We moved on to making dinner. All three girls helped to cup up meat and veggies to go in the stew. Ham, onions, potatoes, garlic, carrots, and a couple cans of cream of mushroom soup. Tossed the ham chunks in some ground cloves and brown sugar, and cooked it all on high for four hours. Not bad.
Tonight I'm working on cranking out a few red white and blue crochet coasters. I got three new skeins of yarn for Christmas, and I don't care for the red/white/blue combination. No idea why. I like blue, I like red, but when they come together, it's like nails on a chalkboard for my eyes. I imagine fashion people would feel the same about wearing polka-dots and tiger-stripes together. Anyway, I've decided to use up the red white and blue skein so it's not sitting in the closet. But the weird thing is that these coasters are coming out really nice. Despite my distaste for the color palette, they have an old rustic Americana farm vibe to them. A couple of the kids have requested the red white and blue coasters for their teachers. Glad they already have new homes lined up, but is it weird I'm actually considering buying another skein of this color combo to make some to sell? I think I've lost my mind.
On the plus side, these crazy cold temperatures do mean one good thing... It's nearly Winter Sowing season!!