Say my name
Have I mentioned that I'm having fun with my new camera phone? I plugged in the rollers and went for curly yesterday. See? I forgot the pre- spray stuff for heat styling, so it didn't hold as well (my hair really needs to be held), but they were big, soft, and loopy even in relaxed mode.
Mack said my name yesterday!!! I've only been coaching him -- "Say 'V-v-v-v-v-v-icki'" -- for the past 17 months. He says, "Bicki" and it just melts my heart every time. He crawled into my lap for a few readings of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? yesterday.
I'd like to thank Ann for linking to Aunt Mabel's Cranberry Pie Cake recipe (and more -- click!) -- it was delicious, and so easy! I almost felt guilty that it was my only contribution to the meal -- the only thing that could make it easier would be to buy the walnuts already chopped. Yum. It was great -- alongside turkey and mashed potatoes or (especially) mingled with whipped cream and apple pie. Mom made Cranberry Chutney, which was much closer to sauce and absolutely delicious, so I'm glad I did something different. The chutney recipe was found online (go Mom!), but I'm not sure exactly where.
On Wednesday afternoon, I took Maddy to the DMV where she passed the test and is now the holder of a learner's permit. She's anxious to drive! For me, time at the DMV = time to knit! I brought along the Mango Moon and worked on the Multidirectional Scarf and it won't be long before I can send it off to the Red Scarf Project! I love how it looks and can definitely see more of those in my future. The Mango Moon is interesting -- very thick and very thin and sometimes it just pulls right apart in my hand. My at-home knitting time has been devoted to Mack's Christmas stocking and, as of last night, I'm about half-way down the foot. They will be here until tomorrow and I see no reason why it can't be finished by then! I have some ends to weave in and the back of the leg to seam (the foot is worked in the round), and it's looking great. It's big, too! Mack will thank me for that in years to come.