What a delightful re-discovery I made yesterday: Jane Brocket's new blog. Ages ago, my bookmarked link pulled up nothing, and I thought she'd gone away to the world of print and the blog was gone for good. I'm so glad she's still sharing her pictures of candy colored socks, stunning flowers, and mouth-watering baking. As I clicked through months of old entries, she reminded me about a wintertime hobby I'd forgotten about for a while: forcing bulbs. Life with cats (read: JOE) has required me to abandon some indoor gardening pursuits, but the idea of a fragrant hyacinth in the middle of a Minnesota winter - in my very own house - makes me swoon for the snow a bit. Timely, as we have more coming tomorrow.
Want to see some of the great windows I'll have in the new house for growing bulbs this winter?
My little kitchen - yes, the green alone is sunny and cheerful (a bit of a strange choice with the rest of the house, but fine for now). I love a window over the sink. When we first walked through the house, we noticed that the neighbors have a corresponding window over their kitchen sink. Wonder if we'll be friendly and wave to one another? Tonight, when we stopped by to see the progress on our new roof, it smelled like they were making soup. People who make good smelling soup must be nice neighbors, right?
Before I go - wondering what I knit on yesterday? A mitten. I know, all of that sweater talk and I go and knit a mitten. One down, one to go!