Yep, I actually went in to the office today. First time since October 10, so as you may imagine, lots of stuff was piled up, waiting for me.
I left most of it sitting there, as I am only supposed to be working half-days until my follow-up appointment with my surgeon the middle of next month. But I did make a few inroads into piles of “stuff.”
I made some inroads into my second Diamond Gansey sock, too.
Several of you have asked if this pattern will be available for sale. It will be — but I’m not sure when. But I’ll be sure to let you know when it is. I’m so pleased y’all like it.
A question about how I like knitting with the Louet Gems fingering. It’s okay — not my favorite sock yarn in the work, but certainly not my least favorite either. It’s lovely and soft and has great stitch definition. I do find it to be a little splitty — you have to pay some degree of attention while knitting.
There were some questions about my giant cream puff as well — if it’s made the same way as a regular cream puff. The answer is pretty much so, yeah. You make a batch of pate choux and instead of forming separate cream puffs or eclairs, you make a ring of about 8″ diameter. Bake in a preheated 450 degree oven for 15 minutes, then turn it down to 350 degrees and bake one hour further.
Then you treat it as a regular cream puff — cool, slice the top off and dig out the doughy bits before filling it. You can fill with whatever you like — I chose chocolate mousse.
Here is my favorite little Cream Puff looking rather loopy (but she’s not — she’s just half asleep, like me):
Speaking of Lucy this is her new favorite book:
It is Cat Yoga, by Rick Tillotson. The book description (plucked from the Amazon.com website) pretty much says it all:
For centuries, people have practiced yoga as a means of improving the body, clearing the mind, and heightening joy. Now your favorite feline can relish the benefits of this ancient discipline with Cat Yoga. Regular practice will help your cat feel more energetic—no more three hour naps in the sun for him! Other benefits include:
• Improved balance
• A sleek waistline
• Mental clarity
• Fuller, more luxurious whiskers
Sixty full-color photographs of cats who have already unlocked the power of yoga guide your beloved pet on this journey, paving the way to enlightenment through Cat Yoga.
* No cats pulled a muscle, felt dizzy, or were harmed in any way in the making of this book. Does Fluffy seem stiff and tense? Help him become the lithe and limber feline he was meant to be with Cat Yoga, a hands-on guide to the ancient practice of yoga . . . for cats.