Monday, December 11, 2006

Where have I been?

Not anywhere photogenic, basically. With no photos, why would you read my post? We all know it's all about the picture book effect :-) I'm convinced that blogs make us revert happily to memories of being three and reading I Can Fly or some such.

I've spent most of the last week or two trying to get my baking mojo back. I've produced a lot of this:


but most of them don't hold success stories. However, this weekend things got better:




Saturday was Rob's birthday and we had a surprise guest from New Mexico. We went out to brunch, went hiking in Torrey Pines State Reserve and then had a few friends over in the evening. Rob seemed to like his presents, which included Doctor Who Season Two, Spaced (another British comedy series), some CDs, Notting Hill, and an XM radio and subscription :-)

Last night we went out with my parents for Ethiopian food. Mmmmmmmmmm.

I have knit, a little. I really am making progress on Hedera — honest. I'm almost to the heel flap.


And I can't really show you this, as it's secret yarnination. I don't know if the likely recipient actually reads my blog but there's a chance they do, so this is all you get. Like I said, not doing much gift knitting this year and I don't know if I'll finish this. But I don't want y'all to think I'm a slacker!!

8 comments:

Earin Marybird said...

COOKIES! Knitting! Yum!! I agree, photos really make the blog. The Hedera looks divine. I love the green

trek said...

The cookies look so good I tried to reach through my monitor. Then good sense kicked in and I realized that thinking I could reach them was just the flu-talking.

Anonymous said...

Your secret yarnination kind of looks like an ooky space alien.

Welcome back, Valerie's baking mojo! You were missed.

April said...

You can *bake* tupperware containers? Whoa! Yer even smurter than I thought.

I love Hedera. Is that my Christmas present?

Anonymous said...

Those heart-shaped cookies are so cute! I love that button effect. Not so sure about that lumpy thing underneath, I have to admit, I hope it's not finished ;-)

Anonymous said...

Those heart-shaped cookies are so cute! I love that button effect. Not so sure about that lumpy thing underneath, I have to admit, I hope it's not finished ;-)

Anonymous said...

Those heart-shaped cookies are so cute! I love that button effect. Not so sure about that lumpy thing underneath, I have to admit, I hope it's not finished ;-)

Anonymous said...

Something is wrong with these comments. Stupid blogger beta.
I just wanted to say I'm very jealous of your knitting skills. I'm still to start on my first piece of lace knitting. May try the nice clover wrap cardi from stitch'n'bitch nation.