One Sleeve Done

Last night I finished one sleeve on the Pixelated Pullover.

Pixelated Pullover

Pixelated Pullover

The picture is kinda lopsided . . I don’t think the sweater is. 

Today I’m canning Meatballs with Turnip Gravy and by the time I make the meatballs, and the gravy and get it all canned, that’s a long process so I doubt I’ll get the 2nd sleeve done today but hopefully tonight I’ll get some progress made on it.

Chicken & Dumplings

On a cold, icy night, there’s nothing like Chicken & Dumplings. My mom made the best dumplings and Chad used to beg her to make them for him. It seems like everyone makes them differently and though most all of them are good, these are the ones I love.



Earlier in the week, I had roasted a chicken so I saved all the “drippings”, grease and all, and saved one breast and part of the other one. We prefer less meat and more dumplings and juice. The chicken had been seasoned with lemon and rosemary but there wasn’t a whole lot of that flavor in the drippings . . just enough.

We had coleslaw and dumplings . . nothing else. Vince took his first bite and said “This is the ultimate comfort food!” And it can’t get much easier when the chicken is already cooked and the “broth” is in a jar in the fridge.

By the way, just for the two of us, I make half the recipe and that’s enough for us to have them for two meals. When Chad was around, I always made the full recipe.

Yarn Report – Week 9, 2015

This is the last of the crazy yarn reports where I bought lots of yarn. Even though an unnamed friend tried to talk me into buying yarn this week  .. I didn’t do it. What came in today is what was ordered several weeks ago and held til I got home from MO.

There was the Shepherd’s Wool that I ordered for Vince. Since I got blue then brown (he decided on the blue), that’s 26 skeins. There’s 12 skeins for Hedgerow. I’m counting the yarn for Leftovers Cowl as 6 skeins. Not sure how to count those “collections” and really, all that matters is that when I use it, I count it as the same thing as when I added it. I believe that comes to 48 skeins in. Darn! I still think I can end up in the black. Ten months. That’s just a little over 10 skeins per month so long as I don’t add anything else. That’s a tall order but I can do it.

I didn’t finish anything this week so that’s nothing to count as used.

Used this week: 0 skeins
Used since 1/1/2015: 29 skeins
Added this week: 48 skeins
Added since 1/1/21015: 133 skeins
Net Used since 1/1/2015: 104 skeins  (red means I’ve added more than I’ve used).