Good morning everyone!
I now remember why I gave up blogging years ago - I totally suck and remembering to do it everyday! The other day, I released a new Mad Ball pattern - Vexed - which, shockingly had its name before all of this started. Though it hasn't been the most popular pattern I've ever released, I have to tell you - I love this one. And in a fever of knitting so that I could get pictures of it last week - I knit it in less then a day! And then spent the rest of the night stretching my shoulder.
For all the patterns I release during the time that we are closed - 20% of the sales price will go to Doctors without Borders and 20% will go to our Local Food Pantry - Open Table. So, as you can see - your $5 will mean a lot! I’d really appreciate you purchasing them! Thank you!!
Currently, this includes Vexed, but I’m working on loads more! Actually, I've realized that I never officially released the pattern for the Big Mad Ball blanket that is in the store, so that will go up later today.
Making bread this morning - which isn't actually an apocalypse activity around here - I do it almost every week. I've spoiled Aja with homemade bread and there's really no going back. Any of you guys regularly make bread? Any favorite recipes or combinations? I confess - I don't really recipe with bread. Just the basics - Flour, Water, Yeast, a little salt, sugar and oil - and then? Anything that suits my fancy to throw in. (Aja claims that this is because I'm an Aries. I tell her that she's only saying that because she's a Leo. ;) ) My weirdest is a gruelly pot of beans and grains that look truly disgusting, then adding all the basics once it has cooled enough to not kill the yeast. It is still kind of a work in progress - yummy and healthy, but really doesn't love to rise much with all those other things holding back the yeast.
Pop in a comment and say hi and let me know how you are! (Though this blogging format is so different from what I used to use - I can't figure out how to reply yet) :/ I hope you are all home and healthy!