Let's see. What to type? I think it will have to be various and sundry topics. I'm trying to reprime the blogging well. Here goes.....
I'm waiting on the final rise for two loaves of bread made with a sponge starter as described in the New Joy of Cooking. (Not the new New Joy, just the old New Joy.) The bread rose the first time in the fridge overnight because I started the starter yesterday afternoon. The type of starter and a slow rise usually result in a very tasty bread. We'll see tonight if that's still so.
Wow, on the feeder there are several goldfinches that look almost olive today along with a few of the muted winter yellow.
I've been grazing the Internet regarding growing hair long or longer. One interesting hair-related item I found was that for some people, use of shampoos containing sulfates can result in an itchy scalp. I believe it relates to the sebum on the scalp and clogging of pores but then again I may have that a bit off. Anyway.....I found that I am one of those people. I switched to a sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner and my scalp is so much happier. No wonder the dandruff shampoo was not working.
Also hair-related, as I'm growing my hair, I have also decided (at least for now) to forgo the highlighting at the salon. This holiday season I got a really good look at my gray hair. I must say it has been a bit of a mental adjustment seeing the gray. (Yes, that is an understatement.) However, I am beginning to really like it. I'm maybe ten to twenty percent gray. Of course, the growing out of the highlighting may be challenging if I'm also trying to increase the length of my hair. /sigh
There has been knitting. This is an "old" photo; I've actually knit a few more inches on this sock but I'm too lazy to document it right now. Maybe when I show you the bread, I'll give you a new view of the sock. This is a restart of socks using yarn I won from Joan many moons ago. I'm using magic loop on a US 1 addi turbo. It is a nice thinner fabric.
There's also been spinning. I met with the/my local spinning group again this past Monday. It was really nice.
I've been having dinner with my husband every night this week. Work night dinners with my husband. Nice.
Happy Friday. Be well.