Productive in pajamas!

This has been such a nice weekend!

Friday I got a lot done, almost the whole list and never did get dressed for public viewing. πŸ˜‰

Because A had to go to work we were up at our normal time. By 9 o’clock the bathrooms were clean, laundry was washing and drying, breakfast was eaten and cleaned up, the bed was stripped and knitting was happening.

I finished the knitting on Down the Road and Back Again. Sent several photos of it posing with various buttons so the future owner could choose one. This is the one she chose. She will be home again next week, and so can tell me exactly where she would like it. πŸ˜‰. I think it is a good choice!

Then I started spinning. This is Deere Season colorway by Purple Fleece, on a base of merino, bamboo and nylon. I am thinking socks, and it is spinning nice and thin for me. It feels a lot like silk as it slips through my fingers. 😊

I also got up into the craft room and cut out the dress and skirt. No photos yet, but they will happen eventually.

Because I finished the shawl, I had to cast something new on this weekend. I was torn. Durrow languishes, ready for the 5th square to be cast on. I have newly spun yarn that wants to join some scraps and be a shawl. And I have yarn I spun this summer that wants to be a scarf for step brother J. I really couldn’t decide.

So I did it all.

and worked on them all on Saturday.

Sunday was about cooking. I had some butternut squash a friend gave us, so I tried a new soup recipe.

And then I made smashed potatoes ( look it up if you don’t know about them, yummy!) and pork chops for supper, using another new recipe.

So I was in the kitchen all day but it was worth the effort. I’ll have soup for lunch all week. And I made enough pork chops for another dinner. πŸ˜‰

I feel like I was pretty productive, even the day I was in jammies all day.

Of course I did no yard work. Carrots are still in the ground, garlic is not. Someday…

24 thoughts on “Productive in pajamas!”

  1. Everything is beautiful!! I like the button choice:)
    The soup looks delicious. I’ve got a large pot of beef stew going so we’ll have leftovers for tomorrow. I love cooking that way:)

  2. I often stay in my PJs well into the afternoon, so I was so pleased to read I’m not the only one ^^
    You certainly got a lot done!

    1. lol I so rarely get a day when I can actually do that, it is a treat! When I retire, I think I will need a new PJ wardrobe, because I will wear them more than clothes. I envy you getting to do that regularly. πŸ™‚

    1. it was my first try at smashed potatoes – and I will do them again! SO easy, and so adaptable to whatever is in the fridge. I put a slice of cheddar on them for the last few minutes, that was really good. πŸ™‚

      Thanks, I am loving that pattern, and all the bits of leftover yarn that match the handspun are really working well. It is hard to put it down.

  3. “Pretty” productive? I’d say you were SERIOUSLY productive! You got a ton done, and it was all fun stuff. I love it ALL! The button your customer chose for DTR is perfect and I so love how the shawl turned out. Your scraps shawl is looking so fun and the step-brother scarf is going to be so pretty. BUT, the biggee is that you started another Durrow square. GOOD.FOR.YOU!!! You rocked the day off and the weekend!

    1. It really was a good weekend! the yarn is so bright and cheery, adn the soup is so good and warming, I can get through what is coming over the next few months, right? The S word is in our forecast for tonight. Only an inch or so, but still – !

    1. πŸ™‚ Glad to crack you up! That list had a lot of fun things on it, so it wasn’t too tough to do it all. πŸ™‚ IT really was a very nice weekend!

  4. Love the knitting. The button looks great. I am always amazed at just how much you get done. We have a ton of butternut squash, so I am making soup for put up this winter. Another way to cook it is to cut it in half. Fill a shallow pan with water and put the squash cut side down in a 350 or so degree oven just until it become soft. Then hollow it out into a dish. Add butter, cinnamon and brown sugar to taste. Delicious.

    1. Sounds good! To make this soup I did almost that – peeled it and cut it in half, scooped out seeds, etc. face down in a pan, add a cup of apple cider, cover and cook half an hour, uncover and cook until soft. The hollow part got done first.

      I have another one, I will probably make soup for the freezer. πŸ‘

      And thanks for the knitting compliments. πŸ˜‰ I just always knit!

  5. You had a very productive weekend!! I love your compromise- do it all! You are awesome! I love all of your projects and yarns. Love seeing your shawl being blocked. So beautiful. Your customer is going to love it and the chosen button is perfect. And you cooked, too? Wow! Soup looks delicious.

    1. Lol thanks! After laundry and bathroom cleaning, all chores stopped for the day. 😜 grocery shopping happened Saturday, but that was it for weekly chores!

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