Finished Knitting the Mohair Stole

Weeee! I just finished knitting the Mohair Stole and weaving in the rest of the ends!
As you may recall, this is an xmas present for my MIL. I’m 1.5 months early. I’ve never been so prepared and organized. I’m not sure what I’m going to do with myself on Christmas morning. It’s been tradition to get up at 3am to finish whatever project I have still on the needles. Maybe I’ll get up anyway and make waffles, eggs, and bacon.

Here are 2 pics before blocking. (Post blocking pics will have to come much later. I imagine the mohair is going to take a million years to dry).

If you are eyeing the lovely, golf-green rugs, please understand that they came with the house. The house was decorated back in the 1970’s and as far as I can tell – never altered again. Slowly but surely, we are moving the rugs to find gorgeous hardwood floors underneath. In the meantime, we’re going for a kitsch decor. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

Happy Halloween

I was trying to give my pumpkin a Fu Manchu. Despite my failed attempt, he’s still cute.

Despite having gangsters, superheroes, Minny Mouse, pirates, and train engineers stop by last night, I still have half a bowl of candy leftover. Thankfully, I had ignored Dan’s doubts over my candy supply. If it was up to him, I’d have a whole bowl leftover.

What to do with all this leftover candy? I suppose the traditional answer is to eat it, but we’re not big candy eaters. I like my chocolate straight and dark. So instead, I plan to try out a new recipe I found in our Pottstown Mercury newspaper: Peppermint Pattie Brownies. The last time I snuck mint into the brownies, it wasn’t very good. Yet, hopes are high.

PS. I only have 7 more rows to knit on the Mohair Stole before it is done!