Misc. Monday

Friends, it’s been awhile since we’ve had a Misc. Monday post. Can you believe we’re nearing the end of October? I’m trying to pull together my costume for Howl-O-Ween at work with five days left to go. What have I been working on instead of the costume?

scarf3

First, Scarf Three of the #12scarvesofxmas. It’s made with two skeins of Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable in the color ‘Polo.’ It’s a very basic double crochet, 31 stitches wide. I started out trying a few¬†different stitch patterns, but my work often requires ripping out and starting over and this is not the yarn for that. Once crocheted, it cannot easily be undone without breaking the yarn. I should be able to finish this one up this weekend. Which means I have eight weeks to finish another nine scarves. Yikes.

ghostsong

Every other autumn, I get the desire to re-read The Mists of Avalon for some unknown reason. Just finished that, and started this book, Ghost Song by Sarah Rayne. Not bad so far.

In other news, I’m working on some small holiday projects that I’m really excited about (including one for everyone’s refrigerator!). I’ve picked out my holiday greeting cards and am mentally writing the update already. If you like vintage-looking cards, you might want to check out Victorian Trading Company.

The chill in the air has me thinking of my favorite cold weather drink of all time, the Salty Maple Buttered Cider featured in Serious Eats. I use Kraken rum because it’s cheap as hell. Sometimes, I don’t have lemon. I don’t put salt on the rim of the glass, but if I’m feeling fancy I do sprinkle salt flakes on the top. Also, sometimes I can’t be bothered with vanilla bean and use extract. But it’s still the same basic concept, right?

Love the song.¬†Thinking about trying out some of his dance moves…

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