Ginny's Yarn Along has snuck up on me again. I have been knitting (albeit a few rows or rounds here and there) but somehow not enough to show a big difference. I've made progress on my Black Annabel although from the picture above you probably just see a big old mess of knitting. Right now, I'm thinking that finishing the present skein of yarn and perhaps using another will cover the body, and then I'll just have to move onto the sleeves. My goal is to try and finish the sweater by the end of May (and perhaps the purple scarf as well), but since my parents are visiting this week, and ...ahem... I foresee a few visits to local yarn stores...meeting that goal may prove challenging.
Reading has consisted of prepping for homeschool again and drooling over the pictures in the La Tartine Gourmande. I like the freshness and combinations of food used throughout the book. The photos remind me of some of the gourmet cooking books that I would pore over when we were first married (when we had more leisure time...remember leisure time?)
Right now, my time is limited and honestly, my interest has shifted away from recipes that require a hundred unique ingredients and thousands of hours spent in the kitchen to execute that one gourmet meal. Instead, I'm into simpler, wholesome recipes that are also easier to make and much quicker to grace our table. Admittedly, this cookbook does lean to the gourmet side (maybe for special occasions?), but there are few recipes that fit the easy/quick need. Of course there is one recipe that caught my eye right away when I browsed through this at the library. It'll probably take a bit of time to execute but who knows? I'm willing to give it a go. Chocolate crepes. What do you think? Have any of you tried recipes from this book?
What are you reading and crafting?