the place with a cleaning crew, and voila! Oh, and probably I'll pull some weeds from the flower bed. Curb appeal, you know.