Monday, September 15, 2008

Monday Morning

I tried out my pre-mixed muffin mix yesterday. It did make muffin making easier. There were less things to get out, measure, and put away. Yesterday's flavor: banana. Yummm!

We enjoyed them with fresh, hot coffee from our new coffee press that I bought last week. We have a little electric espresso maker and we enjoy it a lot. But, we've been thinking that it might be nice to just have coffee sometimes. So, last week I set out to get a coffee maker. But, I just couldn't get myself to buy one. It would be one more appliance that someday would end up in a landfill because (unless I don't know about it) you can't recycle them. I couldn't live with that. It already drives me crazy to think that just about everything we see in stores will eventually end up in a landfill. We live in such a world of excess. I love trying to do things with as little as possible, buying used things to give them another life, recycling, etc. So...what to do? Ah Ha! A coffee press! I found one for only $8! If it ever breaks I won't feel so bad about it. I might be able to separate the glass and it can be recycled. There's not much left after that, just a tiny bit of metal and a small plastic handle. I saved a lot of money too! That's always great! And, it's easy to use and the coffee tastes great! :-)

I went to a gathering of knitters on Saturday afternoon. It was a lot of fun, as usual, and I was able to get some advice from a super sock knitter, Lisa, so I can proceed with my two sock projects. (Thanks, Lisa!) I told her that I was feeling like Pomatamus sock seemed too small (turns out it's ok), and my "man" socks are seeming way too big (they kinda are). Now, maybe, I'll get them to turn out just right. :-)

I decided not to try the MS4 project. It might be a bit advanced for me right now. Plus, I have so many other things lined up in my mind that I want to make. One of them is the Mermaid Scarf designed by Lisa. I bought the pattern and needles on Saturday and plan to start it this week with yarn that I bought for a lace project that I tried earlier this year. I hope to have better luck with this lace project.


Sel and Poivre said...

You are so brave to undertake lace! I haven't worked up the nerve to try it yet! I agree with you fully on the French Press for Coffee on all fronts - plus it gave me an excuse to make a felted cozy to keep the coffee warm!

Lisa said...

You can do it! It is just knits and purls and YOs... although they are slippery little things sometimes. I must be the only person in the world who can't figure out a coffee press. My coffee maker came from work when they bought a new one, so at least i am giving it a second life.