Just Life,  Knitting

Three on Thursday | Unraveled.

Good morning! Yep, I’m back – sadly, Betty’s travel plans changed and she and Beth aren’t visiting us.  So today, I’m catching up with a quick mash-up of Wednesday and Thursday.

First. It’s still raining. and it’s gotten colder. but at least it’s not snowing.We did get a little break from the rain yesterday afternoon. It’s hard to tell which Holly hates more – wet or cold. (and I wonder how much longer the grass will be green?!)

Second. I’m making great progress on Jaycee.Just one more sleeve (and a whole bunch of ends to weave in) to finish it.

And third. My church is hosting the community Thanksgiving service this evening. There is a cookie reception afterwards and everyone is supposed to bring at least a dozen cookies. I’d been looking forward to baking with Betty (her signature sugar/nut cookies), but instead, I’m mixing up snickerdoodles.I told Marc that I think I’ve used the mixer more in the last six months than the last six years combined #boybirthdaybaking. (I’ll bet he wishes I could say the same thing about the stove 😉 ).

Happy Thursday! (joining both Kat and Carole today.)


  • Bonny

    I’m sorry that Betty isn’t visiting, but you’ll be nice and cozy baking cookies. It’s just starting to snow here in MD, and I’ll follow it north when I drive home this afternoon. Maybe I’ll have to bake my favorite snickerdoodles tonight to make my own house delightfully cozy!

  • Vera

    Jaycee is gorgeous! Sorry Betty’s plans changed, but sounds like you’ve got plenty to keep you busy. It is COLD here (20’s) – and of all days, we just had a fire alarm at work! Standing outside in this weather is not my idea of fun. As Bonny said…the snow/ice/etc. should hit us soon. stay warm and enjoy your cookies!!

  • Patty

    Snickerdoodles were my mom’s signature cookie. So delicious! Jaycee is going to be such a wonderful sweater! We’re bracing for the first snow / ice event tonight…woo hoo! (Not!!)

  • Debbie

    I love snickerdoodles! We had a few inches of snow overnight, it looks pretty and the roads are clear…my favorite kind of snow! Your sweater is looking good!

  • Honoré

    We’re well into slush, cold etc here! Hot tea and snickerdoodles sound like just a perfect antidote. Sorry your aunt’s plans were changed- trust they will be rescheduled soon!
    Cheers ~

  • Vicki

    Mmm. Snickerdoodles are my favorite, but I’ve never baked them myself! Sorry about Betty & Beth’s thwarted visit, and hope that you can catch up another time.

  • Kym

    I’m so sorry you won’t be able to have time with Betty and Beth… Your sweater looks great, Mary, and snickerdoodles sound perfect right about now. XO

  • Diane

    Your sweater looks beautiful! We’re getting lots of snow and maybe right now, as I type, some “wintry mix” as I can hear it hitting the windows. What a mess! Not sure about my class in Philadelphia tonight. It’s not cancelled (I called), but I’m not sure I want to be out in it!

  • Dee


    A little bit later this afternoon there will be gingerbread in OUR oven. It seemed like the perfect thing to make on this snowy day.

  • Penny

    I’m sorry for the change in travel plans and that you didn’t get to bake with your Aunt … but what a cozy scene at your kitchen counter. And I had to click the snickerdoodles link because I must be one of the few who didn’t know what they were. Now I want some! Your sweater is looking lovely!

  • Carole

    I’m sorry your plans for company got changed, hopefully another time will come up for a visit. You are going great guns on your sweater and pass me a snickerdoodle, would ya?

  • Margene

    So sorry your aunt couldn’t make it and that your weather is still frightful. Hope you have bluer skies soon! I have to tell you a story about Mylo. Mylo was groomed yesterday and the groomer shaved a lot of his puppy fur off (he still has a puppy coat!). This morning he refused to wear his fleece jacket so I took him out without. After we were into the walk about 1/3 of the way he started to shake and shiver. I turned around and when we got to the last 50 yds he forced me to carry him. I don’t know if he realizes the difference was the lack of a coat!

  • karen

    mmmm, cookies! What a fun church you have. I think I need to get a coat for Frodo. He trembles a lot once we get inside. He used to be okay with the cold but now that he is nine I think he’s had it! I love Holly’s coat 🙂