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January 26, 2015

Not Baklava

harriet-hatThis is not a post apologizing for a lack of updates. If you’ve ever learned anything about blogging from me, it’s probably that such posts are a waste of everybody’s time. What this post is, however, is an apology for my inability to blog while knitting. I can read while knitting; I can do this like a champion. I hold the book open with my feet, or employ my bookstand, and I basically knit this entire balaclava this way, while reading The Inconvenient Indian (and probably looked a bit curious and occupied as I did this during the hour I was waiting for Harriet to finish her dance class on Saturday). I have my limits though: I cannot read while knitting AND drink my tea, which is terrible. And I have yet to figure out how to knit and blog, which is why I have a completed balaclava to show for my Sunday evening instead of a freshly minted blog post. Alas, I think I made the right call, as it’s freezing this morning, and full facial covering goes a long long way.

It all went a bit wrong, however, once the balaclava was finished. It was 11:30 and everybody was asleep, but I was too excited to keep my success to myself. So I put the balaclava on myself and ran upstairs to wake up Stuart and show him. And I didn’t realize until I’d shaken him awake that it might be unnerving to be pulled from sleep in a darkened room by someone wearing a balaclava… The look of terror in his eyes was like nothing I’ve ever seen before. This morning I tried to reason with him: You knew your spouse was downstairs nearly finished knitting a balaclava. Surely it would be a crazy coincidence if the balaclava-wearer before you was somebody different?

But he insisted such rationales were beyond his mental capacity at that time. He is still a wee bit traumatized.

5 thoughts on “Not Baklava”

  1. Susannah says:

    Kerry – I would never wish even seconds of terror on Stuart, but this is hilarious!! Thanks for the laughs on a Monday morning.

  2. Another entertaining escapade, Kerry!
    Thank you…xo

  3. Thank you for this fun story, Kerry! But I know Stuart’s terror was real. Also, thank you Ann Marie Stasiuk for the wonderful review of SPIC&SPAN on your blog, “a dainty dish.” Very kind of you. I love the recipe too!

  4. Kerry says:

    Holy cow! A Dainty Dish has been updated!! I had no idea. Thanks, Monica.

  5. You’re welcome, Kerry. 🙂 Added feature: Frank Gilbreth’s “beloved apple cake” recipe!

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