Monday, June 29, 2020

Just Stuff

OK, so on my post yesterday, several of you said you loved The Child I made.  Therefore, I used the photo of it for today's header.  It is not that I did not like this project.  It was interesting but....................I do not like sewing little tiny pieces together.  There were several pieces to this project.  So, feast your eyes on the photo and hopefully, it brings a smile to your face.

Today, I am trying to get a bit of knitting done on these:

Hubby's socks in the colorway Butterbeer.  This is not my favorite yarn at all.  It is quite rough for being a superwash yarn.  Hopefully it will get softer with wear and washing.  They are not that far from being completed.  I told hubby I would knit them until the yarn ran out.  Since they are already a 3x1 rib, I am not going to do anything different for a cuff.

Today saw me doing 3 loads of laundry.  Not very exciting but it had to be done.  I still have a dishwasher to empty, but later on.

We received a call, today,  from hubby's sister.  Looks like she is going to come here this weekend.  She is on her way to Las Vegas to visit my MIL.  She plans on staying up there for about a month.  Being retired is such a wonderful thing!

The facility where my MIL lives is still on lock down.  What they are doing is allowing visitors to drive up in their cars and then they bring the resident out and you have 10 minutes to talk with them with about 15 feet distance between them and masks on.  I think hubby is going to go up and stay with his sister for a few days too.  He hasn't seen his mom since the first of the year.  He does call her every other day.  But it is hard and with her being 93.......well, you get my drift..

Tonight, hubs and I are going to our favorite Italian place again for happy hour.   We like it there as they practice distancing and everyone wears masks.  They have 1/2 price appetizers during that time and a couple of shrimp appetizers works just fine for us for dinner.  Then we will come home and try out my deep dish apple pie I made yesterday.  We were both too full from our dinner last night to have a piece.

The shiny top is from the honey it was coated with after baking.  Looks pretty good, huh.  The recipe is called "honey roasted apple pie" from Betty Crocker.  It uses honey instead of sugar and there is no lemon juice in it.  I will let you know tomorrow how it is.

Time to get back to my knitting.  I want to get those socks off my needles before I dive into  YOP 10 on July 1.

Until next time...............happy crafting & stay well!


Retired Knitter said...

That pie looks wonderful. Pie is my favorite dessert and the one thing I never make because my efforts turn out terrible pies. So I buy pie. But I remember my mom's pies - and there is nothing like a homemade pie. Nothing!

Sam I Am...... said...

The child is very cute but like you those little tiny stitches can really be hard with RA....actually big ones too with bulky yarn. Those socks look huge! I have big feet but even mine aren't that big! LOL! They are good looking socks!
How nice that your SIL is coming and that she and your husband can actually visit your MIL. Lucky you with an Italian restaurant nearby...yum! Your pie looks delicious! I'm getting excited for YOP this coming Sunday! Have a good day!

Caffeine Girl said...

It is so hard for older people now. We are not allowed into my mom's retirement community at all, so we can't help with her computer, etc. She is in independent living and she drives, so she is relatively lucky. We have her over for dinner every week.

I love the colors of that sock!

BethB from Indiana said...

Gorgeous pie. My go-to pie is a lattice-top cherry with 1/4 tsp added to the cherry, sugar, flour mixture. It adds an umph to the taste. I may try your honey trick for the lattice top rather than sugar.

BethB from Indiana said...

I left out what the 1/4 tsp was! It's almond extract, the real stuff, not imitation.

Stefanie said...

Your pie looks awesome. Yay for deep dish. When you eat do you have to put your mask back on when you chew?