Productive Leisure

When the usual routine is interrupted, I sometimes find that I can unjam the creative process blockage and make some stuff. As we visit with family, we're all finding "holiday" activities that captivate our imaginations. I did finish the Cat Bordhi Moebius Cowl, here modeled by my sweet sister-in-law, Lynne.

I enjoyed the knitting, equipped with nice yarn and fast needles, and the project was small enough to complete in a couple of long sittings. I do love those quick projects.

Ted likes to create in the kitchen, and turned out a gob-smacking lemon souffle.

Emma and SIL made easy chocolate truffles after dinner, too.

Earlier today we stimulated all our senses with a trip to the San Antonio Botanical Gardens -- what beautiful colors, shapes, smells and textures! From exotic tropical plants to Texas natives (my favorites) to the hundreds of types of cacti, the Gardens covered the gamut.

Though the time away has only been a long weekend, it seemed a world away, and light years from the same ol' same ol'.


  1. Anonymous9:28 AM

    That mobius cowl is really pretty! Is the pattern in one of CB's books? I have 3 of them now. I may want to make that!

  2. Mary - I believe it's in her first book. I bought the second book at the class and she gave out the pattern for the cowl as a handout. It's also a free download from If you've done the moebius cast on, the rest is a walk in the park.

  3. The cowl is lovely! Great job! Oh, the lemon souffle and truffles look yummy too.


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