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Fair-Isly Good Weekend

Knowing that this work week would be a bit stressful, Evan and I spent the past weekend watching the last season of Arrested Development (this show was soo good, why did they cancel it?) and I worked on my knitting.

I worked on a project that has been rattling around since November, my fair isle bag. I was finding that after a few rows, my right hand (normally used only to hold the needle as I am a leftie knitter and I knit English) would get all crampy from purling, so I kept putting the project aside for other, easier knits.

This weekend, I was determined to power through the knitting portion of the bag and I did. You can’t quite tell from this picture, but I finished all of the knitting.

     

      

Now I just have a bazillion ends to weave in, seaming to do, a lining to make, but the knitting, it is done!

To celebrate, I returned to my old favorite hobby, baking. When I was a graduate student I used to bake all the time, but now that I don’t have swarms of hungry graduate students around all the time I never bake. On Sunday, I made the Velvet Devil’s Food Layer Cake with Coffee Buttercream Frosting from Cooks Illustrated. It was sooo good and even better the second day.

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