Isn’t it crazy how it’s January 6th already? I mean Christmas was yesterday! 😀
Over the holidays I gave myself a much deserved break – sleeping in, relaxing, knitting for fun without deadlines… ahhh it was a good break. I had the occasional order here and there but it was mostly relaxing. Good people, good food, great yarn 😉
Now it’s time to go back to reality. Which isn’t half as bad actually LOL My son is back in preschool, my other son is still singing all the Christmas carols, and I am onto a new knitting project which I am loving so far. I started knitting a sweater for myself. With a few modifications I hope it turns out great. I am using the Flamme Mohair yarn in brown. It’s an interesting yarn to work with and a bit tricky as it alternates very thin and very thick sections. The effect is quite nice once it’s knitted but it could be tricky trying not to drop stitches. Also it makes it a bit difficult to calculate gauge. But so far so good. I’m working on the front of the sweater and then I’ll move onto the sleeves. Once I’m done I’ll post some pictures with the pattern I used. Check out my progress below…
Yesterday I made something super simple and very delicious. I felt like having vegetables but I also wanted something warm. So I sliced a yellow and an orange bell pepper in thin strips. I added a couple of stalks of celery also thinly sliced. Mixed everything into a skillet and added a pinch of cayenne pepper, turmeric, salt, pepper, dry oregano, olive oil, and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. I brought everything to a sizzle and let it cook for 5-7 minutes. I like the veggies warm but crunchy so I didn’t want to completely soften them. When everything was ready, I placed in a bowl and sprinkled sesame seeds. It was so good!
I think I’m going to make this dish again today. I can’t stop thinking about it 😀
This morning I was bring my son to preschool and I could see that the sun was coming out. It was a cold crispy morning with a bit of a rain drizzle but it looked like it was going to be a beautiful day. I dropped him off and headed back home. Looking in the direction of our house, I saw this gorgeous rainbow over the mountain. It was such a pleasant surprise. Right there in the middle of winter, we had a beautiful rainbow above us to make the day even better. Hey January isn’t so bad after all… 😉 🙂 😀
Have a fantastic day, everyone! ❤