Here’s my first attempt at an origami lilly. The directions said there are lots of folds so start off with a large piece of paper. I think I really could have used something a bit smaller, this has ended up fairly large. I couldn’t get the petals to curl nicely until I wrapped them around a pen to set the curl.
I was going to show a photo of the secret sock I’ve been knitting but I forgot to take a picture of it before I gave it away. I knit one and Carrie knit the other and then we presented them as a birthday gift. The yellow/orange/peach socks in the photo are Koigu retrorib socks. I fell in love with that colorway while I was knitting it. I’ve got more of it for myself so eventually it’ll make a reappearance here.
Saturday we stopped at the library in the afternoon and on the new books shelf I found "Baking with Julia". I slept far too late this morning to make anything complicated but I did make some buttermilk scones since Chris was home and I knew they’d disappear rapidly. There are several recipes I’d love to try in this book.
I also spent some time today sharpening my favorite knife. Knife sharpening has always seemed like a weak spot for me in the kitchen and a few years ago I bought this Chef’s Choice auto sharpener that’s really helped. I have mostly Henkel knives pro series with the exception of one ceramic knife that was a graduation gift for Jason. It’s taking me some time but I’m definitely beginning to improve though I don’t think my knives will cut through a tomato like butter just yet.