Sunday, January 25, 2004

Relaxing Sunday morning

One of the luxuries of not being a church musician is not having to be at the church first thing to get organized and to practise. (One Sunday morning I was outside and heard singing. I looked up, trying to figure out who was singing. It was a woman driving by in a car doing vocal warm-up exercises, probably a soloist or choir member on her way to church.) Instead I made a batch of Malt-O-Meal muffins using the recipe on the cereal box. They are delicious—I used a duck egg from the Path to Freedom family (scroll down to the December 16 entry to see a picture of a Khaki Campbell duck). The duck egg keeps the muffins moist even though they are well-baked.

I'm also drinking coffee I made yesterday in my recently purchased (at the Salvation Army store) CorningWare cornflower porcelain 10-cup electric percolator coffee pot. (For the time being here's a link to a picture of a similar pot on eBay.) The coffee pot was in excellent condition—probably only used when company came, if then. I would only use it when company comes, but I wanted to try it yesterday to see what kind of coffee it made, so I made about six cups of delicious coffee.

Finally, I'm all cozy in my ragg-wool sweater my mum and I made a number of years ago. I knitted the back and half of the front. I think I also knit the sleeves, but I'm not sure. My mum knitted the rest of the front, the neck, and sewed up the sweater. The off-white band on the neck was not part of the original plan, but we ran out of wool and could not find ragg wool again. So a knitting shop owner suggested the contrasting color, which ended up looking quite nice. (When I come across the pattern, I'll post the details.)

A close-up showing the cables:

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