Saturday, January 16, 2010

How to Enjoy a Weekend


I woke up early this morning, which probably had something to do with taking a two hour nap after work yesterday,  I'd guess. I started the day by doing a little knitting on a pair of mittens I've been working on. I can't say much about them because they're a gift, and the recipient reads my blog pretty regularly, but I will say that they're been fun to work on, even though I've had to pay careful attention to the chart most of the time. I'm using Andean silk from Knit Picks, which is very reasonably priced and wonderfully luxurious feeling.



It's so fun having a full uncomplicated day stretched out in front of you. I did a little baking, and then I went out to our orange tree and picked about twenty oranges Our oranges aren't great this year, kind of mealy, but the juice itself it good. I squeezed a nice pitcher of orange juice, which took way longer than I remembered it taking in the past.

 It was well worth it though. (I'm not talking hand squeezed; I used an attachment on my old food processor.) I was so happy with it that I hand delivered some to Paige, who was tanning out in the backyard...yes, tanning. It may start raining tomorrow, but today was the most perfect day I could imagine. Nothing like Central California in January!

11 comments:

Hege said...

The mitten looks great!
And I can't believe that she's out in a bikini this time a year...
we're having -14 C today..

Knittings Nice! said...

Fantastic mittens...and popping out to your own orange tree, could only imagine that here. Isn't it just lovely to have an at home day and just enjoy yourself...
Teresa xx

Kate said...

I love the mitten- really great pattern and wonderful colors!

As for tanning in January- a girl in Maine can get jealous fast. Really fast. :D Enjoy the sun for me!

Thimbleanna said...

Oh, {sigh} to have an orange tree out in the backyard - heaven! Your mitten (and pictures!) is beautiful!

Willow said...

Has the rain reached you yet? It started raining here on the coast at noon (Sunday). Love the mittens!

a friend to knit with said...

i am LOVING that mitten!
beautiful work!

send some sun this way. oh! and an orange tree would be nice, too. :)

Rani said...

Um. Is it snowing on your page?

Great mittens! What an interesting mix - mittens and fresh squeezed OJ! HA HA!

Wool Winder said...

I'd love to be sipping fresh squeezed orange juice on a sunny day in January. Haven't seen the sun much since October--that's unusual for us.

marit said...

Love the mittens!
Fresh orange juice looks really good- I spent a year outside San Francisco, and they had an orange tree in the backyeard. Fun.
Sunbathing in January??? Brrr, I'm freezing here-LOL!

JayJay said...

It's hard to imagine tanning with the current weather we're having. Brrr! I love the mitten! That's a nice color combination.

Beate said...

I could use both: tanning and freshly squeesed orange juice.the juice I can manage,but tanning is far from the truth: its been minus 0 celsius since first of december- it still goes on. A little snow and cold( I do actually love the cold, but must admit I look forward to feel the sun tan my face)
Enjoy saturday/ sunday