but first a Hallmark moment:
She’s such a daddy’s girl.
We had bacon breakfast casserole after we opened gifts. The menu for Friday’s supper was the (ginormous) turkey, old fashioned bread and celery stuffing, gravy, crock pot cream cheese mashed potatoes*, green bean casserole, steamed baby carrots, bacon and broccoli salad, buns, and cheesecake with raspberry topping for dessert. I also had a tray of baking, but we didn’t get to that.
* I can’t find the recipe online to link to for the potatoes, but it’s pretty simple:
5 lb russet potatoes; peel & quarter, boil until tender. Drain and mash with 8 oz. softened cream cheese, 1 stick butter, about 1/2 to 3/4 cup cream. (I used heavy cream.) After mashing, beat with mixer until smooth. Place into crock pot. I did this the day before, then covered it and put it in the fridge until we had the turkey in the oven. I cooked it on high for 1 hour, then low for about 4 hours until the turkey was ready. So good!
We had most things ready for supper so we had time to visit before the meal.
Last night Sabrina decided the ornaments needed rearranging (again):
(We took the tree down this afternoon.)
So I had a couple of knitting projects in the works that couldn’t be blogged about until after they were received:
The pattern is here. I used Noro Silk Garden for them. I’m quite enamoured with the pattern – well, the horizontally ribbed cuff in particular. There’s also a fingering weight version. Very addicting! My sister has made several pairs already (she’s working on more in the photo above!).
These were my usual pattern for 6-ply; ribbed cuff, leg and instep. The red is really a nice, rich cranberry.
I had a mild fit of startitis and have some new projects on the go: The Jenny Cloche (rav link) using some Fleece Artist Scotian Silk, the double-wrap cowl using Mirasol Miski (baby llama) and a pair of the a/n Mini Mochi mittens using Noro Kureyon Sock. I’m not sure if I’m going to keep going with those yet. I still have Ishbel holding in my knitting drawer. I don’t have the motivation right now to work on it.
Was back on the dreadmill this aft – luckily no weight was gained over Christmas. Yay!