I am sadly annoyed with the pink socks I've been working on. I've got two feet and the beginnings of two legs in two different patterns, neither of which I like. So I'm going to have to rip them both back and start them again in either a plain rib or st st because nothing else is working. Which means they're both in time out for a while. I'll probably bring them with me on my trip next week - the one in which I will be flying every day for four days; Washington to Green Bay, WI to Mount Vernon, IN to Milwaukee, WI back to Washington. That doesn't count plane changes in Chicago (3 times) and Detroit (once.) Needless to say, there will be plenty of knitting time next week.
So it's a good thing I've got itchy fingers, right? I started this on Sunday evening when I couldn't look at pink anymore. Assuming I get it done in the next month, it will go to the Red Scarf Project.
And then there's this - my first new yarn purchase (along with the yarn for the scarf above) since Maryland Sheep and Wool.
Rowan Wool Cotton in two lovely shades of blue for the littlest nephew. The two older kids are getting quilts for Christmas, and maybe books or something, but the little one needs something handmade, too. I made this sweater for the older boy a few years ago in the same colors as the pattern. I think the blues will be pretty together.
I've been doing more experiments in the kitchen. Cathy, you're right, those Molasses Spice cookies are excellent. They're going to a Halloween party with my on Friday. If I don't eat them all first. And I made lentils for myself on Monday night. I'd never done that from scratch before - there are lots of pre-packaged lentils on the market. I lost focus while I was cooking though, and managed to boil them to much. With a little sumac and some fried onions, I salvaged it, but I'm obviously going to have to learn to do a better job.
On my way home yesterday, I noticed that I'm not the only one around who has a case of startitis...
This is the intersection just outside my building, and for some reason the city has decided to paint an actual crosswalk on all four streets right exactly as fall turns to winter here in DC. Only the rain stopped progress halfway through. And now there's talk of snow. In October. In DC. I so did not sign up for October snow!