Sunday morning I woke up to frost on the ground, and 27 degree weather. A really clear, beautiful, but cold day. For me, those days (if I’m not going to work!) are days for baking, knitting, reading, and doing jigsaw puzzles.
On days like this I gather all of my crafts, and books around me in what could best be described as a “nest”. I have knitting beside me, my kindle nearby for reading, and my iPad for looking up recipes. Then, by the fireplace, I have a table that I have lovingly named the “puzzle table”. (Yes I actually bought a table just for puzzles!)
I love doing puzzles! I remember doing puzzles as a child, those heavyweight cardboard ones that fit into a sort of frame. I would do them over and over. Then as I got older we did larger puzzles on a card table in our living room. I spent hours sitting there piecing them together. We didn’t glue them or frame them when we were done, we just took them apart, and put them away for a year or two and then did them again. After a couple of years they were like new puzzles anyway!
Besides the puzzle, today I worked on my latest scarf a bit. I just started it Saturday and it is coming along nicely! A simple pattern that caught my eye a few months ago, that has been sitting in my basket waiting to be knit up.
And picked out the yarn for my next animal… What do you think? I am thinking a Christmas themed pair of mice. 🙂
And then I was in the mood to bake some pumpkin bread.
On Pinterest I found this recipe for “Ultimate Pumpkin Bread” that looked really good. It was described to be better than Starbuck’s Pumpkin Bread. Well, I have never had Starbuck’s Pumpkin Bread (we don’t have a Starbuck’s in our town), but I am thinking it must be good. So I thought I’d give it a try. It sure didn’t disappoint! I made it in small loaf pans so I could freeze several for later, but I did try one. Yuuummmmm! Here is the recipe if you’d like to try it.
Do any of you have nesting days? What do you like to do?