We stayed in town, meeting with good friends as their adopted family. I had only a few things to make but time flew by after the disemboweling of gifts.
As an aside, this recipe was superb – made a large casserole full and it tastes delicious. It can be made with the superb King Arthur Gluten Free flour and/or Baking Mix. (Both products are great – one just has added leavening for poofing.) Note that the “boiled cider” ingredient was hard to find so I made the liquid component from good apple juice, lemon juice, water and just a small measure of Drambuie. A good apple brandy might have worked but I didn’t have any of that either! Just be sure to use a mix of apples – always Granny Smith as a base but add some Fujis or Honeycrisps or whatever you like.
There were only a few knitted things given – my hands were having issues so I just forced myself to finish the ones I’d started and let it go at that. The first is a kind of toss it on and go to the store item. It is meant to drape but mine was a bit stiff so a pin will probably be added by the recipient. It was a strange pattern but not that hard once the OMG Collar cabling was done. Didn’t get a photo of it so…damn it…will have to remedy that sometime.
This one was darling and quite fast in the small
size – I finished it just in time but never got a photo but others took one at the gifting so maybe I can get a copy. Again, a proper fastening was difficult to find so I added an easily removed ribbon closure. I was happy with it which is not the norm with my projects.
In other gifty news, Sarge was nearly as happy with his (no longer available) Special Pancake Plates – they have a cant to them and a syrup reservoir so that the pancakes remain unsoggy – as his Lansky Puck. It was essentially a Logging Supply Holiday so he also received a nice Spencer tape. His Chainsaw Mill arrived a month or so ago. The video here shows how it works. I can see that I will have to upgrade it one day…he will need a better chainsaw in the near future, too!
Of course, the Glock 19 made her appearance! I bought a cheap kydex holster for now (the kind that used to come with the Glock)and need to order a Kirkpatrick for it. I really prefer leather for its willingness to mold to my shape over time. I will probably wind up with a kydex something or other as a long-term cover-my-ass carry since leather isn’t forever. But we’ll see. I think that’s about it. Time to hit up ebay for some Filson.
I hope all of you had a pleasant holiday!!