Friday, May 12, 2006

Rain Rain Go Away

It has been raining here all day. I decided to engage in my second favorite activity (other than knitting) and bake some Oatmeal Bread. Just seemed to be the right thing to do on a rainy day. I don't use a bread machine but rather a standing mixer. I feel I have more flexibility with the dough this way. I love the way it makes the house smell. This is a nice moist slightly sweet bread that makes great peanut butter sandwiches. It's also great toasted. If you've never baked bread I recommend it highly, anyone can do it.

I am not sure what to do about DH's sweater. There seems to be an error in the pattern on the second row. The stitches as written are not matching up with the previous row at all. (in other words I'm not seeing purls where I expect knits and visa versa) I really want to make him a sweater and love the yarn. I am not sure what to do now at all. I suppose I will try to chart it again (I was not successful at it when I took a shot before) or play around with the instructions till I get it right. Or I can just find a pattern suitable for the yarn and try that.

I've picked out the yarn I'm sending to my tea swap partner now all I have to do is get the tea and treat to go with it. I had trouble finding the tea I wanted at the first place I looked so I'll have to try another market this weekend. I want to get this out of the house by the end of the week. I am so often just on deadline with stuff like this. This time I intend to be early!


Anonymous said...

Hi Eileen! This is your secret tea pal just letting you know that I haven't forgotten about you. Sick kids and hubby this past week. But I am putting together a great little package for you and hope to get it in the mail VERY soon.

Not sure if you'd see this posted in a different spot so I thought I'd post here too.

Its wet and cold where I am too!

FP said...

Mmm your Oatmeal bread sounds yummy! :D

Which pattern are you using for Hubby's sweater? I hope you can get it to work out.

I hope you are out there having a GREAT weekend!