Yup, the sweater body is growing. I'm somewhere in the neighborhood of nine inches past the underarm, out of eighteen total, and I'm trying to keep my momentum up. I definitely needed my little crochet break this weekend, and as soon as I get eyes for him (or her), my new octopus friend will make their blog debut.
Anemone's birthday was this weekend, so I got to make a spectacular series of kitchen disasters in preparation of her birthday brunch. You know in paper towel commercials, when people don't put the lid on the mixer and stuff flies everywhere? Yeah, I did that. Flour, sugar, eggs, and butter everywhere. I was still finding spots a day later. And then I made a repeat performance the next morning while making the frosting. Powdered sugar everywhere.
But it was good to see Anemone, and we had delicious brunch and cakes, so it was all worth it. To round off the weekend, yesterday evening my mum and I made strawberry jam and I managed to not splash and burn myself horrifically, so that's nice. Although I did drop a cookie sheet on my foot and bruised it, but that's way more preferable to burning your skin off with boiling sugar, so I'll take it.
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