Today has been a great day! It's cold and cloudy, although there have been moments of sunshine. I spent most of the day baking. I have decided to make my own bread from now on. I love baking bread. I learned how to make bread in the 8th grade! That was a couple of years ago. (Snort!) I do still have the cookbook we were given in Home Ec in 8th grade. However, I used a recipe from King Arthur Flour. ( I really like King Arthur Flour.) This bread is 100% whole wheat with lots of seeds (sesame, sunflower, flax). I am all about real whole grain bread. So while the bread was rising, I baked a cake to take to our potluck dinner after church tomorrow. I also made some apple, raisin, nut bars that are just plain yummy!
After all the baking was finished, I decided to "finish" the hat and scarf I made on my new knitting looms. I believe I have said before that my mother-in-law (who is an expert knitter) calls my looms idiot knitting! That's okay. They are great fun and wonderful therapy. I learned to crochet when I was seven so I have always crocheted. However, knitting still eludes me. These looms are just great. My older son sent me a set of round ones for Christmas along with a lot of pattern books. I got the long loom set on sale at Michael's after Christmas. I made the hat on one of the round looms and the scarf on one of the long looms. I am very proud of them both. Plus they are nice and warm! I used one strand of ivory acrylic worsted weight and 1 strand of the metallic yarn together. I just needed to sew on the buttons today. I can't wait to wear them.