Pairs of socks knitted in 2014

  • Roxanne's socks
  • Brian's Cascade socks
  • Shirley's lacy socks
  • striped Meredith socks
  • striped stranded #1

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Domestic Goddess

Working nights has really screwed up my sleeping schedule. I went to bed at 0130, and woke up once more at 0345 this morning. I type this in the faint hope that I might eventually be able to get some rest once I clear my mind.

For some reason, when I can't sleep, I get these bizarre urges to do something domestic. (If you've ever been to our house on an evening when I'm working, you know how I feel about housework and cooking and other womanly skills.) I dye fiber, spin fiber, knit things (if I can concentrate enough to count) or feel led to cook something. Anything. Must turn on stove and make something!

So this morning, I got out the candy making supplies and was mid-way through making a batch of Cheater Fondant (Mix powdered sugar and sweetened condensed milk until it's a stiff paste. Roll into balls. Add flavoring, dip in melted chocolate.) for peppermint patties when I realized that I was out of peppermint oil. Thwarted again!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Don't worry, it's the same in our house.

We get to tea time and then think "Oh, what can we eat?"

I did see a fridge magnet the other day which read "A tidy house is a sign of a wasted life" or something similar.

It seems to me as if you are overwhelmed with domestic crafty type things, so it's not surprising that the rest takes second place. Don't worry. It's normal.