Happy Friday, friends. It’s been another cool week with passing rain showers, but no snow since last weekend. I know that many of my blogging friends are still getting dumped on and I’m so thankful that my own feet are firmly planted in the direction of spring. We’re looking at another cool and cloudy weekend, but I will absolutely take it. I’m hoping spring will finally arrive for the entire northern hemisphere soon! Today’s post will be quick because my time is short this morning.
It’s been another chilly week, but we’ve managed to spend plenty of time outside. I’ve wrapped myself in shawls and scarves underneath my winter coat and tried to find every patch of sunshine while playing. I’m happy to share that I think my chamomile has reseeded itself and is growing again! Last year’s chamomile plants were glorious:
but I harvested exactly zero petals for tea! I spent the entire winter pining for how pretty these dried petals would be in my large Weck canning jar on the counter. And I kicked myself every time I used a chamomile tea bag instead of my own leaves in a strainer. This year! This year will be different (she says every year).
I impulsively ordered a kit from Kate Davies’ shop a couple of weeks ago. And, because it was impulsive, I promptly forgot about it. Imagine my delight when this parcel from Scotland was in my mailbox on Wednesday afternoon! It’s for the Auchnaha cardigan (Ravelry pattern page), which reminds me so much of the Reagan cardigan that I made in 2019 (my project page). I wear my Reagan at some point almost every day; I even sleep in it quite often.
My Reagan is made out of sturdy Shetland wool and has held up beautifully. I regretted not using a more elegant yarn at the time, but I’m happy with my choice now.
I hope you haven’t been visiting my blog for the last few weeks because of my meal plans. They have been quite poor lately. But I did make this chicken recipe in the Instant Pot yesterday and it was a big hit. I substituted thighs for breasts (of course), tripled up on the seasoning recipe, and added garlic while sautéeing the onions. It made a deep and delicious gravy, which I was quite proud of. I still have no plans for today or next week, but I’m hoping for some cooking on the grill this weekend.
And that’s about all that I time for this morning. I hope to be back early next week with a One Little Word update (I can’t believe it will be the last week of April!). I’m also hoping to carve out some reading time this weekend because I am sunk deep into Coming Home and finding it difficult to put down. But the weekends are never “me” time and that’s okay; I’m just hoping for small slices of time! Until next week – stay cozy!
(P.S. Did you see that The Final Revival of Opal & Nev won the Aspen Words Literary Prize? What a treat!)