The Way to a Man’s Heart

So, this was not my original title. It was initially going to be something along the lines of “How I please my husband while keeping my jammies on.” I think the reason for the veto is obvious.

For the first time in our 5 year marriage I made him one of his favorite breakfasts (NOT hard-boiled eggs). Blueberry pancakes. He was in heaven. He is very satisfying to cook for and very easy to please. I should mention, he sent me a link to a 43 sec YouTube tutorial on how to peel hard-boiled eggs. Now I am peeling eggs like a ninja! Bless his heart.

In the knitting world, I am busying myself with the Habitation Throw by Helen Stewart. Here I have a lunch box full of really pretty odds and ends. As you can see by the photo, I am in the infancy stage.

I am also doing a KAL with my fabulous yarny colleagues. We chose Love Note by Tin Can Knits. My intention is to use the yarn below held double with a very light green mohair, but the swatch is giving me a very bulky gauge. I am debating if I should go down a pattern size and up a needle size, or should I choose different yarn. I think the mohair is going to obscure the lace yoke. See what I mean?

The yarn on the left is dyed by a friend of mine. She has been at the NYS Sheep and Wool Festival for the past few years, and I am thrilled her work is getting the recognition it deserves. Please visit her Etsy site; she has yarn and notions. Mt. Rutsen Studio Tell her Regina sent you!

My son and I have the same sense of humor. There are times when we will have conversations exclusively in movie or comedy show dialog. The latest came after mentioning Texas in a conversation.

Today in my faith: It is Ash Wednesday. Somehow my husband manages to get the BIGGEST cross on his forehead each year. I think his lack of hair allows for a bit more flair.

In my cup: Harney & Sons Hot Cinnamon Spice Tea. Their tea bags are in silky sachets. I would recommend brewing these with water just below the boiling point. The bags contain a small amount of plastic, and even though it is food grade it may still leech if heated to boiling. I prefer their loose teas for this reason.

In my ears: The Yarniacs Podcast on the Stitcher App, because what does a knitting fanatic do while knitting? Listen to people talk about knitting.

Do you listen to audio podcasts, or are you a strictly YouTube watcher? Share some of your favorites!

Have a blessed and productive Lent.

Love, Regina

25 Replies to “The Way to a Man’s Heart”

  1. Hey I really want to knit the love note. When are you starting? Because i don’t have the yarn…..

    Don’t get me wrong I have plenty of yarn just pretty sure its not the right yarn.

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    1. Jen and I just frogged and Tina is only at the increases. I am searching anew, so you are right on time! Glad you can join us!!! Why didn’t we ask you in the first place? Serious oversight! 😚


  2. Do you have ‘pancake day’ on Shrove Tuesday? I’m not sure if this is just a British tradition?

    I do listen to podcasts but not related to knitting. Mainly stuff from BBC Radio 4 – The Archers (the world’s longest running drama), ‘In Our Time’ (brain melt) and other more light hearted stuff such as ‘Fortunately’ – great podcast from two very astute and funny presenters. 🙂

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  3. I love tea as well. I used to have a cinnamon tea too. It DID taste like hot balls. I can’t remember the brand but I loved it. Yes, I love to listen to audiobooks and podcasts. I like to listen to the “Unsolved Mysteries” podcast depending on what it is about. It is by the Parcast Network. I also like to watch Star Trek while I’m knitting. It depends on my mood.

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      1. I like the Next Generation and Voyager. I’m starting to get into “Enterprise”. Also I’ve started watching a show “Buck Rogers”. 🙂

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  4. I can’t follow podcast or even audiobook …I just got distracted by my own brain but those blueberry muffins must have been wonderful.
    We in Ireland do pancakes fir Fat Tuesday but being an Italian I still dream of my grandma s “frittelle”😋

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  5. I haven’t listened to any knitting podcasts but have wanted to. Even though I’m retired there’s never enough time. Unfortunately the news consumes me right now until hubby comes in and we then watch Netflix. We have binged through so many shows… I’m often sad at the last one such as Downton Abby! Have you watched? I could go on and on with them. I pray we all stay safe…

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    1. Today’s breakfast was banana and chocolate chip pancakes. I shouldn’t say breakfast; it was more like brunch. I can’t eat like that. I would be snoozing on the sofa by noon. I have yogurt and muesli and tons of coffee. Oh and I share a banana with ‘the good boy’.

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