My dealer came through with the stuff, as promised, and yesterday I had a nice box of Peace Fleece in the mail! I've already got the Coup d'Etat Cardigan in Siberian Midnight mentally slated for an early November start. I really only glanced at the yarn last night (lest I be lured into a late August start!), but it seems much darker in person than it appears on my computer screen -- I love it. I envision a good, all-around, go-to sweater.
Thanks for all the great suggestions regarding tomato sauce! I am feeling much better this morning (I think I'm on the downhill slide of whatever's been bugging me), but I was draggin' last night and the thought of futzing, draining, pureeing, mixing, bagging, and freezing was a bit too much. I threw all three bags of full-chunk sauce into the freezer. I will be making this again -- possibly as early as Saturday -- and will experiment with a few things then. I just love the smell of the house when this is cooking (as does my family) and also the thought of all that homemade sauce in the freezer.
I'm off tomorrow. Can you believe it's going to be September 1st??