and in with my new stove!!!! Yippie!!!! I think I am way more excited than anyone should be about a new stove. But I am. I cook all the time. Pretty much everything we eat is from scratch. When we moved here, the house came with a stove. It was 39 years old, but it worked. Plus we had just bought the house, and didn't really want to buy a new stove. But then a couple weeks ago, some muffins took 35-40 minutes to cook instead of 20-25. I had a bad feeling the oven was dying, so it was time.
Good-bye, old stove. I'll miss you. Thanks for feeding us for (almost) two years.
And in with my new baby!!! So fresh and clean and with a clock and a timer and delayed start on the oven. You are my new best friend. I'll probably gain 10 pounds because of you.
(Plugged in 15 minutes and already cooking lunch!!!!) We got a new hood/fan too, but John installed that after lunch and I guess I didn't get a pic. Mary and I are both excited about the window on the oven door and an oven light that actually works!
In other news, I'm in a knitting funk. I finished the shrug (well, almost finished, I need to weave in 3 or 4 ends and block it, but am totally uninspired about doing it). I moved on to the gnome project for Beth. Gnome #1--I didn't like the color after knitting the legs. Gnome #2---I knit the entire thing, then realized it was too small for the cradle. The body and head are done and stuffed but the arms and hat aren't attached. Gnome #3--I finished 2/3 of it or so, but was worried I'd run out of yarn. Gnome #4 was good enough to give her. Thank goodness.
Next up, a skirtie for Ellie. The last skirtie I tried to make was a waste of my time. It was for Mary and a different pattern. Well, I don't even have a pattern this time. I'm winging it. Which will either pull me out of my knitting funk or make me never knit again.
We are off to story time at the library. It's a beautiful day outside!
Wonder of All Wonders [Second Tuesday of Advent]
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