So I decided what one-skein gift I want to make for my One Skein Secret Pal. It's this, from here And here are my ingredients: just some simple black wool, a kicky fabric for the liner, and some needles and thread.
I still need to find a handle for the purse though, but I have time. From what I have read, this is not only an adorable knit, but a fast one.
I also want to procure the ingredients to make this:
The chicken and peaches platter from Real Simple magazine. Mmmm, it just looks so good! I was going to throw it together for supper tonight, but we ended up going with my husband's sister and her husband, my father-in-law, and my niece to a Chinese buffet. Ugh--bloated! My youngest niece didn't go because, get this, she went with my mother-in-law to her knitting club meeting. She's only 8 (my niece, not my mother-in-law)!
My nieces Brittany and Caleigh are down from Michigan to visit this week and next, so I took the afternoon off and spent it with them swimming in the pool at my parents'-in-law. We had a good time, but I got a wee bit too much sun, and now I'm radiating heat. Luckily, I tend to turn tan within a day or two, so it's not too bad.
I know lots of people hate constant pictures-in-progress, so I won't post photos of Clapotis and Cozy right now. I will say I have dropped 8 stitches so far on Clapotis, and man, this is a tedious knit! But it's gonna be fabulous.
I wanted to mention that I went and saw An Inconvenient Truth this weekend, and I loved it. It was absolutely riveting from beginning to end. Everyone should go check it out.
So, we have some friends who love German strategy games like The Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, and Pirate's Cove. My husband bought Shadows Over Camelot recently, and we were trying to figure it out tonight. Oh. My. God. It's so complicated (see below).
After about an hour, we gave up and decided we'd have to have some help figuring it out. We're going over to our friends' house on Sunday for lunch and to play.
Really, I swear we're not nerds.